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ARBOR DAY 10K HELPS THE MORTON ARBORETUM PLANT, PROTECT TREES

LISLE, IL (February 27, 2013) – Help The Morton Arboretum plant and protect trees by participating in the 3rd annual Arbor Day 10K run Sunday, April 21, 2013.
 
“It’s a challenging and picturesque course that winds over rolling terrain and through early spring woodlands,” says Pete Linsner, a past 10K participant. David Marin, a fellow runner, adds that he enjoys the challenge of this particular course. “The hills make the course interesting, and you really have to pace yourself.  The course is also fun to run because of all the great scenery.”
 
Our USATF-certified course follows the Arboretum’s East Side Main Route through scenic, rolling terrain. Runners will wear the latest in race-timing technology, the Chronotrack B-Tag system.
 
Registration and packet pickup begins at 6:30 a.m. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 9:15 a.m. Runners receive a short-sleeve technical T-shirt, recovery food, a discount on the pancake breakfast following the race, and admission to the Arboretum. The top male and female overall finishers will receive a plaque and a gift certificate for a pair of shoes from Dick Pond Athletics. The top three men and women in the designated age groups will receive medals.
 
Race day registration may be limited. Register at mortonarb.org/calendar by Thursday, April 18. The cost, including admission, is $30 for members or $35 for nonmembers. A special new member offer is $74 and includes race registration plus a discounted one-year individual membership to the Arboretum (a savings of $11). The registration fee is nonrefundable and any cancellation will be considered a donation to The Morton Arboretum.
 
DuPage Medical Group is the 2013 Presenting Sponsor for Arbor Day 10K.
 
The Arbor Day 10K kicks off a week of events at The Morton Arboretum in celebration of its signature holiday, Arbor Day. Additional events include EcoFest, Sunday, April 21 at 11 a.m. and Tree Planting and Story Time with Curious George on Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m. For details, visit mortonarb.org/calendar. Arbor Week is supported by our Contributing Sponsor BMO Harris Bank.
 
About The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized outdoor tree museum on 1,700 acres. Plant collections, scientific research and education programs support the mission to plant and conserve trees and other plants for a greener, healthier and more beautiful world. Throughout natural landscapes are specialty gardens, 16 miles of trails and nine miles of roads. Other offerings include tree-focused events, activities and services for adults, children, professionals and communities. The Arboretum welcomes more than 800,000 visitors annually and serves 34,000 member households. Located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open daily 7 a.m. until sunset. Learn more at www.mortonarb.org.