“There’s no better way to wake up on Mother’s Day,” says event organizer Lisa Cruickshank. This is the third annual “Run Like a Mother” 5K in Hinsdale and the national organization sponsors parallel races in cities throughout the country. The Hinsdale event “is a lively, festive celebration,” says Lisa. Kids are invited to register in a timed 1K walk prior to the big race, while School of Rock plays music to keep the energy flowing. “This event is for seasoned runners and beginners,” says Lisa, who also organizes a six-week training program for the race. “Every woman has the ability. We want moms and women to band together and shine.” The race kicks off at 8:30 a.m. from Washington and Second Streets, by Hinsdale Middle School.
To register, visit runlikeamother.com/events/hinsdale-il/.
Photograph by Joel Lerner. Pictured: Devon Allen with her daughter Fiona.