MaeBell 5K. The First Step in the Right Direction

The MaeBell Ward foundation proudly presents it’s first annual 5K Walk & Run.

The event will take place at Montrose Harbor, with tentative dates being June 8th or June 9th. We would like to open registration in February and cap the event at 500 runners/walkers. Runners will be charged will $50 which will entail runner fee, water, light snack before, and food and refreshments after. 

The registration will begin at 8 am, and will be divided alphabetically to ensure speedy start. We hope registration to last under two hours, after registration is complete, we will kick off the race with the National Anthem, and the runners start at 10am. We will have the walkers start immediately after.

We project that the runners to finish within 45 mins, and the walkers to finish within 120 mins. Upon the completion of the run we will award medals according to finish and age bracket. Runners and walkers will be treated to a light lunch, beverages, and an announcement regarding the Foundation, it’s works, and the future intentions of the event.

We will need help with timers, runners bibs, sponsors, water, food, and emergency services. Shirts provided will have the Logo of the foundation, Date of event, and sponsors on the back. We plan on having 40 volunteers, and having the grounds cleared by 2pm.

Volunteers will walk the course after the last participants and make sure the grounds are how we found them. Proceeds from the run will be donated to the MaeBell Ward Foundation, as well as our team for the Chicago Walk To End Alzheimer’s.