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posted: 6/25/2013 2:30 PM

Participants, volunteers sought for Run from Cops 5K

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The Vernon Hills police department will be hosting its sixth annual 5K race at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 21, in conjunction with the village's Summer Celebration festival.

Participants in the event, known as the Run From The Cops 5K, may either run or walk a scenic course starting at the Summer Celebration site and extending up and through the Gregg's Landing subdivision, before ending back at the festival grounds.

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All money raised from this event will go directly to Honor Flight Chicago, whose mission is to honor and thank veterans, especially those who served in World War II, by bringing them to Washington, D.C. at no cost for a day of honor.

During the first five years of the 5K over $50,000 was raised for U.S. veteran's causes.

"Year after year, this continues to be a wonderful community event," race coordinator Officer Shannon Holubetz said. "Having police officers actually running isn't only fun; we think it's also a unique way to draw community members out to participate."

The $30 advance registration fee includes a professional B-tag chip for timing, a commemorative tech shirt and a post-race continental breakfast. Registration is limited to 600 participants.

For more specific race details or to register, visit www.runfromthecops5k.com. For further information, contact Holubetz at (847) 362-4449 or sholubetz@vhills.org. Anyone who would like to volunteer is asked to contact Holubetz.

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