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posted: 4/1/2014 9:12 AM

Healthy Living Event Scheduled for April 5 in Palatine

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  • Participants at the start line at Healthy Living 2013.Palatine Park District

    Participants at the start line at Healthy Living 2013.Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, Palatine Park District and Palatine Vision Center present the third annual Healthy Living Event consisting of a healthy expo, a 5K run/walk, and a 12 mile bike ride. All events will be held at Birchwood Recreation Center, 435 W. Illinois Avenue in Palatine. Pre-registration is now closed, but on-site registration will be accepted beginning at 8:00am for the run and at 9:00am for the bike ride. A discounted fee is offered for those who register for both the run and the bike ride. Registration is not necessary for the free Healthy Living Expo.

At 9:00am, the second annual Healthy Living 5K Run/Walk will begin. The race course will travel through the neighborhoods surrounding Birchwood.

At 10:00am, in partnership with the Bike Palatine Club, a 12 Mile Bike Ride will be offered. The ride will start and end at Birchwood Park. Riders will receive a course map, bike support and support along the route.

Race day registration is $30 per event or $35 for both events. The first 350 participants will receive free Healthy Living tech shirts and a goody bag.

This year's Healthy Living Expo will showcase vendors, businesses and organizations that promote healthy habits - both personal and environmental. From 8:00am to 11:00am a variety of groups will be offering information, giveaways, prize drawings, and more in the Birchwood Gymnasium. The expo will also include information from personal trainers and fitness demo classes by Palatine Park District staff. The Healthy Living Expo is free and open to the public. Participate in the Healthy Passport challenge during the event to earn additional prize opportunities.

For more information about the Healthy Living event or if you would like to volunteer, visit or contact Heidi Escutia, Health, Wellness, and Fitness 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.