Weather is looking to be slightly cooler this weekend, and with those temps in the low 80s, it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the dog days of summer. This Saturday, you can do just that while lending a hand to a local charity.
Railside Charities NFP of Elburn is hosting its second annual race day, August 18 at Kaneland’s John Stewart Elementary School, 817 Prairie Valley St, Elburn.
Railside 4/7 offers 3 race options, a 4-miler, a 7-miler and a one-mile fun run/walk.The 4-mile and 7-mile courses cross the Union Pacific West rail line via the Anderson Road bridge, offering a stunning view of Elburn and the surrounding countryside.
Railside Charities is a 501(c)(3) founded last year, and its array of fundraisers and charity events, to date, include Fund the Freezer, a late spring effort for the Elburn Food Pantry and last year's race, which helped to fund both the pantry and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Camp I Am Me, a camp for young burn victims. This year's race day will support Lazarus House and Kaneland sports boosters, as well.
Walk-in registration still is available at Railside Citrus, 109 N. Main St, Elburn, on Aug. 16 from 4-7 p.m. and Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on race day, Aug. 18, from 6-7 a.m. at the school.
A flag-raising ceremony and National Anthem will take place at 7 a.m. The 1-mile fun run/walk starts promptly at 7:15am. The 4-mile and 7-mile runs will start at 7:45am.
All participants age 1-12 in the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a commemorative train whistle when they cross the finish line.
Awards go to the top three Male and Female Overall and top three Male and Female in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and older.
Check out a map of the course at https://raceroster.com/events/2018/15732/railside-47
For more information, contact the race directors at firstname.lastname@example.org