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21st Annual Lew Blond Run

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 21st Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run will take place on Saturday, May 21 at Maple School, 2370 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL. The 5K takes place at 8:00 am. The 1 Mile Run begins at 9:00 a.m., and the new Little Lew 50-yard dash (for ages 6 and under) begins at 9:30 a.m. This year other new additions to the event include an online silent auction and a “Smile Mile” at Mile 2, sponsored by Dentistry For Kids, Ltd., where a photographer will be taking photos and post them on the Lew Blond Run’s Instagram.

District 30 has collaborated with the Lew Blond Memorial 5K Organization, a non-profit organization, to host the 5K and 1 mile run for the past 20 years. The Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk is held to honor Lew Blond, a Maple School teacher who passed away from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in February 2000. He was an exceptional and dedicated educator of the applied arts and was revered and cherished by his students, his colleagues, and the parents of the children he served. Lew Blond’s family has attended and helped support this race since its inception.

The Lew Blond Run Board of Directors appreciates everyone’s continued support of this fundraising event, which benefits ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research through the Les Turner ALS Foundation, supports high school scholarships at Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools, and special District 30 projects. To date 40 scholarships have been awarded, which helps support the students’ education and brings honor to the memory of Mr. Blond.

Sign up for the Lew Blond Run by April 30 to be guaranteed a t-shirt!

Volunteers are also still needed for the Lew Blond Run. Contact Samuel Kurz at


May 21
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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