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On Sunday April 14th, Naperville’s 360 Youth Services hosted their 14th annual 360 Spring Ahead Run. 360 Youth Services provides counseling, mentorweb design firm sponsorship programs, prevention programs, housing and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) support to local youths in need. As one of our own web design clients, and a wonderful and essential organization in our city Design & Promote proudly sponsored the event along with thirty other local businesses. The run began and ended at CityGate center and included a Kids Fun Run, a 5K Wheelchair, a 5K Street Run, and a 10K Trail Run.

Two of the Design & Promote team participated in the race. Danielle Luke, our graphic designer, ran the 5K Street Run, she placed 5th in her category, coming in at twenty nine minutes and thirteen seconds, while Brent Tyson, our lead web developer, placed 13th in his category, running it in twenty nine minutes and fifteen seconds. The race has two overall winners, a male and a female, who receive $100 cash prize, this year the female winner was 25 year old Amanda Mirochina of Naperville who ran the race in eighteen minutes and six seconds, and the overall male winner was Willy Kaul, 26 of Naperville who finished in sixteen minutes and thirty seven seconds.

The race was a great success, was tons of fun, and a great opportunity to help raise awareness and funds for a wonderful area organization. We cannot wait to participate next year!

To learn more about this race and 360 Youth Services click here.