Tower Trot

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Saturday, May 25, 2019


Run for the fun and for the benefits: Your health (exercise), Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation (fundraising) and maybe your pride (awards). The 42nd Annual Tower Trot will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Open to all ages and abilities using CARA age categories for awards. Registration is required and includes t-shirt, refreshments and entertainment.

Race Agenda


Date:            Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time:            8:30 am — 10K (6.2 mile) and Double Run (10K and 5K)
                     8:45 am — *Fun Run (< a mile)
                     9:30 am — 5K (3.1 mile)
Start/Finish:  Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue
*The Fun Run Start is at Chestnut and Grand; the Finish is at Official Finish Line on Lawn Ave.


Registration


Preregistration (available starting March)
Online registration is available beginning Friday, February 15, 2019 until 15 minutes prior to Start time of each race.  No paper entry forms will be accepted after May 21 or on Race Day.  Registration after May 21 will be online and by kiosk registration only.  Kiosks will be available for registration at the Recreation Dept May 22-24 and at the Grand Avenue Gym on Race Day.  Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.

Tower Trot race day registration is going GREEN!  We recommend that you preregister for the Tower Trot Race online before the race. On race day, you will be asked to register online at a kiosk in the Grand Gym, or on your phone. No paper forms will be available. You will still have the option to pay by credit card, check, or cash. 

Race Day

Register in person starting at 7:00 am at the Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs. 10K, "The Double" and Fun Run registrations are open until 8:15 am and 5K registration is open until 9:15 am. Late arrivals on race day will not be eligible for awards.

  
Race Packets
Prior to race day, numbers, t-shirts and information can be picked up at the Recreation Center during the following hours:
    12 noon – 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 22, 2019
     9:00 am – 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2019
     9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019
            
On race day, race packets will only be available at Grand Avenue Community Center. Doors open at 7:00 am.

Goodie Bag—Virtual
Experience our GREEN online Goodie Bag, as we help to reduce our waste footprint! The Goodie Bag can be viewed here starting May 21, 2019All registered runners will also receive an email with information to access the Goodie Bag.  The Goodie Bag will have Information about the Tower Trot sponsors and what they have to offer. Remember to select SAVE on any offer you may be interested in before the bag closes on June 8, 2019. Your saves can still be used after the close date.

2019 Race Results
 
Race results will be posted immediately following the race at these links:
5K Race Results 10K Race Results Double Race Results 5K Walk Results
If you did not pick up your award on Race Day, they will be available at the Rec Dept on Wednesday, May 29, after Noon.

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Healing Hearts for Ashley  

         
                                                                                      

Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation


For the second year, the Western Springs Tower Trot will be partnering with the Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation.  Ashley Jurjovec, a former Western Springs middle school teacher, passed away suddenly from a genetic heart condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in May of 2016.  The Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation was founded in honor and memory of Ashley Jurjovec in 2017.  The foundation is committed to raising awareness for ARVC and to support research for The Cardiovascular Genetics Group at Lurie Children's Hospital as they work to identify families with inherited risk of sudden death and improve clinical and genetic assessment for those families.  Read Ashley’s story at Healing Hearts for Ashley.


Additional Tower Trot Information

           
Course Maps/Directions/Parking
Race Notes
Award Categories
FAQ's
Information Letter For Our Old Town Neighbors