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WordPress Update

January 24, 2014 in Home Page Slider, News by Robin

Your WordPress website is being updated, so if you see anything “off”, please let me know!

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WordPress Upgrade to 3.6

August 8, 2013 in Home Page Slider, News by Robin v3.6 was released last week and your site has been upgraded. This release should not affect the way that operates. If you notice any odd or unusual behavior on your site, please contact me @getbin here on the site.

Marathon Training is starting

June 19, 2013 in Home Page Slider, Marathon, News, Training by Liz Vander Velde

Pancakers & runners extraordinaire! Chicago Marathon training enters Week 3! Mileage is 9-11-13 depending on your level. (The Rocks stay w/Beginner at 9 miles because -we can do this!). We are planning to drop refreshments at Mile 2 West aka Wolf Road. If anyone is dropping anyplace else -let us know on Facebook! If you want Wolf Road-it’s yours-again let us know–we’ll drop elsewhere!! (Let us know by 6am Saturday morning!)See you on the trail!
Prez aka Empress Joanne

Back of the Packers – YES!

June 8, 2013 in Home Page Slider, News by Liz Vander Velde

The Back of the Packers for the Allstate 13.1 Half Marathon.

The Back of the Packers for the Allstate 13.1 Half Marathon.

Run for Boston

May 15, 2013 in Home Page Slider, News by Liz Vander Velde


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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

2013 MidWinter Cruise 5k

October 2, 2012 in Home Page Slider, MidWinter Cruise 5k, News, Races by Liz Vander Velde

The 2013 race will take place on  Sunday, January 20!

Put on your resort wear and join the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club for our ANNUAL MIDWINTER CRUISE 5k!

Travel to Nassau without a passport! (okay, Nassau STREET). Escape from winter and come on aboard! Our ‘cruise’ sets sail at 10:30AM and travels the streets of Park Forest, IL for 3.1 miles. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome. Upon your return to port, you’ll enjoy the PFRPC’s almost-famous all-you-can-eat, while-they-last pancakes!

The PFRPC MidWinter Cruise is Chip Timed and certified and sanctioned by USA Track and Field (IL-11082-JW).

All runners receive a cruise souvenir at check-in! ALL FINISHERS RECEIVE AN AWARD! Everyone’s a winner with the PFRPC!

Where:  Forest Trail Middle School, 215 Wilson, Park Forest, IL  60466.  Registration is in the downstairs cafeteria beginning at 9:00am. After your run, join us for our famous Pancake Breakfats, again, in the downstairs cafeteria.

When:  Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:30AM.

Cost:  $22 early registration (until January 11); $25 after January 11 and on race day – no discounts).  Packet pick up is on race day only.  PFRPC members receive a $2 discount on registration, if registered by January 11.

How to Register:  Online at or download the race entry form here. Mailed entries must be received by January 11, 2013. Again, after January 11, registration is $25 for all runners.

Already registered?  You can get a copy of your registration confirmation here.

Our many, many thanks to current sponsors Running for Kicks, Chicago Dough Company, Road ID, our website developer Robin at and  VanderVelde and Associates, personal financial consultants.

We’re famous for our quirky runner amenities! Come find out what’s in store this year!  

Questions? Contact Race Director Joanne Rock at 773-960-0718 or email Joanne Rock.

Turtle Ten Miler

October 1, 2012 in Home Page Slider, Races, Turtle Ten Miler by Liz Vander Velde

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