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Head For Safety 5K Run/Walk

 hosted by MILES for JAMES

Join us on our 10 year anniversary on Saturday, September 21, 2019.  With all your support these past 10 years, MILES for JAMES continues to help spread awareness about Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), raise funds for TBI research, TBI victims, and medical costs for James Javier.  

We could not have done this without you!

The 5K Race will once again be at our NEW location!  

Orland Park 153rd Street Metra Station at Centennial Park

 10401 W. 153rd St. Orland Park, IL 60462

Countdown to event

Registration fees

5K Registration

  1. $30.00
    May 11 - Sep 20

5K Team Registration

To qualify for team registration, you must have 4 or more members.

  1. $25.00
    May 11 - Sep 20

100 Yard Kid's Dash (10 Years & younger)

  1. $10.00
    May 11 - Sep 20

Purchase MFJ Products or Raffle Tickets

  1. Click below to select items
    May 11 - Sep 20

Additional Details


Register by September 2nd to guarantee your desired shirt size for this year's race.  

On-Line Registration will close the night before the race at 9:00pm.

Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female finisher.

Medals to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55 & over.

Online Pledge Pages for individual and team! 

Set up your individual or team pledge page online!  Once you register for the race, you can set up your own personal pledge page and/or team pledge page.  Send the link to your family and friends and they can support you by pledging online.  

Raise $100 in pledges by September 2nd and receive an MFJ hoodie!  (Choose from 4 colors!  Blue, Green, Cherry Red, or Black)

(Hoodies are also available for purchase online when you register)


Race Site Location and Parking information

Centennial park is a large park and has multiple entrances.

The Head for Safety 5K Race Site, Parking, and Start/Finish will be at the Orland Park 153rd Street Metra Station at Centennial Park.  The entrance is off of 153rd Street, West of West Avenue and East of 108th Avenue (just past the railroad tracks).

There is ample parking available at the Orland Park - 153rd Street Station Parking lot.  

View Head for Safety 5K Race Route


A huge THANKS to our 2018 Sponsors! 














Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

Lou Malnati's Pizza

The Printing Press - Alsip, IL


2018 Race Pictures!

5cd33fe329fb9.jpgA team crossing the finish line TOGETHER

5cd3400ce19dc.jpgJAMES is here! 

5cd492851511d.jpgReady for a RACE! 

5cd340320d254.jpgWith the double stroller coming in STRONG! 

5cd340252eb6a.jpg5cd492d300150.jpgA beautiful morning for the 5K event

5cd4903c05f7a.jpgThe START of the race! 

5cd33fd683f8b.jpgAnd they're off! 

5cd3401d89b1b.jpgThe WONDERFUL volunteers! 

5cd3400719b5d.jpgI spy Superman!

5cd33fbda44f3.jpgA glimpse of the 100 yard kids dash

5cd492a757260.jpgFun for All!

5cd492930b2f1.jpgComing in STRONG!

5cd49058b0345.jpgLots of families and friends

 5cdda464d5532.jpg.5cdda3bb91ec8.jpgA TEAM full of SUPPORT

5cdda3db35d5e.jpgSMILE big! Runners on the course

5cdda3ec9f40a.jpg100 yards Kids Dash

5cdda42d6a062.jpgHome Stretch!


Q:  Can I register the morning of the race?  

A:  Yes.  Proceed to the Registration Tent the morning of and you can register up until the time the race starts at 9:00AM.  We accept cash or check on race day.   

Q: Where can I park?  

A:  There will be plenty of parking available at the 153rd Street Metra Station (10401 W. 153rd Street Orland Park, IL 60462)

Q:  Will there be washrooms available? 

A:  Yes, Port-o-Pottys will be available on site. 

Q: What if it rains the morning of the race?

A:  Rain or shine, the race will go on - please dress accordingly.  The race will be canceled if there is lightening.  

Q:  Will raffles be available the morning of the race?  

A:  Yes.  Raffle tickets will be available for the 50/50 Split the Pot and the $500 Amazon Gift Card until we sell out.  Cash or check only on race day.

Q:  I would like to participate in the 5K run/walk, but I will also have my 4 year old with me.  What are my options?

A:  Proceed to the Kids Tent and fill out a form and we will keep your child entertained and occupied with fun activities until you cross the finish line!  OR Bring a stroller and have your child join you on the 5K course!  

Q:  Can I bring my dog to the race?  

A:  Yes.  You must fill out and sign a Dog Waiver at the Registration tent.

Raffles - Day of Race!

We will be selling raffle tickets the morning of the race.  Please check back to see what items we will be raffling! You must be present to win these items.

Tickets will be 1/$3 or 2/$5.  

Event Schedule

  • September 21 7:30 AM CDT - Packet Pick-up & Registration

  • September 21 9:00 AM CDT - 5K Race Start

  • September 21 10:00 AM CDT - 100 Yard Kid's Dash

Contact Information

Event Location

10401 W. 153rd Street, Orland Park, IL 60462, USA

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