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Moraine Valley to host 5K run/walk on campus

The Halloween 5K run/walk will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.

Participants can walk or run the chip-timed, certified 5K (3.1 mile) loop around campus with the runners taking off first and awards for the top finishers. Children ages 5 to 12 also can run a 1K (.62 miles), which starts at 10 a.m. All pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt. Costumes are encouraged.

The Little Pumpkins Patch is a free family area open during and after the race that includes trunk-or-treating, a bounce house, mummy race, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more.

Current registration is $40 for community members, $35 for Moraine Valley alumni, $25 for Moraine Valley students, and $10 for the children’s 1K race. Signing up on race day is $50 for community members, $40 for alumni, $35 for students, and $15 for children.

Proceeds from the race will go to the Moraine Valley Foundation, which provides need-based scholarships to students.

Anyone interested in dressing up their vehicle and providing candy for Trunk-or-Treating should email [email protected] For additional information or to register, visit www.morainevalley.edu/fitrec.

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