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Join OPRC to take advantage of all of these FUN runs & activities! Details are subject to change. Check Facebook and club emails for most up-to-date information. (Updated 4/30/2021).

• Monday night fun runs – Fun runs start at 6:30 pm at the war memorial at Scoville Park (Lake St & Oak Park Ave). Route is 3, 5.5, or 8 miles. We run rain, snow or shine (exceptions are Memorial Day & Labor Day). Members will be advised when we return to our traditional starting location which is Fleet Feet Oak Park.

• Wednesday workouts – Meet at Scoville Park at 6:30pm + warm up run to Lindberg Park, or meet at Lindberg Park ~6:45 pm (at Greenfield St & Forest Ave). Run counterclockwise laps around the park (approx 0.74-mile laps) in various workouts. Whether your goal is to run easy, or to run some intervals & speed training, this is a great way to build a strong running base.

• Saturday morning runs – Group runs will start up again on Sat May 1st, 2021. NEW meeting location is at the war memorial at Scoville Park (Lake St & Oak Park Ave). Start time is 7:00 am May-Oct and 7:30 am Nov-April. Route map coming soon. Post-run meet-up in Scoville Park for coffee & social time. Multiple local coffee shops near the park.

• Tuesday monthly meetings – Monthly meetings are generally held the 1st Tuesday of the month, September through June (No meetings in July or August), starting at 7:00– 8:30 pm. Due to the pandemic, we will continue meetings via Zoom until otherwise noted. Topics range from cross-training to bone health to shoes to club members’ race experiences to round table discussions. Not to be missed!

• Trail runs – Monthly trail runs will be planned in summer and fall on Saturday mornings so as not to coincide with circuit races. Different trail each month, usually within 30 minutes of Oak Park. Watch for details on Facebook or the OPRC emails.

Other activities & benefits of membership
• Monthly or bi-monthly Footnotes electronic newsletter
• OPRC logo gear at below retail prices
• 60-minute discounted massages by OPRC member Jane Murphy
• Run with the OPRC team in CARA circuit races
• Annual summer club picnic
• Pizza nights
• Chicago marathon OPRC water station
• Club holiday awards banquet
• Good Life Race 5K volunteer participation
• Support from the OPRC “family” of runners!!
• FUN FUN FUN!!!!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Or reach out to any of the board members below.

Happy Running from Your Oak Park Runners Club Board of Directors.
Nick Bensen, President
Geri Bensen, Vice President
Dave Schaub, Treasurer
Penny Jensen, Secretary

Peter Bender, Board Member
John Kolman, IT Director
Drew Mullen, Board Member
Paul Oppenheim, Footnotes Editor
Keith Strom, Race Director
Sarang Supekar, Social Media Coordinator

By Geri Bensen