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Running Scared 5K Set for Next Weekend

Naperville Crime Stoppers inaugural 5K is set to take place Oct. 27.

The Naperville Crime Stoppers inaugural Running Scared 5K Costume Run and Walk is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

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Costumes are encouraged and many Halloween themed activities will complement the costume run and walk. McGruff the Crime Dog will be making an appearance to cheer on racers and pass out candy rewards.

Everyone can participate—serious runners, kids, walkers—with or without costumes. The 5K is being held in coordination with National Crime Prevention Month, which is every October.

The race is raising awareness for crime prevention, public safety and to inform citizens they can be rewarded for submitting anonymous tips that lead to an arrest of solving a crime. Anyone may submit a tip by calling the Naperville Crime Stoppers hotline at 630-420-6006. 

The registration cost for the race is $35 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under. To register, visit www.crimestoppersrunningscared.com.

The start and finish is near St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 2220 Lisson Rd. in Naperville with parking in the lot adjacent to the church. It is suggested that racers arrive 30 minutes prior to the race start with their costumes.

The Naperville Crime Stoppers is a crime prevention program geared toward public involvement in the fight against crime. It provides an avenue which permits and encourages citizens to contribute to the safety of the Naperville community.  

For more information on the Naperville Crime Stoppers, visit www.napervillecrimestoppers.com.

For information about the race and sponsorship opportunities email info@crimestoppersrunningscared.com or contact Nancy Quigley, Chairman of the Naperville Crime Stoppers, at (630) 207-0599.

Submitted by Naperville Crime Stoppers

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