Village To Host Liberty Run & Walk

Village To Host Liberty Run & Walk
Posted on 06/20/2013

The Village of Orland Park will host a number of events to celebrate the Independence Day Weekend.

“We begin the holiday celebration on June 30 with the free City Lights Orchestra Concert at Centennial Park West,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “We have the chip timed Liberty Run/Walk on July 3 and a concert on July 4th at the main Centennial Park followed by fireworks. We invite everyone to be a part of the festivities,” he said.

The Recreation Department’s annual Liberty Family Fun Run and Walk will be held Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. The two-mile run and one-mile walk will travel the village’s scenic 100-plus acre Centennial Park, 15600 West Avenue.

“The village’s Fun Run and Walk is a great way to enjoy the holiday and spend time at our beautiful Centennial Park,” said Trustee Patricia Gira, chair of the village’s Recreation and Parks committee. “This event is open to everyone --- those who want to run and those who prefer to walk. We’ve had single entries and entire families register each year,” she said.

Village of Orland Park residents pay $14 to participate in the run while non-residents pay $20. Residents participating in the walk pay $8 while non-residents pay $12. There is no limit to the number of registrations.

Pre-race packet pick up is at The Human Race, 15148 South LaGrange Road, from June 28 through July 2. Packets not picked up before July 3 will be available at the race beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Registration is available at the Recreation Administration Office, 14600 South Ravinia Avenue and at the village’s Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street. Online registration is available via the recreation program registration link on the village’s website,

All participants receive events t-shirts and wristbands for free entry into the Centennial Park Aquatic Center on July 3 until 10 p.m. Awards will be given to the first overall male and female finisher and the top three finishers in each of 13 age groups. Post race refreshments and raffle are included.

Back again this year is the village’s Kids Run for Fun 50 Yard Dash. Pre-registration is not required for this run open to children age four to eight. The Kids Run will be held at 7:30 p.m. with awards for all participants. Registration will be available at the Liberty Run finish line.

For more information, call the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department at 708/403-PARK.