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Warrior Dash to storm into Channahon this weekend

CHANNAHON – About 20,000 warriors are expected to dash through the Dollinger Family Farm this weekend.

To keep everyone else moving nearby, police will be changing road traffic patterns and closing subdivisions to through-traffic while the fourth annual Warrior Dash is held Saturday and Sunday.

Storming “The Battleground” means making your way through 14 obstacles in the 3.1-mile course. Some proceeds from the event benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Ridge Road will become a one-way street running south from Route 6 to Hansel Road, while McLinden Road will only be available for northbound traffic. Traffic on Hansel will only run west between Ridge and McLinden.

“The Keating Point [and] Woods of Aux Sable subdivisions will be closed to all but emergency vehicles and local traffic during the event to minimize racers parking or attempting overnight camping,” Det. Adam Bogart said. Bogart said residents and visitors who inform officers they are going to a specific address will be allowed to pass.

“We are hoping to keep any inconvenience to a minimum,” Bogart said.

Keating Boulevard will be used for emergency vehicles to access a staging area or a zone away from residences that could be used to land a medical helicopter if it was necessary.

Recycling event

Warriors who decide the obstacle course has ruined their shoes will be asked to recycle them at the event. USAgain spokesman Scott Burnham said more than 5,000 pairs were collected last year.

“When the shoes end up biting the ... mud, we want to keep them from taking up landfill space,” Burnham said.

Shoes in better condition will be resold to thrift stores while the rest will be broken down into athletic surfacing, Burnham said.

“You might not notice with all that mud, but the Warrior Dash is a green event,” Burnham said.

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