Oak Brook Park District gears up for 2014 race season

Published: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 2:19 p.m. CDT
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Parker Kosey of Morton Grove pulls ahead of his mom, Laure, and heads toward the finish line during the Oak Brook Park District’s 2013 Pink 5K. This year’s Pink 5K benefit run/walk will be May 10 at Oak Brook Park District’s Central Park. (Photo provided)

OAK BROOK – The Oak Brook Park District is offering three athletic opportunities that can accommodate people of all ages and fitness levels coming up this spring and summer, according to a news release from the Oak Brook Park District. For more information, visit obparks.org.

1. Indoor Sprint Triathlon:
Time: 7 a.m. (first wave)
Date: March 2
Place: Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook

The Oak Brook Park District Indoor Sprint Triathlon is a 40-minute, timed event where participants record the distance they can cover during a 10-minute swim, 15-minute stationery bike and 15-minute treadmill session. Cost is $30 for residents and $40 for nonresidents.

2. The Pink 5K
Time: 8 a.m. (race start); 6 a.m. (check-in)
Date: May 10
Place: Family Recreation Center

Participants can help fight breast cancer in stride at the Oak Brook Park District’s fourth annual Pink 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds from registration fees will help the park district reach its $10,000 donation goal to benefit Open Arms Breast Cancer Outreach Fund, Hinsdale Hospital Foundation.

3. Cori’s Triathlon (for kids ages 6-14)
Time: 8 a.m.
Date: June 7
Place: Family Recreation Center

The fifth annual Cori’s Triathlon sponsored by the Cori Sikich Foundation promotes exercise in a "fun and energetic way." Kids will participate in the three traditional triathlon events: swimming, biking and running. Fees are $30 before May 9 and $45 after 5 p.m. May 9. Registration deadline is May 30.

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