Geneva Community Chest to host annual Donut Dash 5K on July 20

Participants look the part at a past Geneva Community Chest "Donut Dash.” This year’s event is Saturday, July 20, at Peg Bond Center, 151 Island Ave., in downtown Batavia.

The Geneva Community Chest’s annual Donut Dash 5K will take place Saturday, July 20, offering doughnuts at the finish line and fun for all ages.

The event raises funds for 29 charities in the Fox River Valley.

The State Bank of Geneva is sponsoring the Donut Dash. It will feature a 5K walk/run along the Fox River, a 1-mile run for children ages 6 to 14 sponsored by Ivy Academy of Early Learning in Geneva and a Munchkin Run for children 5 and younger, according to a news release from the Geneva Community Chest.

The ChronoTrack chip-timed, USA Track and Field certified 5K run/walk will start at 7:30 a.m., the 1-mile Competitive ChronoTrack-timed race will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Munchkin Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m., all at the Peg Bond Center, 151 Island Ave., in downtown Batavia, according to the release.

Participants will be offered:

• High quality unisex and ladies-cut tech shirts (main run)

• Cotton T-shirt (1-mile and Munchkin runs)

• Coffee and doughnuts at the finish line

The top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive medals. There also will be awards for best costumes and the largest team, according to the release.

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“All of us at Geneva Community Chest love this event because it truly is open to everyone,” Geneva Community Chest President Kristie Spurgin Dienst said in the release. “We’ve had diehard runners, we’ve had people who walk at a leisurely pace, we’ve had parents pushing small children in strollers and we typically have people from ages of a few months to past 70 and older. We encourage anyone who can walk comfortably to join us.”

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