Second annual The Land We Love Run a success

  • Barrington Hills resident Lili Miller crossing the finish line.

    Barrington Hills resident Lili Miller crossing the finish line. Courtesy of Village of Barrington Hills

 
 
Updated 7/12/2022 9:17 AM

Saturday, July 2, 2022, kicked off the Independence Day Holiday weekend with the Village of Barrington Hills' and Cuba Township's 2nd annual The Land We Love Run. Added this year to the 5K walk/run, were a two-mile walk and a 10K run. All proceeds from this year's race benefitted Folds of Honor, a national organization with a local presence that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service members.

Participants came from as far as Arizona and California and from "neighboring" suburbs as far as Frankfort, Illinois. Of course, many residents from the Barrington Area participated with their families and their invited guests.

 

"We missed it last year so we made it a point to be here this year," shared Lili Miller of Barrington Hills whose entire family ran in the 5K and also medaled! She placed second in her category, and her son, Ryan, placed first in his.

Registrants this year totaled 120 participants, nearly tripling from last year's inaugural race. Coupled with volunteer and supporter donations, The Land We Love Run generated proceeds of over $7,000 to benefit Folds of Honor.

Barrington Hills resident, Marine Corps Veteran, and Folds of Honor board member, Bill Schey, was in attendance in which he explained how and where donations are used and thanked everyone for their support.

Folds of Honor sponsored the tent and donated their insignia lapel pins and challenge coins for the participants. To learn more about this organization or to make a donation, visit https://chicago.foldsofhonor.org.

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Awards were given to the first, second, and third-place finishers in each category for the 2-mile walk, 5K walk/run, and the 10K run, as well as those that placed in the overall results.

One special category that was not included in the timed results was Most Patriotic Costume. There was one group that stood out making it a difficult decision as to which individual should be awarded. It was decided the entire group should be recognized and so they were! Congratulations to all!

For the full list of race results, visit http://www.racetime.info/results/2022-results/2022-07-results/.

Photos are available at VBHIL.gov/

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