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ATI to host Metal Walk & 5K

Event benefits kids with physical impairments

Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 4:59 a.m. CDT
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Participants in the 2012 Metal Walk pass under an arch that alludes to the fact the event honors individuals who have overcome the challenge of joint replacement. This year’s Metal Walk, and its accompanying 5K Run, Walk & Roll will take place June 8 at Harrah’s Casino in downtown Joliet.

JOLIET — The ATI Foundation is excited to announce its upcoming annual Metal Walk and 5K Run, Walk & Roll on Saturday, June 8, in downtown Joliet.

The dual event will raise funds for children with physical impairments and will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harrah’s Casino Joliet, 115 N. Joliet Street.

Food, entertainment, kid’s activities and door prizes will add to the celebration for all in attendance!

Metal Walk

The Metal Walk is a unique event honoring a specific population of patients who have overcome the challenge of joint replacement.

Metal Walkers are not only the recipients, but also support teams of friends and family members who walk with them.

Participants will enjoy a scenic 1K or 3K course through historic downtown Joliet, and will be treated to entertainment, food and celebration at the finish line.
Annual 5K Run, Walk & Roll

The 5K Run, Walk & Roll is open to all competitive runners, leisurely joggers and walkers of all levels. Participants can run, jog, walk, wheelchair, ride arm-bikes, etc., through historic downtown Joliet.

This year’s 5K will be USATF certified and chip-timed. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and top three female finishers ($100, $75, $50) and medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age division. Food, entertainment and family fun will be waiting at the finish line.
Costume Contest

Whether you’re participating in the Metal Walk, or enjoying the 5K course, don’t forget to participate in the Entertaining Costume Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Overall Individual Costume, Best Couple, Best Overall Team Costume (group of 3 or more participants). Use your creativity and have fun. Winners will be chosen by an anonymous panel of judges.

If you’re not a walker . . . or runner . . . you can still join the celebration. The $10 entry donation will include food and beverage (non-alcoholic) ticket, door prize ticket, live entertainment, and kid’s entertainment area. Event shirts can be purchased.

Registration for the Metal Walk and 5K can be completed online at  www.ATIFoundation.com. Donation is $25 for early registration and $35 for same day registration.

Onsite registration starts at 9 a.m., and the race begins at 10:15 a.m.  All participants will receive a T-shirt, entrance to the post-event celebration, door prize ticket, and food/beverage voucher.

The Metal Walk and 5K Run, Walk and Roll is sponsored by Harrah’s Casino Joliet, Hinsdale Orthopaedics, and ATI Physical Therapy. Proceeds benefit the ATI Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children with physical impairments in need of medical and financial resources. 

For information, call Terry Williams at (630) 296-2222, ext. 7900.

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