Join the race to support veterans with the Prodigy 5K Run/Walk

Honor the service of our veterans by participating in the Prodigy 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Melrose Park.

Hosted by the Prodigy 2020 Foundation and sponsored by Triton College, the 5K race is to raise funds to support educational and economical resources for military veterans to help in their transition from the battlefield back into their communities.

The race will kick off at 9 a.m. at the corner of Ninth and North avenues (Winston Plaza) and will wind through the historic village neighborhoods, before ending at Ralph “Babe” Serpico Memorial Field, 1000 N. 25th Ave., Melrose Park. 

The day includes a One-Mile Junior Jog for ages 6 to 12 that will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. And following the main race, festivities, including an awards presentation, live entertainment, raffles, vendor exhibition and light refreshments, throughout the evening at the Village Hall of Melrose Park. A shuttle service will be available to return race participants to Winston Plaza. 

The 5K Run/Walk registration fee is $30 through Nov. 9 and $35 the day of the race. The Junior Jog registration fee is $15. Mention Triton College and receive a $5 discount on your registration fee! Special group rates are also available under Triton College until Nov. 7: for teams with 1 to 5 people, the cost is $10 per person; teams with 6 to 10 individuals, the cost is $7 per person and for teams with 11 to 20 people, the cost is $5 per person. Team rates are also available. Teams must pre-register for the race. 

To register online, visit Donations are also being accepted.  

For more information about the 5K Run/Walk, visit or call (630) 749-8316 or contact the Office of Student Life at (708) 456-0300, ext. 3383 or e-mail