Over 200 entrants braved single digit temperatures to participate in the Burbank Park District's annual Frosty 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk this year. Although forecasted morning snow showers never materialized, overcast skies and a windchill temperature of about 0° greeted the competitors at race time.
The run/walk started from the corner of 81st Street and Oak Park Avenue with the starter horn sounding at 9 a.m. The 5K (3.1 mile) TAC certified course wound it’s way east to McVicker Avenue, south to 85th Street, and back toward New Castle Park were the runners crossed the finish line (see map below).
The streets were mostly bare and dry but runners did have to contend with slick spots along the route. Most runners were warmly dressed but a few brave souls competed with large amounts of bare skin exposed to the elements. Perhaps the most unconventionally dressed entrant ran the course in an abominable snowman costume!
All participants received a long sleeve T-shirt and were treated to bananas, oranges, muffins, cookies, hot soup, coffee, and hot chocolate upon finishing. Awards were given to overall winners and 1st and 2nd place winners in each category.
The results according to Active.com Race Results are as follows:
Spring has finally arrived in the Chicago area and many of us are looking to get outside and get some much needed exercise. There are several upcoming 5K run/walks in Burbank that will put a "spring" in your step. These events will get you outdoors and get you moving while at the same time raising funds for local causes.
Queen of Peace High School is hosting a 5K run/walk on Sunday, May 5th at 9 a.m. The event will begin at the Queen of Peace campus located at 7659 S Linder, Burbank. Online registration has closed but you may register the day of the race for $40. The monies raised will be donated to the Student Programing and Curriculum Enhancement Fund. For more information visit queenofpeacehs.org or call (708) 458-7600. Download the registration form here.
A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative will host its 4th annual 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 11th at Reavis High School, 6034 W 77th St, Burbank. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $25 and proceeds will go to starting a Special Olympics program at the school. For more information contact Sandra Eckhaus at (708) 496-3330. DYK, The "AERO" name is an acronym representing the first letters of the four member high school districts (Argo, Evergreen Park, Reavis, Oak Lawn). Download the registration form here.
On Sunday, May 12, 2013, Bobbo's Fund For Young Hearts (a 501(c) (3) Public Charity) will host it's 3rd Annual "Bobbo's Walk," a 4 mile walk beginning and ending at Reavis High School. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and the walk will kick off at 8 a.m. Drinks will be provided and each registered participant will receive a free t-shirt. The registration fee is $35 for adults, $25 for students but register online by 5/4/2013 and save $10. The fund's purpose is to battle cardiac death in young people by raising money for heart screenings and the purchase of portable AED's for local schools and youth sport organizations. For registration forms and more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.