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Feet Fest run/walk is Aug. 24 in Palatine

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  • Runners and walkers of all ages come out for the annual Feet Fest 3K Family Fun Run/Walk in Palatine.

      Runners and walkers of all ages come out for the annual Feet Fest 3K Family Fun Run/Walk in Palatine.
    Courtesy of Palatine Park District

 
Submitted by Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District presents the 11th annual Feet Fest event on Sunday, Aug. 24. The presenting sponsor for this year's event is Palatine Bank & Trust.

The Feet Fest 3K Family Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Towne Square, 150 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. The preregistration deadline for the race is Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m.

The fee is $10 for preregistration, or $15 on race day. A family discount is also offered; when two preregistered family members pay the full fee, all remaining family members pay $5 each. All family members must reside in the same household, and the family discount is only available through the preregistration deadline of 7 p.m. Aug. 19. All participants will receive a race goody bag and a T-shirt.

The race will have a timed finish. Dogs and inline skates are not allowed on the course; gear check will not be available.

Preregistration through Aug. 19 can be done online at www.palatineparks.org, by mail to Palatine Park District, 250 E. Wood Street, Palatine, IL 60067, by fax to (847) 202-7317, or in person at Community Center, Birchwood Recreation Center, or Falcon Park Recreation Center. Race day registration will be accepted at Towne Square beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 24. The family discount will not be available on race day.

Packet pickup for preregistered participants will be available in the Community Center, 250 E. Wood St., Palatine, from noon-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 and from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. Packet pickup on race day will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Before the race, HealthSource Chiropractic will be offering pre-race stretching. After the race, a Pancake Breakfast will once again be offered by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 690. From 8:30 to 11 a.m., the Legion will offer an all-you-can eat event with pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, scrambled eggs, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk. The pancake breakfast will be open to the public; the cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12, and $6 for adults who participate in Feet Fest. Kids ages 5 and younger are free. The Pancake Breakfast will be held at American Legion Post 690, 122 W. Palatine Road, located at the Feet Fest finish line.

This event is made possible by a variety of community partners. In addition to the presenting sponsor, Palatine Bank & Trust, this year's Feet Fest Gold Sponsors include Alexian Brothers Medical Group, American Chartered Bank, Chicagoland 4 Braces -- Dr. Gerry Aylward, Daily Herald Media Group, HealthSource Chiropractic, Jewel-Osco, Loving Care Animal Hospital, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Palatine Vision Center and Sports Authority.

For information on Feet Fest, contact Jennifer Peldiak, Fitness, Health and Wellness coordinator, at (847) 496-6265 or jpeldiak@palatineparks.org. For information on the Pancake Breakfast, visit www.alpost690.us or call (847) 359-1606.

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.

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