Compass to Care 5K & 1 Mile Walk
to help kids fight cancer
Join us on September 30, 2017 in Park Ridge, IL
This USATF course certified, family-friendly 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is being held by Compass to Care Childhood Cancer Foundation to raise money for kids with cancer. By participating, you will be helping these kids get from their homes to the hospital for the treatment necessary to save their lives.
Survivors & Angels: This is a great opportunity to celebrate all childhood cancer survivors and angels. Survivors register for free. We encourage family and friends to bring a photo of any survivor or angel to be displayed on our HONOR WALL.
Fundraising For Our Kids: While there is no minimum amount to raise to participant in our race, we encourage each participant to create their online pledge page and set a personal fundraising goal. See more details under Go The Extra Mile.
Awards: Medals will be awarded to top three male and female finishers.
Swag: Free event t-shirts guaranteed to the first 150 participants.
Kids Races: In addition, we will hold short kids races immediately following the event for any kid 7 and under who would like to participate. No need to register. Just listen for an announcement after the race to line up for the fun!
Bring your family. Bring your friends. Bring your children. And run to help kids on their cancer journeys.
17 & Under
17 & Under
Must be a childhood cancer survivor of any age!
If you cannot attend the 5K in person, you can still help raise funds to help kids with cancer virtually.
After you register for the Compass to Care 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run a pledge page will automatically be created for you!
You will be able to edit the information and send it out to your family and friends to support you. Click here to download FAQs on how to setup your fundraising page or create a team.
Any questions, email us at info@CompassToCare.org
We are currently seeking event sponors! Contact our Race Coordinator, Anna Polyak, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our 5K Sponsorship website: www.compasstocare.org/5ksponsor
Compass to Care was founded in 2010 by Park Ridge resident, Michelle Ernsdorff. When Michelle was just 14 months old she was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Her parents struggled to pay for the travel expenses necessary to get her to cancer treatment. She founded Compass to Care, in her parents' honor, to help parents pay for the necessary travel expenses to get their children to cancer treatment.
Compass to Care has over 100 children in treatment. By participating in this 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk, you will allow them to help even more.
PRE-EVENT PACKET PICK-UP
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017:
Location: Dick Pond, 29 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068
Time: 5pm - 8pm
RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Location: Hodges Park Race Day Packet Pickup
Time: 6:30am - 7:45am*
* Please arrive early to ensure efficient registration. Registration ends 15 minutes prior to each event. Desired T-Shirt size is not guaranteed. No T-Shirt exchanges.
Street parking is available within close proximity to the starting line at Hodge Park in Park Ridge.
The Central Parking Lot on the corner of Summit and Prospect , is one block away from the start/finish line and offers free parking.
The Park Ridge Metra stops one block from the start/finish line as well.
Can't run? We would love to have your help as a volunteer. Click the link to the left to sign up now!
September 30 6:30 AM CDT - Race Day Registration Opens
September 30 8:00 AM CDT - 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Start