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Tough Mother 5K

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May 5, 2018 (Saturday)
5 K, 1 Mile
Busse Woods, Groves 17-25
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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The purpose of the race is to Empower Single Moms in our Community to Create New Legacies. Moms have enough obstacles to deal with on a daily basis, so this race won't have any.

Teams are encouraged but not required, with each team goal being to raise $1000 ($100 per person on a 10-person team)

Join us in Grove 25 for our annual 5K in Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village.

Family-friendly event with face painting, balloon twisting, food, bounce house, DJ and more.

5K Starts at 9:00 am with Youth 1 Mile (10 & under) and Toddler Dash (5 & Under) starting at 10:00 am. Prices vary from $10-$40 depending on age & event.

Event Start Location
Busse Woods, Grove 25. Elk Grove Village.

Course Description
Mostly paved trail. Some on grass. Ok for strollers.

5K First Through Third Place for Each age Group:
M 9 & under
F 9 & under

M 10-14

M 15-19
F 15-19

M 20-24
F 20-24

M 25-29
F 25-29

M 30-34
F 30-34

M 35-39
F 35-39

M 40-44
F 40-44

M 45-49
F 45-49

M 50-54
F 50-54

M 55-59
F 55-59

M 60+
F 60+

Overall Male and Female 5K Winner Awards

Youth 1 Mile – 3 Top Finishers

Participant Awards for all Toddlers

Packet Pickup / Expo
Registration/Packet Pick-up Begins at 8am on May 5th at the race location.

Timing / Results
Chipped Timing and results. Results will also be texted to each race finisher.

Post Race Activities
Bounce House, Face Painting, Food, Balloon Twisting, DJ, plus other sponsor and partner booths.

We race rain or shine!

Follow the event signs when you turn into the Busse Woods entrance. Parking is just a short walk from registration and the race start and finish line.

Paved, Busse Woods Forest Preserve parking. Ample parking available.

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Retailers (near this event)
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