Fast times at annual Run for Freedom race
September 5, 2013 2:22PM
Updated: October 9, 2013 6:11AM
The H-F Racquet and Fitness Club, located at 2920 W. 183rd St. in Homewood, held the second race of its annual H-F Summer 5K Circuit, the Run for Freedom. The race, an annual tradition predating the Race Circuit, started and ended at the Lions Club Park and Pool in Homewood.
The earlier start time of 8 a.m. seemed to invigorate the almost 200 race enthusiasts to set a fast pace. In addition to local participants, runners came from Glen
Ellyn, Homer Glen, Oak Lawn, Markham, Steger, Joliet, Chicago Heights as well as Lake Bluff, Cedar Lake, Ind.,
The top finishers in the Run for Freedom in the Men’s Division were Josh May (15:48), David Cooke (16:35), Greg Castady (16:40), Mike Brunette (17:46) and Chris Laflin (18:17). In the Women’s Division the top finishers were Darla Erman (22:40), Ellen Hughes (22:50), Margaret Hockenberry (23:22), Priscilla Cordero (23:25) and Meghan Muldoon (23:38).
Participants in all three Circuit races are competing for the overall Circuit title in both male and female categories. The overall Circuit standings, a combination of the Apollo 5K held in May and the just completed Run for Freedom, are Men’s Division David Cooke (1), Mike Brunette (2) and Joel Dellaria (3). In the Women’s Division, the top three are Darla Ermanc (1), Margaret Hockenberry (2) and Mary Wilson (3).
Voted the Chicago Southland’s No. 1 Health/Sports Club for many years, and the Chicago District Tennis Association and Chicago Tennis Patrons Facility of the Year, the club’s goal is to maintain its position as one of the finest racquet and fitness clubs in the country while providing exceptional service every day to its members and guests. This year, 2013, marks the club’s 40th Anniversary of serving the H-F communities. Started in 1973 as a tennis and racquet facility, it now includes 10 indoor tennis courts, outdoor courts throughout the park district, a 12,000-square foot fitness center, indoor lap pool, racquetball and basketball courts, private Pilates Personal Training studio and much more. It is a facility of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, a two-time National Gold Medal Award Winner for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
For complete race results, visit the club’s website hfracquetandfitness.com or mychicagoathlete.com. For all the Run for Freedom photos visit the club’s Facebook page.