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posted: 7/5/2012 2:32 PM

5K Dash N' Splash July 15 in Hanover Park

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Submitted by Hanover Park Park District

The Hanover Park Park Foundation invites you to take part in the Inaugural 5K Dash N' Splash. This is your opportunity to run or walk to make a difference in your community.

The race is set for 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 15. Come out with your family and friends, run the race then splash in the pool, Seafari Springs Aquatic Center will be open after the race for everyone to cool down and enjoy the morning. the Lions Club of Hanover Park will also be hosting a pancake breakfast for those attending the race.

If you are looking for a good carb-load the day before the race, make sure you check out Hanover Park's CRC's Community Pasta Dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at 1402 Arlington Drive, in Hanover Park. The cost is $5 for ages 5-11 and $7 for ages 12 and up.

This race would not be possible without the help of the following partners and sponsors: Dairy Queen, First Eagle Bank, Camcraft, Dick Pond Athletics, GNC in Carol Stream, Ultra Foods, Currency Exchange in Greenbrook Plaza, Alexian Brothers St. Alexius Medical Center and the village of Hanover Park.

The 5K Dash N' Splash will start at Seafari Springs Aquatic Center, located at 1700 Greenbrook Blvd., in Hanover Park. The fee is $20 if you register online by Sunday, July 8. In person or by mail, the fee is $25. Registration will also be taken on site on the day of the event.

For information, call the Hanover Park Park District at (630) 837-2468 or log online to

Proceeds from the 5K Dash N' Splash will go toward the Youth Assistance Program Fund which provides recreational scholarships for kids in need in the Hanover Park Park District community. The foundation is dedicated to supporting Hanover Park Park District in the development and enhancement of facilities and open space as well as to assist in providing recreation and leisure opportunities for the residents of Hanover Park Park District and future generations.