Applications are now available for the 31st annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot, to be held on Memorial Day, May 26, 2008. The event offers races for all levels of competition, including of a 10 mile run , a 5K run and a 2 mile fun walk for the entire family. The race is endorsed by the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA).
Applications are available at The Centre or on the city website at www.cityofelgin.org Completed applications can be mailed in or dropped off at the Parks and Recreation offices at The Centre with a check or credit card no later than May 19. The fee for the 10 mile or 5K race is $20.00. The fee for the 2 mile fun walk is $18 per family or $5 per individual. For more information call 847-531-7005.
The Elgin Valley Fox Trot event is the largest single fundraiser for the Elgin Parks and Recreation Department Youth Scholarship Fund. The fund was established in 1993 to assist economically challenged families in Elgin. The Scholarship Fund subsidizes the registration fee to any recreation program for youth 17 years old or younger, up to $75 per year. If you would like to donate to the Youth Scholarship please contact (847) 531 – 7056.