Organizers for the Run for Reading 5K have announced some exciting new changes to this summer's event.
A new "glow theme" is set for the 12th annual Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy 5K family run/walk. The event will be held during the evening of Saturday, June 1 kicking off at 8 p.m. at Fifth Avenue Station.
The memorial fund was created after the tragic death of Jeanine Nicarico, who was 10 years old when she was abducted from her home and murdered in 1983. The race has allowed her family to honor Jeanine in a positive way.
This special event for adults and children supports literacy programs in the Naperville community. All proceeds will go to the Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy to acquire and distribute resources that provide enriched literacy opportunities for the learners within the Naperville Community.
Advance registration is strongly encouraged for this popular event at www.nicaricoliteracyfund.org or www.naperglow5k.com. At the end of the race, participants are invited to stay for the post-5K party including awards, refreshments and live music.
This Chip Timed, 5K USATF Certified (pending) Course Route takes participants on a scenic run through one of Naperville’s established neighborhoods. The race begins at 5th Avenue Station, winds down Plank Road, with a flat stretch, ending up back at the 5th Avenue Station building for a celebration tent with food, refreshments, live music and awards. Water and encouragement will be provided along the course.
Registration is available online at www.naperglow5k.com or www.nicaricoliteracyfund.org. The pre-registered general entry fee is $30 per person for adults and children; for pre-registered CARA members, the entry fee is $28. Race day registration entry fee is $35 per person for adults and children; for CARA members, the race day entry fee is $33.
All registered participants will receive an official G.L.O.W 5K Run for Reading technical running t-shirt, runner/walker number and a goodie bag full of treats and coupons. More information and complete event details are available by visiting the Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy Website at www.naperglow5k.com or www.nicaricoliteracyfund.org.
Awards will be awarded to the top overall male and female runner and the top male and female runners in the following categories: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69. 70 & Over. And awards to the Best “GLOW” costume and Best “GLOWING” Team. Results will be posted on the fund’s website www.nicaricoliteracyfund.org.
Race Packet Pick-Up is available on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday May, 29 at the Naperville Running Company, 34 W. Jefferson Ave. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or at Café Buonaro’s Atrium Friday, May 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the 5th Avenue Station. Registration and packet pick-up will also be available race day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the event tent in 5th Avenue Station parking lot.
Submitted by 12th Annual Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy G.L.O.W. 5K Run/Walk for Reading