“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass … it’s about learning to dance in the rain!”
The 13th Annual “This Run’s For Jack” welcomed 875 runners/walkers and 200 volunteers and 50 sponsors!
Together, we raised over $46,000! We’re excited for next year … SAVE THE DATE: October 15, 2017
… TO the Doctors
… TO the Watson/Juneman family for being our official race starter this year in memory of Big Mike (10 years).
… TO Gaby Evans, Rafaela Brosnan, Jack Columbo, Griffin McDonnel for sharing their beautiful voices with us, singing the National Anthem
… TO Bill Nicholsen and Dan Purdom for Master-of-Ceremony duties.
… TO our awesome photographer – Mimi Johnsen.
… TO Katie Kass and Massage Envy.
… TO Ann Graham from Jazzercize for a spirited warm-up.
… TO the 200 Volunteers it takes to safely make this event happen
from Packet Pickup helpers …
to early Race Morning …
to our youngest TRFJ supporter!
… TO the Glen Ellyn Park District
… TO the Glen Ellyn Police
… TO the Glen Ellyn Fire Dept (for providing the ambulance – just in case)
… TO the HIDDEN HEROES – 2016 TRFJ Volunteer Committee Chairs!
Cheryl Duensing, Michael Albrecht, Ann Blyth, Sue Ann Foster, Tia Simon, Ron and Donna Comerford, Kim Drell, Rhoda Spohn, Patricia Deegan, Denise Olsen, Ruthie Murdock, Dave Johnsen, Carrie, Skelton, Ann Sheline, Dan Fallon, Dan and Stacey Harvey, Casey Curtis, Chris Cappozzo, Matthew Marston, Jack Marston and Michael Marston.
13th Annual “This Run’s For Jack” 5k Run/Walk Timed Results (Link below)
This Run’s For Jack 5K – MENS
Rank Athlete Bib Time
1 Jeffrey Purdom 322 00:16:05
2 Johnny Majerus 135 00:17:46
3 Zach Hoffman 187 00:18:23
This Run’s For Jack 5K – WOMENS
Rank Athlete Bib Time
1 Christina Sauer 180 00:21:15
2 Madison Dobes 571 00:21:41
3 Leanne Snavely 161 00:21:22
The history behind the “Family Tent,” as many of you know, goes back to 2005, when it originally hosted 25 people. The vision of past Board Member Stacie Fallon, the tent welcomes family members and melanoma patients to a special place of respite, for coffee, food and friendship. This year again, over 600 people were greeted by TRFJ Board Members, Committee Members and physicians. We are truly humbled by the impact this place has on the melanoma community.
Because of the growth, we are looking for a 2016 SPONSOR — Please contact us if you are interested.
Food and beverages were generously donated by Aldi, Valli Produce, Einstein Bagels, Village Market, Starbucks.
This Run's for Jack Results (only runners are timed).
click here for photos posted to Flickr. Add your pics from the run too!