South Elgin Harvest Hustle set for Oct. 5
From Submitted Reports September 11, 2013 11:04AM
Updated: October 15, 2013 6:37AM
SOUTH ELGIN — The South Elgin Parks and Recreation FUNdation and the village will host the ninth-annual Harvest Hustle 7K Run and 2 Mile Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5.
The 8 a.m. event will start and end at the Municipal Annex, 1 W. State St. A challenging 7K course will provide a scenic run throughout the village. The walk will take participants down the picturesque Fox River Trail, according to a release from the sponsors.
Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. More than 300 people are expected to participate. Local business owner Bob Kearns will emcee the race.
“We are very excited to bring the ninth-annual Harvest Hustle to the village this year,” Mary Rohr, event chairperson, said in the release. “This event gives us the opportunity to promote healthy activities for our residents, while raising money to support our Youth Scholarship Fund and the SEBA Park playground project for children with all abilities and disabilities.”
All participants will receive participation awards, with additional awards for best performance in the following categories: Top Five 14 and Under (boys and girls); Top Five Female Runners (15 and up); Top Five Male Runners (15 and up).
The cost to participate in the 7K Run is $28 before race day and $33 the day of the race. The 2 Mile Walk costs $10 before Oct. 5 and $15 that day. The Fox River Trail participation cost is $25 pre-race or $30 race day. Registration will be accepted in person at the village hall, 10 N. Water St., faxed to 847-622-0462, or at www.signmeup.com.
South Elgin’s Annual Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival will immediately follow Harvest Hustle at County Park, including the Community Garage Sale and Pumpkin Plunge.
For additional info call 847-622-0003 or visit www.southelgin.com.