This Run’s For Jack 5K

#TRFJ2021 – We’re excited to welcome you back to in-person (and virtual) events.

18th Annual “This Run’s for Jack” 5k (in-person)

  • Date: October 17, 2021
  • Start Time: 8AM
  • Place: Ackerman Park, Glen Ellyn
  • Packet Pick-Up Ackerman Park:  Friday (10.15) 5-9PM, Saturday (10.16) 8-noon, Sunday (race morning) 6AM.
  • All Participants receive a longsleeve SPF50 tech shirt
  • USATF Certified (#IL-11057-JW) course
  • Complimentary skin screening by dermatologist.
  • Hospitality Tent for those touched by the disease.
  • Awards:
    • 1st place overall male and female receive medal and gift.
    • 2nd and 3rd place overall male and female winners receive medals.
    • 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+
  • The entire course is paved and accessible for people with disabilities.
  • Strollers allowed but must line up behind runners.
  • Please Note: No dogs, bikes, or rollerblades are allowed in the race
Register Here


TRFJ2021 Virtual Events:  Run/Walk/Bike/Golf

  • Date:  Friday, October 15 – Sunday, October 17
  • Your Place, Your Time, Your People
  • Run / Walk / Bike / Golf
  • All Participants receive a longsleeve SPF50 tech shirt
  • No Packet Pickup:  Shirts mailed after October 17.
  • Post your time or score to the registration portal.
Register Here


TRFJ2021 Tri-Athlete: Any 3 Events

  • Sign up and finish 3 events to receive a Tri-Athlete medal and shirt.
  • Post your time, score card and photos to registration platform.
  • Congratulations on being a TRFJ Tri-Athlete!
  • Names announced from stage on Sunday at TRFJ.
  • No Packet Pickup: Shirt and medal mailed after October 17.
Register Here



Sponsorships underwrite the cost of the event so participant donations can fully support melanoma research, awareness and healing. Many levels to choose from.

I was able to participate in your 5k in October. It was extremely emotional for me as I drove in the parking lot to see the mass of people participating in your event. The cause is so personal … I just wept in my car for awhile before I pulled myself together and was a part of something that I will remember forever. You all are amazing and such an inspiration! Thank you for your efforts and I applaud your success for a cause which needs to find an answer.”
TRFJ Participant

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