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“THIS RUN’S FOR JACK” 2014

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

 

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Sunday, OCTOBER 19, 2014

8:00 AM

 


 

REGISTRATION and Pre-Race Information

Race Fees:

As it has been from the start, “This Run’s For Jack” is a unique donation race.

Donations from the 5K go to fund melanoma research, awareness and healing.

Your donation will make a difference in the fight against cancer. 

Thank you for your generosity!

Please note: $10 is a set fee to cover the cost of t-shirts and timing.  

 

Jack’s Story

Jack Marston was an avid runner and four-time Chicago Marathon participant.

Jack lost his battle to melanoma on July 12th, 2004.

In honor of Jack, the countless hours he gave to the community, his athletic successes and the four marathons he ran (one for each of his children), “This Run’s For Jack”.

To read more about Jack – click here.

 

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TO REGISTER FOR “THIS RUN’S FOR JACK”

CLICK THE BUTTON AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE REGISTRATION WEBSITE.

Mail-In Registration form

Race Highlights

  • USATF Certified Course through the scenic Lake Ellyn neighborhoods in Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Race Fees are set at $10 (to cover the cost of t-shirt and timing). A  free-will donation option is also part of your registration.
  • 1,500 – 2,000 participants
  • Free long sleeve cotton shirt
  • Great goodies from our Sponsors
  • Free food, coffee and water
  • HOSPITALITY TENT for families touched by melanoma
  • FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS by dermatologists
  • TEAM CHALLENGE to compete as a team with your colleagues, friends and neighbors or participate in honor of someone who has been affected by melanoma.

Fundraising

To set up a page, please click here.  We invite you to further help fight melanoma by setting up a secure online fundraising page to circulate to supporters who may not be able to attend the race.

 

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We LOVE our Volunteers! Please click on the link to volunteer for
“This Run’s for Jack.”VOLUNTEER WAIVER FORMS:INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP

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An opportunity to compete as a team with your friends and neighbors or participate in honor of someone who has been affected by melanoma.  Learn more by clicking on link.

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A gathering place for families who have been affected by melanoma. The tent serves as a place of respite offering food, coffee and friendship.  Learn more by clicking on link.

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Our sponsors allow your donations to go directly to research and awareness.
Click on the link for sponsorship opportunities.

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RACE DAY INFO

PARKING

Enter Ackerman Park at the EAST entrance near the water tower. This is also the drop-off point. Overflow parking info at http://www.jacksfund.org. Carpooling, biking, and walking are encouraged. We are expecting a large crowd, so please allow plenty of time.

 

SCHEDULE

6:00 – 7:30 Race Day Registration & Timing Tag Pick-Up Kiosks will be available on race morning, accepting cash and credit cards.

7:45 Welcome & Announcements

8:00 Start

8:30 Party at the Finish Line

9:00 Awards Ceremony

Plus: Breakfast provided for race participants, The Kid’s Zone, music, awards, free skin checks and more!

COMPUTERIZED TIMING SYSTEM (runners only)

Only runners will receive a timing chip. As you cross the start and finish lines, your time will be recorded. PLEASE do not forget your bib at home. Walkers will not receive a timing chip unless specifically requested at registration. NO CHIP – NO TIME!

 

COURSE INFORMATION

  • Course certified by USAFT IL
  • Split times each mile
  • 5k course map available at packet pickup
  • Strollers & baby joggers are welcome, but will start at 8:05.
  • NO pets, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters or bikes permitted.
  • Water is provided at the start, mile 1.5, and at the finish.
  • First aid is available at the start & finish line.

Results and Awards

1st place overall male and female receive medal and free pair of Asics shoes.

2nd and 3rd place overall male and female winners receive medals.

New: “Middle of the Pack” M/W gift certificate.

Custom ribbons to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group.

Age groups are: 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

 

Misc.

Watch for additional information and updates appearing in e-newsletters sent from Jack’s Fund.

MAIL-IN FORM: “This Run’s For Jack” 5k mail-in registration form.  Send to:  Jack’s Fund, POBox 436, Glen Ellyn, Il  60138

QUESTIONS? Please e-mail info@jacksfund.org

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