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Field of Dreams Horse Rescue to hold 5K race

Run 4 the Rescues is Aug. 24 in Geneva

Beamer, a 20-year-old thoroughbred gelding, is available for adoption at Field of Dreams.
Beamer, a 20-year-old thoroughbred gelding, is available for adoption at Field of Dreams.

Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption will host its Run 4 the Rescues 5K on Aug. 24 in the Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve, 719 S. Batavia Road, Geneva. The race is certified and chip-timed, and will follow the Fox River Trail.

Race fees are $40 for adults and $15 for ages 10 and under, and $40 for virtual runners. All registered runners will receive a T-shirt and all event proceeds directly support the Field of Dreams rescue horses.

Pre-race packet pickup is Aug. 23 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dick Pond Athletics, 303 N. 2nd Street in St. Charles. Race day registration and packet pickup opens at 6:30 a.m. at the Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve. To register for the 5K or participate as a virtual runner, visit www.run4rescue.itsyourrace.com.

According to a news release from Field of Dreams, the mission of the Kane County nonprofit is to help reduce the unwanted horse population In the United States. Field of Dreams works to provide a safe haven for abused, neglected and relinquished horses and find them homes. Field of Dreams is located at the Silver Spur Ranch in Maple Park.

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