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WTTW11 HOSTS 5th ANNUAL WTTWKIDS FUN AND RUN

Featuring a Special Appearance by Barney
Live on Stage

A 3K family walk and 5K fun run to support quality children's programming

Sunday, August 24, 2008 in Lincoln Park


Chicago – July 9, 2008 – Registration for the fifth annual WTTWKIDS Fun and Run is now open. This special event for adults and children supports WTTW's award-winning and educational children's programming takes place in Chicago's Lincoln Park off Cannon Drive, just south of Fullerton, Sunday, August 24 from 9:00a.m. until noon.

Live music will play all morning long with the band Milkshake, performing their critically acclaimed music for adults and children. Walk-around characters including Sesame Street's Elmo, Grover, and Cookie Monster; Arthur, D.W. and Buster from Arthur; Ruff Ruffman from Fetch; Word Girl, Clifford, Super Why, DOG from WordWorld; and longtime children's favorite, Curious George, will be on hand for hugs and photographs. Complimentary food and beverage, along with strolling entertainment, children's performers from the Old Town School of Folk Music, giant inflatables for climbing and sliding, games and crafts will be available to all participants.

Advance registration is required and early registration is strongly recommended for this event. Advance registration will close on Friday, August 15.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 24 months old and younger on the day of the event are admitted free, but will not receive a T-shirt, runner/walker number or goodie bag unless registered as paid participants.

The 5K Certified Fun Run Course Route takes runners along the scenic Lincoln Park Lagoon, through the parkland north of Fullerton to Diversey, and then back along Stockton and Cannon Drives to the finish line. The 5k Fun Run will step off at 9:00 a.m. and allows runners to 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 path heading in a circular course through parkland. Along the way, participants can meet their 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. The 3k Family Walk will remain open throughout the event.

The one and only Barney will be making a special appearance at this year's WTTWKids Fun and Run. Singing and dancing along to all of his most popular songs, Barney will be live on stage for two exclusive performances. By purchasing the Barney Ticket Package, participants will receive a ticket to the Barney stage show as well as access to all the WTTWKids Fun and Run activities, an official T-shirt, event number, and goodie bag. Barney Ticket Packages are priced at $40.00, per person. Ticket packages for this event are limited. To purchase the special Barney Ticket Package, please call the WTTWKids Fun and Run registration line at 773-509-5333.

Advance WTTWKids Fun and Run registration is available online at www.wttw.com/funandrun or by calling WTTW11 customer service at 773.509.5333. Registration will close on August 15.

WTTWKids is committed, 365 days a year, to giving children a place to laugh and learn through award-winning programs such as Sesame Street, Curious George, Arthur, WordWorld, and many others.

Walk or Run, but come...to the 5th Annual WTTWKids Fun and Run.

 
       
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