2011 Tinley Park Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk called for rain.
The Best Laid Plans. Tinley Park event organizers, Celeste Hayward and Mary Hannon, planned for everything. The one thing they couldn't control was the one thing that went wrong. For the first time in Get Your Rear in Gear history, a race was cancelled for weather. Severe thunderstorms rolling through the Chicago-area on Sunday morning, July 24, forced the cancellation of the Get Your Rear in Gear Tinley Park. Celeste was still able to tell the Chicagoland area about Get Your Rear in Gear and the importance of the race and generating awareness for colon cancer during a TV interview with the ABC affiliate in Chicago WLS TV ABC7.
The Good News? Even with the weather Get Your Rear in Gear Tinley Park beat their fundraising goals! The monies raised at this year's event will be added to fundraising from the previous two years to increase awareness levels and screening rates in the Chicago/Tinley Park area.
Thank You! We would like to thank everyone involved with the event for the hard work that went into the weekend. From committee members, team captains, individual and team fundraisers, to the volunteers who braved the weather to prepare the course and be there for all the runners and walkers, and of course the participants. We look forward to the 2012 Tinley Park event. Mark you calendar now for Sunday, July 22, 2012.
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011
Registration: 7:00 am
5K Timed Run: 8:00 am
Kids Fun Run: 8:30 am
5K Walk: 9:00 am
Location: Bettenhausen Rec Center 8125 W. 171st St Tinley Park, IL, 60477
Registration Fees until July 20:
Adults - $25
Youth (12 and under) - $10
After July 20 and on Race Day:
Adults - $30
Youth (12 and under) - $12
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Packet Pick-up: Saturday, July 23rd
9 AM - Noon
18400 Convention Center Drive
Tinley Park, IL
Directions/Parking: Click here for directions. Parking is available at the White Water Canyon lot or the Community Fields lot adjacent to the Bettenhausen Rec Center.