A note from our race director:
Welcome to the "archived" page for the Bud's Run Memorial 5k. Our final race was held on June 27, 2015 in Carol Stream, IL. This page is here to preserve memories of the race and to allow others to link back to our Facebook page which we'll update occasionally.
Bud's Run is so thankful for 12 years of running this event; from the beginning our mission strived to promote the power of running as a source of exciting exercise to challenge and reinforce physical and emotional health; we hoped to promote this to all. That includes the little Budding Runners who often became the 1K Fun Runners, who then became the 5K runners. We encouraged running or walking at all ages as this exercise never stops giving back to the participant. Bud Swanson moved on after an awful battle with sarcoma. And so our mission also included honoring Bud and all the others who have had this awful cancer come into their lives. All of our profits from this race have been given to the Sarcoma Foundation of America (www.curesarcoma.org). This has added up to nearly $108,000.00.
So, thank YOU! We can't say it enough. A special thank you to seven sponsors who gave generously all 12 years: Beaird Group, Dr. David O'Brian, the Belha and Bauer Family, Flood Brothers, Dick Pond Athletics, Glenbard North High School and the Village of Carol Stream. Dulany Consulting provided our website work (and lots more) pro bono for eleven years. The Bud's Run committee and volunteers shout a loud Thank You to all of you who participated all years, most years or just one year. Hope you have great memories and great runs to come.
Thanks for 12 great years of running!
- Bud's Run Race Committee
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