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About the Race ...

RAIDER NATION is all about gathering together with the St. Alexander community for some fun and fitness! Please sign up today to be part of the 5th Annual 5k Run/Walk! 

Thursday, May 10, 2018 

6:00 p.m.  

This fun-filled event is a great opportunity to get fit with your family and friends and help support the students of St. Alexander School.  

This annual 5k fundraiser has raised more than $80,000 for our School Technology Department since the inaugural kick-off in 2014, which has allowed St. Al's to remain on the cutting edge of technology.  The monies that are raised this year will be spent toward updating the school Computer Lab.  New iMac computers will replace outdated equipment.  All students from Pre-School - 8th grade use the Computer Lab so it is essential to keep everything up-to-date. 

Please sign up today so we can help the children of St. Al's have access to the best technology and be prepared for High School, College and beyond! 

** Packet Pick-Up ** 

 Tuesday, May 8

2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

St. Al's SAVE Room

As of 5-8-18, online registration has closed.  You can still sign up for the race, but you will need to fill out a hard copy form:

5-8-18:  from 2-7 pm in the SAVE Room

5-9-18: in the St. Alexander School office

5-10-18:  from 5:00 - 5:30 pm / Race Day registration table

** Please note that registration after April 26 does not guarantee a t-shirt in your size and registration after 5-8-18 may not guarantee a t-shirt at all.

Registration fees

5K Registration Closed

  1. $28.00
    Mar 14 - May 10

Event Info

The 5k Raider Nation Run/Walk starts and finishes at the St. Alexander parking lot.  The 5k course, which is 3.1 miles, routes through the beautiful streets of Palos Heights and is USATF certified course. The top 3 overall male and female runners will receive a prize.  

Race Entry of $28 Includes: 

  • Race entry and bib, performance fit T-shirt and post race snacks.  
  • Day-of registration will increase to $30.... Sign up now before price increase! 

Pre-Race Day Packet Pick-up:

  • Tuesday, May 8 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
  • St. Alexander School - SAVE Room, located at 7025 West 126th Street, Palos Heights

Race Day Packet Pick-up & Day-of Registration:

  • 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. at St. Alexander School

Kids Dash:

  • Starts at 5:40 p.m.
  • Kids 6 & under can participate in a 100-yard dash on the football field
  • This event is free for the kids and encourages them to "run" like mommy and daddy 
  • Please note a T-shirt is not included unless you register for the 5k Run/Walk

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 John L Riesbeck $500.00
2 Angela Burzycki $100.00
3 Marilou Casey $100.00

Top Teams


2nd Grade

Raised: $725.00



Raised: $575.00


7th Grade

Raised: $345.00

Top Fundraisers


Meghan Dougherty

Raised: $500.00


Brian Mientus

Raised: $300.00


Bridget Stroner

Raised: $155.00

Event Schedule

  • May 10 5:00 PM CDT - Race Day Registration Opens

  • May 10 5:40 PM CDT - Kids Dash

  • May 10 6:00 PM CDT - 5K Start

Contact Information

Event Location

7025 West 126th Street, Palos Heights, IL, United States

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