City of West Chicago
475 Main Street
P.O.Box 488
West Chicago, IL  60185

Contact: Gabrielle Wallace  
  630-918-9210  
Date:  June 13 , 2005  

Railroad Days 5K Run to benefit the CareLink Foundation

WEST CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, JUNE 14, 2005 A 5K race will take place on Saturday, July 9, starting at 7:30 am to benefit the CareLink Foundation. The course for the race is a fast, 3.1 mile run with some hills and is USATF certified. The overall top male and female runners will receive a $50 prize as well as the top male and female runners in each of the following age categories: Master (40-49), Veteran (50-59) and Senior (over 60).

The race will begin at National & Yale Streets at Reed-Keppler Park and wind through the historic district of West Chicago.

The race also includes a 50-yard Toddler Dash and a Junior Jog at 8:30 am which are both new this year. Youth winners will receive a t-shirt, ribbon and goodie bag.

Interested participants can sign up online at www.signmeupsports.com by July 8, mail in a registration form by July 1 or register on race day at Reed-Keepler Park from 6:30 am - 7:15 am. Registrations will also be accepted on Thursday, July 7 from 4:00 pm 7:00 pm and Friday, July 8 from 2:00 pm 7:00 pm at the Health and Education Center at 550 E. Washington Street in West Chicago.

Proceeds from the race will help continue the CareLink Foundations programs.

The mission of the CareLink Foundation is to assist medically underserved and uninsured children and their parents in overcoming the barriers to receiving medical care in DuPage County. These barriers include, but are not limited to, lack of transportation, poor access to pediatric specialty medical care, unavailability of healthcare interpretation and low levels of health education.

For more information, contact The CareLink Foundation at 630-661-5153.

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