Registration open for Healthy Hop Run/Walk

By on March 22, 2010

Kane County—The Kane County Health Department is now taking registrations for its 11th annual Healthy Hop Run/Walk on Saturday, April 3, a 5K Race event that also includes the popular Tots Hop.

The Healthy Hop course is USATC certified and runs along the beautiful Fox River in Geneva.

“Whether you want to run or simply walk the course, this is an event for everyone to enjoy. This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and have some fun,” Kane County Health Department Executive Director Paul Kuehnert said. “Each year the event attracts more and more participants, and this year’s race looks to be the best ever.”

To register, visit www.signmeup.com or www.kanehealth.com and follow the Healthy Hop links. The entry fee is $20 for participants age 14 and older ($15 for participants younger than 14) if registered by April 1, $25 after April 1. Participating in the Tots Hop is free.

Check-in time is 7:30 a.m. at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, with race-day registration until 8:30 a.m. Starting time is 9 a.m. for the 5K, with the Tot Hop start at approximately 9:45 to 10 a.m.

Runners will compete in one of 13 age groups.

All 5K participants will receive a T-shirt, raffle tickets, goodie bag and a ribbon. Awards will be issued for top overall 5K male and female participants, the top 5K male and female masters, and the top three male and female finishers in each age group. The course is certified by USA Track & Field. More information is available at www.kanehealth.com.