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

 

BECOME A SPONSOR

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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