Special Events

September 17, MADONNA RENEWAL CENTER BLUE NUN FUN RUN. Wes Block Trailhead, 2636 W. Fairview Road, Freeport. 7:30 am. 5K Fun Run and Children’s Fun Run/Obstacle Course. Adults: $15; Children (With Paid Adult): $10. (815-291-5431)


October 1, ORANGEVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION 5K TRAIL RUN. Richland Creek Trailhead, 101 N. Ewing Street, Orangeville. 8 am. Join in a 5K run on the Jane Addams Trail to benefit the Orangeville schools. The scenic route follows Richland Creek; it is a flat, out and back course on a crushed limestone surface. Refreshments after the race for participants, plus goody bags. For an entry form, go to www.oeftrailrun.com. Pre-Registration before September 23: $20; Race Day Registration: $25. (815-275-2928)

October 8, PAULINE K. MILLER MEMORIAL BICYCLE RIDE. Jane Addams Trail, Richland Creek Trailhead, 101 N. Ewing Street, Orangeville. Bike Ride Check In: 8 am; Walk Check In: 9 am. Join this ride in memory of Pauline Miller. Choose from a 12.55 mile bicycle ride, a 3 mile walk, or the 1 mile Kid’s Wellness Walk. Events culminate in a Life is Good Celebration and craft sale. All proceeds benefit pancreas cancer research. (309-472-4964)