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updated: 6/14/2011 4:06 PM

A 5K on Father's Day

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How about a run with dear old dad to kick off Father's Day?

The Dundee Township Park District is holding a Father's Day 5K race at 8 a.m. Sunday. Preregistration is $20 and if you choose to register the day of the race, you will pay $25.

There's something for younger runners, too.

Organizers have reserved both a one-mile and a half-mile fun run for children ages 4 to 11. The one-mile run starts at 8:45 a.m. and the half-mile race begins at 9 a.m. The preregistration fee is $10 and same-day registration is $15.

Preregistration for both the 5K and fun races ends today; after that point, you will have to sign up Sunday.

The runners start at the Depot in East Dundee, go through the nearby streets and jog onto the Fox River bike trail. Spectators are invited to cheer the runners along the course and at the finish line.

After the race, organizers will give awards to the top three finishers from both genders in each age category.

If running just is not for you but you still want to help, the race could always use some volunteers. If you would like to volunteer or preregister for the races, call (847) 428-7131.

Green thumbs needed in Carpentersville: Speaking of volunteers, the Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning could use some to help with a garden ground breaking at the Paul Knox Teen Center.

The event will be held at 9 a.m. today, June 16, at the center, 3036 Wakefield Drive. They need people to help with digging and planting.

If you'd like to join the club, members meet at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at Burnt Toast, 2492 N. Randall Road, Elgin.

For more information about the event or membership, contact Tina Curtis at

• Lenore Adkins covers Huntley, Carpentersville, the Dundees and Hampshire. To reach her, send an email to, find her on Facebook and Twitter or call (847) 608-2725.

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