Introducing the all-new BBQ Bolt Run/Walk

Mon March 11, 2019

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The Downers Grove Park District is spicing things up this summer with the inaugural BBQ Bolt Run/Walk event on July 20! Starting and finishing at McCollum Park, the BBQ Bolt brings the community together to celebrate summer with fitness followed by a post-race Picnic in the Park featuring BBQ, beer, festivities and a kid area!

Every registered participant (even kiddos!) will get to enjoy a “Picnic in the Park” complete with BBQ, beer or lemonade! Participants in the 5-Mile, 5K and 1-Mile events will receive a medal and a short-sleeve technical T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by July 1). Participants of the 50-meter Dash will receive a participation medal only. Awards will be given to the overall first-place male and female in 5-Mile and 5K in addition to age category awards for top male and female finishers in each distance.

Groups of four 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 four or more, create a team and receive the discount! Discount of $5 per registrant will take place during checkout.

Participants of all ages can choose their challenge:

5-MILE RUN

The 5-Mile course will be chip timed and is for RUNNERS ONLY. Participants must keep at least a 15-minute pace. The course starts at McCollum Park, continues on neighborhood streets, loops through Patriots Park around Barth Pond and finishes at McCollum Park. NO strollers or dogs allowed on the 5-Mile course.

5K RUN/WALK

The 5K course will be chip timed and is for runners and walkers. Participants must keep at least a 16-minute pace. The course starts at McCollum Park, continues on neighborhood streets and finishes at McCollum Park. Strollers and dogs are permitted on the 5K course. Dogs must be leashed and kept close to you at all times. Please be mindful of runners around you.

1-MILE WALK

The 1-Mile Walk will not be chip timed and is for WALKERS ONLY. The walk course will take place on the path that loops around McCollum Park. Strollers and dogs are welcome on the 1-Mile course. Dogs must be leashed and kept close to you at all times. Please be mindful of others around you.

50-METER DASH

The 50-Meter Kid Dash will take place after the other distances. Kids 12 and under can participate. The dash will be held on the grass near post-race festivities. Children 12 and under who participate in the 5-mile, 5k or 1-mile will automatically be registered in the 50-meter dash at no additional charge if they choose to participate. Please have your child check in at the 50-meter start line to get the 50-meter bib.