2018 "Ditch the Weight & Guns" Englewood 5K Walk & Run | Chicago

"Ditch the Weight & Guns" Englewood 5K Walk & Run

"Ditch the Weight & Guns" Englewood 5K Walk & Run
Date Oct 21, 2018
Sunday
Distance 5k
Course Type Road

Race Information

"Ditch the Weight & Guns" Englewood 5K Walk & Run is a USATF certified closed course in Greater Englewood. The race takes place at Ogden Park 6500 S. Racine Chicago, IL 60636. The event's mission is to help raise awareness and promote fitness, nutrition, and gun violence prevention in the Greater Englewood community. Research shows a direct correlation between obesity and poverty, and poverty and crime; hence "Ditch the Weight & Guns" Englewood 5K Walk & Run, a community health initiative designed to address and combat the aforementioned social issues collaboratively.

Proceeds from the race are donated to William R. Harper High School, which is located in the heart of Greater Englewood. Proceeds have helped purchase much needed equipment and uniforms for the Athletic Department and a commercial juicer and blender for the Culinary Department. Feel free to participate, volunteer, donate, and/or sponsor "Ditch the Weight & Guns" Englewood 5K Walk & Run.

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