RUNNING FOR THE
COMMUNITY HARVEST RUN CELEBRATES 18 YEARS
n the last Sunday of September for the past 18 years, the Plainfield Harvest 5K Run/Walk & Kidz Miler has evolved from a small gathering of 250 runners and walkers at Village Green to an event that is averaging 1,250 participants a year.
The Plainfield Harvest 5K Run/ Walk & Kidz Miler is “THE ORIGINAL PLAINFIELD 5K.” It is one of the largest races, if not the largest, in Will County and has brought thousands of participants and spectators to Plainfield. Each year, the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce donates race proceeds to Plainfield area charities and community organizations and have done so since the inception of the race. However, the event could not be a possibility without the dedication of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce and the tireless efforts of the 5k committee. Race planning starts in March six months prior to the race and is dependent on over 100 volunteers helping throughout race week with bag stuffing, packet pick-up, and day of race. Volunteers are seen happily handing out water, cheering, and encouraging runners
throughout the day. The event ends in Village Green with an award ceremony and celebration of in-kind donations of food including pizza, donuts, fruit, water and much more. If you have not been to the Healthy Driven Plainfield Harvest 5k/Kidz Miler, please come out and join the fun on Sept. 24 at 8 a.m.
THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS MAKE UP THE 2017 PLAINFIELD HARVEST 5K COMMITTEE: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
KENT MONRO — CHAIR PAUL JACKSON — OFF THE PRESS / CO-CHAIR DORI FUGATE — CW AV ERY YMCA / CO-CHAIR TASHA MARSAGLIA — PLAINFIELD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VITELLA BARNES — PLAINFIELD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JEN WIENC — HEARTLAND BANK & TRUST CO. TRACEY LANE — PLAINFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY LEE GOODSON-HASSERT — EDWARD ELMHURST HEALTH BRIAN MINNIS — FIRST COMMUNITY BANK OF PLAINFIELD LISA BEHOUNEK — CW AVERY YMCA MIKE MONTGOMERY — STEARNS LENDING ALAN BURSIC- MAKIN MUSIC
BRINGING THE COMMUNITY
WORDS FROM OUR
BENEFICIARY GREEN HARVEST FOOD PANTRY 25448 W. RUFF ST. PLAINFIELD, IL 60585 630-416-1109 GREENHARVEST.ORG “Green Harvest is very thankful for the support received each year through the Plainfield Chamber, from the Plainfield Harvest 5K Run and Walk. With the donation from last year we were able to buy 15 tons of food through our partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank. This provided more than 4 months of food on our shelves to help feed the approximately 125 families we serve each month here in Plainfield and the surrounding communities.”
GREEN HARVEST IS A NON-PROFIT, 501(C)3, FOOD AGENCY THAT SERVES THE WORKING POOR IN THE CITIES OF AURORA, MONTGOMERY, NAPERVILLE, OSWEGO, PLAINFIELD, PLANO, MONTGOMERY AND YORKVILLE IN ILLINOIS WITH ABOUT A WEEKS WORTH OF FOOD ONCE A MONTH FOR 6 MONTHS.
PLAINFIELD HARVEST 5K RACE PATH MAP DISTANCE 5K (3.1 miles) Split times at 1, 2 and 3 miles. Water will be available at the start, finish, and on the course.
COURSE Flat course begins and ends at the Village Green, located one block south of Lockport Street, between Des Plaines Street and Fox River Street.
PARKING Parking will be available at Plainfield High School Central Campus located on Fort Beggs Drive.
NOTICE No pets, bicycles, roller blades, inline skates or scooters.
