Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The final part in a three-part gallery of race day photos.
Hundreds of racers—from as far away as Rockford—gathered in Darien Community Park Sunday for the 12th annual Darien Chamber of Commerce Darien Dash. This year's event included a 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run. View our photo gallery of the day's races and add your own pictures. Don't see your picture here? Check the first gallery we posted Monday and the second gallery we posted Tuesday! Get Darien Patch directly in your inbox by signing up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Part two in a three-part gallery of race day photos.
Hundreds of racers—from as far away as Rockford—gathered in Darien Community Park Sunday for the 12th annual Darien Chamber of Commerce Darien Dash. This year's event included a 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run. View our photo gallery of the day's races and add your own pictures. Don't see your picture here? Check the first gallery we posted Monday, or come back Wednesday for the third installment of Darien Dash photos! Get Darien Patch directly in your inbox by signing up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, May 14, 2012
There are a number of new features to this year's race. Also inside: An interactive map of the courses.
More than 400 runners are expected to stream through Darien’s Hinsbrook neighborhood Sunday for the 12th annual Chamber of Commerce Darien Dash. The springtime tradition, however, got a bit of a facelift this year. For the first time, runners will be timed more precisely with an electronic chip inside their bib. The chip will trigger the timer once runners pass through the starting gate and shut off as soon as they cross the finish line. The Darien Dash also got an endorsement this year from the Chicago Area Runners Association. The seal means that it’s a high quality race and that CARA members can earn points toward distance and participation awards. Though the race will start at Darien Community Park, from there runners will follow new …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The race is scheduled for April 15 in Darien Community Park.
The stadium scoreboard, baseball field renovations and wrestling room murals at Hinsdale South all share one thing in common: The Hinsdale South Athletic Club paid for them. On April 15, the club will continue to support the high school’s athletic programs by hosting the Hornet Hustle 5K, one of its two major annual fundraisers. “(The Athletic Club) has been wonderful,” Athletic Director Tim Feigh said. “They’re able to purchase the large-ticket items that a lot of times the school district can’t pay for.” This year’s race starts at Darien Community Park and loops 3.1 miles through the neighborhood to the west. The event is open to both runners and walkers. Kids can get in on the race-day action, too, through the Youth 1-Mile Race or the…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Monster Dash will test your chutzpah and fitness at the same time.
There's a lot to anticipate about the upcoming fall season. The last couple of fall-like days have spurred on thoughts of pumpkins, falling leaves and my favorite holiday, Halloween. While I'm not much for haunted houses, I do enjoy a good scary movie. And my friend's annual Halloween party is always a fun and creative event. Fall is also a great time to intensify your workout, or perhaps get started. The cooler weather definitely lends itself to great running. We can make up for the lethargy that set in during the month of July, as workouts were adjusted downward in order to last in the extreme heat. So whoever came up with the idea of the Monster Dash is simply brilliant - let's combine the fun of Halloween with an active running event. …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The staff at Lace Elementary engages in a friendly fitness competition that concludes at the Darien Dash.
Lace Elementary P.E. teacher Cami Nicol had been thinking of ideas to jump-start a staff exercise program. She wanted it to be simple—not too much of a time constraint—and something that would culminate in the completion of the 5K Darien Dash May 15 at Darien Community Park. Nicol devised a plan and with the help of band teacher and administrative intern Joey Bonanotte recruited a total of 50 Lace personnel. The participants divided into eight teams made up of six or seven staffers that are engaged in a friendly competition, which began Jan. 28 and will end May 12, just before the Darien Dash. Each member logs his or her time spent exercising and reports it to the team captain on a weekly basis. The team captain then tallies the total …