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Mundelein Park & Recreation District (www.mundeleinparks.org) is taking its traditional Independence Day celebration event virtually with the 41st Annual Freedom Classic 5K. Participants that register online at www.mundeleinparks.org/2020FreedomClassic will receive a t-shirt and commemorative medal (first 150 registered). Registration deadline now extended to June 21! They can run the race on their own, anytime between July 1–5 anywhere– their neighborhood, local path, a treadmill or even the Freedom Classic 5K course (roads will not be blocked as in past events, so caution is encouraged). Participants are instructed to keep track of their time on a watch or tracking device (GPS, Garmin, MapMyRun, Strava, etc.). After completing the 5K, they are encouraged to post a picture with their time on the dedicated Freedom Classic 5K Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FreedomClassic5K).
For those who want a little friendly competition, they can enter the "Beat the Clock Challenge" by selecting a race pace and projected finish time when they register (for example, a 9:00 minute per mile pace = a 5K race finish time of 27:58). “Beat the Clock” runners can meet and engage with Virtual Pace Leaders (7 min/mile; 8 min/mile; 9 min/mile; 10 min/mile and 11 min/mile) on the Freedom Classic Facebook page. The leaders are experienced runners who have been pacers for the race the last few years. The pace group that has the most runners/walkers to come closest to their selected finish time will be recognized in the “Winner’s Circle” on the Freedom Classic Facebook page and receive a ROCK-STAR RUNNER Certificate!
Registration deadline has now been extended to June 21!
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