Naperville kicked off Labor Day with an early run including the Fling Mile race and the inaugural Rooster 5K.
Starting on 5th Avenue, the Fling Mile brought runners through Downtown Naperville ending at Naperville Central High School where the Rooster 5K was waiting to begin.
The Rooster Run is named in honor of Naperville’s non-voting Jaycees ages 41 and up, otherwise known as ‘Roosters’, who just love to volunteer and raise money for non-profit organizations.
This 3.1-mile course started on Jefferson Avenue, looping around Naperville North High School with the finish line just past Naper Settlement.
The top male finishers in the 5K race were Kyle Brady coming in first, Martin Wennblom in second, and Bo Muziliewski in third. Our first females to finish the 5K were Kerri Carlo, Liz Cypher and Maura Feind.
For runners who were feeling a little more ambitious, there was the Fling Challenge, which was running in both races back to back.
Though the sun was hot and the hills were high, Naperville athletes had a healthy start to their holiday.
Rachel Pierson reports.
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