Como Lake will be a busy place later this month.
Between April 13 and 14, more than 2,000 elementary school students will converge on the park for the Annual Como Lake Relays, which is in its 38th year.
Grade 4 and 5 students from half of the schools will run on one day, while the other half will run on the second day as part of School District 43’s efforts to encourage physical fitness among young people.
The races generally take place between 3 and 5 p.m. on both days, rain or shine. Organizers want to remind walkers and runners that the trails will be crowded.