BACKBONES, Walk n Roll

May 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am America/Chicago Timezone
Country Gardens Park
901 N Schoenbeck Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Reveca Torres

Get out your running shoes! Dust off your racing wheelchair! Join BACKBONES for our 8th Annual 5K Run, Walk n Roll and support those with spinal cord injuries and their families! – This is a family event where runners, walkers and rollers of all abilities are welcome! Face painting! Free waffles! Local vendors! The race begins at 9:00am on Sunday, May 1st at Country Gardens Park (901 North Schoenbeck Rd.) and continues through the neighborhood, ending at the park where you can enjoy music, refreshments, and sponsor tables.

Cost: Entry fee is $30 on or before Thursday, April 28, 2016. $35 on race day and during packet pick-up. Students with a valid ID can participate for $20! Children 12 and under accompanied by a parent may participate at no cost, however, a waiver must be signed for EACH child. T-shirts: All pre-registered participants will receive an official 5K run/walk/roll T-shirt. Those who register on race day may receive T-shirts based on availability.

Parking: Parking will be available at the School District 23 lots located on the corner of Palatine Rd. and Schoenbeck Rd. There will be a cross guard to safely escort participants across Palatine Rd. Handicapped parking is available at Country Gardens Park (901 North Schoenbeck Rd.).

Check-In: Only those that have not registered or picked up their packet must check in. Please arrive early. Gear Check: Volunteers will be checking items you cannot carry with you throughout the course. Do not check purses, wallets, phones or other valuable items. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Water/Food: Water is provided at the main event site and the half-way mark. Pre-event refreshments & music will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Snacks will be available as you finish the race. Accessibility: The course is completely paved as is the Country Garden’s park site. Wheelchair accessible portable toilets will be available. If you require a push-assistant or are blind/low-vision and would like a guide, please notify us upon registering.

Awards: Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each age division at a post-race ceremony. Packet Pick-Up: Friday, April 29th, 12 – 5 p.m.; Saturday, April 30th,10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gary Morava Recreation Center 110 West Camp McDonald Road Prospect Heights, IL 60070

You can now register for our VIRTUAL 5K!!! If you don’t live in the Chicago area but would still like to participate, now you can! Use MapMyRun, or something like it, to create your own 5K route- it can be at a local park, track, or even your treadmill at home! The point is that you join BACKBONES and run, walk or roll in your hometown! Register by April 22nd and we’ll send you your Official Race Tshirt – On May 1st, go out and run/walk/roll and make sure you wear your t-shirt! Snap some photos or video and upload it to our event page on Facebook! Volunteer help make this event possible. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at (volunteer positions fill quickly!) Are you or your business interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Reveca Torres at 618-724-5484 or