As planning is underway for the 2016 Race to the Flag 5K, there are new and exciting things happening this year! Formerly a part of the Village of Westmont Health and Wellness committee, the race will now be administered by the Westmont Park District which has been meeting the community’s needs for 56 years. We anticipate this transition to be a smooth one as many committee members will be continuing to assist with the planning.
For the past six years, proceeds have been sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospitals. Along with the change in administrative responsibility, the Westmont Park District Board of Commissioners has partnered together with the local nonprofit People’s Resource Center (PRC) so that proceeds from the race can benefit neighbors in need right here in our community. As a partner in the community, PRC helps to meet neighbors’ basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing assistance services. In addition, PRC provides job, computer, and literacy training programs and art empowerment classes to help neighbors in need here in DuPage County.
Even with these changes, many aspects of the race will remain the same including location, race course, CARA certification as well as the date of the event. We are also planning to continue using the same website www.racetotheflag.org as well as our Race to the Flag Facebook page; if you are following either or both of those, please continue to do so! Over the next several months, we will be updating both sites with our new logo and any updated information as we continue with the transition.
We appreciate the support you’ve given to the event in the past, and hope that you will continue to be part of the 7th annual Race to the Flag 5k in 2016! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.