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Montgomery, IL – For the 18th year, the Village of Montgomery hosted its annual 5K and 10K River Run on October 2. 161 racers participated in this year's run, with medals awarded to first and second place winners in each age category.
The race took place along the scenic Fox River. Proceeds from the race benefit the Montgomery VFW Post 7452, Rotary Club of Montgomery, and Hesed House. Village President Matt Brolley ran in the 5K along with his son, who placed 2nd in his age category. Brolley states, "One of our greatest assets is our riverside area along the Fox River. This race route is unlike many others in the area, and participants get the chance to run the full length of Montgomery along the river from the border of Aurora into Oswego and back."
Post-race Atrevete Confections hosted Pie Palooza near the finish line, featuring tastings of their 18-holiday pie offerings, kids' activities and games with prizes, pumpkin painting, and other seasonal fun. The top female and male in each race received bragging rights and a free pie from Atrevete.
Congratulations to this year's top finishers:
To view all finishers who placed in their age categories, visit montgomeryil.org/187/River-Run.
Thank you to the 2021 sponsors: Coffman GMC, Dieterle Memorial Home & Cremation Ceremonies, Dolan and Murphy Inc., Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, Earthmover Credit Union, Engineering Enterprises, Inc., Frank Marshall Electric, Grandma's Table, Greater Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Home Pantry & Liquors, La Chiquita Food Marketing -Montgomery, Meyer Wealth Advisors, Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi, Lenert & Julien, P.C., Montgomery Chiropractic Clinic, Paul L. Buddy Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Performance Food Group, Share Machine, Inc., Speer Financial, Inc., Steinwart Audiology & Speech Services, The Lakone Company, Waubonsee Community College, White Eagle Auto Body, and the Village of Montgomery.
For more information on the race or the event in 2022, you may follow the Montgomery River Run on social media or visit MontgomeryIL.org and search River Run.