The Elgin Symphony Orchestra presents a Virtual 5K: Run with Beethoven!
Join the ESO community and run or walk your own 5K starting on Saturday, September 5 through Saturday, September 12.
The ESO will provide a suggested route through Elgin for your run/walk, or you can choose your own. We will also provide a Beethoven running playlist on Spotify to listen to while you participate, curated by our own music director, Maestro Andrew Grams.
Run or walk the distance anywhere: in your neighborhood or on a treadmill! All levels of participation are welcome. Track your time and compete with others in our Strava club (available on the Registration site), complete the race on your own time, or just register and collect your t-shirt. However you care to participate, you will be supporting your ESO!
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. Registration will run from Monday, August 3rd through Friday, September 4th.
Setting up Individual Fundraisers for the ESO
When signing up for the race, you will be given the option to create an individual fundraiser for the ESO. Once you have done that, you will receive an email from the RunSignUp site in which there will be links to edit your fundraising page and customize it. Within the fundraising page setup, you will be able to create a URL that you can share on Facebook. You will also have a button to auto-share your fundraising page to your Facebook page as a post. Learn more here!
Disclaimer: Please do not run or walk on unsafe roads or areas that have been closed off to the public. Practice social distancing and any other requirements set forth by local, state and federal guidelines. This is a virtual race only. Please do not gather as a crowd.
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.
A Message from Musician Bobby Everson, Principal Timpani
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