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10th Annual Lawndale 5K Scheduled for September 30, 2017

Press Release | July 17th, 2017

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10th Annual Lawndale 5K Scheduled for September 30, 2017

Lawndale Christian Health Center’s 10th annual Lawndale 5K Walk/Run in North Lawndale, Chicago is scheduled for Saturday, September 30th 2017. The Lawndale 5K is a fun, family-friendly event for the entire community. It is the only community-wide race in the Lawndale neighborhood. Last year, there were over 1,500 race participants from North Lawndale and the Little Village area. Registration is only $25 and includes a free long sleeve performance tee, fandana and finisher’s medal. Volunteers are also needed. Thanks to the generous support of our Gold sponsors from Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, Wellcare and Harmony Health Plans this year’s 5K will benefit the Farm on Ogden – an urban greenhouse coming to North Lawndale winter of 2017.

The Farm on Ogden is a unique collaboration between Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC) and the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest, dedicated to transforming the long-term health of the Lawndale community. It will be located just off the CTA Central Park Pink Line. The beautifully renovated building will include a 6,000 square-foot greenhouse, that will grow over 30,000 pounds of produce, along with a with a hydroponics/aquaponics system that will produce 14,000 pounds of tilapia annually. The vision for the Farm of Ogden is for it to become a food hub that will serve beginning farmers, train youth and adults, and build the local food system by enhancing access to healthy fresh produce in Chicago.

To learn more about the Lawndale 5K and register online to support the Farm on Ogden, visit www.lawndale5K.org.

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