Streamwood Knights Challenge 5K October 5th Supports Food Pantry

  • Knights Challenge 5K Race Director, Bill Henderson, poses with St. John the Evangelist School Mascot October 7, 2017 before the start of event - 502 S. Park Blvd., Streamwood, IL

    Knights Challenge 5K Race Director, Bill Henderson, poses with St. John the Evangelist School Mascot October 7, 2017 before the start of event - 502 S. Park Blvd., Streamwood, IL Courtesy of Gary Pappin

 
Gary Pappin
Updated 9/18/2019 8:27 AM

Six years ago Mary's Millennium Council #12801 Knights of Columbus, Streamwood, IL, was looking for a creative way to increase their yearly assistance to the Hanover Township Food Pantry. Jim Kaltinger, an avid runner, approached the council with his idea about conducting a 5K race. As an avid runner, he knew something about what was involved, but that challenge didn't stop him from suggesting we sponsor an event. The council approved the idea overwhelmingly and it embarked on a journey which culminated in October 2014 with a successful event.

Final preparations are underway for the sixth annual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk which will be held October 5, 2019, starting at 8:30 AM. The event, sponsored by the Knights and Ladies Auxiliary in conjunction with St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish, located at 502 S. Park Blvd., Streamwood, benefits the Hanover Township Food Pantry. The racecourse is USATF certified #IL-14131-JW.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

A Kids Fun Dash event for children ages 3-10, occurs at the conclusion of the main event (approximately 9:30 AM). Registered kiddies will have their very own race for fun. The dash starts in the parking lot and ends at the same finish line as the 5K race. All children will receive a special T-shirt and participation ribbon. Refreshments and awards will follow the events.

Medals will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female winners in each five year age category. In addition, the overall male and female winners will also receive special awards. A technical T-shirt will be given to all pre-registered participants.

We are still looking for runners / walkers and children for the Dash. Do you know someone that likes to race?

For more information, visit http://5k.kofc12801.org , the Facebook page KnightsChallenge5K, email info@kofc12801.org or leave a message at the parish office. If you are unable to participate you can also donate on our registration site to support an individual or team.

Online registration is open via the "Register" link on our race website. We will also take registration the day of the event from 7:00 AM -- 8:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center. There is special pricing for families of 3 or more, students, and Fun Dash participants. Thank you for your support.

To learn more about what we do, visit our Knights & Ladies website www.kofc12801.org. You can also leave a message at the parish office,

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