June 23, 2023 at 1:57pm

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The Northbrook Park District is hosting the 15th annual Liberty Loop 5K and Liberty Lap one-mile fun run for kids on Saturday, July 1 at 7:30am at Techny Prairie Park & Fields, 1700 Techny Road. This tradition brings together the early risers of Northbrook for a fun, active way to celebrate with friends and family.

The scenic Liberty Loop Run/Walk is held on a certified 5K course through Techny Prairie Park and Fields and Meadowhill Park. Winners receive medals, and pre-registered participants receive a dry-fit T-shirt, a gift bag and post-race refreshments. Children 5 and under can run/walk the 5K event at no charge but need to be registered.

The one-mile modified Liberty Loop course known as the Liberty Lap welcomes junior joggers. The course winds along the Trail Through Time. Young runners receive a T-shirt and gift bag.

Registration for both events is available online. Packet pickup will be held Thursday, June 29 from 1pm-6pm in the lobby at Techny Prairie Activity Center, 180 Anets Drive, or at the race start area on event day beginning at 6:45am, on July 1. Race day registration is offered from 6:15-7:15am on Saturday, July 1 inside Techny Prairie Activity Center.

The presenting sponsor of this event is Northbrook Bank & Trust Company, NA, a Wintrust Community Bank, and this year’s gold level sponsor is Jeremy Lew & Associates. Other 2023 race supporters include: American Legion Post 791, Barbara’s Balloons, Big Apple Bagels, Dengeos, GoGo Squeez, Spartan FC Soccer and Sunset Foods.

For more information about the 15th Annual Liberty Loop and Liberty Lap, call 847-291-2993.