MP Fire Department Hosts 5K
to Benefit Central School

5K LogoThe Mount Prospect Fire Department is teaming up with the Mount Prospect Historical Society to host the Feel The Burn 5K, which will raise funds to complete the renovation of Mount Prospect’s own one-room schoolhouse. The Feel The Burn 5K is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 at 8 a.m. The starting line will be near the Mount Prospect Historical Society, 101 S. Maple St.

“We are finally entering the last leg of the race to complete the renovations of Central School in time for the Village’s centennial on Feb. 3, 2017,” said Lindsay Rice, MPHS executive director. “The Historical Society Board of Directors is beyond grateful that the Fire Department has offered to host this 5K. Not only is the Fire Department showing support for our community, but they are also helping to re-open the building that they were established in 103 years ago.”

Central-SchoolThose who are avid runners/walkers, as well as those who are passionate about local history, will not want to miss this exciting race. Not only will you be supporting an educational, historical and cultural facet of Mount Prospect, but you will also be participating in a race organized by the community, for the community.

Registration for the Feel The Burn 5K is $30 per person, and can be made by visiting The deadline for online registration is Friday, June 10. Packet pick-up will be at Sports Authority at Randhurst Village Shopping Center on Friday, June 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Packets will include a race t-shirt, a race bib, and promotional items from our sponsors. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a race t-shirt.

The race will begin near the Mount Prospect Historical Society, 101 S. Maple St., loop through the neighborhood and end at Central School, 103 S. Maple St. This will be a chip-timed race, so runners will be provided with their results almost immediately.

For more information about the Feel The Burn 5K, contact Lindsay Rice, MPHS executive director at or 847/392-9006.

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