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Welcome to the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club

October 4, 2012 in About the PFRPC, Home Page Slider by Joanne

Established in 1978, the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club (PFRPC) is based in the South Suburbs of Chicago. While the club originated in the far south community of Park Forest, today our members come from more than 25 different communities throughout metropolitan Chicago, as well as Northwest Indiana.

Far from a fair-weather organization, the PFRPC is active all year long — rain or shine, snow or sleet, heat or humidity — sponsoring races, weekend recreational runs, speed workouts, training runs, Moon Runs, road trips and just plain social get-togethers. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a walker, 12-minute miler or a world class runner (we have them all in the club), all are welcomed by the PFRPC.

Whether it’s a 14 minute mile, or a 7 minute mile — it’s still a mile

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Scholarship Awards Program Open!

July 24, 2012 in About the PFRPC, News by Joanne

Park Forest Pancake and Running Club Members photo taken on 08/20/2011

We are now accepting applications for our Scholarship Awards! Send an email to [email protected] for more information.

PFRPC Club Merchandise

October 6, 2006 in About the PFRPC, News by Liz Vander Velde

Currently sold out. Please check back as we will be re-ordering soon!

Club History

January 1, 2006 in About the PFRPC, History by Liz Vander Velde

Established in 1978, the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club (PFRPC) is based in the South Suburbs of Chicago. While the club originated in the far south community of Park Forest, today our members come from more than 25 different communities throughout metropolitan Chicago, as well as Northwest Indiana.

Far from a fair-weather organization, the PFRPC is active all year long — rain or shine, snow or sleet, heat or humidity — sponsoring races, weekend recreational runs, speed workouts, training runs, Moon Runs, road trips and just plain social get-togethers. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a walker, 12-minute miler or a world class runner (we have them all in the club), all are welcomed by the PFRPC.

10 Reasons You Should Join Us

10. Contact with runners of all speeds and capabilities.
9. Track workouts and coaching advice — motivation!
8. Moon Runs (By the light of the silvery moon. Howling is allowed.)
7. Week-end recreational runs!
6. Pancakes… And lots of them!
5. Club-sponsored races — try our “MidWinter Cruise 5k” or “Turtle Ten Miler”!
4. Monthly e-newsletter, “Turtle Times.”
3. Car pooling to races.
2. Annual Scholarship Fund for members of the PFRPC.
1. Social activities.  Did we mention pancakes?
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