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October 08, 2014 11:00 ET

Runners to Storm Lincoln Park for Annual Bastille Day Event

Planned Property Management Encourages Area Residents to Join This Run/Walk That Benefits Chicago's Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2014) - On Thursday, July 10, Lincoln Park hosted runners and Francophiles for the 33rd annual Bastille Day Run, Walk and Block Party.

The event featured a 5k run/walk and an 8k run/walk followed by a block party at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum; registration fees will benefit the Chicago Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. The courses originate in Lincoln Park at the Cannon and Fullerton entrance. The 8k run/walk kicked off at 7:15 p.m. on July 10, followed by the 5k at 7:30 p.m.

"The Bastille Day Run is a lot of fun, whether you're an avid runner or just looking to join a great community event that helps a good cause," said Jasko Omervic of Planned Property Management, which owns and manages a number of Lincoln Park-area rental properties, including 434-446 W. Diversey. "A lot of participants go all out with French-themed costumes and tricolor clothing."

A block party afterward will feature refreshments and live music. This year, food includes barbecue from the nearby Old Crow Smokehouse restaurant, although some French fare is also typically offered. The event's actual link to French National Day, or Bastille Day, which marks the storming of the Bastille prison and the beginning of the French Revolution, has been lost over the decades, though the run/walk is increasingly popular and last year attracted nearly 1,000 runners for the 5k alone.

Registration fees for the Bastille Day Run vary depending on course length and registration date. Visit www.bastilledayrun.com for more information.

About Planned Property Management
Planned Property Management is dedicated to improving the experience of finding, renting and living in a great Chicago apartment. PPM owns and manages 28 buildings, including more than 3,000 units in such desirable neighborhoods as Gold Coast, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Wrigleyville. With live-in, 24-hour maintenance and management offices that are open seven days a week, we ensure all current and prospective residents receive a rapid response.

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