For Immediate Release
June 20, 2007
WTTW11 Hosts 4th Annual WTTWKids Fun and Run
A 3K family walk and 5K fun run to support quality children’s programming
Advance registration is strongly encouraged for this popular event
Sunday, August 26, 2007 in Lincoln Park
Chicago- June 20, 2007 – WTTW 11 is pleased to announce the fourth annual WTTWKIDS Fun and Run. This special event for adults and children supports WTTW’s award-winning and educational children’s programming, and will take place in Chicago’s Lincoln Park off Cannon Drive, just south of Fullerton, on Sunday, August 26 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
Walk-around characters including Sesame Street’s Grover, Elmo, and Cookie Monster, Arthur, D.W. and Buster from Arthur, Ruff Ruffman from Fetch, Digit from Cyberchase, Maya and Miguel, and longtime children’s favorite and star of a PBS series Curious George, will be on hand for hugs and photographs. Live music will play all morning long with musicians from Wee Hairy Beasties, performing their critically acclaimed music for adults and children, along with amazing musicians of Devil in a Woodpile. Complimentary food and beverage, along with strolling giant inflatables for climbing and sliding, games and crafts will be available to all participants along with a host of other performers and WTTW11’s own on-air personalities.
Advance registration is required and early registration is strongly recommended for this event. Participants may choose to stroll through the 3K Family Walk Course, hit the ground running along the scenic 5K Fun Run Course, or both. The 5K Run steps off at 9:00 a.m., followed directly by the start of the 3K walk.
The 5K Certified Fun Run Course Route takes runners along the Lincoln Park Lagoon, through the parkland north of Fullerton to Diversey, and then back along Stockton and Cannon Drives to the finish line. Runners can clock their time at miles 1 and 2 and at the finish. Water will be provided along the course.
The 3K Family Walk Course Route follows a scenic course heading south from the walk’s starting point through Lincoln Park. Along the way, you can meet your favorite walk-around characters at three special activity stations.
The entire path will be on paved surfaces, crossing no major streets. Strollers are welcome. Restroom facilities,
hand wash stations and water will be available along the course.
Registration is open now. The general entry fee is $30 per person for adults and $15 for children age 13 and
under; for WTTW11 members, the entry fee is $20 per person for adults and $10 for children age 13 and under. All registered participants will receive an official WTTWKids Fun and Run T-shirt, runner/walker number and goodie bag. Children under the age of two are free, but will not receive a T-shirt, runner/walker number or goodie bag unless registered as paid participants. Registration is available online or by calling WTTW11 customer service at 773.509.5333. Early registration is strongly encouraged to secure a place at the event. More information and complete event details are available by visiting the WTTWKids Fun and Run website.
WTTWKids is committed, 365 days a year, to giving children a place to laugh and learn through award-winning programs such as Sesame Street, Caillou, Arthur, Dragon Tales, and many others.
Walk or Run, but come…to the 4th Annual WTTWKids Fun and Run.