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5K Run/Walk to Benefit Northern Illinois Food Bank


March 5th, 2014

This event is already SOLD OUT to runners and walkers but limited number of volunteering and fundraising opportunities still are available. If interested, please, review and register via attached link

Spectators are welcome with paid park admission.

We've been invited by the Suburban Singles Solution group to help make a difference in our community by participating with them in the "Foodie 5K" fun run/walk to benefit Northern Illinois Food Bank. In addition to the run/walk, the event will feature a post-run festival with music provided by 93.9 MyFM, delicious food from local food trucks, a kids' zone with fun fitness activities provided by My Gym Wheaton, and the opportunity to meet Ozzie from the Kane County Cougars. 

Entrance to the Park is FREE with Race registration.

Each participant is responsible for his/her own registration.

Race Details at:

Registration at:

Register by March 1: $30
After March 1: $35
Children ages 6-12 years old: $15

Participants registered by March 1 will receive a 2014 Foodie 5K moisture-wicking, long-sleeve T-shirt. 

All registered participants receive a $2 voucher to be redeemed at any participating food truck and a ticket voucher for any 2014 Kane County Cougars home game. 

Race Schedule:

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Where: Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL

Friday, April 11 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Packet pick-up at participating Athletico locations or Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Saturday, April 12 8:00 a.m.: Parking Opens
8:00-8:40 a.m.: Packet pick-up
9:00 a.m.: Race Starts
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Post-race festival with awards, entertainment, food trucks, a kids' zone and vendor booths.

Packet Pick-Up:

The location of your registration packet pick-up must be determined upon registration. We encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day.
You can choose from the following Athletico locations for packet pick-up:

Elmhurst: 111 W. Third Street

Naperville: 1739 Freedom Dr. Ste. 101

Oak Brook: 1600 W. 16th St. Ste. T14

St. Charles: 1820 W. Main Street Wheaton: 1071 E. Roosevelt 

OR at:

Northern Illinois Food Bank,
273 Dearborn Court, Geneva

Parking and Facilities:

Ample free parking for race participants and volunteers is available close to the Visitors Center so participants can leave gear in their car. Awards Ceremony Awards will be presented to the top male and female overall finishers in each age group.

Age groups:
1-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Participating Food Trucks:

All registered runners will receive a $2 voucher for a food truck tasting of your choice.

BabyCakes, Cupcakes for Courage, Kona Ice, Toasty Cheese

Additional Information:

Bicycles, in-line skates, roller skates, scooters, and pets will not be allowed on the course. Baby strollers and wheelchairs must start after and remain behind runners for the entire race. The Foodie 5K is rain or shine; please dress appropriately. Please feel free to enjoy the Cantigny grounds after the event.

The Foodie 5k is a chip-timed fun run/walk. 

Online fundraising prior to the race is encouraged by all runners!
$1 donated equals $8 worth of groceries to a family in need. 

Check out fundraising incentives at:

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  • Jamie

    So sorry. We were there but I didn't know where to meet everyone. I'm sure you communicated it - I just must have missed it.

    1 · April 12, 2014

    • meg

      Oh, so sorry, Jamie. It happened. So sorry we have not gotten to hang out together but I am very happy you made it there and I hope you had a great time. If you took photos, please, feel free to post :)

      April 12, 2014

  • meg

    Only three of us showed up. It was a great event regardless and we represented SSS proudly. Thank you John and Eric :)

    April 12, 2014

  • meg

    How exciting, two days left! Don't forget to pick up your packets tomorrow. How about we meet by Start area at 8:45am? Can't see us, feel free to ring me at[masked]

    April 10, 2014

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