BBQ Bolt Run/Walk - 8.29.20

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: McCollum Park

SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2020

8 AM START

Featuring BBQ and more!

McCollum Park | 6801 Main St, Downers Grove, IL

PLEASE NOTE, REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY THROUGH AUG. 27. NO ONSITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER!

INDIVIDUAL

Distance Through Aug. 27
5K $40
1M $35

TEAMS

Groups of 4 or more get $5 off per racer! Teams must register by Aug. 27; no day-of registration.
Distance Through Aug. 27
5K $35
1M $30

NEW! VIRTUAL RACE

Distance Through Aug. 27
5K $30
1M $30


SAFETY GUIDELINES AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

The Downers Grove Park District is following Phase 4 guidelines under the Restore Illinois Plan for the BBQ Bolt. 
VIEW REQUIRED SAFETY GUIDELINES

WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE?

T-SHIRT

5K, 1-Mile and Virtual Race registrants will receive a short-sleeve technical T-shirt. Register by Aug. 7, 2020, to guarantee a T-shirt in your preferred size.

RACER MEDALS

All participants will receive a finisher's medal.

AWARDS

Awards given to the overall top 3 male and female finishers in the onsite 5K course. Age category awards for the top 3 male and female finishers in the 5K: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+. No awards given for 1-Mile or Virtual Races.

BBQ & MORE

Every registered participant (even kiddos!) will get to enjoy a BBQ meal (vegetarian option) and beverage! Unfortunately due to recent changes with liquor permitting in the State of Illinois under the Restore Illinois Plan, beer will be unavailable for the race in 2020.

TEAMS

Groups of 4 or more can create a TEAM and receive a discount on registration! Members of a team can participate in any distance they choose. If you are a family of 4 or more, create a team and receive the discount! Discount of $5 per registrant will take place during checkout. Teams must register by Aug. 27.

  • CREATE A TEAM: The person creating the team will first register themselves by picking the race distance of their choice and then under the TEAM section of the registration form, they will choose to "create the team", pick a team name, create a password and include themselves on the team.
  • JOIN A TEAM: Team members select the race distance they want to participate in and then in the TEAM section of the registration page, pick "choose to be added to a team" and pick from the team names in a drop down menu.

NEW! VIRTUAL RACE OPTION

Want to participate in the BBQ Bolt, but want to do it on your own time at your own pace? Register for our virtual options! Choose to participate in the 5K or 1M course and run or walk from Aug. 22 to 28.

Register by Aug. 27: $30 per racer

Virtual Racers Receive:*

  • Short-sleeve tech shirt
  • Finisher medal
  • Alter Brewing Company beer voucher
  • Virtual goodie bag

*Virtual racers will not receive the BBQ meal or qualify for finisher awards.

Drive-Thru Packet Pickup:

  • Friday, Aug. 28 from 3-7 pm
  • Downers Grove Recreation Center located at 4500 Belmont Road, Downers Grove
  • Drive-thru will occur in the circle drive at the entrance of the facility
  • In the case of inclement weather, packet pickup will be moved inside the facility

Track Your Course:

For those who want to track and share their run/walk experience, instructions for using the RunKeeper app will be sent to registered participants prior to Aug. 22. Share your selfies with us by emailing events@dgparks.org.


WHY PARTICIPATE?

The BBQ Bolt supports Downers Grove Park District's inclusion services, through SEASPAR, for people with disabilities who want to participate in a park district program or activity.

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