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Freedom Golf Association Honor Wounded Vets 5K Run/Walk
FGA Honor Wounded Vets 5K


FGA Inaugural Honor Wounded Vets 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Stroll

Sunday, October 29, 9am

Due to flooding the event date has
been changed. 

Join us for the first annual Freedom Golf Association (FGA)
5K Run Walk to Honor Wounded Vets.

Freedom Golf Association (FGA) is dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf.

  • We believe that all special needs individuals deserve a chance to accomplish the same things as any others do and work towards bringing a positive transformation to their lives
  • FGA contributes to the positive development of those with special needs through the magic of golf

Run, Walk or Wheelchair this amazing course through the wooded grounds on the McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook.  Not up for the challenge of a 5K, we will also have a 1 Mile Stroll.  Enjoy music, a putting/chipping contest and much more!

Registration fees

Timed 5K Run/Walk Closed

  1. $35.00
    Jul 5 - Oct 25

Untimed 5K Walk or 1 mile stroll Closed

There is no registration fee for walking in the event. Please keep in mind that the Honor Wounded Vets 5K Run/Walk is a fundraising event and all participants are encouraged to raise additional funds. Our goal is for each participant to raise $100 in support of our disabled veterans. Those who do will receive a Honor Wounded Vets t-shirt. Visit the following website ( to create your own fundraising page and start collecting donations now! You can also drop donations off at the FGA office located at 3203 York Road in Oak Brook. We will also accept donations the day of the event.

  1. Free
    Jul 5 - Oct 25

Sponsor Registraton Closed

If you or your organization have sponsored the event, enter your individualized sponsor code to avoid the registration fee for your team.

  1. Free
    Jul 5 - Oct 25

General Information

Online registration closes at 12PM on Wednesday, October 25th.  Onsight regristration welcome starting Sunday, October 29th at 7:45. 

5K will begin promptly at 9:00 am  (race day registration closes at 8:45 am)

1 Mile Stroll starts promptly at 9:15 am (race day registration closes at 8:45 am)

Race Timing
We use a disposable chip timing tag for the 5K that is attached to the back of the race bib. It is lightweight and is covered by a foam strip.  It must remain attached to the race bib. Runners MUST wear their race bibs on the front of their clothing in order to be timed accurately. The bib cannot be covered, holding it in your hand or putting it in your pocket will NOT read the chip. Do not bend the chip. If you have received a bid as part of your packet pickup, please keep it and we will reuse it for October 29th.

Packet Pick-Up
Friday, October 27th, Packet Pickup: 10am-3pm @ FGA Office (3203 York Road, Oak Brook)
Race Location Pickup: Starting @ 7:45AM

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up
7:45-8:45 am.  No 5K registrations will be accepted after 8:45 am

5K Awards

Top wheelchair division winners for Male and Female

Top three Male and Female Overall and top three Male and Female in the following age groups:  9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over. 

Ample parking is available in the main lot adjacent from Hamburger University. 
Special Events

Chipping & putting contests with coach demonstrations

Self Guided Tour of McDonald's Hamburger University

Music provided by Elmhurst College Jazz Band

WLS Radio 


Course Map

Event Schedule

  • October 27 10:00 AM CDT - Packet Pickup 10am-3pm FGA Office (3203 York Road, Oak Brook)

  • October 27 3:00 PM CDT - End Packet Pickup at FGA Office

  • October 29 7:45 AM CDT - Race Day Registration

  • October 29 9:00 AM CDT - 5K

  • October 29 9:15 AM CDT - 1 Mile Stroll

Contact Information

Event Location

Hamburger University, Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL, United States

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