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Posted on: April 5, 2007

[ARCHIVED] 30th Annual Fox Trot

Applications are now being accepted for the 30th Annual Valley Fox Trot Race, scheduled to take place on Monday, May 28 in downtown Elgin. Official entry forms for the 10 Mile Run/5k Run or the 2 Mile Fun Walk can be downloaded from the City of Elgin website Copies can also be obtained at the Parks and Recreation Department located at the Centre, 100 Symphony Way, or in the lobby of City Hall at 150 Dexter Court. Mail-in applications must be submitted no later than May 19. faxed applications will be accepted until May 23 and walk-in registration continues until 5:00 p.m., May 24th .

Sanctioned by the Chicago Area Runners Association, the Fox Trot includes a 10 mile run, 5 K run, and a 2 mile fun walk and Corporate Challenge. More than 3,000 people of all ages and from all over the mid-west are expected to attend the event. Awards, refreshments and the Kiwanis “Bottomless Pancake Breakfast” are great reasons to come on out and enter the event! Runners and fans will also want to stay in downtown Elgin after the race to take part at the Grand Opening of Festival Park at 1:30 p.m., being held in conjunction with RibFest, taking place from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Fox Trot provides funds for the Elgin Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund. These funds provide financial assistance to children who wish to participate in recreation programs and ensure that children whose families face economic difficulty are able to take part in wholesome, educational activities.

For more information regarding registration, volunteering or sponsorship opportunities, call Community Recreation Supervisor, Jane Gregory, at (847)531-7000, or get all the city’s event information on the city website at

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