Thank you runners, walkers and junior dashers for making the 2014 Good Life race a success for the Oak Park Runners Club and our charity the Collaboration For Early Childhood, Oak Park's provider of resources and connections vital to every child's opportunity for success in learning and in life.
Since 1958, the RRCA has awarded championship events through a competitive bidding process at the National, Regional, and State level to RRCA member clubs and events to promote the sport of distance running. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women.
The Good Life Race will be an RRCA 5K state championship race this year!
New at the race this year is FREE race photography! Chad Marek of Endurance Photo Chad will be providing us with top quality race photos with easy downloads after the race - no hassle and best of all, free to download.
Photographs will be available with a few days of the race. We will send an e-mail with download information as soon as the photographs are ready.
New and improved event includes separate point-to-point races and distances for various ages, personalized bibs with child’s name for all pre-registered “dashers” and a special award for all participants.
The race has three distances:
200 meters for ages 5+
100 meters for ages 4
20 meters for ages 3 and under
Hooray! The Race That's Good For Life was voted as the Chicago Area Runners Association race of the year for 2013! "The Race of the Year Award is given to a local event that adheres to all CARA Best Practice Guidelines and exemplifies excellent in all facets of a road race."
We're striving to win again for 2014 so register and come see how we're making a great race even better!
Once again The Race That's GOOD For LIFE is excited to be donating its proceeds to the Collaboration for Early Childhood charity. After the 2013 race we were proud to donate $9,500 to the Collaboration for Early Childhood. Can we top this amount in 2014?
The focus of Collaboration for Early Childhood is to provide support for learning and development for Oak Park’s pre-kindergarten children. Research has shown that shown that high-quality early learning environments coupled with support for at-risk families lead to: Lower rates of participation in special education, lower rates of involvement with the criminal justice system, higher rates of high school graduation and higher incomes and rates of home ownership.
We are pleased to be able to link Oak Park’s premier race event with this effort to help Oak Park’s youngest residents.