Sunday, June 20, 2010

First Team Run of the year tomorrow!!

TOMORROW! Monday, June 21st! Kick off team run in conjunction with our summer UPS for DownS Walking Club

Meet at the Dick Pond Athletics at 927 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. Dick Ponds has several pace groups that leave the Schaumburg store at 6:00 P.M. They run in the neighborhoods around the store. All runners are welcome.

UPS for DownS runners should meet at the store at 5:45 and wear an UPS for DownS shirt (If you don't have one yet, let us know and we will bring one to you). Runners then go out with the appropriate pace group. All pace groups return to the store around 6:45 or 7:00.

You may attend for just the run, just the walk or both - it's completely up to you.

A little about the walking club for those who have not attended:

The Walking Club meets weekly at the store at 7:00 P.M. After the runners stretch, at about 7:10 p.m., we match the runners who wish to act as mentors with walkers who have Down syndrome. They walk 1 mile together around the neighborhood. The walkers take anywhere from 15 minutes to 35 minutes to complete the course. The walk concludes at the UPS for DownS office, about a block from the Dick Pond store. We block off the parking lot with cones and have healthy snacks and music for about 45 minutes.

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