Event: The 7th annual race features a 4 mile run around beautiful Bangs Lake in Wauconda, IL, as well as a 2 mile fun run/walk down Main Street and around Cook Park. It will be family-friendly
Date & Time: Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 start time 9:15am for the 4 mile run and the 2 mile walk. The awards ceremony will be at 10:15AM, with the program completed by 10:30.
Course: The 4 mile chip-timed race will start on Main Street at Mill Street and go around Bangs Lake through neighborhoods. The course is hilly and challenging, yet scenic. It ends on Mill just before Main Street. The 2 mile fun run starts on Main at Mill, continues to Cook Park and back and ends on Main Street @ Mill.
Organizers: StarRunners, a division of the non-profit STAR (Sharing Time and Resources) is organizing the event.
Beneficiaries: All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry.
Amenities: All participants will receive a goody bag, which will contain an event T-shirt, a list of sponsors and a variety of health-related items. Trophies (in the shape of turkeys) will be awarded to the first and second place overall male and female contestants, as well as the first and second place winners in 5 year age categories. While competitive runners compete for results and trophies, also added is a best costume award to maintain a fun and recreational atmosphere.