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LaGrange Rocks for The LeaderShop With 5K This FRIDAY

There is still time to register for the LaGrange Rocks 5K Walk/Run benefitting youth service agency on June 6.

LaGrange Rocks for The LeaderShop With 5K This FRIDAY

For over a decade, The LeaderShop has hosted the La Grange Rocks 5K Run/Walk. This family event has inspired the community to sponsor, participate, and cheer on racers in this benefit for the youth service agency with diverse programs that engage and inspire youth in Lyons and southern Proviso Townships to make a difference in their communities.

Online registrations are being taken at The LeaderShop website. 

Race Packets, T-Shirts, & Bib Numbers may be picked up from 10am - 8pm on June 4th and 5th at The Runner's Soul in LaGrange or on Race Day June 6th from Noon-5:45pm at the start line.

Race Day Registration: Noon-5:45pm at Lyons Township High School North Campus - Cossitt and Edgewood in La Grange.

Race day registration and packet pick-up end at 5:45pm - no exceptions.

What makes this 5K fun is the youth participation in this event. With two shorter races for younger children, this race brings family together to race and cheer for others. Youth bands also line up the route and play music at the post-race party. Medals are awarded for all age divisions.

The races get underway FRIDAY, JUNE  6, including:

  • 6pm - Kids Mini Me One Lap Race (7 and under)

  • 6:15pm - Kids One Mile Race (11 and under)

  • 7pm - 5K Run/Walk race (3.1 miles)  


  • Lyons Township High School North Campus - Cossitt and Edgewood in La Grange

Entry Fees:


  • June 3rd - $37

  • June 4th through June 7  (race day)  - $40


  • Up to four runners - kids must choose one kids' race or the 5K

  • June 3rd = $100

  • June 4th - Race Day = $120

  • Kids one lap or one mile run: $20

Race sponsors include: Brookfield Financial Plans, Inc., Lyons Township Mental Health Commission,  First National Bank of La Grange, Continental Mitsubishi, Vulcan Materials Company, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, Elements Massage, AfterSchool Advantage, The Runner’s Soul, 5th Avenue Cab, Bear Family McDonald Restaurants, Cantata Adult Life Services, Fluid Running, Edward Jones-Keith Hill, Flying High Sports and Rec centers, Get in Shape for Women, Ledo’s Pizza, Lindsey Pann Paulus Coldwell Banker Residential – La Grange, Massage Envy, Sarah Kelly Chiropractic, The Wheel Thing

In-Kind Donation Sponsors: PersonalizationMall.com, DeVries Grocery & Market, Casey’s Market, Home Run Inn Pizza, King Sports Photography, JH Web Marketing, Arc Group Ltd, Corner Bakery Café.

Since 1978, The LeaderShop has been providing a safe and welcoming environment for elementary through high school aged youth. Programs offered range from mentoring and leadership to performance groups, outreach/volunteer services and special community-based events. Students are encouraged to express themselves by getting involved in some – or even all - of the diverse programs which are designed to give youth the tools, confidence and passion to want to make a difference in their community. Involvement in The LeaderShop changes lives – for the participants and for the residents of the neighborhoods served. The LeaderShop takes a preventative position in helping today’s youth grow into productive leaders in their communities.

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