The Old Quarry Warrior Booster Club will host its second annual Keepataw Family Fun Run on Monday, Sept. 2, in downtown Lemont.The two-mile family run starts at 8:30 a.m. and will include awards, a raffle and music. The race begins and ends next to Front Street Cantina, 319 Front St.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Warrior Booster Club, which helps provide extra-curricular activities for students at Old Quarry Middle School.
Participants who register before race day can save by paying a reduced rate of $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 13 and under, and the first 200 runners to register will receive a Fun Run T-shirt. Day-of-race registration will cost $25 for adults and $20 for 13 and under.
Runners who have preregistered can pick up their packets at Front Street Cantina between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday or at 8 a.m. the day of the race. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Race organizers will post runners’ times, and first-and second-place winners in 10 age categories will be awarded medals.
What does the Warrior Booster Club do?
Community leaders and parents formed the not-for-profit Warrior Booster Club to support extra-curricular activities for students at Old Quarry Middle School after the financial situation of Lemont-Bromberek School District 113A forced the board of education to cut activities in 2010.
According to the group’s website, last year, more than 800 students participated in extra-curricular activities supported by the Warrior Booster Club. The activities are made possible by sponsorships, tax-deductible donations – and through fund-raising events such as the Keepataw Family Fun Run.
For more information on other opportunities to donate to the Warrior Booster Club, click here.