The IAA Foundation held its 5th annual 5K Grow & Go on Saturday, May 9th. This family friendly event not only raises funds for Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, but also raises awareness with consumers about the important role of agriculture and the family farms that put food on our table.
Over 420 runners, walkers, kid dashers, families and volunteers gathered at the Illinois Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Financial and GROWMARK headquarters in Bloomington, IL, for a great day of fun and fellowship.
After the kids Cock-a-Doodle Dash, the 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, participants gathered for an open house that included a hot breakfast and learning activities. The morning culminated with presentations of the coveted tractor awards, given for 1st and 2nd place in 5 year age categories.
Because of our generous sponsors and event participants, the IAA Foundation raised over $16,500 from this year’s event.