Registration available on site. Join us at Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, Schick Road and Mallard Lane, Hanover Park, IL. 7:30 AM Registration; 8:30 AM 5K. Kids 500M Dash starts at 9:30 or at completion of 5K.

There are more than 68,000 food insecure individuals in DuPage County, almost half of which do not qualify for government assistance.  Please join us in this chip-timed, family-friendly 5K run/walk to feed our hungry neighbors!  

Since 1999, Neighborhood Food Pantries has provided food security to our neighbors in need, as well as monetary assistance for housing, utilities, medical care/prescriptions, etc.  Funds raised from this 5K event will be used to help us reach our 2018 goal to provide over 2 million meals!

NOTE:   No Shopping Carts will be harmed during this event.  Shopping Carts are for display purposes only and not allowed on the course!  

Registration fees

500 Meter Kids Dash (Ages 2 - 10)

Tshirts are only guaranteed for registrations prior to July 17th.

    1. $10.00
      Feb 15 - Jun 7
    2. $13.00
      Jun 8 - Jul 16
    3. $15.00
      Jul 17 - Aug 2

5K Registration

Tshirts are only guaranteed for registrations prior to July 17th.

    1. $30.00
      Apr 4 - Jun 7
    2. $35.00
      Jun 7 - Jul 16
    3. $40.00
      Jul 17 - Aug 2

Event Details

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

The USATF certified-pending 5k course winds through beautiful Mallard Lake Forest Preserve. 

The top 3 overall male and female runners will receive a medal, as will the top runners in each bracket (overall winners are not eligible for age group medals):

                                  70+                        30-39
                              60-69                         20-29          
                              50-59                         14-19
                              40-49                         13 & under

Race entry includes: bib, performance fit T-shirt, 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!)

Kids ages 2 - 10 can participate in a 500M "Express Lane Kids Dash" after the race, and the registration fee for ages 6+ includes a T-shirt.  The top 3 overall finishers will receive ribbons.


Thank you to our event sponsors! 




Top Teams


Huffin and Puffin

Raised: $150.00


Happy Feet





Heritage Hunger Fighters





Cameo Crew





Gardner Group

Raised: $25.00

Top Fundraisers


Karen Lombardo

Raised: $25.00

Event Schedule

  • August 4 7:30 AM CDT - On Site Check in & Registration

  • August 4 8:30 AM CDT - 5K Race Start

  • August 4 9:30 AM CDT - Kids Race Start (at completion of 5K Run)

Contact Information

Event Location

Mallard Lake Forest Preserve ( W Schick Rd), Hanover Park, IL

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