DGS Key Club's Mustang Trot 5K Run/Walk: April 7

DGS Key Club's Mustang Trot 5K Run/Walk: April 7

The Downers Grove South High School Key Club is hosting its seventh annual Mustang Trot 5K Run/Walk to benefit Erika’s Lighthouse on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at South High School. 

Race registration for adults is $25 and students are $20. Race participants can register online or by mailing in a form to South High Key Club by April 4. Credit cards can only be used for online registration. If a community member does not want to participate in the run/walk, they can still make a donation to Erika’s Lighthouse. The race begins at 9 a.m. with packet pick-up and registration starting at 8 a.m.

Last year, Key Club’s Mustang Trot raised $3,000 for the LUNGevity Foundation. South High Key Club sponsors and teachers, Adrienne Miller and Amy Klug, hope the Mustang Trot raises as much money, if not more, for Erika’s Lighthouse. 

For the 2018-19 school year, the South High student body voted to support Erika’s Lighthouse as their philanthropy project. In addition to the Mustang Trot, other South High fundraisers have included the Philanthropy Night basketball game and the Daddy Daughter Dance.

“South High students have had the opportunity to participate in mindfulness activities that relieve stress and align with the Erika’s Lighthouse mission - including therapy dogs, a walking labyrinth, coloring, and much more,” South High Student Activities Director Jennifer Martinez said. “Through several community events, the students have already raised more than $5,000. We look forward to raising even more money and awareness for Erika’s Lighthouse through the Mustang Trot.” 

In order for Key Club to be able to donate as much as possible to Erika’s Lighthouse, the Mustang Trot is seeking donations from local businesses and corporations. To be listed on the t-shirt, sponsors must be confirmed by March 20. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, visit the sponsor page on the race website or contact Amy Klug at aklug@csd99.org.

Packet pick-up and runner/walker check-in, as well as the raffle and awards ceremony, will take place by the Mustang statue outside of South High’s West Events Entrance. The race will begin and end directly in front of the school by the bus lot. 

For a $5 donation, children can participate in the Pony Trot obstacle course in the large gym. Face painting and pictures with Marty the Mustang will also be available. 

For more information and to register, visit the Mustang Trot website