Matt’s Mile and 5k
Come to Run, Stay for Fun!
Friday, October 4, 2013 5:30PM
Matt was a 13-year-old who loved to run. In the spring of 2008, he ran the Reach out and Run 5k in 22:21. He followed that up in May by taking first in the mile for 5th and 6th Graders in the Catholic Conference Meet with a time of 6:13. Later that fall, he took first in his age group with a time of 21:27 in the Run on the Prairie 5k. It was his last race.
To honor his love of running, we created Matt's Mile and 5k.
Please join us for our 4th year. Bring your friends and neighbors along for a wonderful night of outdoor fun! There will be fresh air, friendly competition and food for everyone! All proceeds will benefit the 12 Oaks Foundation whose mission is to provide grants to families in need to cover the costs of sports and community activities for their kids.
Can you beat Matt’s Time?
Put yourself to the test and win! All Runners that beat Matt's mile time of 6:13 or Matt's 5k time of 21:27 will be entered into a special raffle. At least 5 gifts will be raffled off to these top runners. Winners will be picked during the award ceremony, and must be present to receive a gift.
Events, Start Times, Registration Fees
13 and Under
Online Registration closes on October 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm (noon).
Registration on the day of the race as follows (additional $5 fee applies):
For Mile Race 4:30 - 5:00
Post-Race Food and Entertainment
All that fresh air and running makes everyone hungry. So you're invited to stay after the race for our big barbeque with cold drinks (beer and soft drinks). All runners receive tickets for their meal and a beverage with registration. (Extra tickets available for purchase)
Can't make the race? Then join us for the post-race party for $15. Register on-line or stop by that night between 5:30 and 8:30pm.
The mile course will be primarily on flat road with a portion on the gravel trails. The 5k will wind through the beautiful trails of Prairie Crossing in Grayslake, Illinois. To authenticate your race, both courses will be professionally timed using Champion Chip timing technology.
Each race will begin adjacent to the Shops of Station Square in Prairie Crossing,
Parking will be available directly across from the race site in the Prairie Crossing/Libertyville Train station lots. These lots are immediately south of Rte 137 off of Harris Road. Parking is free. Lots will be marked and parking assistants will be directing traffice.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Aspire Wealth Management/Waddell & Reed
Race Day Packet Pickup
The Shops of Station Square
4:30 - 5:30
The Awards Ceremony will begin at about 6:45pm during the post race party.
Medals will be provided for:
Top Overall Male and Female Finisher
Top 3 men and women in the following 12 age groups:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
Medals will be provided for:
Top 3 Male and Female Finishers
All Matt’s Mile Time Winners
Will be entered into the raffle for great prizes!
You must be registered and present to win.
But who’d want to miss it?
The 1st 500 Registered Runners will receive Short Sleeve Cotton T-shirts and Goodie Bags
2013 Matt's Mile & 5k Race Results!
2012 Matt's Mile & 5k Race Results!
Friday October 5, 2012
|5K Times By Age Group|
|13 And Under Mile|
|14 and Over Mile|
|Our mission is to provide a resource that will help defray the cost of sports and community programs for children of families suffering financial hardship. Working with local organizations, the 12 Oaks Foundation will provide grants to families in need so their kids won't have to miss some of the best parts of childhood.
Funds will be awarded based on financial need, with special consideration given to children in families coping with cancer.
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The Oak Tree
A mighty wind blew night and day.
It stole the oak tree's leaves away,
Then snapped its boughs and
pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark.
But still the oak tree held its ground
While other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke,
- Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.