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Cantigny 5K Run/Walk to benefit homeless veterans

WHEATON – Cantigny Park invites runners and walkers of all ages to enter the 17th Annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk on Nov. 6 in Wheaton.

The race begins at 9 a.m. with proceeds benefiting the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a Wheaton nonprofit providing veterans and their families with housing and supportive services that lead to self-sufficiency.

The Cantigny 5K has generated $129,000 for MSHV since 2008, the event’s first year of association with the shelter, a news release stated.

Race registration is available online at runsignup.com (enter Cantigny in the search box). Cost is $25 for the primary race, $9 for the Youth Run (1 mile, ages 6-10), and $4 for the Tot Run (1/4 mile, ages 1-5). Prices increase after Oct. 31. Registration is open until 4 p.m. Nov. 4. There is no race-day registration.

This year’s race premium (for 5K participants only) is a wireless Bluetooth speaker. Runners will receive their gift at race packet pickup, while supplies last.

On race day, Cantigny Post 556 of the American Legion will host a fundraising pancake breakfast inside the Cantigny Visitors Center from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Runners, walkers and spectators are invited to enjoy a delicious meal for a good cause. The cost is $10 per person, free for ages 4 and younger. Parking is free.

Cantigny 5K details are online at runsignup.com. Race Director Brian Gray can be contacted at bgray@cantigny.org or 630-260-8167.

For information about the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, visit helpaveteran.org.