The Kane County Cougars organization will host the 2nd annual Ozzie's Home Run and Walk 5K on Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. Registration is now open for the event through racetime.info.
The start and finish for the event will take place at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on the Cougars' field with the finish line at home plate. Participants will be seen on the stadium's videoboard through a live-feed camera and entrants will also receive a high-five from Ozzie T. Cougar on the final stretch of the race. Other surprises that day include door prizes and raffles featuring ceremonial first pitches, suite giveaways and more. The race is open to competitive runners as well as recreational walkers.
The first 300 registrants will receive a commemorative race drawstring bag along with a complimentary ticket voucher for a Cougars game this season. All participants will receive a voucher good for a small domestic beer and bratwurst following the race. The top three male and female finishers in 14 age division categories will win a customized race medal with the Ozzie's Home Run and Walk logo.
Area businesses interested in race sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for children age 5 through 12. A portion of race proceeds will be donated to Ozzie's Outreach, the Cougars' charitable arm that gives back to various causes each year in the community.
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