5K and 10K Run/Walk returns to Dayton Bluffs Preserve in Ottawa


OTTAWA - The Second Annual 5K/10K Run/Walk at Dayton Bluffs Preserve in Ottawa will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. The course will take participants through the prairies and woodlands of this pristine preserve located on the Fox River.

The Run/Walk is limited to 150 registrants, who each will receive a race T-shirt. The top three overall male and female winners will receive special recognition. Race will begin and end at Hank’s Farm Restaurant. Participants must check in at the main tent located in Hank’s parking lot. Food will be available for purchase after the race on site.

The 5K Run/Walk portion is dog and stroller-friendly for those wishing to share their outdoor experience.

Cost is $25 per person. Registration ends Wednesday, Sept. 25 and can be made at https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Ottawa/DaytonBluffsPreserveTrail5kRunWalk.

Dayton Bluffs is a 253-acre preserve owned by The Conservation Foundation and leased to the city of Ottawa. The preserve has more than a mile of Fox River frontage and includes unique geological features, multiple ravines, and several prehistoric archeological sites. It is located at 2997 IL Route 71, Ottawa, between the I-80 interchange and north of Hank’s Farm Restaurant. E-mail the race director at [email protected] with any questions about the run/walk.

The Conservation Foundation is one of the region’s oldest and largest not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organizations, with more than 4,000 members. Founded in 1972, TCF has helped preserve more than 35,000 acres of open space, restored and cleaned miles of rivers and streams, and educated thousands of kids by engaging them in nature and the outdoors.

TCF’s mission is to improve the health of our communities by preserving and restoring natural areas and open space, protecting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of our environment.

Find out more at theconservationfoundation.org.

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