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5KBC Race and Wellness Expo

After a three year hiatus ... with the initiative and partner offer from Brian Taylor, Director of Recreation/Mt. Prospect Park District (MPPD); the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce (MPCC) was proud to bring back a Wellness event while promoting Mount Prospect’s unique Kensington Business Center. Northwest Community Healthcare’s Director of Development Kathi Grummel jumped on board immediately.

Seven months of planning and great efforts – a solid team including MPPD Fitness Manager Dee Ford and MPCC staff member Meghan Brickley. Many showed up to run, volunteers and staff standing by, our timer and equipment was on site thanks to the MPPD and our awesome Public Works crew ... we were ready!

This event was rich in preparation though cut short (as in ‘cancelled’ an hour before RACE TIME ...) due to the only thing not in our control ... WEATHER!

Thank you to our Event Sponsor: Northwest Community Healthcare

With Special Thanks to our Event Partner: Mt. Prospect Park District

This 5K Run/Walk event included wellness industry exhibitors from our local business community who were available on site to meet with runners at their table. Exhibitors included: Northwest Community Healthcare, Mt. Prospect Park District, Innate Concept Chiropractic, Prospect Heights Park District, Body & Brain Tai Chi, River Trails Park District, Advanced Physical Medicine & Therapy.

Additional event supporters included: Novak & Parker Home Appliance, Picket Fence Realty, MB Financial Bank, Buffalo Wild Wings, Emerson’s Ale House, Illinois American Water, Capannari Ice Cream, B & E Accounting & Tax CPA P. C.,

Mount Prospect State Bank, Culver’s, Signarama, Mia’s Cantina, Stay Fit Physical Therapy & Core Wellness, Byte Me! Computer & Internet Services, Nutphree’s Bakery, Molly Maid of Mt. Prospect & Elk Grove, Blackfinn Ameripub, LePeep Café & Pub, Village Bank & Trust, Friedrichs Funeral Home, Mt. Prospect/Prospect Heights Rotary Club, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Mt. Prospect Junior Women’s Club, and Mt. Prospect Lions Club.

5KBC Run/Walk & Wellness Expo – Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Individual runners and families are invited with a BIG SHOUT OUT TO OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY: Get your Corporate Teams together and save the date!

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