ABC Run/Walk #122 is October 2

by:  Merlin Anderson (

What:          ABC Run/Walk #122 (ABC = Adventures Benefiting Children)

When:         Sunday October 2, at 8:00 a.m. (doors open at 7:30)

Where:        Sugar Grove Nature Center* (Thanks to Angela Funk for hosting at this beautiful location)

Why:          To benefit the children of Heartland Head Start.

Price:          Free – but donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Checks may be made payable to Heartland Head Start.


Option #1: 7 mile road run loop course (or run 4 miles by turning around at two mile mark) 

Option #2: 5 mile trail run (can easily be turned into a 1 mile or 4 mile course) 

Amenities:  Water/Gatorade will be near the 3.5 mile point of the road course and at Sugar Grove Nature Center.  In the Nature Center will be Meg's coffee cake as well as water, coffee, bananas, and snack items provided by Heartland Head Start. Bring something to share if you wish.

*Directions from Bloomington, IL to the Sugar Grove Nature Center (4532 N. 725 East Road):
Take I-55 South.
Take the Shirley exit (the first exit) #154.
Turn right at the top of the off-ramp, on County Road 34.
Turn left at the T-intersection onto Old Route 66.
Proceed approximately 4.5 miles to Funks Grove Road.  Turn right.
Proceed over railroad tracks, and take the first left.
At this point, there will be signs for Sugar Grove Nature Center.  Follow this road.
At the Dead End sign, continue straight.
The road will open up to prairie and you will see the nature center buildings on your right.
When you come to the gravel lane, turn right, and proceed to the parking lot.


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