Lincoln-Way Half Marathon registration continues through AprilTuesday, March 14, 2017
The Lincoln-Way Half Marathon, formerly known as the Frankfort Half Marathon, will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. The race will be hosted by the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation for Academic Excellence, and will offer a “virtual runner” option for those who would simply like to donate. The race will begin and end at Breidert Green Park in downtown Frankfort and participants will run along Old Plank Road Trail and the Will County Forest Preserve throughout the race.
The current cost to register is $75, and the rate will increase to $80 on April 1, 2017. Runners will receive a performance T-shirt and gear from local business sponsors; finishers will receive a custom medal depicting the marathon logo designed by Lincoln-Way West student, Olivia Judge. A post-race celebration will include prizes from sponsors, as well as an ice-cream truck.
Proceeds from the race will go directly toward enhancing educational experiences of District 210 students. Board member Stacie McGlone explains, “The mission of the Lincoln-Way Foundation is to creatively generate funds that will be used to enhance the education of our students through a grant process. The students are given opportunities to explore education in ways that relate to them whatever their interests include, allowing them to succeed.”
Sponsorships for the marathon are available as well. Those interested in participating in the half marathon or partnering with the Foundation can sign up at www.lincolnwayhalfmarathon.com.
McGlone says, “As a REALTOR, I work with people every day who are drawn to a community for the schools, so I feel that this is a mission that benefits the entire Lincoln-Way area.”