Lisle's Scarecrow Scramble 5K adapts to 2020

  • Proceeds from the 16th annual Scarecrow Scramble on Saturday, Oct. 10, go to the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation for recreation scholarships for low-income families and the Lisle Teens with Character Program.

    Proceeds from the 16th annual Scarecrow Scramble on Saturday, Oct. 10, go to the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation for recreation scholarships for low-income families and the Lisle Teens with Character Program. Courtesy of Lisle Park District

 
Submitted by Lisle Park District
Updated 9/30/2020 12:22 PM

Lisle Park District and Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation are hosting the 16th annual Scarecrow Scramble on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Community Park, 1800 Short St.

The park will provide the backdrop for the run/walk, beginning with the youth run at 5:30 p.m. To ensure social distance is followed, each run will be split into various time slots, with at least 5 minutes between each group. Participants are to arrive just before their race time, to limit the number of people in the area at a time. Waves for the 5K will begin at 6 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Our goal is to give the runners and walkers participating in our event a competitive racing experience in compliance with CDC, state and local guidelines. There is also the option to sign up for the Virtual 5K and run the Scarecrow Scramble in your own neighborhood. Share your photos from your virtual 5K with us on social media!

For those choosing to join the race in-person, please read through our detailed race guidelines and procedures to better understand how the race will look this year. Like every other year, costumes are highly encouraged!

Registration for the Youth Run and 5K Run/Walk, both in-person and virtual, is open through Oct. 7. Those interested can register online at scarecrowscramble.com. Packet pickup will only be available on Friday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. at the Recreation Center, 1925 Ohio St.

Virtual participants the option to have their bag shipped for an additional cost. Just check the shipping box at checkout. Participants will receive a 2020 quarter-zip pullover race shirt, official chip timed bib (in-person only), and post-race snacks (in-person only).

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Funds raised through The Scarecrow Scramble will go to Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation to provide recreation scholarships to low-income families who do not have means to participate in recreation activities, and the Lisle Teens with Character Program. If you would like to help sponsor the event, email mljayne@lisleparkdistrict.org.

The Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation's purpose is to raise money through corporate and private contributions and in-kind donations. These funds are used for enriching the quality of life in the greater Lisle community by offering scholarships for families who otherwise could not afford to participate in recreation programs; contributing to the beautification of parks and protection of natural resources; supporting and enhancing community programs and promoting recreational opportunities. Help the foundation accomplish its goals, mission and vision by serving on a committee or volunteering at a special event, or make a tax-deductible contribution through a donation to make the greater Lisle community a better place to live, work and play. Learn more by visiting lislepartnersforparks.org.

The Lisle Park District provides a variety of leisure activities for people of all ages throughout the year. Park district facilities include Lisle Community Park; the Recreation Center which houses Gentle Learning Preschool, SEASPAR, the Senior Center, and multipurpose rooms; Sea Lion Aquatic Park; River Bend Golf Course; Wheatstack -- A Midwestern Eatery & Tap and numerous neighborhood playgrounds and parks offering amenities such as tennis courts, ball fields, walking paths and picnic areas totaling close to 400 acres. It is the mission of the Lisle Park District to enrich the quality of life for people of all ages by providing constructive and creative leisure opportunities. For information, call (630) 964-3410 or visit lisleparkdistrict.org.

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