Homestretch for Heros – Arlington Park

“Ran like a thoroughbred, finished on the track” was the theme for this years Homestrech for Heros 5K Run at Arlington Park ( on August 12 sponsored by Salute , Inc.( The weather was just beautiful, the attendance was great and all I had to do is set up two systems, one for the start in the parking lot next to a tractor and starting gate and the other inside the park’s band shell. I played a variety of tunes including, horse songs, running songs, patriotic songs along with oldies, classic rock, disco and current top 40 as the runners warmed up, started, rounded the turn and came down the Homestretch run to the finish line. This year we even had a live rendition of the call to the post. I had a great team of helpers who volunteered to assist me in moving the equipment. Loved getting my photo taken behind the wheel of the Ford Mustang Pace Car provided by Arlington Heights Ford ( and always enjoy working with Bonnie Greene. Take a look at the photos for all the color and excitement.


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