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First annual "St. Jimmy Shimmy" 5K to be held Sept. 28

Published: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 6:00 a.m. CDT

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will hold its inaugural "St. Jimmy Shimmy 5K Run/Walk" at 5 p.m. Sept. 28 to fund restoration work at St. James Farm, according to a news release from the district.

Runners will race through a crushed rock course in the woodlands and meadows surrounding the farm, and past the farm's signature yellow buildings, the release said. Participants will be provided with a chip to track their time during the race and top finishers will receive prizes.

There will also be a one-mile guided history hike starting at 5:05 p.m., as well as a mini steeplechase for kids 13 and under at 6 p.m. A raffle and equine demonstration will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Early registration ends Sept. 18 and costs $29 for adults aged 14 and older and $10 for youth aged 13 and under. Online registration will continue Sept. 19 through 27 and will cost $35 and $15, respectively. Registration will also be available on the day of the event.

For more information, visit dupageforest.org or call 630-876-5931.

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