Walter’s Run, 4th Annual Walter Payton 16,726 Yard Run

A young runner enjoys going all out at the Finish Line of Walter Payton’s Run.

A beautiful day for the 16,726 yard run (approximately 9.5 miles), 5K Run/Walk and Relay Races which brought out 345 runners for the main event 16,726 yard run. Sponsors included Allstate, Wheaties, Hansens (sports nutrition), Cancer Treatment Centers of America, American United Bank, Chicago Bears, Athletico, Radio Disney, Signs Now of Gurnee, Liberty Creative Solutions, and FAS Art Services.

Video highlights of the races at Walter Payton’s Race. The highlighted 16,726 yard run includes Steve Nusser’s finish (top male overall at 52:43.6) and Kathy Rink’s finish (top female/7th place overall at 59:11.0).

Walter Payton’s Race was held at South Middle School in Arlington Heights on Saturday morning.

Standing in front of a giant Wheaties box, Steve Nusser from Geneva, Illinois is winner of the 4th Annual Walter Payton 16,726 yard race with a time of 52:43.6.

CBS 2 Reporter Mai Martinez interviews a runner after the race.

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Race times and finish line management was provided by
See for race results for Walter Payton’s Run — the 16,726 yard run, 5K Run/Walk and Relay Races. More results and photos coming soon … coverage of the Walter Payton charity running races in Arlington Heights.

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