Celebrate Differences, in cooperation with Road Runner Sports, is hosting the second annual 5K Steps Toward A Brighter Future on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 9:00AM through the heart of downtown Oswego, Illinois. This event is for racers, runners and walkers. New this year is a 3K Walk and a Kids Dash for Disabilities.
Celebrate Differences is an all inclusive disability awareness center, welcoming all children and their families regardless of age or disability. We realize parents are experiencing the feeling of being overwhelmed with emotions, worries and questions. We want families to know there is hope; we have resources available to help. Celebrate Differences offers a place where children, adults and families feel welcome, safe and a part of a larger, accepting community. A place where they are able to utilize their gifts and celebrate their uniqueness; where they can truly be themselves.
Participation in this event is a great way to join in the spirit making a difference in the lives of others.
All proceeds from this event benefit Celebrate Differences in their mission to improve the lives of those children
with a disability!
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This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA CERTIFIED RACE. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.
Due to CARA’s advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.
The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Download packet pieces for details about sponsoring this event.
Please contact for more information.
Volunteers are essential for a successful 5K. The volunteers will help welcome and register the participants, distribute water, assist at the start/finish lines and ensure safety along the route. If you would like to volunteer, please compete the form below, or call 630-885-3006 or contact .
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