5K Grow & Go

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Location: Illinois Farm Bureau, 1701 Towanda Ave, Bloomington, IL

Phone: 309-557-2230

Email: jsmith@ilfb.org

Link: http://www.iaafoundation.org

Event Description

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 17, 2014 at 11:58 AM CDT

Celebrate Illinois farm families and the important role they play in putting food on your table.

Hosted entirely on the grounds of the Illinois Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Financial and GROWMARK Headquarters on Towanda Avenue in Bloomington, the 5K course has a cross-country feel with well maintained grass, pavement and a few rolling hills. Finishing times and results provided by the Lake Run Club of Bloomington/Normal. Youth ten and under can participate in the Cock-a-Doodle Dash quarter mile race where everyone wins an award!

Participants will learn more about our roots in agriculture while supporting a great cause.

Proceeds from this race benefit Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, a program providing free resources to teachers in an effort to help students make the connection between food, fiber, fuel and farming.

After the race/walk participants are invited to join an indoor open house featuring a hot breakfast and family fun activities. Kids will enjoy interactive learning stations and activities led by Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom staff and runners will appreciate unique tractor awards for 1st and 2nd place finishers in 5-year age categories.

Learn more online at www.iaafoundation.org

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