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This was scene last year’s Freedom Classic run Mundelein. The people carrying signs are “pacers.” | SUBMITTED PHOTO

This was the scene at last year’s Freedom Classic run in Mundelein. The people carrying the signs are “pacers.” | SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Updated: July 22, 2013 6:22PM



The Mundelein Park District is holding its 34th annual Freedom Classic 3.1-mile run/walk on Independence Day at 8 a.m.

The race starts/finishes at Mione Community Park (north of Route 176 and south of Route 137).

In addition to the 3.1-mile run/walk, there is a free half-mile run for youngsters age 4-10 at 9 a.m.

There is race-day registration, or you can do it online at www.signmeup.com.

July 4/Antioch

The annual Antioch Run for Freedom 3.1-mile run will be held at 8 a.m. on Independence Day, which is a Thursday this year.

For race details, see Web site www.sbotl.com.

July 4/Deerfield

The Deerfield Rotary Club’s 6.2-mile Run at Family Days will be held on Independence Day at 8 a.m.

For race details, see Web site www.Deerfield.il.us/residents/familydays.

Sunday/Libertyville

Independence Grove on Route 137 on the northeast side of Libertyville, the area’s top run ning location, is the site of the YWCA’s Walkforward 2013 event at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

For details on the event, see Web site www.ywcalakecounty.org.

June 29/Grayslake

The Lake County Fairgrounds off of Peterson Road in Grayslake will be the site of the Dirty Girl Mud Run on Saturday, June 29. Cost to participate is $100.

This is a 3.1-mile course that challenges women with obstacles, challenges and lost of mud.

To participate, see Web site www.godirtygirl.com/mud-run/event/Chicago-Illinois-2013/32.

June 30/Wauconda

The Wauconda Fest Challenge 3.1-mile and 6.2-mileruns will be held at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 30 at Cook Park on Main Street in Wauconda.

For race details, see Web site www.waucondaparks.org/wauconda-fest/wauconda-fest-5k-10k-race/.

July 4/Lincolnshire

The Lincolnshire Community Association’s annual 3.1-mile Red, White & Boom! road run will be held on Independence Day at 8 a.m. and Spring Lake Park.

For race details, see Web site www.lin colnshirecommunity.org.



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