Tower Trot

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Run for the fun and for the benefits: Your health (exercise), Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation (fundraising) and maybe your pride (awards). The 43rd Annual Tower Trot will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 23, 2020. 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 23, 2020
Time:            8:30 am — 10K (6.2 mile) and Double Run (10K and 5K)
                     8:45 am — *Fun Run (< a mile)
                     9:30 am — 5K (3.1 mile)
Start/Finish:  Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue
*The Fun Run Start is at Chestnut and Grand; the Finish is at Official Finish Line on Lawn Ave.


Preregistration (available starting February 2020)
Online registration will be available beginning February 2020 and will be open until 15 minutes prior to Start time of each race.  No paper entry forms will be accepted after May 21 or on Race Day.  Registration after May 21 will be online and by kiosk registration only.  Kiosks will be available for registration at the Recreation Dept May 20-22 and at the Grand Avenue Gym on Race Day.  Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.

Tower Trot race day registration is going GREEN!  We recommend that you preregister for the Tower Trot Race online before the race. On race day, you will be asked to register online at a kiosk in the Grand Gym, or on your phone. No paper forms will be available. You will still have the option to pay by credit card, check, or cash. 

Race Day

Register in person starting at 7:00 am at the Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs. 10K, "The Double" and Fun Run registrations are open until 8:15 am and 5K registration is open until 9:15 am. Late arrivals on race day will not be eligible for awards.

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 – 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2020
     9:00 am – 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 21, 2020
     9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Friday, May 22, 2020
On race day, race packets will only be available at Grand Avenue Community Center. Doors open at 7:00 am.

Goodie Bag—Virtual
Experience our GREEN online Goodie Bag, as we help to reduce our waste footprint! The Goodie Bag can be viewed here starting in May 2020All registered runners will also receive an email with information to access the Goodie Bag.  The Goodie Bag will have Information about the Tower Trot sponsors and what they have to offer. Remember to select SAVE on any offer you may be interested in before the bag closes in June 2020. Your saves can still be used after the close date.

2019 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
If you did not pick up your award on Race Day, they will be available at the Rec Dept on Wednesday, May 29, after Noon.

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Healing Hearts for Ashley Foundation

For the second 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
Race Notes
Award Categories
Information Letter For Our Old Town Neighbors