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 Crestwood. 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 2018 Sponsors!
Adducci, Leone & Ipema
AMC Crestwood 18
Aurelio’s Pizza – Palos Heights
B & K Equipment
Boss Electric, Inc
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buikema Law Group
C.J. Erickson Plumbing Co.
Charter Fitness – Palos Heights
Chicago White Sox
Chili’s Grill & Bar
City of Palos Heights
Clancy’s Pizza Pub
Clarence Davids & Co.
Cleanwell Building Maintenance, Inc
Dan Wolf Automotive Group
Dave’s Appliance Repair, Inc
Dough Guys Bakery – Palos Heights
Dunkin Donuts – Crestwood
DuPage Medical Group – Dr. Kevin Germino
Edward Jones, Jack Mudde
Fit4Mom – Palos/Orland Park ~ Dunne Fitness Inc
Glessner House Museum
Grand Sport Center, Inc
Great American Bagel – Palos Heights
Greenwood Medical Corp S.C.
Heritage Professional Associates Ltd.
Hillner Maintenance Co, Inc
Homewood Disposal and Service Sanitation
Heritage Professional Associates Ltd.
Hillner Maintenance Co., Inc
James A. Gianfrancisco, M.D., Ltd.
Jewel Food Stores
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
M & M Auto Glass Service
Medulla LLC/Chiro One Wellness Center
Morgan Park Auto Service, Inc
Nick’s Barbeque – Alsip
Oak Lawn Tax Services
Oak Lawn Toyota
Orland Park Health & Fitness Center
Palos Sports, Inc
Pleasant View Dairy
Proven Business Systems
Providence Bank & Trust
Running for Kicks
Schaaf Window Co.
Sid’s Flowers & More
Silver Lake Golf
Stephen M. Heaney DDS P.C.
Superior Freight Solutions, Inc
The Doyle Family
The O’Brien Family
Trinity Christian College
Upright Iron Works, Inc
Walt’s Food Centers
Windy City Thunderbolts