Cantigny Park invites runners and walkers of all ages to enter the 17th Annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 6.
The race begins at 9 am with net proceeds benefitting the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a Wheaton nonprofit providing veterans and their families with housing and supportive services that lead to self-sufficiency.
The Cantigny 5K has generated $129,000 for MSHV since 2008, the event’s first year of association with the shelter.
Race registration is available online at runsignup.com (enter Cantigny in the search box). Cost is $25 for the primary race, $9 for the Youth Run (1 mile, ages 6-10), and $4 for the Tot Run (1/4 mile, ages 1-5). Prices increase after October 31. Registration is open until 4 pm on November 4. There is no race day registration.
This year’s race premium (for 5K participants only) is a wireless Bluetooth speaker. Runners will receive their gift at race packet pick up, while supplies last.
On race day, Cantigny Post 556 of the American Legion will host a fundraising pancake breakfast inside the Cantigny Visitors Center from 7 am to 1 pm. Runners, walkers and spectators are invited to enjoy a delicious meal for a good cause. The cost is $10 per person and free for ages four and under. Parking is free.
Cantigny 5K details are online at runsignup.com. Race Director Brian Gray can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.260.8167.
For more information about the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, please visit helpaveteran.org.
About Cantigny Park
Cantigny Park, part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, display gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails, and a Visitors Center with a gift shop, theater, and café. More information, including hours, directions, and upcoming events, is online at Cantigny.org. Adjacent to the park, Cantigny Golf features a 27-hole championship golf course, full-service clubhouse, Cantigny Golf Academy, and the 9-hole Cantigny Youth Links. For more information, visit CantignyGolf.com.