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5K Run, 2K Walk & Kids Dash

June 24th, 2023

Mallard Lake Forest Preserve

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June 24, 2023

More than 72,580 people in DuPage County don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  You can make a difference for these local families.  Please join us in this chip-timed, family-friendly 5K run/ 2K walk to feed our hungry neighbors!  

Since 1999, Neighborhood Food Pantries has provided food security to our neighbors in need.  Funds raised from this 5K event will be used to help us reach our 2023 goal to provide over 2 million meals!

We are offering a 5K chip-timed run (eligible for time awards – overall and by age group), as well as a 2K family walk.

All participants (virtual or in-person) will receive the same event t-shirt, finisher medal and other items, but ONLY IN-PERSON PARTICIPANTS are eligible for time awards.


We will continue to offer a virtual event for those who cannot make the June 24th date, or who prefer to participate in a smaller group or alternate location.  This event is similar to our in-person event, but participants will complete their walk/run anywhere they choose – in your neighborhood, at a local park, or on your treadmill!  All virtual participants will receive the race t-shirt and finisher medal, but will not be eligible for time awards.  (Note:   T-shirts and race packet must be picked up at Dick Pond Athletics on Carol Stream – no packets will be mailed).

Registration and race start / finish: Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, Bloomingdale/Hanover Park, IL


Participant medals will be given to all who finish the event.


500 Meter Kids Dash (Ages 2 - 10)

Kids ages 2 - 10 can participate in a 500M "Express Lane Kids Dash" before the race.

5K Walk/Run:

The top 3 overall male and female runners will receive a medal

The top runners in each bracket will receive an award (overall winners are not eligible for age group medals):

13 & under

14 - 19

20 - 29

30 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 - 69

70 & over

2K Walk:

2K Walkers will receive participant medals!

Race entry includes: bib, T-shirt, participant medal and a post race snack for all runners!

Register as a team and recruit your friends, colleagues and family members to join you!  (all team members receive a $5 registration discount!)


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