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  • The annual Rotary Run Charity Classic 2020 is going virtual this year!

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    July 17, 2020



    October 04, 2020 Rotary Run Charity Classic / Hinsdale's Family Race

    The annual Rotary Run Charity Classic 2020 is going virtual this year!

    This Could Take A While / We Will Get There!

    In considering the public health situation, the 2020 Rotary Run Committee has been forced to cancel the actual running of the 2020 outdoor event. Instead, Hinsdale Rotary is presenting the 2020 Rotary Run on Oct. 4th as a “virtual” race / (along with 3K and 5K walks and a Mutt Strut) to support community and local charities. 

    The Rotary Run Charity Classic, Hinsdale's Family Run, has been running strong for 26 years! A lot has changed in 26 years, but the Rotary Run still offers low prices, a discounted family fee and races for every member and ability level in your family-all while raising money for local and international charitable work!

    The Grand Marshal for this year’s 26th Annual Rotary Run is Dr. Hector Garcia.  The young, vibrant leader of School District 181 is the perfect leader for this year’s challenging race. This is because Hinsdale Rotary is mounting this year’s event “virtually” and needs all the energetic leadership it can find to make this year’s race a success.  Hector Garcia has plenty of that!

    Virtual Races 

    Hinsdale Bank 10K Run 

    Rooney Family 5K Run 

    MPS-Lori’s 3K Run 

    Molex 5K Walk 

    Napleton Porsche 3K Walk 

    The Birches “Walk N’ Roll” 

    "Mutt Strut”

    This 2020 virtual event builds upon the 60 years of service and over two million dollars of support Hinsdale Rotary and its charities have provided locally, to the surrounding communities and around the world. "Our goal this year, as always, is to positively impact the lives of many area residents.” said Tom Norton, President of the Hinsdale Rotary Club. Proceeds will benefit leading community charities which include: The Community House, District 181 Foundation, Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, Rotary Club of Hinsdale Foundation and Ray Graham Association-Hanson Center.

    Registration Dates 

    Registration is open now! Online 2020 “virtual” Rotary Run registration will close on Sunday, September 27th, midnight.  In person registration will be available at the Community House, 10AM-2PM on Saturday Oct. 3rd and Sunday Oct. 4.

    Race Information 
    All participants should complete their run/walk between Sunday, September 20th and Sunday October 4th. All participants who register will receive a 2020 commemorative “Virtual” Rotary Run 2020 t-shirt (logo attached). T-shirt pick up will be on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2nd and Oct. 3rd. Pick up will be appropriately social distanced from 10am-2pm.

    There will be no “times submitted” for this year’s 2020 “Virtual” Rotary Run”.  So, for this year only, no medals or winning trophies will be awarded. Instead, we are asking participants to please submit #’s to our race registration site. However, each registrant who completes this year’s race will receive a commemorative 2020 “Virtual” Rotary Run blue ribbon. Be creative!  Show us how you are toting up your 10K, 5K & 3K. 

    Interested runners or walkers are encouraged to register online at www.rotaryruncharityclassic.com

    For more information visit the Rotary Run Charity Classic website at: 


    Please e-mail Tom Norton, Hinsdale Rotary Club President with any questions.

    e-mail: tcn062302@gmail.com


    Tom Norton
    tcn062302@gmail.com, (312) 909-0003