13th Annual 360 Youth Services Spring Ahead Run and all the fun is Sun., April 15
The 13th Annual 360 Youth Services Spring Ahead Run will begin with registration at 7AM, Sun., April 15.
Presented by Calamos Investments in memory of Scott Swing, the 5K and 10K Run/Walk will take place at CityGate Centre.
CLTV Anchor Dolly McCarthy will serve as emcee. Race features events in categories of 10K, 5K, Wheelchair and Kids.
Alert! Former Chicago Bear and NBC5 sportscaster Mike Adamle and Chicago Blackhawks Mascot Tommy Hawk will participate in the 1-mile Kids Fun Run at 8AM.
The 10K Trail Run begins at 8:15AM; 5K Wheelchair, 8:25AM; and the 5K Street Run, 8:30AM.
Price Before/After April 10: Kids Fun Run – $12/$15; 10k – $30/$35; 5K Wheelchair: – $25/$30; and 5K Run – $25/$30.
The popular even for all ages and all skill sets will be held at CityGate Centre, Route 59 and Diehl Road, on Naperville’s northwest side.
And what are 360 Youth Services? Founded in 1971 by a group of concerned parents and community and religious leaders who saw the need for local professional services for youth and their families, originally the organization was known as Naperville Community Outreach. Longtime residents sometimes still call it that. Then the nonprofit group changed its name to NCO Youth & Family Services. Recently, the name again was changed, updated to 360 Youth Services. Working cooperatively with many local organizations, 360 Youth Services has played a leadership role in the development of programs that encourage positive social change.
Longtime advocate of youth, Mayor George Pradel, pictured at right just below the photo of the 2011 first-place winner’s crossing the finish line, also gives his time to cheer on the participants who run to support 360 Youth Services.
For early registration to the Spring Ahead event or for more info, visit www.ncoyouth.org.
Save the date for Annual Auction & Dinner
On Thurs., Sept. 20, 360 Youth Services will host its annual auction with a yet-to-be-announced theme.
Stay tuned for details and save the date with awareness of the change in months for this popular annual event.
For more info about 360 Youth Services and all upcoming special events, visit www.ncoyouth.org.
“Start” photo at the top courtesy of Joe Lichter.