Chicago, IL, June 08, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Registration is open for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago’s inaugural Friends of the Poor 5K Run/Walk.
The race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at 9 a.m. on a USATF certified course at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue in Chicago. The event is limited to a maximum of 500 entrants, and registration for the event will close once the limit has been reached. The cost to run is $25 for students and $30 for adults. The cost for walkers is $25. Race day registration will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $35 for everyone.
Packet Pick-Up will be held at DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, on Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sept. 20, 3 to 8 p.m. Packets will be available during race day registration, but participants are encouraged to pick up their packets at DePaul University.
“The Society of St. Vincent de Paul members are helping the needy in Cook and Lake counties every day,” said Al Schoen, race chairman and Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago board member. "Running or walking in the Friends of the Poor 5K is a great way for people to give back to their community.”
To register for the Friends of the Poor 5K, please visit www.signmeup.com/81920.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul began its mission in 1857 and is Chicago's oldest charity. The Society’s members are located throughout Cook and Lake counties and help nearly half a million people every year with food, clothing, furniture, medical and dental assistance and much more. To learn more about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago or to donate, please visit www.svdpchicago.org.
Who: Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago
What: Hosting the inaugural Friends of the Poor 5K Run/Walk
When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at 9 a.m.
Where: Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue in Chicago
Registration: Online at www.signmeup.com or at the race location on race day.
About St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago has been serving the needy since 1857 and it is the oldest charity in Chicago. The Society has more than 2,000 Vincentian volunteers throughout Cook and Lake Counties, who help provide life’s basic necessities — food, shelter, clothing, transportation, emotional comfort and more — to more than 460,000 needy individuals annually. Additionally, SVdP operates two thrift stores and 47 food pantries. To learn more or to donate about St. Vincent de Paul Chicago, please visit www.svdpchicago.org.