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“Ditch the Weight & Guns” 5K Walk & Run Hosts Three South Side Chicago Closed Course Races


CHICAGO, IL October 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/PRWeb/ -- “Ditch the Weight &
Guns” 5K Walk & Run is an initiative that promotes and raises awareness of nutrition,
physical activity, and gun violence prevention in underserved communities of Chicago.

Its historical walk and run first took place in 2014 in the Englewood community. To date,
nearly 4000+ individuals have participated in the 5K walk and run, including City of
Chicago Mayor Emanuel (4-time finisher). The 5K walk and run has expanded to
Roseland and Chatham. “Ditch the Weight & Guns” Englewood 5K, Chatham 5K,
Roseland 5K Walk & Run 2018 is expected to draw a crowd of 3,000+.

Registration is required and includes a customized medal, timed bib, and dri fit t-shirt.

Times and dates of the races are as follow:
Roseland 5K Oct 14th Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St 10 am Step Off
Englewood 5K Oct 21st Ogden Park 6500 S. Racine 10 am Step Off
Chatham 5K Oct 28th Cole Park 361 E. 85th St 10 am Step Off
A portion of the proceeds from the races will be gifted to schools and organizations
located within Roseland, Englewood, and Chatham.

Sponsors include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Teamwork Englewood, Taylor
Electric, Access Community Health Network, University of Illinois Mile Square Health
Center, Whole Foods Market + Amazon, McCormick Foundation, WBF Construction,
Kennedy King College, Princeton Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Grow Greater
Englewood, ReCast, Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation,
University of Illinois Cancer Center, Thomas for First, Divvy, Athletico, Friends of
Roderick Sawyer, First InSite Realty, Friends of David Moore, Oak Street Health,
Howard Brown Health, Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce.

Website: | Twitter: @ditchtheweight | Facebook:
@ditchtheweightandguns | Instagram: @ditchtheweightandguns

Media Contact:
Baldwin Media Group | Rashanah Baldwin |


Keywords: Chatham 5K, Ditch the Weight & Guns 5K Walk & Run, Englewood 5K, Roseland 5K

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