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Home of the Sparrow to host Zombie 5K, 1-mile walk

CRYSTAL LAKE – Home of the Sparrow’s inaugural Zombie 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk will be Oct. 5 at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

A minimum registration fee of $35 is required. Participants are encouraged to raise additional funds by creating their own personal fundraising page on the Home of the Sparrow website at www.HOSparrow.org.

T-shirts will be given to the first 100 participants raising $150 or more.

Walkers participating in the 1-mile walk can walk through the “Zombie Zone” or the family-friendly “Safe Zone” (no age requirement and strollers welcome). Runners ages 12 and up can “Run for their Life” through the scary Zombie Zone. Participants are encouraged to dress up like a zombie or in a Halloween costume. 

After the run/walk, participants are invited to attend the Monster Mash Party, which consists of face painting, pumpkin painting and an award presentation to the best zombie. Medals also will be given to the top three runners in each age category.

The goal of the event is to raise $20,000. All proceeds will go directly to Home of the Sparrow’s mission to provide hope, opportunity and support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

To sign up, volunteer or sponsor the event, visit www.HOSparrow.org, call 815-271-5444, ext. 40, or email asubleski@HOSparrow.org or sdevries@HOSparrow.org.

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