HOMEWOOD | The H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, at 2920 W. 183rd St., is finalizing plans for the Run for Freedom — the second race of the 2014 Summer Circuit. Registration closes at noon July 2. Registration fees are $22 for Homewood-Flossmoor residents and $25 for nonresidents. Race day fee is $30.
The race begins and ends at the Lions Club Park and Pool, at 1041 Ridge Road, Homewood, directly across the street from the Izaak Walton Preserve. This traditional July 4 race pre-dates the three-race 5K Summer Circuit and maintains the same race path, through a Homewood neighborhood adjacent to the Lions Club Pool. The Run for Freedom kicks off at 8 a.m.; check-in and race-day registration begins at 7 a.m.
The Run for Freedom, as do all the circuit races, will have its unique Tech T-shirt for all advanced registered participants and calculates running times for this race as well as the overall positioning for the circuit awards. At the conclusion of the race, awards will be presented for overall male and female winners as well as awards in each age group.
All runners will aspire to overcome the race times already set by the overall male and female winners of the Apollo 5K held in May — Josh May, David Cooke, Chris Laflin, Darla Erman, Priscilla Cordero and Ellen Hughes.
The circuit is comprised of three timed races — Apollo 5K in May, Run for Freedom in July and the Flossmoor 5K in September. The circuit routes are flat and fast courses winding through the Chicago Southland communities of Homewood and Flossmoor. Conroy Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, the circuit’s main sponsor, provides warmup and cool down therapeutic services to race participants.