The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) is hosting a virtual 5K “Run with Beethoven” to raise funds for their Crescendo Campaign to support the operations of the ESO and ensure its continued security and vitality during and after the Covid-19 crisis. Registration will run from Monday, August 3rd through Friday, September 4th. The community is invited to run or walk their own 5K beginning Saturday, September 5th through Saturday, September 12th.
The ESO will provide a suggested route through Elgin, or registrants may choose their own. Registrants are encouraged to post pictures or videos of themselves running the 5K under the hashtag #RunWithBeethoven. Also offered is a Beethoven playlist on Spotify, curated by Maestro Andrew Grams, to listen to while participating. See elginsymphony.org/eso5k for details.
All levels of participation are welcome. Registrants can track their time and compete with others in the ESO Strava club (info available on the registration site) or complete the 5K using the ESO map, create their own route, use a treadmill, or just register and collect a t-shirt.
Registration is $40 and includes a free T-shirt. All proceeds will benefit the ESO’s Crescendo Campaign. T-shirts will be mailed upon completion of the challenge.
Run with the ESO! Schedule of Run/Walk Events
Download this schedule of ESO Run/Walk events scheduled from Saturday, September 5 through Saturday, September 12.