TRFJ2018 Race Results and Thank You!

TRFJ2018:  On a beautiful fall Sunday morning in Glen Ellyn, we welcomed 900 people, and together we raised $40,000 for the fight against melanoma.

Thank you Sponsors

Supporting sponsors TRFJ2018
Enstein Bagels
University of Chicago Medicine
Curtis Climate
RX Bars
MDSolarSciences Sunscreen
Advocate Lutheran General
Always Great Smiles
Lou Malnati’s
Trader Joes
Parvin Clauss
University of Chicago Medicine
Dupage Medical Group – Dermatology
Ackerman Sports Center
Quaid and Rooney
Keller Williams Johansen
Loeber Motors
Viator International
John Saletta
Baird & Warner



Click here for RACE RESULTS

TRFJ2018 Medalists:

  • Female
  1. Ellen Reifel, Glen Ellyn 21:20.98
  2. Lindsey Zarob, Wheaton, 23:17.41
  3. Lauren Ralph, Winfield, 24:21.85
  • Male
  1. Jeff Purdom, New Lenox, 16:05.31
  2. Kellan Maxwell, Memphis-TN, 18:40.71
  3. Anthony Nitti, Glen Ellyn, 20:22.49

Thank you Dr. Ainah Uy Tan:

  • Over 20 people took advantage of the free skin screenings by Dr. Tan.

Thank you for your support:

  • Dr. Jon Richards
  • Dr. Sigrun Hallmeyer
  • Dr. Jason Luke
  • Dr. Thomas Gajewski
  • University of Chicago Medicine Q&A Table
  • Dr. Kelle Beggren and DMG Dermatology

Family Tent: 

  • Sponsored by the Johansen Family: Live Like Dave…Strong and Courageous!
  • Each year families who have been affected by melanoma are invited to gather at the “This Run’s For Jack” Family Tent to meet one another, the doctors and our board members. The tent serves as a place of respite, offering food, coffee and friendship to those whom melanoma has touched. A special thank you to committee chairs, Kim and Mike Drell, Tia Simon, Susan Johansen and Rhoda and Meredith Spohn for their welcoming and heartfelt touches inside and out.

Thank you Emcees:

  • Thank you Bill Dallman and Dan Purdom for keeping us on schedule.

Cheer Zone:

  • Special thanks to Christian Willams and all the kids at the finish line.

Kids Zone:

  • Sponsored by Always Great Smiles
  • Thank you Anne Blyth and Christy Peterson, teachers extraordinaire!
  • Kids learning about sun safety through science experiments.

Thank You Course Marshals:

  • Glenbard West Students
  • MAWI
  • Members of the Glen Ellyn Community
  • Friends of Jack’s Fund

Thank You Volunteers:

  • Early Morning set-up and after race clean-up
    • Glenbard West Sophomore Football Team
    • Members of the Glen Ellyn Community
    • Scholarship winners and their families

Special Thanks To:

  • Glen Ellyn Park District
    • Ryan Miller
    • Myron Yocum
  • Glen Ellyn Police
  • Glen Ellyn Fire Dept – Ambulance
  • Parkview Church

Team Challenge:

  • Largest Team – Green Team (10 years walking): 57 runners/walkers
  • Team Breanna: 52
  • Marcia’s Minnions: 25
  • Always Great Smiles: 23
  • Team Dave Strong and Courageous: 22
  • Miles for Big Mike: 21
  • Brian’s Team: 18
  • The Dermatology Institute: 17
  • Ben Franklin boys running club: 14
  • Pacemakers: 14
  • Team Gitty: 10
  • Pam’s Party: 10

Thank You TRFJ Planning Committee:

  • Tia Simon – family tent
  • Kim Drell – family tent
  • Mike Drell – family tent
  • Rhoda Spohn – family tent
  • Mere Spohn – family tent
  • Susan Johansen – family tent
  • Stacey Harvey – yard signs
  • Dan Harvey – yard signs
  • Patty Cavanaugh – stage signs
  • Anne Blyth – kids zone
  • Christy Peterson – kids zone
  • Sue Ann Foster – volunteers
  • Kristen Novak – volunteers
  • Denise Olsen – parking
  • Ruthie Maddock – parking
  • Pat Deegan – registration
  • Cheryl Duensing – teams/registration
  • Susan Rimmel – registration
  • Rob Rimmel – registration/shirts
  • Michael Albrecht – course marshals
  • Dave Johnsen – course setup
  • Carrie Skelton – course notices
  • Jennifer Howard – awards
  • Matthew Marston – setup/cleanup/shirts
  • Michael Marston – setup/cleanup/shirts
  • Jack Marston – shirts
  • All of our out-of-town volunteers!

More Photos Here:

  • Special thanks to photographers Kristina Patsis and Joleen Frick


Click here to view TRFJ2018 Albums - over 500 photos


See you next year … Save the Date:  October 20, 2019.


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