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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. 
500M Kids Dash starts at 8:00am before the 5K.

There are more than 65,500 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 2019 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)

Price changes in 1 month 25 days
  • Tshirts are only guaranteed for registrations prior to July 16th.

    1. $10.00
      Now registering Jan 22 – Jun 15
    2. $13.00
      Jun 16 – Jul 15
    3. $15.00
      Jul 16 – Aug 2
    4. $20.00
      Aug 3 – Aug 3

5K Registration

Price changes in 1 month 25 days
  • Tshirts are only guaranteed for registrations prior to July 16th.

    1. $25.00
      Jan 22 – Mar 31
    2. $30.00
      Now registering Apr 1 – Jun 15
    3. $35.00
      Jun 16 – Jul 15
    4. $40.00
      Jul 16 – Aug 2
    5. $50.00
      Aug 3 – Aug 3

USATF Certified Course

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


Event Details

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

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

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

70 & over

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!)

Kids ages 2 - 10 can participate in a 500M "Express Lane Kids Dash" before the race, and the registration fee for ages 6+ includes a T-shirt. 

The top 3 overall finishers will receive ribbons.

COME IN COSTUME!!!  The top three finishers in a food-related costume will receive an award!



Thank you to our 2018 event sponsors!  2019 list coming soon - contact for sponsorship details!






Packet Pick-up and Race Tip Partner:


Top Teams


Fit4Mom Greater NWCHI





Top Fundraisers


Dan Hoehn

Raised: $27.48

Event Schedule

  • August 3 7:30 AM CDT - On Site Check in and Race Day Registration

  • August 3 8:00 AM CDT - Kids Race Start (at completion of 5K Run)

  • August 3 8:30 AM CDT - 5K Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

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

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