Celebrate Differences is hosting the third annual Steps Toward A Brighter Future 5K Run/Walk, Mile for Smiles and a Kid's Fun Run on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 9:00am through the heart of downtown Oswego, Illinois. This event is for racers, runners and walkers.
Enthusiastic runners and walkers wanted!
Registration & Entry Fee
Registration will be available until 4:00 PM (CST) on April 24, 2014, click the button below to register. Participants must register by April
13th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
What is the Steps Toward A Brighter Future 5K, Mile for Smiles and Kids Fun Run?
Our 5 K and Mile for Smiles are races open to all abilities, from the avid runner to families. Participants can run or walk the route. By participating you are making a difference in the life of a child with a disability! Our Kid's Fun Run is just that! An untimed fun run for
any child wanting to participate but may not be ready to run in a mile race.
Mile for Smiles & 5K route:
This scenic USATF-IL certified course takes you through the heart of downtown Oswego. This is not a closed course.
On street parking is only allowed on streets NOT being used for the run course. Parking is available at the Oswego Senior Center
and at the Knight's of Columbus Hall across the street.
Packet pick up will be held on Friday, April 25 from 4-8 pm and on Saturday, April 26 from 12-4 pm at Road Runner sports located
at 2555 W 75th St, Naperville, IL 60540.
Be sure to hang around to get your award. We will have give-a-ways, music by 95.9 the River, face painting and Gonzo the Clown.
After the ward ceremony, you are invited to Firehouse Pizza & Pub for a pop, 1 slice of pizza and cinnamon sugar knots for $5.00.
The runners’ safety is of utmost importance. Therefore, bicycles, in-line skates, and other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs)
are not allowed. Parents with strollers may participate, but they will be required to start behind all runners and walkers.
Schedule of events
7:30-8:30 - Race Day Registration
9:00 - 5K and Mile for Smiles Start
10:00 - Kid's Fun Run Starts
10:15 - Awards Ceremony
10:30 - 50/50 Raffle Drawing
11:00 - After Party at Firehouse Pizza & Pub
Be sure to purchase your 50/50 ticket here- you do not need to be present to win.
Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. Sign up to volunteer now.
If you would like more detailed information, please refer to our race brochure. Please contact Rebecca Christiansen at or call 630-885-3006 if you have any additional questions.
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