North Judson Town Council Approves Special Event Request from Max Health

Max Health in North Judson is permitted to host a 5-K run to benefit the Kid’s Closet Ministry, following a decision made by the Town Council members Tuesday evening.

Kathy Holem came before the council and informed them that she recently took over the Max Effex facility on Sheridan Avenue. She noted that it’s been renamed Max Health.

Holem explained that the organization is looking for a community service project so they decided to hold a 5-K walk and run event and donate the proceeds raised to the Kid’s Closet Ministry.  The plan is to hold it on Saturday, October 27th.

Some details about the proposed route were provided to the council. She told members, “I know we can’t cross 10 but we can at least start on Sheridan Avenue and kind of go around the outskirts of the subdivision up to Arlington and back through. We can get the whole 5-K without crossing any major roads and obstructing traffic or anything like that”

She elaborated that the event would kick-off at Max Health, with runners leaving at 9 a.m. and walkers taking off around 9:30. It would end at the proposed site for the new Kid’s Closet facility. Holem said their intention is to have bounce houses, music and refreshments at the finish line to mark the end of the race.

Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann told Holem that if the route requires any barricades, that the Town could provide them. He asked her to notify him about how many they would need prior to the event.

Council members voted unanimously to waive the associated fees and supply the event permit. Holem was encouraged to coordinate with Town Marshal Kelly Fisher about the planned route, to ensure there would be no issues. Fisher added that the Police Department could assist with supervision the day of the event.