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Posted on: March 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 2016 Race To The Flag 5K To Benefit People’s Resource Center

Village of Westmont
Date Issued: March 12, 2016

The Westmont Park District (WPD) and People’s Resource Center (PRC) have announced that they will be co-hosting the 7th Annual Race to the Flag 5K in Westmont on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Ty Warner Park. For the first time, People’s Resource Center, located in Westmont and Wheaton, will be the beneficiary of the race.

“The Westmont Park District chose to work with PRC because they are a fantastic local charity with the proven ability to reach out to a great number of people in need and provide amazing services,” says Bob Fleck, Westmont Park District Assistant Director.

“PRC is honored to partner with Westmont Park District for the annual Race to the Flag 5K run/walk event,” says Sarah O’Donnell, PRC’s Director of Development. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and support neighbors who are in need. PRC is especially grateful to the support of the Park District, Village, as well as sponsoring businesses around the community who are joining the effort to help us end poverty through this fun event.”

The race will be held at Ty Warner Park and will begin at 8 a.m. It is a CARA and USTAF Certified 5K course and a chip timed event. Prizes will be awarded to the overall men’s and overall women’s winner, as well as the winners in the following 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, 65-69, 70 and over.

Runners and walkers are both welcome at the race and all participants will be treated to a complimentary pancake breakfast after the event. Register today at The registration fee is $28 for adults, $24 for groups, $18 for veterans and $10 for children aged 6 – 18. Children 5 and younger are free. For additional information, please contact the Westmont Park District at 630-963-5252.

The Westmont Park District maintains over 150 acres of park property throughout the Village. The Park District uses its parks and facilities as well as the recreational assets of the village schools in a comprehensive program of athletics, exercise and special events. There is an activity for every age group from toddlers to senior citizens.

Since 1975, People’s Resource Center has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. With a team of over 2,200 volunteers, we offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for people facing tough times. We also connect people with resources—education and tutoring, jobs, technology, art, a caring community—to create a future of hope and opportunity for all. PRC opened its new permanent location in Westmont near Ty Warner Park in April 2015 and is now helping to serve more than 32,000 DuPage County residents that need food, clothing, or financial assistance.


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Communications Director

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