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The Hidden Gem Will Entertain You!

Runners and watchers alike will be entertained

each mile by Flossmoor and our surrounding

area's local talent. A special thank you to the following groups who will encourage and inspire all who CHEER and HEAR THE GEM!


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Starting Line

Flossmoor Family Auto (2733 Flossmoor Road)

  • FunFunFun DJ — 6:30-8:30 AM

  • Glow Dance Fit (Zumba) - 7:20-7:26 AM IJP West lot (off Douglas Avenue) — Gloria Tarrer

  • Oliv Blu — 7:40 National Anthem — Sound Check at 7:00 AM 


Mile 1

Baythorn: Play from 7:45-7:52 AM

  • HF Drumline — Sarah Whitlock

Mile 2

Ballentrae Residence: Play from 7:45-8:00 AM

  • DJ Vick (3635 Antholl Street) — Victor Olaleye

Mile 3.5

Flossmoor Hills Residence: Play from 8:00-8:40 AM

Fitness by Rose (3635 Brumley Drive) — Rose Haynes


Mile 4-5

HF High School Campus: Play from 8:00-9:05 AM​

  • HF Cheerleaders/Steppers/Dance Teams — East of Path & Bio Pond Path

  • HF Marching Band on the Football Field — Sarah Whitlock


Mile 6-7

Braemar: Play from 7:40-9:15 AM

  • Glow Dance Fit (1036 Braemar) — Gloria Tarrer


Mile 7-8

Heather Hill: Play from 8:15-9:40 AM         

  • Joseph the Drummer — Blenda & Joe Robertson


Mile 9-10

Carroll/Evan/Gardner: Play from 8:25-10:15 AM

  • Falling Stars & John Shonkwiler


Mile 10-11

Gardner/Hutchison: Play from 8:35-10:30 AM

  • DJ Fidel Calderon 


Mile 11-12

Flossmoor Park/Vardon Place: Play from 8:40-10:40 AM

  • TiMELeSS (2430 Vardon Place) — Sam Calhoon

  • INTENSE Conditioning, Homewood (Green space west of Sterling along Flossmoor Road)


Mile 12-13

Leavitt Park: Play from 8:45-10:45 AM

  • Sounds of Illinois Brass Choir — Rob Calhoon

Finish Line

Sterling Ave — 9:00 AM

  • Gem Announcers — Jon Elfner, Terrance Smith & Michael Goldberg

  • Main Stage — Xtra, Xtra Band

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