Please join Green Dot Environmental as they celebrate the 2nd Annual 5K for Earth Day presented by Merchants Banc on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Providing a celebration of the intersection of health, the mainstream green movement and diverse community engagement, this 2nd Annual 5K run/walk highlight the best Chicago of the future set against the historic landmarks of Humboldt Park.

Beginning with a family friendly 5k run/walk, the race will culminate at the Humboldt Park boat house with a free Green Living Expo including great music, family entertainment, delicious food, exciting vendors and shopping, environmental education and fun for the whole family. With the support of city councilmen Roberto Maldonado of the 26th Ward, the 5k for Earth Day / Green Living Expo is an  integral part of  his Green initiatives.

This event also goes beyond these neighborhoods as everyone from in and around Chicago was invited to run/walk locally and think globally. They also welcome national and international organizations to participate locally. The Earth Day Network and Global Exchange are just some of the organizations that have joined in their efforts.

For those who will be unable to run, walk or celebrate that day, you may still contribute by way of a charitable donation given to one of the following beneficiaries: The 26th Ward Community Reinvestment Fund, the Humboldt Park Advisory Council. Click 5K for Earth Day / Green Living Expo Donation.

Preliminary Event Schedule (April 23, 2011)
7:00 Race Day Registration
7:40 Registration Closes
7:45 Warm-Up
7:50 Opening Ceremony Hosted by 35th Ward Aldermen Rey Colon
8:00 Runners Begin (Walkers Start Immediately Following the Runners)
9:00 Green Living Expo begins (full schedule of activities will be posted on April 1st)
9:30 Awards Ceremony Hosted by 26th Ward Aldermen Roberto Maldonado

T-shirts / Awards & Categories
Every participant will receive a high quality organic cotton T-Shirt and recyclable tote bag.  Awards will be given to the top 3  male and female runners.

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