About 900 runners and walkers helped raise $11,000 Saturday at the eighth annual Oak Brook Park District Pink 5K walk/run.
The Hinsdale Hospital Foundation Open Arms Breast Cancer Outreach Fund will use the money to fund breast cancer screenings, outreach and support, and treatment for local women in need.
The 1,075 event registrations was the most since 2016, said Jessica Cannaday, the park district’s marketing and communications manager
The overall race winner for Ethan Ellis of Glen Ellyn, who finished the course in 18 minutes 17 seconds. He was followed in the top 5 by Jesse Gamboa, 18:47; Armando Avalos, 19:12; Brian Hayes, 20:32; and Andrew Rottenberg, 20:38.
Ellis’ winning time was more than a minute faster than the 2018 top finish of 19:48.
The top female finisher was Julia Kaspari (21:51) of Woodridge, followed by Lucy Szlembarska (22:59), Kristen Kelly (23:53), Amanda O’Malley (24:19) and Ayako Butolph (24:34).
AMITA Health and Evergreen Bank Group sponsored the race.
The park district will host the ninth annual Cori’s Kids Triathlon June 1.
Susan and John Sikich founded the Cori Sikich Foundation in memory of their daughter, Cori, who lost her battle with an eating disorder in 2002 at age 25. The foundation’s goal is to promote positive and healthy living at an early age.
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