NAPERVILLE, IL- The Naperville Jaycees invites runners to participate in the new Rooster 5K, Fling Challenge, and Fling Mile at the 2015 Last Fling on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. The Fling Challenge is for runners to complete both the Fling Mile and the Rooster 5K. The Fling Mile and Fling Challenge will promptly start at 8:45 a.m., and the Rooster 5K will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Fling Mile and Fling Challenge will begin at 5th Avenue near Naperville North High School and end at the top of Rotary Hill. The Rooster 5K starts at Rotary Hill at the stoplight where the Fling Mile ends. All races are chip timed.
The Fling Mile course is one mile and follows most of the Last Fling Parade route through Downtown Naperville. The Rooster 5K course also follows the Last Fling Parade route. Fling Challenge runners will first run the Fling Mile course, then run the full Rooster 5K course. No dogs or strollers allowed on the course.
Registration is now open on www.rooster5k.com for all races. Runners may register for the following early bird prices through March 31, 2015: Fling Mile for $15, Rooster 5K for $20, and Fling Challenge for $35. Registration will be open from April 1 through September 6, 2015 for the following prices: Fling Mile for $20, Rooster 5K for $35, and Fling Challenge for $50. The entry fee includes t-shirt (if registered by 7/31/15), post-party, and overall and age category awards.
The Naperville Jaycees is a not-for-profit service organization with more than 100 young people dedicated to providing Naperville area residents with the opportunity to better themselves and to grow personally and professionally while giving through community service and fundraising efforts. Annual events include Mardi Gras Fundraising Event, Food Baskets, Easter Egg Hunt and countless other worthwhile projects that positively impact the community. The group also organizes and staffs The Last Fling in close cooperation with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District, numerous Naperville community organizations, and hundreds of volunteers. Proceeds from the Last Fling are given to other nonprofit organizations in the community and throughout DuPage County. Over the past two decades, the Naperville Jaycees raised and donated more than two million dollars to various organizations in the surrounding communities. Through recent partnership with the Naperville Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Network dues for both organizations are now available at a Dual Membership Rate. Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Judd Kendall VFW located at 908 West Jackson Avenue in Naperville.
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