9th Annual Cougars 5K: Saturday, May 16
Registration will open on race day at 6:45 AM with the race beginning promptly at 8 AM.
Held at Northwestern Medicine Field, the Cougars 5K Run/Walk is a unique event for competitive runners and families looking to enjoy a memorable morning at the ballpark. Runners, walkers, families with strollers...all are welcome! There's no better way to end a race than right at home plate. Participants will receive a high-five from Ozzie and Annie during the final turn while getting a look at themselves on the video board as they cross the finish line.
Children up to the age of 12 can participate in the Inside the Park Dash, a roughly half-mile fun run for only $10 which includes their very own race day t-shirt. Ozzie and Annie will also be waiting for them at home plate to hand out high-fives.
Following the race, all participants will enjoy a complimentary brat or hot dog and beer for those 21 and older. Additional post-race snacks will be provided.
Proceeds from this year's race will benefit the many charitable programs of the Kane County Cougars Baseball Foundation, Inc.
Age Groups and Award Categories: The overall male and female finishers will be awarded trophies. The top three male and female finishers in the following age groups will receive medals: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Race Packet Pick-Up: Race packets can be picked up on Friday, May 15 from 9 AM until 5 PM at Northwestern Medicine Field. Packets can also be picked up on race day from 6:45-7:45 AM at the ballpark.
Goodies: All participants will receive a ticket voucher for a 2020 game.
Safety: Strollers are allowed. We ask that those with strollers accommodate other participants by starting the race near the back of the group.
Refreshments: Water and Gatorade will be provided near the start/finish line and along the race. Post-race refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Cougars.
Schedule of Events:
6:45-7:45 AM - Race day registration and race packet pick-up
8 AM - Run/Walk starts at Northwestern Medicine Field
9 AM - Inside the Park Dash (includes a youth t-shirt!)
Awards ceremony, refreshments to be served on the field following the race