Around Riverside in 80 Days

Did you know that this year there are 80 days between Thanksgiving Day and Valentine’s Day? Did you also know that Riverside Parks & Recreation can’t stop thinking of ways to bring us together while safely staying apart? We have so much pride in this town of Riverside, that we want to wear our town’s name like a badge of honor. Join us in this campaign that encourages health, wellness, social distancing, and warmth this winter. Register for the Around Riverside in 80 Days Fun Run and receive the sweatshirt of your choice! Go for a  run and send us a pic of all your fun. There is no distance requirement. This fun run implies simply what it says fun and a run. We seek to provide health and wellness opportunities for you. This Fun Run Campaign will last from Nov 6, 2020 to Feb 14, 2021. You can register for as many sweatshirts as you’d like, you only have to do the run once!

Riverside Parks & Recreation Department Goal:

To provide you with a chance to achieve a healthy goal and to connect while we are safely apart. We are keeping it fun and leaving the execution up to you. Participate how you'd like. There are 34 miles of road in Riverside, run some or run them all. Enjoy the walking paths by the Scout Cabin and Swan Pond. Track your run, your walk, or your bike. Use this as an 80 day Challenge. How many miles can you trek in 80 days? This Fun Run is about connecting in healthy ways while apart and providing incentives for healthy choices. Keep us posted on your achievements!

Rules:

Have Fun. Get some fresh air. Take pride in Riverside. Every participant receives the sweatshirt of their choice which they select by registering for the sweatshirt color of their choice. Every participant that goes for a fun run (bike, walk, hike, etc.) must follow public health and safety guidelines of social distancing. Drink water, stretch, and go for your run/ walk/ bike after a good night’s rest. Make it competitive by achieving personal goals or competing against friends and family. We have created a tracker sheet link for you to track your mileage. Send us a picture of your participation to riversidepr@riverside.il.us and you may end up on our Facebook or Newsletter updates. 

Other Ways to Participate:

Tracking

  • The first 3 people to reach 80 miles and report on the tracking sheet will get a customized Parks & Recreation To Go Cup. Email tracker to riversidepr@riverside.il.us 
  • The first 3 people to submit their mileage tracker in between February 15th and February 20th will get a customized Parks & Recreation To Go Cup. Email tracker to riversidepr@riverside.il.us

Family Fun

Are you less about the run, more about the fun? Submit a picture of you and your family sporting the "Around Riverside in 80 Days" sweatshirts and be considered to be a family featured photo on our Facebook Page.  Email to riversidepr@riverside.il.us 

Register here

Registration is open as of November 5th until February 14th at 11:59 PM. 

Order by dates

  1.  November 20th 
  2. December 10th
  3.  January 10th
  4. February 14th

The sooner you order your sweatshirt, the sooner you will receive it. We will be placing 4 orders total on the dates above. Please expect your sweatshirt 2 to 3 weeks after the "order by deadline" for which you register. For example, if you register on November 19th, please expect to receive your sweatshirt by December 10th. If you order your sweatshirt on November 21st, expect your sweatshirt by December 31st.  Refunds or exchanges can only be processed up to 2 business days prior to the Order by date you register by. Sweatshirts will be mailed to the address listed on your household.  Give us a call if you need to change your household address and you are having issues. 708.442.7025. Good Luck!!!


Sweatshirt Options Colors Sizes Price
18000 Gildan Heavy Blend Crewneck Sweatshirt Maroon, Light Grey, or Navy YS - AXXXL $29
18500 Gildan Heavy Blend Hooded Sweatshirt Forest Green AS - AXXXL $38
18500B Gildan Youth Heavy Blend Hooded Sweatshirt Forest Green YS - YL $34