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EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2017

PINK LEMONADE 5k '3rd Twist' to benefit Lemons of Love, Inc.

Lions Park - Mount Prospect 

October 1, 2017 @ 9AM


Come join us for our 3rd annual Lemons of Love PINK LEMONADE 5K in Mount Prospect! Come run/walk with us to raise funds to build Lemons of Love bags for chemo patients.
Lemons of Love began in 2014 with a cancer diagnosis. After seeing so many people going through chemo sad and alone, we started making and delivering these bags to oncology wards at hospitals for those going through chemotherapy treatments. Our goal is to bring a smile to those during the darkest days of treatments. All proceeds of this 5k will go to Lemons of Love, Inc.

Bring the whole family... We will have an ART TABLE for the little ones to create "HAPPY PICTURES" that we use for the Lemons of Love bags.  We need drawings with rainbows, sunshine, animals, smiley faces and other happy images to share with the chemo patients!

If you can't run or walk, come out to cheer for your favorite runner on race day!


This is a measured 5k course that will be run with chipped bib’s for all participants. The course will begin at Lions Park - Mount Prospect Park District (on a proven 5K course) and run through the nearby neighborhood.   Water will be provided on the course and at the end.


$40.00 for adults, teens $30.00 and $20.00 for Little Lemons (only with registered adult) until June 30th, then price goes to $45 for adults and $35 for teens.  Race day registration $50.00, teens $40.00 and $25.00 for Little Lemons (on-site, cash or check only!!) All registered adult will receive a “Lemons of Love” 5K T Shirt & Lemon Swag Bag! Little Lemons will receive a Lemons of Love Swag Bag. Please specify adult t-shirt size when registering. No exchanges will be possible on race day.    

First 500 registered race finishers will get a Lemons of Love 3rd Twist Medal through the finish line.


A fundraising webpage is automatically created for everyone who registers online! Prizes for the top fundraisers! EVERYONE WHO DONATES or RAISES A MINIMUM OF $50 by September 1st will be put in our give away (winners will be announced at 5k run and prize will be available for pick up after event). Visit the fundraising link for more details! Whether you raise an extra $10.00 or $1,000.00, Lemons of Love is grateful for your efforts! (FUNDRAISING IS OPTIONAL)

Here are some other ways you can participate

Register a team!  Each team member will get a $5 discount at registration!  Each team will be able to create their own fundraising page.  There will be prizes (tba) for the top fundraising teams! 

Be a VIP!!  Sign up for our virtual runner program.

Not a runner or a walker? Not in the Chicagolad Area, but want to support? You can still show your support by donating or sponsoring a runner or walker to support the cause. Donations over $40.00 qualify for a Lemons of Love Swag Bag!


The first 500 registered entrants to cross the finish line will be awarded a medal.

Prizes will also be given  to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers.

Prizes will also be given by age group.


Packet Pick up will be at Athletico in downtown Mount Prospect at Northwest Highway and 83 from 6-8PM on Thursday, September 28th.  See you there!


Parking is available Lions Park and also across the street at the Village commuter lot (it is empty on Sundays). 


Don't let the good times end after the race! Join us for the post-race celebration. We will have drinks and snacks available for all registered participants. Burn off some calories in the run or walk so you can enjoy the treats afterwards!


Lemons of Love will not be able to offer refunds for ANY reason. Please make sure you can attend on Sunday, October 1, 2017 prior to registration. If for some reason you need to withdraw, your packet will be available at pick-up. Rain day will be scheduled for Spring of 2018 and all paid entrance fees will be moved to that date.


If you would like to volunteer for our event, please contact Tricia at: Tricia@lemonsoflove.org


If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor of Lemons of Love 5K, please email jill@lemonsoflove.org for information and sponsorship opportunities.


If you would like to support but cannot make it out on race day, sign up as a Virtual Runner! Do the run or walk on your own, wherever you may be and Facebook, tweet, or email your time, route, etc. to us! All virtual runners will recieve a Lemons of Love Swag Bag!


We will have t-shirts, bags, pins, and other Lemons of Love items available for purchase online and at the event.


Event details and schedule

Registration open at 7:30AM at Lions Park - MPPD.org

Registration will close at 8:45AM

Step off at 9AM

Please bring signed waivers (if you have not electronically signed) and ID.

Strollers, Baby joggers, Wheelchairs welcome (start at the back).  No skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, bicycles will be allowed.

Snacks & Drinks immediately following run! 

Thank you so much for your support of Lemons of Love - www.lemonsoflove.org

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