AVONDALE — Avondale’s first 5K/3K is set for this weekend.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event is a do-it-on-your-own-time affair. Neighbors are encouraged to participate anytime between Thursday and Sunday.
Group members with Avondale Neighborhood Association and other neighbors created two routes: a 3K that will take neighbors through western Avondale and a 5K that covers the eastern side of the neighborhood.
The stops along the routes range from landmarks such as St. Hyacinth Basilica at 3636 W. Wolfram St. to parks and neighborhood businesses, including Avondale Bowl at 3118 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Neighbors can choose to walk, bike or run.
The goal is to keep neighbors connected and to put Avondale on the map, said Jesse Ortega, a member of the Avondale Neighborhood Association.
“I’ve been in races; I’ve seen what that can do to a community as far as bringing people together. It definitely brings exposure to a community,” Ortega said.
Those who wish to participate should register online. The first 500 people to sign up will receive a free Avondale patch and sticker.
Participants are encouraged to post photos of their run/walk/bike on social media and use the hashtags #HelloAvondale #HolaAvondale #DzieńdobryAvondale.
For more information, visit the event page.
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