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THANK YOU!

Thanks to all of our 5K sponsors, donors, participants, and volunteers, we raised $26,000 toward opening our center! It was a very rainy day but you all made the best of it and brought your smiling faces. Thank you all for such a fun and successful event!

Photo above courtesy of our volunteer photographer Jacqui Fox (FoxyWolf Moments)

 
 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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WE APPRECIATE OUR COMMUNITY'S SUPPORT!

 
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5K FOR ALL

Is it your first race?

Are you a serious competitor?

Do you need to walk with a helper?

Or just a tiny tot learning to crawl?

Bring the whole crew for a race that brings the family together!

Choose your distance:

5 yards ($5)

50 yards ($15)

1K ($25)

5K* ($35)

Note: all participants are allowed 1-2 helpers, if necessary, to safely finish the race.

*Professionally chip-timed by

Crossroads Events and Timing




5K Participants Will Receive

T-shirt (must register by Aug. 31 to guarantee a shirt)

Custom bib#

Disposable chip timing

Finisher medal

Live results

Award ceremony

Raffle ticket

Post-race party (food, fun, freebies)


1K, 50Y, and 5Y Participants Will Receive

T-shirt (must register by Aug. 31 to guarantee a shirt)

Custom bib#

Finisher medal

Raffle ticket

Post-race party (food, fun, freebies)

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Registration

WHERE? WHEN?

September 11, 2022
9:00 a.m.
Performance Pavilion at Heritage Park
100 Community Blvd.
Wheeling, IL 60090

Race Day Schedule:

All participants must pick up their packet before their race! See details about packet pick-up in the next section. 

9:00 a.m. 5K Start

9:30 a.m. Post-Race Party Begins

10:00 a.m. Award Ceremony

10:30 a.m. 1K Start

11:00 a.m. 50-Yard Start

11:15 a.m. 5-Yard Start

11:30 a.m. Raffle Prizes

(must be present to win)

11:45 a.m. Wrap-Up

PACKET PICK-UP

Get your shirt, race bib, and free goodies! Walk-in registration is available during Packet Pick-Up. Choose one of two options:

Saturday, September 10th

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Kopa Tea Bar

37 Huntington Ln.

Wheeling, IL 60090

Kopa Tea Bar is offering a special promotion for all our participants during packet pick-up - Buy One, Get One 50% off

-OR-

Sunday, September 11th (Race Day)

8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Performance Pavilion

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HAPPY GRANDPARENTS' DAY!

Grandma! Grandpa!
It's only $15 for you.

Pick any distance.
Don't worry, we won't be checking IDs or family trees. If you're a grandparent, come join us!

WHY RACE WITH US?

Proceeds from the event go towards TOTS Therapeutic Child Care Center, NFP, a new full-time daycare for kids with special needs, coming soon to Chicago's northwest suburbs.

Thank you for helping us open doors of this much-needed center! For more details about the daycare, please choose from the menu items at the top of this page

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PERKS FOR FUNDRAISING

Individuals:
Raise $500 to receive a $25 Amazon gift card
Raise $1,000+ to receive a $100 Amazon gift card

And... for every donor you get, you will receive an additional raffle ticket. For example, if you get 3 people to donate, you will receive 3 raffle tickets (in addition to the one you receive when you register for the race, for a total of 4 in this case).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MAP, PARKING, BATHROOMS, GEAR CHECK, AND ACCOMMODATIONS

For a course map, click here.


Parking will be available in the West Parking Lot near the Performance Pavilion, just past the Park District and Family Aquatic Center.

Walk-up registration will be available at the same price on the day of the event.

Full-service bathrooms are available in the back of the Performance Pavilion, as well as the Park District building. 

Gear check will be available for all race participants free of charge. Although a volunteer will be present at all times, we do not recommend leaving valuables in the gear check. 

A quiet tent will be available for people with sensory difficulties, equipped with noise-canceling headphones, sunglasses, fidgets, and weighted blankets. 

Winning Team
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BATTLE OF THE CLINICS

Pediatric Therapy Clinics

The clinic team who raises the most money receives a $250 gift card to Lakeshore Learning.


The clinic team who has the most participants receives a $250 gift card to Lakeshore Learning. 


What if your clinic wins both categories?
That's right - a $500 gift card!


Note: The size of the clinical team will be taken into consideration when choosing a winner. A smaller clinic has just as good of a chance as a larger one!

Please email us at totscenter12@gmail.com for details and instructions for entering this friendly competition. Thank you for your support!

BATTLE OF THE DAYCARES

Daycares and Preschools

The daycare team who raises the most money receives a $250 gift card to Lakeshore Learning.


The daycare team who has the most participants receives a $250 gift card to Lakeshore Learning. 


What if your daycare wins both categories?
That's right - a $500 gift card!


Note: The size of the daycare (# of kids enrolled) will be taken into consideration when choosing a winner. A smaller daycare has just as good of a chance as a larger one!

Please email us at totscenter12@gmail.com for details and instructions for entering this friendly competition. Thank you for your support!

 
 
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$5

choose from concrete or soft foam; ideal for new walkers, crawlers, or rollers
(any age can register)

Nondiscriminatory Policy

TOTS admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the center. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its policies and programs.