Registration is now open for the 10th annual Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K Run and Family Walk, presented by CIBC Bank, on Sat., Nov. 24, 9 a.m. at Christ the King School, 9240 S. Hoyne Ave. Participants will have the opportunity to run or walk the beautiful tree-lined streets of North Beverly. Proceeds from the event will once again benefit the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and the 19th Ward Youth Foundation.
Runners and walkers of all ages and levels can register now for the 5K run or walk, Team Registration or the untimed Family Walk by visiting www.the19thward.com. Those who register before Nov. 1 will be guaranteed a Beverly Hills Turkey Trot hooded sweatshirt. After Nov. 1, hooded sweatshirts will be available on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Registration and packet pick-up will also be available at CIBC Bank, 3052 West 111th St., on Nov. 16. Packet pick-up will be available at Running Excels, 10328 S Western Ave., Fri. Nov. 23.
Registration fees are:
5K run: adult (ages 20 and up), $35 advance, $40 race day; young adult (ages 19-14), $30 advance, $35 race day; and youth (ages 13 and under), $25 advance, $30 race day.
5K untimed walk: adult (ages 20 and up), $35 advance, $40 race day; young adult (ages 19-14), $30 advance, $35 race day; and youth (ages 13 and under), $25 advance, $30 race day.
5K Untimed Family Fun Walk (limit 4 sweatshirts): $75 until Nov. 16, $80 starting Nov. 17.
The 5K will be chip-timed on a CARA certified 5K course, while the family walk will be untimed. Runners will divided by age and gender according to CARA recommended guidelines, with awards given for each age group. All participants will receive a t-shirt and gift bag.
“Over the last decade, the Beverly Hills Turkey Trot has evolved into an annual Thanksgiving weekend tradition,” said 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea, founder of the 19th Ward Youth Foundation. “It is a really fun and exciting day and helps to fund two great causes. I hope all our residents are able to join us this year, or cheer on the more than 2,000 people expected to participate.”
The 19th Ward and Original Pancake House – Beverly will host a pancake breakfast immediately following the race. Admission is $5 per person or $25 per family.
The John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, also known as Live Like John, was founded in 2012 by North Beverly residents Ed and Ann McNicholas, after their son John passed away from a brain tumor at the age of 15. The Foundation began with a sole goal: to eradicate pediatric brain tumors. Since it began, the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation has pushed for the advancements in the care and treatment of pediatric brain tumors by facilitating better coordination of information between patients and providers, improving the quality of life for patients, and funding specifically targeted pediatric brain tumor research and treatment options.
The 19th Ward Youth Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports and hosts a wide variety of safe, healthy, educational activities for children in Beverly/Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood. All programs are made available at little or no cost to participants and are intended to help children and teens make new friends and stay active in the 19th Ward community. Events include the Easter Egg Hunt, Children’s Film Festival, Holiday Dodge Ball Tournament, Summer Movies in the Park, Family Ice Skating Party, Pumpkin Patch, and support to countless community causes.
For more information on the 10th annual Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K, visit www.the19thward.com or call 773- 238-0288.