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Bunny Rock 5K - Chicago Blade Runners - Montrose Harbor

  • Chicago Montrose Harbor 601 West Montrose Avenue Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)

Bunny Rock 5K & Egg Hunt

Join us Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Montrose Harbor at 9:00 A.M. (5K) and 10:15 A.M. (Egg Hunt) for the Ninth Annual Bunny Rock Chicago 5K and Kid’s Egg Hunt.

 This festive race is sure to bring lots of excitement and entertainment with 80’s rock music being played at the start and finish line, amazing amenities, and an overall fun, spring-filled race!

5K Here’s What You Get:

All 5K race participants will receive bunny ears, neon sunglasses, a dri-fit unisex t-shirt, and A FINISHER MEDAL!

Kids Egg Hunt Here’s What You Get:

A KIDS EGG HUNT will be available after the 5K with over 3000 candy filled eggs for children (Ages 2-10), a live Petting Zoo, and opportunities to take a picture with the Easter Bunny! All Egg Hunt Participants will receive bunny ears, sunglasses, a basket, and of course, eggs!

About Chicago Blade Runners!

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Link to contact Chicago Blade Runners

The Chicago Blade Runners was founded in 2007 by David Rotter, CPO / LPO, to give his patients an outlet to run with other amputees. It started as a modest group that would meet once a month to run together and enjoy the company of other amputee runners. Each year, the Blade Runners has increased in size, and we currently have over 30 Blade Runners on our roster. We have grown from practicing around a track to running in multiple 5K’s throughout the summer. The Chicago Blade Runners has made a name for itself among the Chicago running community and many of our runners have gone on to compete in longer running races and other athletic endeavors.

Our group is made up of amputees of all levels who were either born without a limb or have lost limbs due to trauma, disease or military service. We also have athletes with spinal cord injuries that compete in racing wheelchairs.

FUN FACTS!

– Our fastest Blade Runner is a bilateral below the knee amputee that boasts a 5K time of 18:56!
– A running leg can cost up to $20,000, as much as a new car!
– CBR has two Paralympians who run as part of the Blade Runners and multiple runners that compete at the national and world level in the sport of Paratriathlon.
– It takes an above the knee amputee 60% more energy to run a mile than the average able bodied runner.