Tower Trot

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Run for the fun and for the benefits: Your health (exercise), Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation (fundraising) and maybe your pride (awards). The 41st Annual Tower Trot will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 26. Open to all ages and abilities using CARA age categories for awards. Registration is required and includes t-shirt, refreshments and entertainment.

Race Agenda

Date:            Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time:            8:30 a.m.—10K (6.2 mile) and Double Run (10K and 5K)
                     8:45 a.m.—Fun Run (< a mile)
                     9:30 a.m.—5K (3.1 mile)
Start/Finish:  Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue


Preregistration (available starting April)
Online registration will be available at until 12 noon on Friday, May 25, 2018.  The registration form will be available online and at the Recreation Center.

Race Day
Register in person starting at 7 a.m. at the Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs. 10K, "The Double" and Fun Run registrations are open until 8 a.m. and 5K registration is open until 9 a.m. Late arrivals on race day will not be eligible for awards.

Categories/Entry Fees

Information available on the registration form.
Race Packets
Prior to race day, numbers, t-shirts and information can be picked up at the Recreation Center during the following hours:
    12 noon–4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
     9 a.m.–8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018
     9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018
On race day, race packets will only be available at Grand Avenue Community Center. Doors open at 7 am.

Goodie Bag—Virtual
Experience our GREEN online goodie bag, as we help to reduce our waste footprint! The Goodie Bag can be viewed starting May 21, 2018.  Review sponsors and what they have to offer. Remember to select SAVE on any offer you may be interested in before the bag closes on June 9, 2018. Your saves can still be used after the close date.

2017 Race Results
Race results will be posted immediately following the race at these links:
5K Race Results 10K Race Results Double Race Results 5K Walk Results
Results will also be available at these mobile apps:

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Healing Hearts for Ashley  


Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation

For the first year, the Western Springs Tower Trot will be partnering with the Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation.  Ashley Jurjovec, a former Western Springs middle school teacher, passed away suddenly from a genetic heart condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in May of 2016.  The Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation was founded in honor and memory of Ashley Jurjovec in 2017.  The foundation is committed to raising awareness for ARVC and to support research for The Cardiovascular Genetics Group at Lurie Children's Hospital as they work to identify families with inherited risk of sudden death and improve clinical and genetic assessment for those families.  Read Ashley’s story at Healing Hearts for Ashley.

Additional Tower Trot Information

Course Maps/Directions/Parking
Information Letter For Our Old Town Neighbors