IMTS sponsors Miles 4 Manufacturing (M4M) 5K run/walk

Since its debut at IMTS 2014, the M4M 5K has been run at meetings around the country and has raised more than $30,000 to assist middle school, high school and technical college programs that promote careers in manufacturing.

The next M4M 5K takes place at IMTS 2016 on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 a.m.  The scenic route takes participants down Lake Shore Drive for a total of 3.1 miles.

Proceeds from the M4M 5K at IMTS 2016 will provide donations in the form of cash or equipment to the following schools and community-based STEM organizations:

  • Chicago Public Library Foundation for its YouMedia a 21st century teen-learning space filled with digital media technology.
  • Project SYNCERE, a Chicago-based community organization supporting youth’s needs with core engineering research experiments designed to prepare the minds and create pathways for underserved and underrepresented students to pursue STEM for the launch of their EngineerU program.
  • Chicago Public Schools (CPS) STEM Initiative:
    • George Leland Elementary School
    • Genevieve Melody Elementary School
    • Langston Hughes Elementary School
    • Daniel S Wentworth Elementary School

IMTS has paid for all of the costs in producing the run – shirts, banner, bibs, timing gear, etc., meaning that 100 percent of the proceeds from runner registration will go directly to these schools and programs. It’s a great way to get in a morning workout while also helping students discover careers in manufacturing!

To register or find out more information on the M4M visit


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