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Palatine Park District Presents 9th Annual Feet Fest 3K

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  • Feet Fest participants at the 2011 event.

    Feet Fest participants at the 2011 event.
    Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District presents the 9th Annual Feet Fest 3K Family Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, August 26 at 8:30am. The race will begin at Towne Square, 150 W. Palatine Road, Palatine, and will proceed through the streets of downtown Palatine. This annual race showcases the family-friendly community atmosphere found in Palatine and attracts hundreds of runners each year. Feet Fest is presented as part of the Village of Palatine's Annual Street Fest event.

While race day registration will be accepted, the early bird registration deadline is Saturday, August 18th. A separate Feet Fest form is required to register for the event. Forms can be downloaded at or can be picked up at Community Center, Birchwood Recreation Center, or Falcon Park Recreation Center. All participants pre-registered by August 18 will receive a free race t-shirt.

The pre-race registration fee is $10 per person. A family fee is also available: if two family members pay the full fee, additional family members are just $5 each. This special family fee is available with pre-registration only. The fee for race day registration is $15 per person. Forms received after the August 18 pre-registration deadline will be returned.

An event of this magnitude would not be possible without community support. Area organizations that are sponsoring this year's Feet Fest include: Allied Air Conditioning & Heating Corp, Baxter and Beasley Doggie Day Care , Ben & Jerry's, Chiro One, Daily Herald, Driving 4 Teens, GFS, Jason's Deli, Palatine Bank & Trust, Photo's Hot Dogs, Planet Chiropractic, Premier Credit Union, Running Ambitions & Healthy U Vitamin Shop, and St. Alexius Medical Center.

For more information, visit or contact Bonnie DePirro, Health, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator, at 847-496-6265 or

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.