The Huntley Police Department will host its inaugural “Don’t Be Fooled … By a Disability” 5K run April 2 to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois.
Registration for the run starts at 7:45 a.m., followed by a torch lighting ceremony at 8:50 a.m. and the run itself at 9 a.m at Huntley Town Square on Coral Street between Church and Woodstock streets. Special Olympics athletes will award runners at the finish line with an April Fools’ Day treat.
A water station will be set up midway into the run and at the finish line.
Pre-registration for the run costs $25 for runners ages 13 and older, and $15 for anyone 12 or younger. Those prices increase to $30 and $20, respectively, for day-of registration. All runners will receive a T-shirt.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois, a nonprofit organization providing year-round sports training and competition for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.