Healthy West Chicago and WeGo Together for Kids Host Event
Healthy West Chicago and WeGo Together for Kids are partnering on a Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Reed-Keppler Park, 129 West National Street, West Chicago, IL. All are welcome to join in the day of fun.
The day will kick off with a 5k Fun Run and a 100 meter Kiddie Dash. The 5K race will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Kiddie Dash will follow. Registration for the event can be found at raceroster.com/events/2018/17880/back-to-school-fun-run-and-kiddie-dash. To receive a t-shirt, you must register online before Sunday, July 29, 2018. Organizers will also have registration available on the day of the event which, will open at 7:00 a.m. Students and West Chicago residents are being offered discounts for the 5K. The Kiddie Dash is free and geared for children 6-years old and younger, however registration still required.
Awards will be distributed to one overall male/female winner and one male/female winner in each age category. All children in the Kiddie Dash will receive a finisher’s ribbon.
Other fun features of the day include:
- District 33’s Back-to-School Supply Event – for District 33 families, registration opens following the 5k Fun Run Award Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. inside the ARC Center.
- Cooking Demonstrations – conducted by West Chicago’s own The Kitchen Table, a family owned and operated catering company which also conducts cooking classes for children. For more information visit its website at thekitchentablewc.com.
- Games on the Lawn – hosted by Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA).
- Face painting – by one of West Chicago’s local artists.
The indoor/outdoor event takes place through 1:00 p.m. Various vendors including the West Chicago Public Library, Midwest Strength and Performance, West Chicago Sharks Swim Team, U.S. Army, and more, will also be on hand.
All proceeds from the race will be used for Healthy West Chicago’s sustainability and the continuation of community programing for West Chicago residents.
About Healthy West Chicago
The mission of Healthy West Chicago is to increase healthy eating and physical activity in order to make West Chicago one of the healthiest communities in the region. Through engaging events, educational offerings and policy efforts, we aim to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.
About WeGo Together for Kids
The mission of WeGo Together for Kids is to support and enhance the health, safety, and well-being of children and families through a collaborative, coordinated, and comprehensive approach for West Chicago schools and community.