On May 13 2023, we are hosting and celebrating the 13th Elim 5K! And this year we will be participating and celebrating together IN-PERSON. See below to learn how you can participate with the Elim community and show your ❤️ for Elim!
How do I register? Registration can be found on our 5K website. Simply complete the participant info and you’ll be good to go! This year, same-day registration will not be offered. Those who want to race are welcome to join us, but participants who do not pre-register before May 7th will not receive a race bib, t-shirt, or an official run time.
How do I get my participant t-shirt? T-shirts will be guaranteed for all participants registered online by April 3. We will do our best to get shirts to individuals who register after that date, but shirts are not guaranteed by race day. We will be sending a follow-up email stating how you will receive your shirt.
How can I fundraise? The easiest way to raise funds is to direct individuals to the 5K website. You can either send folks to donate to your specific participant page or they can simply donate to the event. Another option is to collect pledges using this Pledge Form. Once all donations are collected, they can be mailed to Elim along with the form. You can also mail-in cash or check donations (checks made payable to Elim Christian Services) and note “Elim 5K” on the memo line or on an enclosed note (checks can be mailed to Elim Christian Services, 13020 S Central Ave, Crestwood, IL 60418).
When can I pick up my race packet? Packet Pickup Day for the 5K will be taking place on May 9th from 2:30-6PM. The 5K Packet Pickup will be held in Elim’s south parking lot on the main campus on Central Avenue in Crestwood (south of the main entrance on the other side of the building.)
Can I still participate virtually? This year we are not offering an “official” virtual option. But if you would still like to participate in your own 5K, let us know by taking pictures and sharing them with us! You can email them to email@example.com.
What if it rains on May 13? If it is raining, the race is still on! However, if there is severe weather, the race will be postponed by 15 minutes – but the race will not be postponed for more than an hour. In case of a race cancellation, no refunds will be available. We will communicate any changes in the time schedule through an email to all registered participants and post an update on our Facebook page.
Where do I park? Please park in one of our parking lots located on Central Avenue. Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive since this will be a crowded event!
How do I claim my raffle prize? Raffle tickets will be available for purchase ($1 per ticket, $5 for 6 tickets.) You do not need to be present to win, but you will need to provide a current email or phone number for us to contact you.
Is there a place for kids? There will be a Kids’ Corner full of FREE activities and prizes for the kids to enjoy! There is no pre-registration for the Kids’ Corner.
What if I have questions on race day? 5K committee members will be wearing light blue t-shirts, and volunteers will be wearing lime green shirts. If you have any questions, please ask someone wearing one of those shirts!
What if I have additional questions? Contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-293-6507.
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