Or caskets, at least.
Forest Parkers turned out in droves with their ride-or-dies in the annual Casket Races, the zany way the village nods to its 800,000 people buried in local cemeteries and honors its local businesses. It draws at least 1,000 spectators each year.
Check out the Cheese Balls, Barbie and Disney villains and you’ll see why.
Photos by Todd Bannor and Igor Studenkov
The fastest teams are, well, the fastest, but not exactly the winners. There’s a special category for that. But there seems to be no surprises among the teams that hit the finish line first.
4. Forest Park Public Works at
3. Park District at 19:03 minutes
2. Forest Park Police at 18:67 minutes
1. Bulldog Crossfit at 18:61 minutes.
And for the moment all have been waiting for: the “winners.”
Supermarket Sweep – Sweeping the Competition
Ian Pfaff’s Dead Last
Best House Party
Bethany De Casper’s on Beloit
It’s so good to be Bad (the Disney villans)
Participating teams include
It’s So Good to be Bad
Smoothie King on Lake St
Supermarket Sweep- Sweeping the Competition
Forest Park School District 91
Park District of Forest Park
Bulldog Bootcamp & Crossfit
Forest Park Library
Graveyard Grand Masters (Grand Appliance)
Team Wednesday (Riveredge Hospital)
Forest Park Police Department
Out a Time (Back to the Future)
Alma Arts Language Music Academy
Cut to the Chase
Ian Pfaff Dead Last
Forest Park Public Works