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'Run for Your Life' Safety 5K Run/Walk Set for Sunday

The race starts at the 80th Avenue Metra station, 18001 S. 80th Ave. in Tinley Park.

The Tinley Park Fire Department and the nationally accredited Tinley Park Fire Prevention Bureau will host the second annual Run for Your Life Safety 5K at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4 at the 80th Avenue Metra train station, 18001 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park. 

The event will again raise money for the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Camp I Am Me, which is the first accredited burn camp in the United States for children ages 8 to 16 who are burn survivors. Last year, the event raised more than $13,000 for the camp through sponsorships and participation. 

Preregistration has closed. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. and costs $25 for individuals and $50 for families. Participants can park and register in the station’s south parking lot. Packets will be given prior to the start of the run.
TP Resident May 04, 2014 at 12:42 PM
The 5k is put on by the FD not the mayor. Looks like u 2 would like to read into this more than nessissary. Tony, get a life as stated before.
Dan Riordan May 04, 2014 at 02:43 PM
Want to thank ALL that made this years event as successful and meaningful than our first event. Raising fire safety awareness, personal wellness and developing a culture within our community to prevent fires is always a challenge, but I believe today we made a difference. Thanks everyone who made this years event successful. Look forward to next years RUN FOR YOUR LIFE SAFETY!
TP Karen May 04, 2014 at 05:03 PM
Great job, Dan...makes my heart feel good that the kids at Camp I Am Me benefit from all your hard work. Congrats on another great run.
Eileen H Keating May 04, 2014 at 08:34 PM
Fabulous run today - what a great job by the Fire Prevention Bureau and Fire Department for a worthy cause. Couldn't have asked for a nicer morning. This was a great team effort from everyone involved. The community has embraced this endeavor and the message that is being taught - job well done!!
TP Resident May 04, 2014 at 09:17 PM
It was a great run! Very well organized and a bunch of fun! Thanks to the FD and the fire prevention bureau!

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