Quarryman 10 Mile & 5K returns with new date, course changes

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 9:57 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:02 a.m. CDT

LEMONT — The Advocate Good Samaritan Quarryman 10 Mile & 5K is back in Lemont for its eighth year on Saturday, April 13 and is now open for registration.

The race date was originally scheduled for the Saturday before Mother's Day but has been moved to April 13 to accommodate local businesses and the very busy May race schedule, according to race director Dave Fako.

A few small changes have been made to the Quarryman race course, the primary one being turning Lemont Village Hall into the center for all race activities.

“It will serve as the packet-pick-up location, as the Start/Finish line and post-race awards/party area," Fako said in a press release. "All activities for the race will be centrally located at Village Hall."

Returning this year is the Double Dare Challenge with the Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10.  Also, due to last year’s cancellation because of lighting, the race is offering significant discounts to 2012 registrants to accommodate them for the cancellation.  

The Quarryman, which has been rated “Best Hills” among Chicagoland’s running races, offers elite athletes, age group competitors and fitness runners a challenging course.

The races start and finish in downtown Lemont and the course winds through the scenic and hilly neighborhoods of the town.

Registration and information about the Quarryman can be found at www.quarrymanchallenge.com.

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