18 REGISTRATION +
DAT E A N D T I M E Sunday, September 24th, 2017 Registration from 6:45am 5K Run/Walk: 9:00am Kidz Race: 8:30am
R E G I S T R AT I O N F E E S (No extra processing fees) Online registration ENDS on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST 5k - $35.00 Corporate Challenge - $32.00 CARA - $32.00 Kidz Race - $15.00 Online registration ends on September 21st at 7 pm. Starting the 23rd through race day, the 5k registration will be $40 and $18 for the Kidz Race. You may pay this fee at packet pickup or on the race day. A G E C AT E G O R I E S 14 & under, 15 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 74, 75 - 79, 80 & over
PACKET PICK-UP 5K early packet pick-up is available on Friday, September 22nd from 2pm to 7pm and Saturday, September 23rd from 10am to 2pm at the Edward Plainfield Campus located at 24600 W 127th Street in Plainfield. PRIZES Prizes will be provided by the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce after the race at the post-race party. Overall winners of both men & women will receive $100.00 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Winners in each age category will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 5K early packet pick-up is available on Friday, September 22nd from 2pm to 7pm at the Edward Plainfield Campus located at 24600 W 127th Street in Plainfield.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Early packet pick up is also available Saturday, September 23rd from 10am to 2pm at the Edward Plainfield Campus located at 24600 W 127th Street in Plainfield.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 6:45 AM Registration begins 8:30 AM Kidz Race 9:00 AM 5K Walk/Run
BRINGING THE COMMUNITY
TOGETHER A LOOK BACK AT LAST YEARâ€™S EVENT
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR
5K AND KIDZ MILER SPONSOR
EMERALD SPONSORS AthletiCo Physical Therapy Aurelio’s Pizza DNA Athletics
P LATIN UM S P O N S O R S
Five Star Tennis Center Green Harvest Food Pantry The Pets Home Business Knowledge Systems, LLC Illinois American Water Keystroke Graphics Nabby’s Restaurant & Catering Naperville Running Company Off The Press Printing & Laser
D IA M O N D S P O N S O R S
Engraving Plainfield Park District TM Martial Arts Which Wich ? Superior Sandwiches W. Financial Services with United Healthcare Valley View Dental
HISTORY OF THE
PLAINFIELD HARVEST 5K I
n 1990, in response to the devastating EACH YEAR, THE PROCEEDS Plainfield tornado, a small pantry operated ARE DONATED BACK TO LOCAL by St. Mary Immaculate Church was ORGANIZATIONS WHICH expanded to include a broader spectrum of the INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: community, and the Plainfield Area Interfaith • PLAINFIELD FIRE Food Pantry was established. For the 25 years DEPARTMENT it has been in existence, the Plainfield Area • CW AVERY YMCA Interfaith Food Pantry has been run totally by • EDWARD FOUNDATION volunteers and has relied solely on donations • PLAINFIELD INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY to help keep food and other necessities on the • GREEN HARVEST FOOD pantry shelves. PANTRY Donations take many forms including food, • PLAINFIELD RIVERFRONT paper products, personal products and money. FOUNDATION And although the pantry’s affiliation with the • FRIENDS OF THE PLAINFIELD PARK DISTRICT Northern Illinois Food Bank in 2006, has greatly increased our purchasing power, we do continue to need to purchase many items locally. Large donations, like that from the Harvest 5K, are especially appreciated and have helped us be able to continue to provide “holiday boxes” for our ever-increasing number of clients. The pantry currently provides food and other products to 200-225 families in the Plainfield School District geographic area. Non-perishable foods are distributed approximately once every 3 weeks while perishable foods are available to clients each Wednesday and each Saturday.
A NOTE FROM
PLAINFIELD CHAMBER T
he Healthy Driven Plainfield Harvest 5k Run/Walk & Kidz Miler is proud to raise money and awareness for local charities and community organization. In 2016, we were able to donate $20,000 to the community organizations and over $320,000 over the life of the race. We could not achieve the success we have had year after year without the support of our many sponsors, runners and walkers, volunteers, numerous city and community organizations and a race committee working hard behind the scenes. The Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce donates these funds at their annual Give Back Luncheon which is held on the third Wednesday of November at Tap House Grill Plainfield beginning at 11:30 a.m.