Posted Online: April 16, 2013, 11:28 am
18th annual Swedish Stomp and Skamperoo April 27
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Press release submitted by Bishop Hill Old Settlers' Association
Stomping Time Again!
The 18th annual Swedish Stomp and Skamperoo is scheduled for April 27, 2013. This 5K run or walk is geared toward the entire family. Compete in the 5K run for the coveted hand carved wooden boot trophy, symbolic of the Swedish Stomp, or just enjoy a morning walk along the quiet streets and bucolic countryside that makes this historic village so unique. The race begins at the historic Bishop Hill Colony School.
Children age 6 and under are invited to participate in the 1/3K Skamperoo, a fun way for all to participate in this family event. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and Race time is 9 a.m. The Skamperoo is scheduled for 10 a.m. Come early and make a day of it.
The Swedish Stomp is a timed 5 kilometer race open to all runners age 7 to 107. Registration and entry fees paid prior to the day of the race are $15 which includes a Stomp T-shirt. Registration and entry fees the day of the race are $18 and includes a Stomp T-shirt. Runners age 7 to 19 can enter for $8 pre-registration or day of the race $10. Medals for male and female in the 13 divisions will be awarded. A food table of fruits, muffins, and authentic Swedish pickled herring will be available to all entrants.
Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Old Settlers' Association, this 18th annual Swedish Stomp is held as a fundraising event with proceeds used for the preservation and maintenance of the Old Colony School.
For information or to obtain an entry form telephone 309-927-3044 or e-mail