The Trinity Services annual 5K
Run/Walk is a chance to celebrate triumphs big or small. The stories of
individual success are at the heart of what Trinity Services, Inc. does for
people with disabilities.
Kris Pasquini, a spokesperson for
Trinity Services, Inc., welcomes everyone to get involved. The 4th Annual
Trinity Triumph 5K Run/Walk is June 22 at the New Lenox Village Commons, 1 Veterans
Registration check-in will be from 8
-8:45 a.m. with warm-ups at 8:30 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m. The race steps off heading
westbound from the Village Commons and then south on Gear Drive. It winds
through the Wildwood subdivision to Illinois Highway and then heads east to Wildwood
Drive. Heading north on Wildwood Drive the runners make their way back to Haven
Avenue and return to the Village Commons. To view the route, visit the Triumph Run website.
For those who would rather take a
shorter route, a 1K option is available. The course is certified by USA Track
and Field and the race will be chip-timed for accurate results. Awards will be
given to male and female top performers in each group.
This year is particularly exciting,
said Pasquini. "There's a group from Weight Watchers that's walking
the route." One woman is celebrating the loss of 50 pounds. Someone else
is celebrating her college graduation. "The whole idea behind it is to
celebrate your triumphs big or small and to encourage others along the way,"
The race has inspired a good deal of
creativity too, she added. Trinity's own Fritters for Critters in Wilmington has put together a Strut Your Mutt pet
costume contest. It will be at the pavilion in the Village Commons. It's a
chance for everyone to get into the act.
She encourages participants to shoot photos, laugh and involve every member of the family.
Participants can register online at Trinity Triumph or by calling 815-717-3750. Pre-registration entry fees are: for ages 13 and older, $25; ages 12 and younger, $15; 4 and younger are free. Entry fees on the day of the event increase to $35 and $25, respectively. For every $25 registration fee or individual donation, supporter will receive a chance to win an iPad donated by WJOL1340AM.
Originally founded as a school in
Joliet in 1950, today Trinity serves 2,500 people in 25 Illinois communities through
a wide range of service including residential services, adult learning programs,
vocational and supported employment programs, behavioral health services, and
the Trinity Autism and Family Resource Center. For more information about Trinity Services and its multiple locations, view the website.
"Proceeds support Trinity’s mission to help people with disabilities live full and abundant lives," said Sherry Ladislas, development director.