Lightways Dino-mite 5k Family Run

Runners from across the region are invited to the 11th annual Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care 5K Family Fun Run on Saturday, June 1, at the New Lenox Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway in New Lenox.

The event includes a 5K run for ages 14 and older and a Dino Dash for children ages 13 and
under. The cost for adults, ages 14 and up, is $35 (or $45 on race day) and includes a T-shirt and goodie bag. First-, second- and third-place medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each age group.

Registration for the kids’ Dino Dash, ages 4 to 13, is $15 ($20 on race day) and includes a T-shirt, goodie bag, and a special prize. Kids under 3 are free, but will not receive a T-shirt. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. on race day, June 1. Deadline is May 10 to be guaranteed preferred T-shirt size and goodie bag.

“This is a family focused event and we wanted to add a fun aspect for the kids,” said Laureen Crotteau, event manager. “Since many kids like dinosaurs, we added the Dino Dash for the kids, 13 and under.

All the racers have the option of listing the person they will be running for on the entry form. In
addition, “Gone But Not Forgotten” memorial signs are available for purchase for $75 each. The signs will be placed at the race check-in area and can be personalized with a loved one’s name and optional photo. Sign orders are due by May 10.

Prehistoric sponsorship opportunities are available at varying dinosaur levels: including Brachiosaurus for $1,500, Brontosaurus for $1,000, Stegosaurus for $750, Tyrannosaurus for $500, and Triceratop for $200.

The Dino Dash Kids’ Race sponsorship is available for $1,000. All sponsorships include prominent placement on race-related material and race entry to the event.

For more information on the sponsorship levels and to register for the race, visit the website, You can make a donation to the Pediatric Care Program at, if you do not wish to participate in the race and still support the event.


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