TRFJ2023 Results and Thank You

TRFJ2023:  On a beautiful fall Sunday morning in Glen Ellyn, we welcomed 600 runners/walker, 100 volunteers and together we raised $42,000 for the fight against melanoma.


Thank you Sponsors


Click here for RACE RESULTS


TRFJ2023 Medalists:

  • Female Overall
  1. Nicole Del Grosso, 21:22
  2. Katie King 21:44
  3. Margaret McPike Carlson 24:16
  • Male
  1. Jeff Purdom 16:56
  2. Simon Peterson 17:25
  3. Andrew Malek 18:59

Thank you Dr. Ainah Uy Tan:


Many took advantage of the free skin screenings by Dr. Tan.

Thank you for 20 Years of support:

Pat Deegan, 20 Year Volunteer and Mike Fagan, 20 Year Sponsor.


TRFJ2023 Pat Deegan on stage

Family Tent: 



  • Sponsored by Aldi
  • 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, Ashley LeClair, Kristen Novak, Christy Peterson, Jennifer Howard, Tia Simon, for their welcoming and heartfelt touches inside and out.

Thank you Emcees:



  • Thank you Bill Dallman for keeping us on schedule and more cowbell.
  • Thank you RISE for the warm-up.
  • Thank you Cathlea for the singing the National Anthem. It was beautiful!

Cheer Zone:


  • Special thanks to the Hadley crew for their finish line support!

Kids Zone:


  • Sponsored by Always Great Smiles
  • Thank you Anne Blyth!
  • Kids learning about sun safety through science experiments.

Thank Course Marshals:


  • Glenbard West Sophomore and Varsity Football Team
  • 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

Thank you Glen Ellyn Community:


  • Glen Ellyn Park District
    • Dave Thommes, Brad Thomas and Stacy Lim
  • Glen Ellyn Police
  • Glen Ellyn Fire Dept – Ambulance
  • Parkview Church

Team Challenge:


  • Largest Team – Green Team: 45 runners/walkers
  • $8000 Large Fundraiser – Team Breanna: 37 runners/walkers
  • Glenbard West Dance Team: 28
  • Laps for Lydia: 27
  • Ben Franklin Boys Running Club: 22
  • Pacemakers: 16
  • Team JB: 15
  • The Bridget Carroll Team: 12
  • Integrity Exteriors 8
  • Team Brian McGrath: 7
  • Always Great Smiles: 5
  • Sam’s Team: 5
  • In it for Linda: 4
  • Duly Derm: 2

Thank you Danny for the Volunteer Breakfast.

Danny and Duffs TRFJ2022

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Thank You TRFJ Planning Committee


  • Anne Blyth – Kids zone
  • Christy Peterson – Family Tent
  • Kristen Novak – Family Tent
  • Denise Olsen – Parking
  • Pat Deegan – Registration
  • Susan Rimmel – Registration
  • Rob Rimmel – Registration/shirts
  • Mike Szczypkowski – Registration/Tent
  • Karen Tolman – Volunteer Coordinator
  • Carrie Skoda – Registration/Family Tent
  • Matthew Marston – Course Marshals
  • Dave Johnsen – Course Setup
  • Jennifer Howard – Awards/Family Tent/Volunteers
  • Tia Simon – Family Tent
  • Michael Marston – Setup/cleanup/shirts
  • Jack Marston – Setup/cleanup/shirts

More Photos Here:

  • Special thanks to photographer, Mimi Johnsen


Click here to view TRFJ2023 Albums – over 500 photos

See you next year, Save the Date:  October 20, 2024.


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