McHenry Police plan charity event for Special Olympics

The McHenry Police Department will host its first Running Scared event for Special Olympics Illinois.

This is a costume event consisting of both a 5K run and a 2-mile family fun run/walk. The event is being held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday(Oct. 27).

This event will start and finish at Shamrock Farm Park in McHenry, and the course runs through the Legend Lakes subdivision.

This course offers low traffic, a paved running surface, and several water stations. The run portion of the event will be timed, and there will be a finish line Halloween celebration for all the participants at Shamrock Farm Park.

There also is a door prize drawing for all registered participants.

Event registration is available online at or on race day starting at 7 am at Shamrock Farm Park.

Registration is $25 for an individual, $35 for couples, and $45 for family registration.

All money raised from this event go directly to Special Olympics Illinois.

For information visit or call Cmdr. Laura King at 815-363-2218.

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