Tower Trot

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40th Annual Tower Trot

Saturday, May 27, 2017

 RACE LOCATION-BACK IN OLD TOWN—Run for the fun and for the benefits: Your health (exercise), Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation (fundraising) and maybe your pride (awards). The 40th Annual Tower Trot will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 27. 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 27, 2017
Time:            8:30 a.m.—10K (6.2 mile) and Double Run (10K and 5K)
                     8:45 a.m.—Fun Run (< a mile)
                     9:30 a.m.—5K (3.1 mile)
Start/Finish:  Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue


Online registration is available at until 12 noon on Friday, May 26, 2017.  The registration form is also available online and at the Recreation Center.

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

Categories/Entry Fees

Information available on the registration form.
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 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
     9 a.m.–8 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017
     9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017
On race day, race packets will only be available at Grand Avenue Community Center. Doors open at 7 am.

Goodie Bag—Virtual
Experience our GREEN online goodie bag, as we help to reduce our waste footprint! The Goodie Bag can be viewed starting May 24, 2017.  Review 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 11, 2017. Your saves can still be used after the close date.

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
Results will also be available at these mobile apps:

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Walk for Ashley

2017 Walk for Ashley T-Shirt
The Walk for Ashley will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Western Springs Tower Trot on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Ashley Jurjovec, a former math teacher at McClure Junior High, passed away suddenly in May of 2016 from an undetected heart rhythm disease. The staff at McClure along with Ashley’s family and friends will be conducting a walk in memory of Ashley and to help raise awareness for her condition. Ashley’s family is working with Lurie's Children's Hospital of Chicago to support research for heart rhythm diseases. Read Ashley’s story at

Shirts for the walk can be purchased at and will be included in your race packet at the Recreation Center.

Additional Tower Trot Information

Course Maps/Directions/Parking
Information Letter For Our Old Town Neighbors