Up Up & Away 5K run attracts all ages and experience levels, plus visitors

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[August 26, 2013]     Send a link to a friend 

The 5K Up Up and Away run on Sunday morning was a great success. Runners of all levels, plus families and friends, came to support one another.

The Lincoln Park District hosted the event, and the Lake Run Club of Bloomington-Normal conducted the race. Numerous volunteers were present from both groups.

Pictures by Jan Youngquist

Families waited in groups to celebrate afterward, many sitting in portable chairs in the shade, others on their feet with camera in hand, waiting at the finish line, ready to capture the big moment.

A warm-up set to music with instructions got people moving.



Jacki Pavlik from the park district welcomes everyone and provides instructions for the race

Listening closely

They're off


There was a slight delay for the start as the soon-to-be-winner, Jackson Johnson, in the hot pink shirt, came strolling up from the opposite direction to join the group.

Former resident Dave Hawkinson, far right, visits with volunteers.



Coming in for another win with a time of 16:21, Jackson Johnson.

Lake Run Club volunteer Rachelle Leuty with baby Ross in tow grabs runner tags at the finish line.


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