Geneva Park District to hold Super Shuffle 5K

GENEVA – The Geneva Park District will host its 11th annual Super Shuffle 5K on Sunday, Feb. 7.

According to a news release, the outdoor running event kicks off near Geneva Middle School South, 1415 Viking Drive, Geneva. Waves of up to 50 people will start on Viking Drive near Fabyan Drive and run north on Viking toward Kaneville Road, where they will run along the scenic path around Peck Farm Park. The first wave starts at 10 a.m., with other waves starting every 15 minutes.

According to a new study from LetsGetChecked, from January 2020, the average American will eat somewhere around 11,000 calories on Super Bowl Sunday, which is more than four and a half times the recommended daily calorie intake, and is about the same level of saturated fat a person should consume in a week, the release state.

“Of course, game day parties will look different this year, but people will still use the big game to indulge in their favorite foods like chicken wings, pizza, nachos and more. Therefore, it is essential, now more than ever, that the Geneva Park District, provide safe and fun opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy a recreational activity that allows people to burn calories, stay active, and healthy,” stated Traci Wicks, director of marketing and public relations.

“Our team has been planning and researching a variety of options for this popular event over the past couple months. We realized how essential health and wellness is, now more than ever, and once the Geneva Park District was able to move into Tier 2, we were excited to offer the community the opportunity for an in-person outdoor event,” stated Jim Huetson, facility manager.

“We have in-person and virtual options to accommodate as many runners as possible. While we unfortunately will not be hosting the typical after-race party, we will be increasing raffle prizes and adding fun swag to the race bags, thanks to our generous sponsors,” Huetson stated.

Register online through Race Roster at https://raceroster.com/events/2021/39494/geneva-park-districts-super-shuffle-5k.

Register by Jan. 29 to ensure you receive your sweatshirt by race day. Any participants who register after the Jan. 29 deadline will receive their sweatshirts two weeks after the race.

Pre-race packet pickup will be held Feb. 5 from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Feb. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road. There will be no day-of registration, and everyone is encouraged to pick up their packet prior to race day.

The Super Shuffle 5K benefits the Geneva Park District Scholarship Fund, which provides recreational opportunities to the community.

For more information, visit genevaparks.org or call 630-232-4542.