‘Sprout Sprint’ 5K Run or 1 Mile Fun Walk

‘Sprout Sprint’ 5K Run or 1 Mile Fun Walk


The Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the “Sprout Sprint” 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, October 5th at Spencer Park. This race is one of the Chamber’s activities to promote tourism in Boone County, showcasing the Boone County Conservation District’s Spencer Park at 603 N. Appleton Road on the west side of Belvidere. This year’s run will consist of a two-lap course in Spencer Park with the intention to have next year’s race include Belvidere Park.

General Mills/Green Giant is the sponsor of the “Sprout Sprint’ and will have the “Sprout” mascot present to greet the children. Employees and Chamber members have volunteered to help with the run and related activities.

The Chamber is predicting a successful run for their second attempt in hosting the “Sprout Sprint.” This year’s run is a sanctioned Rockford Road Runner’s “Circuit Race,” awarding points to the serious runner toward their annual competition goals. Although sanctioned as a “Circuit Race,” the “Sprout Sprint” is designed for the casual, recreational jogger and the 1 Mile walk for those want to enjoy the fresh autumn season in a park setting.

Awards will be presented to 1st & 2nd place, Male and female runners in defined age brackets. A complimentary cookout has been added after the run to encourage runners and family participation. Dean Foods will provide ice cream for dessert.The first 150 runners or walkers to register will receive a “Sprout Sprint” long-sleeve T-Shirt. Pre-register by October 4th at $13 or the day of race registration fee is $15. Sign in/registration will start at 9 a.m. The race starts at 10 a.m. and the cookout will commence at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 5th. Race applications are available at the Belvidere Area Chamber office at 200 S. State Street, Belvidere. Call 544-4357 or Email: chamber@belvidere.net” for more information.

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