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The Field Station Preschool Hosts Frenzy 5k Trail Run and Walk on November 7.

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November 2, 2020

Enjoy a morning in the Indiana Dunes National Park at the Field Station Frenzy 5K Trail Run & Walk on Saturday, November 7. With a fun run for kids at Chellberg Farm and new pandemic safety measures, the whole family can get involved. 

The annual Frenzy 5K is a fundraiser for the non-profit Field Station Cooperative Preschool. Runners and walkers will enjoy the scenic trails of Indiana Dunes National Park, departing from Chellberg Farm. A range of new pandemic safety measures have been put in place this year, including staggered start times and a new course covering wide trails and open prairies to allow for social distancing between participants.

For more information and to register, please visit http://FieldStationKids.org/Race .

“The Frenzy 5K is a wonderful way to explore Indiana Dunes National Park and raise money for a great cause – nature-based early childhood education,” said Laurie Metz, Director of The Field Station Preschool. “Proceeds from the 5K support the school, as well as the Liz Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund.”

Halloween costumes are encouraged. One-of-a-kind wooden medals are awarded to age-group winners, and all finishers will receive a participant medal.  The scenic course is well marked and passes by several historic landmarks.  Professional chip timing ensures accurate results.  Registration is online only, at http://FieldStationKids.org/Race, and open right until the start of the race on November 7.

The Frenzy 5K is part of the Calumet Region Striders Gold Cup Series.  Sponsors include Wellsand Landscaping & Hardscapes, American Licorice Company, Antero Group, Green Vet Homes, Carney Construction, Jonathan S. Burke Family Dental Care, South Shore Brass Band, Barbershop Moffitt’s, Cancer Health Treatment Centers, Duneland Appraisal Co, Frankie’s Auto Sales, Prima Bella Women’s Health, CME Lending, Tiny Bubbles Car Wash, Emerson House, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago. 


The Field Station Cooperative Preschool, located inside Indiana Dunes National Park, offers nature-based early childhood education and is a 501c3 non-profit. This year, the school has moved to the “forest school” model with children outside all the time. Visit http://FieldStationKids.org to learn more.

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