5K Corporate Challenge Run/Walk Becomes Annual Event

Posted by Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The 5K Corporate Challenge Run/Walk , sponsored by the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Community Hospital , drew more than 26 0 runners to the Kensington Business Center on August 6. About 20 businesses displayed their products and services for runners bef ore and after the race, which will now become an annual event.

“I just want to thank all the participants, businesses and restaurants ,” said Awards Director Robert Koren of Northwest Community Hospital. 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Northwest Suburban United Way, an organization that improves the lives of those in need by mobilizing the caring and financial power of communities . Race Director Christine Matheis of Northwest Community Hospital and Koren began planning the race with Jim Uszler , executive director of the Mount Pr ospect Chamber of Commerce, about one year ago.

“We thought it would be a good idea to keep employees healthy and really ge t the businesses involved,” Matheis said . “In a 5K race, you get a sense of personal accomplishment , and people love to feel good and set a goal for themselves.”

Officer Friendly Bill Roscop of the Mount Prospect Police Department announced runners’ names as they reached the finish line. Participants enjoyed the Kensin gton Business Center ’s landscaping and race route , he said.

“Despite the fact that they’re running in relatively warm weather and running hard, I saw so many smiles,” he said. “We’re going to see a lot more people and positive activities going on in the center.”

The Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to promote, support and enrich the local business community through the delivery of quality services, effective communication and through the establishment of partnerships with individuals, community organizations, fellow chamber members and governmental bodies. Contact the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce for more information at ( 847) 398-6616 or visit our website at www.mountprospectchamber.org.

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