Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Weather Cancellation Policies

LBR Runners’ safety is the most important thing and if any of the threatening weather conditions listed below are present the day of the event, the event may be delayed and/or canceled. When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, LBR officials maintain the right to cancel the event. Less threatening conditions may cause a delay in the start time. Such conditions fall under the label “Acts of God,” and will not result in refunding of any race entry fees or future event credits.

Threatening Weather Conditions

LBR may be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, “Heavy” Rain, other major weather conditions.

Start of the Race /Cancellation of the Event

The start of the event may be delayed 1.5 hours from the posted start time if any of the above mentioned conditions exist. The event may then be canceled if any of the weather conditions persist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch or Thunderstorm.

Authority to Cancel the Event

The Race Director, in accordance the Northbrook Police Department, has the authority to cancel the event. If threatening weather conditions force cancellation of the event, no refunds will be provided.

In the event of cancellation, all LBR participants will receive an email with information on how they can still receive their Participant Race Bags and Shirts.

Broadcast of Cancellation

If the LBR is canceled more than 24 hours prior to the start time: We will notify all participants by email. Race cancellation information will also be posted on our LBR Website, Facebook and Twitter.

Weather Conditions and Alerts

ALERT: Extreme

CONDITIONS: Extreme and dangerous conditions exist
ACTION: The LBR will be cancelled. Runners should follow official posting via LBR Website, Facebook, Twitter, and/or On-site Postings


CONDITIONS: Potentially dangerous conditions exist: severe rain, lightning, wind or cold/heat
ACTION: LBR start time may be delayed up to 1.5 hours. Runners should slow down and observe standing water and other possible course obstacles

ALERT: Moderate

CONDITIONS: Less Than Ideal Conditions
ACTION: LBR runners should be aware of declining course conditions and possible obstacles


CONDITIONS: Weather is just right for the LBR
ACTION: LBR will take place as planned

NOTE- If the LBR is canceled during the actual event, on-site notification will be posted if weather alert is at an EXTREME or HIGH level and whenever danger is present.

Race Director: Nate Carter, Maple School

847-400-8905 or  ncarter@district30.org