Runners of all ages take your marks for the Chi-Town Showdown 5K race in Mokena, May 12, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Inn Suites Midway Hotel!
The Chi-Town Showdown is a new 5K race to kick off the annual Crosstown Classic between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. Northside Cubs fans will race against Southside Sox fans! Who will you be rooting for? The course is a USATF certified course transponder timed through the streets of south suburban Mokena! Split times, markers and water stations will be available on the course. See a map of the course on the website.
Registered kids under 10 can participate in a run around the bases. Kids Dash distances and heats will vary by age. All kid runners receive a ribbon prize! All participants in the Chi-Town Showdown will receive a goodie bag with a ribbon and baseball items including coupons from the race sponsors.
A post-race party will offer refreshments and food and awards, while you gab with your friends. The main race award ceremony will include awards to the best overall male and female runners, as well as the top 10 racers in various age categories. Bikes, scooters, skates are not permitted to join the race. Jogging Strollers and pets are welcome to participate. Walkers will start after the runners.
The Mokena Main Park is located at 200 North Locust Street in Frankfort. To register for the Chi-Town Showdown (early deadline coming up), go online to http://www.mokenapark.com /news-and-events/upcoming-events/#374 and follow the prompts. Race results will be posted at www.thtiming.com.
The Best Western Inn Suites Midway Hotel, just minutes away from the Chi-town Showdown Race in Mokena, offers affordable guest rooms, free breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a fitness center. Special AAA rates are available. Call the property direct at (708) 497-3000.