Above / All ages relish the competition on Labor Day as families, friends and neighbors muster up energy to catch up to the Naperville Jaycees mascot, Frank E. Fling. (Photo courtesy Alex Anderson)

Frank E. Fling is the hot dog around town, sometimes sandwiched between friends in parades or at historic Centennial Beach, always promoting the Naperville Jaycees. (PN File Photo)

While Frank E. Fling enjoys a sunny day at the beach, the Naperville Jaycees have announced the running of the 2018 Frank E.’s Fling Mile at the 2018 Last Fling.

Runners are invited to participate in the Frank E.’s Fling Mile on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 3, 2018.

“Come test your running skills against our very own Last Fling Mascot, Frank E. Fling and, if you can beat him, you will receive a custom medal,” said publicist Alex Anderson for the Naperville Jaycees Last Fling Committee.

Frank E.’s Fling Mile will begin at 8:45AM in Downtown Naperville south of the intersection of Main and Jefferson (217 S Main Street). The one mile out and back race begins and ends on Main Street, is great for all ages and families. Strollers are permitted.

Frank E.’s Fling Mile is chip timed and overall and age category winners will be announced after the race.

Place and win a prize condiment medal

1st: Golden Mustard Medal
2nd: Silver Relish Medal
3rd: Bronze Ketchup Medal

Registration for the Frank E.’s Fling Mile is now open at www.LastFling.org/Races.

Pricing is $15 until August 31, 2018, at which time online registration will close and same-day registration will be
offered for $20. Packet pick-up will only be offered on the day of the race, beginning at 7:45AM.

Naperville Jaycees & Last Fling

The Naperville Jaycees is a nonprofit service organization with more than 100 young people dedicated to providing Naperville area residents with the opportunity to better themselves and to grow personally and professionally while giving through community service and fundraising efforts. Annual events include Food Giving, Easter Egg Hunt, Distinguished Service Awards and countless other worthwhile projects that positively impact the community. The group also organizes and staffs the Last Fling in close cooperation with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District, numerous Naperville community organizations and hundreds of volunteers.

Proceeds from the Last Fling are given to other nonprofit organizations in the community and throughout DuPage County. Over the past two decades, the Naperville Jaycees have raised and donated more than $2 million to various organizations in the surrounding communities. Through recent partnership with the Naperville Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Network, dues for both organizations are now available at a Dual Membership Rate. Monthly Naperville Jaycee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Judd Kendall VFW located at 908 West Jackson Avenue in Naperville.

For more information, visit www.lastfling.org.

Story submitted by Alex Anderson for the Naperville Jaycees 2018 Last Fling, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

Editor’s Note / Back in 2001, the Naperville Jaycees and many of its Roosters appeared with the Jaycees Gazebo on the first cover of Positively Naperville when the monthly publication was launched during Last Fling. The gazebo along the Riverwalk near the Washington Street Bridge was a gift from the service club as part of the Riverwalk 2000 Campaign. Thanks, Jaycees!

The Naperville Jaycees have been lending community spirit in Naperville for more than 60 years!