Fun(fest) run

By on September 3, 2009

Romp in the Park early Saturday
by Ben Draper
It’s been a cool summer—not ideal for backyard swimmers, but great for summer running.

The 11th annual Romp in the Park will likely feature cool temperatures for a second-straight year, with a high temperature only projected to reach 75 degrees.

The annual event, which takes place during the Maple Park Fun Fest on Saturday, Sept. 5, features two races.

At 8 a.m., the 5K kicks off at the corner of Washington and Kane streets. Last year’s 5K winner was Scott Peterson with a time of 19:46.

The 5K features seven age groups: under 15, 15-18, 19-25, 26-35, 36-50, 51-60, and 61 and over.

The two-mile walk/run gets going right after the 5K, at 8:10 a.m.

The two-mile walk/run has four age groups: under 14, under 30, under 60, and 60 and over.

The 5K entry fee is $10, or $13 on race day. The 2-mile walk/run is $7, or $10 on race day.

Race-day signup runs from 7 to 7:50 a.m.

The first 100 registrants will get a free Romp in the Park T-shirt. All participants receive a ribbon.

For more information on the event or to register, visit in_the_park.pdf. A signature from a parent or guardian is needed for anyone under 18.

About Ben Draper

Ben Draper is the web editor for the Elburn Herald. You can reach him at, or by calling (630) 365-6446, ext. 104.

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