Be a Hero to a Hero 5K Fun Run/Walk

1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Sep 24, 2016


Crystal Lake, IL


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Be a Hero to a Hero 5K Fun Run

$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

Online Registration Is Now Open!

Be a Hero to a Hero 5K Fun Run/Walk -3:00 PM, Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Location: McHenry County College

Sign-up for great cause at our Be a Hero to a Hero 5K Fun Run/Walk to support veterans. Dress as your favorite superhero to enter our costume contest for cash prizes! Once the race is over, awards based on overall race winner, best times per age category M/F and kids will be handed out at MCC including the winner of the kid's costume contest.   

Free snacks, water, and will be available on site.

The after party and festivities continue at Finn McCool's in Crystal Lake.  The winner of our adult costume contest 21+ will be announced.  Redeem your drink ticket and enjoy other great food and drink specials!  DJ and Dancing start at 9 PM.  

The race will benefit A Warrior's Mind. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to help veterans return to their civillian life and prevent them from committing suicide by supporting them with various services and financial help.  A percentage of the proceeds will go to a local family here in McHenry county who just lost their loved one to suicide and will help care for his 2 daughters and wife.

This point to point 3.1 course run starts at McHenry County College and finishes at McHenry County College. The course is flat, paved, and fast. It is an out and back starting at the college.

You don’t want to miss this!

Online registration is open!  Sign-up your team today!  Invite your friends, co-workers, and family members to join you!  

Participants Receive: awesome, running t-shirts, a goodie bag including one free drink ticket at the after party.

Awards: Overall and age group awards will be presented after the race.

Costume Contest: In addition to the awards, we will have our Super Hero costume contest with awesome prizes in 3 age categories: 12 and under, 13 - 18, and 18+. Get original and see who can come up with a unique and awesome running costume to be the envy of everyone! 

After Party: Immediately following the race, there will be an after party at Finn McCool's located at: 72 Williams St. in Crystal Lake.

Friday, September 23 from 3-7 PM, at the The Running Depot, 30 N. Williams St. Crystal Lake, IL  60014
Saturday, September 24 from 1:00 (Registration) -2:45PM , Race begins 3:00 PM SHARP– Mchenry County College.

Where to park: There is ample parking right by the start/finish area at the college.

Headphone Policy, Stroller Policy, and Pet Policy: The safety of all participants is our primary concern and devices such as headphones, iPhones/iPods and strollers can cause problems along the course. Please consider running or walking in this event WITHOUT the use of these devices. Should you elect to use one of these devices, do so with caution and be respectful of other participants. Also, no pets allowed except service dogs.

Refund Policy: A Warrior's Mind has a NO REFUND POLICY on race registration fees.

Share this with your co-workers, friends and family and invite them to join you!

Thank you for your support!

If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact: Plan Ahead Events - Schaumburg at 847-461-9077.

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