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Chicago Runs through Douglas Park

By Kate Gardiner in News on Jun 8, 2009 3:20PM

More than 2,000 Chicago Public School students from all over the city came to Douglas Park on Saturday for the second-annual Fun Run, hosted by nonprofit Chicago Run. The fun run, which is the culmination of a year-long classroom exercise project, attracted students and parents to a one mile course around the park. Over the course of the school year, students have logged more than 136,000 miles in a Chicago Run database, running 3-5 times per week during school hours. Organizers said the program serves at least 4,000 students in 21 elementary schools throughout the city. The program, including a fall Fun Run, will pick up when classes start next year.