Thanks to everyone who joined us for the “Happiest 5K on Earth” on May 20. We added some links below, and we’re hoping you can help us cross the fundraising finish line!
The 8th Annual Elim Eagles’ Wings 5K Run, Walk & Roll will be held on Elim’s West Campus at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Check back on this page for more information as it becomes available.
The remainder of this page includes information that may or may not be accurate to the 2018 5K event.
Here is the schedule of events for Saturday, May 19, 2018!
  • 7:30 – 8:45 am:  Registration and Packet Pick-Up Open; Raffle Table open
  • 8:30  -10:30 am:  Kids Obstacle Course open
  • 8:55 am:             Prayer
  • 9:00 am:             5K Start
  • 9:05 am:             1-Mile Start
  • 10:00 am:           Post-Race Party with refreshments and music
  • 10:30 am:           Raffle Drawings
Elim’s mission is to equip children and adults with disabilities to achieve to their highest God-given potential. Elim pursues this mission by providing educational, vocational and therapeutic services to over 1,000 persons with developmental disabilities.
Questions?  
Elim Christian Services is located at 13020 S. Central Avenue in Palos Heights, Illinois, 60463, 23 miles south-southwest of downtown Chicago.
Please note, while wheelchairs, strollers, and service dogs are welcome, roller blades, bikes, and non-service dogs are not permitted for the safety of Elim children and adults and other participants.

Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers):

When can I pick up my Race Packet?
The packet pick up starts at 7:30 am on race day (Saturday, May 19, 2018), or you can come to Elim Christian Services (East Campus, 13020 S. Central Avenue – Door B1) between 3:00-5:00 pm on Friday, May 18, 2018.
I collected pledges. Where can I turn those in?
You can turn in donations at the packet pick-up table on race day. Most participants raise pledges online on our Crowdrise, the same place where you signed up. A link will be posted when this page goes live.
What if it Rains?
If it rains, we will plan to run. However, if there is lightning, or another severe weather situation, we will postpone race start by 15 minutes, but no more than an hour. In case of rain or other sever weather conditions, the race may be cancelled. If there is an event cancellation, no refunds will be available to registrants and all proceeds will still go toward the same goal: helping Elim equip adults and children with disabilities to pursue their highest God-given potential.
Where Is Race-Day Registration?
The event is headquartered in the main courtyard at the school off Central avenue in Palos Heights. The post-race party and Kid’s Obstacle Course also take place within the vicinity of the courtyard.
Where do I park?
There are two big parking lots on Central Avenue. Visitors can park there and then report to the courtyard.
When does it all start?
The event kicks off at 9 am, with registration opening at 7:30 am. Please arrive plenty early to avoid missing the starting gun. The walkers and the runners are starting at roughly the same time, so you’ll want to make sure you are signed up and at the starting line on time. Also, the starting line is approximately 1/4 mile from the parking lot and registration area, so give yourself plenty of time!
What about the course and the starting line?
The 5K and 1-Mile Loop start in pretty much the same spot, on Elim’s West campus (across the creek from the main part of campus on Central Avenue). A map of the 2017 course is provided below.

What if I have questions? Our team will be running around in special-colored shirts on Saturday, so look for us if you have questions, or if you just want to tell us how you enjoyed your day!

Is there a raffle for prizes again?
All registrants for the 5K and the 1 mile will receive one raffle ticket to win prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets for individuals who preregistered have already been deposited into the raffle box. You will not find your ticket in your packet.
Day-of registrants will fill out raffle tickets during the registration process. We have some amazing raffle prizes, so additional raffle tickets are available for purchase at the fairly standard rate of $1 per ticket or $5 for 6. You do not need to be present to win, but you will need to respond to the phone call to claim your prize. But why would you leave? You can enjoy a banana or a bagel, and listen to our DJ-supplied music while you wait to find out if you’ve won. Plus all your friends will be there.
What about my kids? There is a FREE Kid’s Obstacle Course available throughout the event. (A schedule of events is provided in the packet). Kids do not need to register for this, and there are prizes. Other information regarding event photos, sponsors, and upcoming events can also be found in the packet.
Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors!
Adducci, Leone & Company
Anytime Fitness
Avon – Dina Leodoro
Boss Electric, Inc
Breadsmith
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buikema Law Group
Cheesecake Factory
Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Fire Department – Chinatown Station
Chick-Fil-A
City of Palos Heights
Clancy’s Pizza Pub
Clarence Davids & Co.
Cleanwell Building Maintenance Inc.
Dordt College
Dough Guys – Palos Heights
DRF Trusted Property Solutions
Dunkin Donuts
Edward Jones, Jack Mudde
Executive Construction Inc.
Fit4Mom – Palos/Orland Park ~ Dunne Fitnes Inc
Gaelic Park
Glessner House Museum
Golden Shoes
Grand Sport Center, Inc.
Great American Bagel
Hanger Clinic
Heritage Professional Associates Ltd.
Hillner Maintenance Co., Inc.
Jim & Nancy O’Brien
Homewood Disposal and Service Sanitation
James A. Gianfrancisco, M.D., Ltd.
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jewel Food Stores
Johnstone Supply
Judge Family
Julliani’s Pizza
Law Offices of Jack L. Haan, P.C.
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Lumes
Medulla LLC/Chiro One Wellness Center
Meehan Orthodontics
Meijer
Monkey Island
Morgan Park Auto Service, Inc.
Nick’s Barbeque
Nicorata Dental
Oak Lawn Tax Services
Old Oak Country Club
Orland Park Health & Fitness Center
Providence Bank & Trust
Schaaf Window Co
SciTech Hands On Museum
Simply Slices
Sports Clips – Orland Park
Squeegee Squad
Traverso’s Restaurant
Trinity Christian College
Walt’s
Windy City Thunderbolts – Standard Bank Stadium
Wonder Works Children’s Museum
Zig-e’s Funland
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