I was sent the information for a 5K in my neighborhood and since it was for a good cause, I thought I’d pass it along to the joggling community. Let me know if you are going to do it. I’m not sure if I’ll be joggling it but if I’m in town, I will.
On Your Mark. Get Set: Go Go Green!
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum hosts third annual 5k Run/Walk October 23
CHICAGO – October 4, 2010 – The lakeshore promises to be a sea of green October 23, when the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum hosts its third annual Go Go Green 5k Run/Walk presented by Doubletree Hotels. Runners are encouraged to wear greento show their support for Chicago’s urban ecosystem and the Nature Museum.
As the urban gateway to nature and science, the Nature Museum is proud to integrate various earth-friendly components into the race – so it’s not just “green” in name. Participants can bring their household recyclables, including old batteries and worn gym shoes to the race grounds, where the Museum will offer recycling opportunities. In addition, all participants will receive a goody bag with various eco-friendly freebies and gifts.
Best of all, when the race is over, the Museum will open its doors to race participants free of charge. Visitors will be the first to experience the Museum’s brand new exhibition, Exploring Trees Inside and Out presented by Doubletree Hotels and the Arbor Day Foundation, which opens to the public that morning. In addition, guests can munch on snacks in Nature’s LunchBox sponsored by Dominick’s while they learn about the life cycle of food and check out live animals on display with Nature Museum scientists.
Each runner will receive a green long-sleeved performance shirt, green shoelaces, a Doubletree signature chocolate-chip cookie, a tree sapling from the Arbor Day Foundation, and will be entered to win a pair of United Airlines plane tickets as well as other fabulous prizes. In addition, the Go Go Green 5k Run/Walk winner will receive a certificate for a 2-night stay valid at any Doubletree location worldwide.
WHAT: Go Go Green 5k Run/Walk
WHEN: Saturday,October 23
7 a.m. Registration opens
8:45 a.m. Bally Total Fitness Race warm-up
9 a.m. Race begins
10 a.m. Post-race festival
WHERE: Diversey Harbor, across from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at
2430 North Cannon Drive, just off Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton in Lincoln Park
COST: $35 for adults, $10 for children 6-18, children under 6 are free! Admission to the Museum on race day is included.
REGISTER: To register, for the race route, or for more information, go to the Go Go Green webpage at www.naturemuseum.org/ggg . The race is limited to 1,000 participants.