On July 4th, 2014, at 8 AM, Pokanoka’s Cafe at Shabbona Lake State Park will host the 2nd Annual Pokanoka’s Trail Run/Walk at Shabbona Lake State Park. The Trail Run/Walk will be a fundraising event for Safe Passage, DeKalb County’ Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Agency. The mission of Safe Passage is to reduce or prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.
Safe Passage offers a wide range of services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including counseling, legal and medical advocacy, crisis intervention, community education, and a 24-hour support hotline. Established in 1981, Safe Passage continues to grow in an effort to serve more victims and their families.
The Trail Run will be approximately 8 miles long. The Run will be along wooded trails and open prairrie lands, as the runners circle around scenic Shabbona Lake. The Walk will be a circle loop thru approximately 1.8 miles of historic woods in Shabbona Lake State Park.
Shabbona Lake State Park is located in Southern DeKalb County approximately 25 miles Southwest of DeKalb, Illinois. The Park attracts approximately 445,000 visitors a year.
The 8 mile Trail Race/Walk will be timed by RACE TIME, Inc. from Winfield, Illinois. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following catagories : Male, Female, Youth under 18. Each pre registered participant will receive a race T shirt.
Trail Walkers will leisurely walk the 1.8 miles at their own pace. Each pre registered walker will receive a walk T shirt.
Sign up fees are : $25 for Runners and $10 for Walkers, when you sign up 7 days in advance. Late Registration for runners less than 7 days, will be $30. Pre registration means 7 days in advance of event.
On line registration will be thru www.racetime.info.
E-mail questions to : Pokanokasrun@aol.com
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