(Updated to reflect last-minute donations. Thank you to everyone who supported the run!)
Despite the cool temps, mud puddles and wind, more than 350 dedicated runners and walkers showed up to support Fellowship Housing at our annual 5K Team race last weekend. And the results were a big win for our single moms, as our 31 teams raised more than $20,500 in profit for Fellowship Housing (that’s a 53 percent increase over last year’s profit). Twenty-nine local businesses and individuals sponsored the race, which was held at Busse Woods Forest Preserve.
If you didn’t get a chance to support your favorite 5K team, you can still make a donation to Fellowship to help single moms. Donate by clicking here.
If you’d like to see all of the photos from the race, they’re posted on our Facebook page. Be sure to “like” us when you visit there, and share the photos on your own Facebook page.
If you missed the opportunity to make a donation, it’s not too late! Donate by clicking here. If you’re a race participant, send out your team link again or post it on social media to ask for last-minute support.
Also, one of our sponsors, Granite City, will donate 10 percent of your bill TODAY (Thursday, May 19) to Fellowship if you show them this flyer:
The Overall Male Winner was Jeffrey Hesselbein, 16, with a time of 19 minutes 37 seconds (a 6:18 pace). The Overall Female Winner was Brooke Feinberg, 36, with a time of 22 minutes and 12 seconds (a 7:08 pace).
Full race results can be found on the ItsYourRace website.
This year, we added several features to our 5K: a certified course, a packet pickup and some new events, including a Toddler Dash (so cute!). Ten participants (and a few dads) enthusiastically sprinted across the open (and rather wet) field at Busse Woods. Another new feature was our Youth 1 Mile race, for kids age 10 and under, which had nine participants.
The Dick Pond Athletics store in Hoffman Estates provided prizes for the overall winners, and also hosted our packet pickup at their store on Friday. We appreciate their support, which made race day morning much smoother.