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  • 39TH ANNUAL DG 5 MILER: JUNE 26, 2016 - 7:30 am



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    GENERAL RACE INFORMATION

    CARA Green Certified

    The DG 5 Miler is a CARA Green Certified Race. Green initiatives for the race include using reusable totes instead of plastic bags for race bags, providing shoe recycling bins for old running shoes on race day; using fewer paper materials for race promotion - and using recycled paper and eco-friendly inks for the fliers we do produce, and using biodegradable race bibs.

    Awards

    Top male and female finishers receive plaques. Top three male and female finishers in each age group receive medals. Top male and female Downers Grove resident finishers receive plaques. The first 500 registrants will receive tech shirts.

    Male and Female Age Divisions:

    Runners will be grouped by gender into one of the following age categories for each distance:

    14 years and younger 35-39 years 60-64 years
    15-19 years 40-44 years 65-69 years
    20-24 years 45-49 years 70-74 years
    25-29 years 50-54 years 75-79 years
    30-34 years 55-59 years 80 years and up

    This is a running event. For the safety of our runners, baby strollers, bicycles, skateboards, roller blades and dogs are strictly prohibited in the race.

    Directions

    Lincoln Center is 1/2 block east of Main Street on Maple Avenue

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    Parking

    Parking is available at the parking deck located in the middle of the block surrounded by Curtiss Street, Maple Avenue, Washington Street and Main Street. Check the Village of Downers Grove website at www.downers.us for additional parking. Parking is NOT available at Lincoln Center or the church lot at the corner of Maple Avenue and Washington Street.

    Sale and/or transfer of race entries/bib numbers is strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future events. All entry fees are non-refundable and cannot be deferred toward a future event.

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    Recycle your old running shoes!

    We have teamed up with USAgain to host a drop box for old running shoes on race day. Bring your worn-out shoes to the Lincoln Center before the race starts. Instead of becoming trash, USAgain reuses and recycles shoes both here in the US and abroad. Non-reusable shoes are recycled for uses such as insulation, or are broken down to reclaim fiber.


    Race Results

    2014 37th Annual DG 5 Miler Race Results

    2013 36th Annual DG 5 Miler Race Results

  • Our Course

    The race starts and finishes at the intersection of Randall and Washington Streets. The 5-miler is a CARA competitive Runner's Choice Series race and features a rolling course through scenic Downers Grove . The 5-mile course is 1 loop. Splits are given at each mile. Water stations at 1 1/2 , 3 3/4 and at the finish line.

    CARA Runners' Choice Circuit

    The DG5Miler is part of CARA's 2016 competitive circuit of races, named the RUNNERS' CHOICE CIRCUIT. CARA members can compete on this Circuit for year-end Overall, Age Group, Clydesdale/Athena (weight) and Club awards.

    This race is a CARA CERTIFIED RACE. It has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA's Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.

    Due to CARA's advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.

    The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run - farther, faster, better, for life.

    2016 Course Map

  • DG 5 MILEr SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

    Race Partner Package

    • Business will be recognized as a Race Partner on all printed materials: All pre- and post-race press releases, Print advertisements, newspaper, fliers, posters, etc.
    • Business will be recognized on Race T-shirt (for runners, volunteers and partners)
    • Business will be recognized at both pre- and post-race announcements as an event partner.
    • Business logo will be featured on the 5 Miler webpage and hyperlinked to your website though the event date.
    • Business may have a booth set up in the Lincoln Center parking lot on race day to market your products and services. Sale of merchandise at your booth on race day is prohibited, unless otherwise approved by the Park District.
    • Business promotional materials will be placed in participant's race bags.
    • Business will receive up to 5 race T-shirts.

    Logo Package

    • Business will be recognized a Race Partner on all printed materials: All pre- and post-race press releases, Print advertisements, newspaper, fliers, posters, etc.
    • Business will be recognized on Race T-shirt (for runners, volunteers and partners)
    • Business logo will be featured on the 5 Miler webpage and hyperlinked to your website though the event date.
    • Business will be recognized in pre- and post-race announcements as an event partner.
    • Business will receive 2 race T-shirts.

    On-site Package

    • Business will be recognized at both pre- and post-race announcements as an event partner.
    • Business may have a booth set up in the Lincoln Center parking lot on race day to promote products and services. Sale of merchandise at your booth on race day is prohibited, unless otherwise approved by the Park District

    Contact kgregori@dgparks.org or call Kari at 630-963-1300 for more information.

  • Volunteer at the DG5Miler

    Volunteers are needed to ensure this race is a safe and fun event. With a variety of positions available, there is a job for everyone, including individuals and groups. No experience is required. The strong support we receive from the community makes this annual event so successful every year!

    Pre-registered runners who provide a volunteer prior to May 23 receive half-off registration (registration refunded following race day).

    Volunteers are needed from 6:00-10:00 a.m. and will receive a t-shirt and light breakfast. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. If interested in volunteering, please submit the volunteer form below or click here to download a form.

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  • ROAD CLOSURES

    The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic until approximately 9:00 a.m.:

    • Washington Street between Maple Avenue and 55th Street
    • Randall Street between Park Avenue and Webster Street
    • Webster Street between Summit and Randall Street (south entrance to Lincoln Center)
    • Summit Street between Webster Street and Washington Street
    • Clyde Avenue between Main Street and 60th Place
    • 60th Place between Main Street and Clyde Avenue
    • Webster Place between 59th Street and Washington Street
    • 61st between Main Street and Washington Street
    • Lyman Avenue between Maple Avenue and 55th Street

    Downers Grove Police will be directing traffic at the following intersections; Washington and 55th Streets, Washington and 59th Streets, Lyman Avenue and 55th Street, Main Street and 59th, Middaugh Avenue and 59th, and 59th and Grand Ave.

    As a reminder, vehicular traffic will be limited on the entire course during the race.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • Gugliuzza Law
  • DG Peds
  • redline
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  • Advocate Good Sam