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Let It Be Us Citizens Park 5K to Inspire Illinois Foster Care Adoptions

Let It Be Us Citizens Park 5K to Inspire Illinois Foster Care Adoptions

The annual 5K Walk & Run hosted by Let It Be Us in beautiful Citizens Park is coming up from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18th! A popular event for both serious runners and families looking for fun, this race will benefit children in foster care, especially those awaiting adoption in Illinois.

The course meanders through the Flint Creek Forest Preserve in Barrington. Travel across the long bridge built over the wetlands leading to towering pines.

The course is timed by a professional team add there will also be raffles, snacks and a live DJ! Registration is $25 on line here, or $30 at the event. Registration begins at 7:00am. The fee for the race is $25 for advanced registration here and $30 day of registration.

Click here to register today! 

Sponsorships are still available including an After Party Sponsor and Title Sponsor. Please contact 5K Co-Chair Melissa Khamkhounavong at for more information. All sponsors will receive exposure on signage, at event, on social media, and will have their logo on the back of the event tee shirts.

Race organizers say they they are so grateful for current sponsors which include Urban Commercial Property Group, Restoration Home Design, Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill, The Luby Group, Farmhouse on North, Minuteman Press Barrington, Virtue Asset Management, Randall (Scandal the DJ), Mr. Marco’s Custom Jewelers, The Miller Family, The Joyce Family and The Witt Family. All sponsors play a part in helping Let It Be Us find homes for children in foster care.

Let It Be Us is a 501(c)3 with the mission of adoption and education of children in Illinois foster care. We manage programs designed to increase adoption opportunities for waiting Illinois children and we also provide these children with mentorship opportunities as well as direct service opportunities. Learn more at

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