September 15, 2018 at 8:00 am
5K Race and 1.6 Mile Walk
All proceeds from the race will benefit the Elgin and Dundee Township Lions Clubs and their charities. Participants will be encouraged to donate used eyeglasses and/or a non-perishable food item to the race. These are the two primary charities of Lions Clubs International.
Register Early! 5K Run registration fee increases $5.00 on September 1 and another $5.00 on race morning!
$30 to September 1 (online)
$35 to September 14 (online)
$40 on September 15 (by Fox River behind Around the Corner Candy)
$20 for walkers at any time
Registration link: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/18251/lions-heritage-fest-5k-run-16-mile-walk
The race will begin in downtown West Dundee, travel west from Oregon Avenue and 1st Street, turn south on 2nd Street, through South End Park, cross the Fox River on a pedestrian bridge, continue south on the Fox River Trail, turn back north before Hickory Drive, and finish in East Dundee. The beginning of the course has a gradual incline, but most of the race is flat; the elevation climb is 54 feet. This is the Google Map Pedometer link for the race: http://www.mappedometer.com/?maproute=688954
Use the West Dundee Public Parking Lot of the South side of Route 72 or on 1st Street south of Oregon Avenue. To access the West Dundee Public Parking Lot, turn south from Route 72 onto 2nd Street. If the lot is full, use 1st Street south of Oregon Street or Liberty Street (the next east-west street south of Oregon Street).
The map above is of downtown West Dundee, south of Route 72. Do not attempt to park on 2nd Street, Oregon Street, or 1st Street north of Oregon Street. Please see the map above; areas indicated in green are good for parking, those marked with red diagonal lines are not.
Race begins at the corner of Oregon Avenue and South 1st Street in downtown West Dundee. Race ends at the corner of Johnson Street and South River Street in downtown East Dundee. Ending location is approximately three blocks from the start
All runners and walkers will receive a free T-Shirt embossed with the race logo similar to the picture above. Be sure to indicate the size needed when registering.
The race will begin in downtown West Dundee, travel west from Oregon Avenue and 1st Street, turn south on 2nd Street, through South End Park, cross the Fox River on a pedestrian bridge, continue south on the Fox River Trail, turn back north before Hickory Drive, and finish in East Dundee. The beginning of the course has a gradual incline, but most of the race is flat; the elevation climb is 54 feet.
Pre race day packet pick up will take place on Friday, September 14 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Emmett’s Brewing Company, 128 W. Main Street, West Dundee, IL. You can also pick up your packet on race morning starting at 6:30 AM.
Race day registration will open at 6:30 AM by the Fox River behind Around the Corner Candy.
5K Run and 1.6 Mile Walk will start at 8 AM.
All awards will be presented at the post-race celebration within the Heritage Fest Main Stage Tent, just south of the businesses on the south side of Route 72 in downtown West Dundee. A free beverage from Emmett's Brewing Co. will be included for runners that attend the party. This event will begin at approximately 9:30 am.
The top three females and top three males will be awarded as well as top three in each of the following age groups (male & female)
19 & under, 20-29, 30-39,
40-49, 50-59, 60 & over
Race Director: Edward Bates