Has your family participated in the Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk? This is one of the most special Northbrook/Glenview community events of the year. I highly recommend signing up whether your family runs or not. There is fun for everyone… and every age. If you have little kids or strollers, there is a One Mile Fun Run. Willowbrook, Wescott, and several other area schools hold a running club each spring ahead of the event.
The race is held in honor of Lew Blond, a Maple School teacher who passed away from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in February 2000. The course begins outside Maple and snakes through the neighborhood around Glenbrook North. Proceeds benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation, scholarships for prospective teachers at the Glenbrook High Schools, and special District 30 projects.
District staff and families begin planning for this event in the fall. You will see teachers and administrators assisting with registration, food preparation, and operations on the day of the race. Last year, we had over 1,000 participants and runners. For more information and registration, visit the website.