Run. Walk. Taste. Rock. Take the scenic route at the College of DuPage Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K on Saturday, Sept. 17, noon to 8 p.m. at COD’s main campus in Glen Ellyn! Family and friends will thank you for introducing them to this unparalleled west suburban event!
Race time is 5 p.m., but all other festivities will kick off at noon and continue until the party's over! (We're thinking around 9 p.m.) See below for special offers!
Before or after you run, walk or cheer, make sure to explore the original Food Truck Rally in DuPage County! 15 favorite food trucks will present curbside cuisine at its best, including hand-made pierogies, modern Asian street food, savory sandwiches, and Chicago pizza. Save room for a sweet treat, like decadently rich cupcakes and delightful mini donuts.
5K registration is not required to attend the COD Food Truck Rally as long as you promise to do your crunches (and we don't mean the French fries from Toasty Cheese!).
Stay for Tributosaurus as David Bowie at the Lakeside Pavilion just outside the McAninch Arts Center! Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes because they go on at 6:30 p.m. and are sure to dazzle the eardrums with classic hits such as Heroes, Let's Dance, and Changes. No additional charge to enjoy the music!
New this year:
FREE outdoor concert by Tributosaurus as David Bowie (If you don't know who they are, then this FREE concert is the perfect introduction because it's FREE. Did we mention it's free?)
Beer tent during Tributosaurus!
Dueling ice sculptors! Cheer on COD Culinary faculty members Robert Childers and Bob Cano in this epic frozen battle.
CARA and USATF certified 5K Run/Walk (same course as 2015)
All proceeds from this uplifting community event will benefit the COD Fuel Pantry, a sustenance resource on campus for COD students scheduled to open during the Fall 2016 semester. Consider bringing to the event a healthy, non-perishable food item to stock the shelves!
SPECIAL OFFERS Here are the many ways to save a little cash and still have a great time at the COD Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K!
(Don't forget... Race registration is not required to patronize the food trucks.)
1. Pre-Paid Food Truck Rally Vouchers *Limited time offer* Magically turn $10 into $15 by pre-purchasing COD Food Truck Rally vouchers now and use them at the event on Sat., September 17. Pay $10 through Active.com and present the confirmation email (printed or on internet-capable device) at the Pre-Paid Food Truck Rally Vouchers tent. A smiling face will give you 15 one dollar vouchers to use at any of the trucks on Sat., September 17. (Not valid at the MAC beverage tents.)
You may purchase vouchers on Active.com without registering for the 5K or 100-Yard Youth Dash. (Select "Food Truck Rally Vouchers Only")
Limit to one $10 purchase per person and per transaction.
Vouchers are not redeemable for cash.
Valid only at College of DuPage Food Truck Rally on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Must be used in whole dollar increments; May be combined with cash.
A small processing fee of $0.34 will be applied for pre-paid voucher online transactions through Active.com. People who have already registered for the 5K or 100-Yard Youth Dash are subject to this fee.
#2) $5 Currently Enrolled COD Student-Priced 5K Registrations
Choose "COD Student" during registration on Active.com.
Only the first 250 student-priced registrants who check in at the event will receive complete race packets, including official race tech shirt, drawstring backpack, and $2 COD Food Truck Rally voucher.
Must pick up packet on race day from the Registration Area between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. If the race packet is not claimed in this timeframe, it will be forfeited.
Pre-race day packet pickup is not available for COD student-priced registrations.
Enrollment status is subject to verification. Student ID number is required at the time of registration.
Bibs and timing services will be available for all 5K participants.
Currently enrolled COD students who prefer to not be subjected to the above limitations can register under the category of "General Registration" and pay full price.
3. "All the Cool Kids Are Doing It" 5K Registration Perk Hey Cool Kids! Yeah, you... If you're registered for the COD Sunset 5K Run/Walk, then you are automatically deemed "cool." (Not a "cool kid" yet? Just register for the race to qualify for this perk!) Use your favorite tactics to recruit three (3) 2016 race registrants at the special rate of $10 each and you will be sent a voucher for a 2017 free race entry. How to redeem the perk:
Convince three (3) people to register online for the 2016 COD Sunset 5K Run/Walk.
They must use discount code "IMCOOLTOO" and reference you when prompted during online registration. (Must sign up under the "General Registration" category on Active.com. Discount code will only work when a "Cook Kid's" name is also mentioned.)
Registration Perk Details:
Successful "Cool Kids" will receive a 2017 race voucher within 30 days after 2016 event. Date of next year's event will be decided after January 1, 2017 and we promise you'll be the first to know about it.
2016 registrants who were recruited by a "Cool Kid" and paid the incredibly low $10 rate can also recruit three (3) additional registrants and receive a voucher for a 2017 free race entry.
A log of successful "Cool Kids" will be securely maintained at the COD Sunset 5K headquarters.
To qualify for the perk, each recruited 2016 registrant must enter a "Cool Kid's" name (someone who is already registered) when prompted during online registration.
It is not assumed that all "Cool Kids" know and/or like their recruits. They may or may not be on a team together, also. However, it is simple to create or join a team. Just follow the prompts during online registration.
Limited to one free 2017 race entry per "Cool Kid."
This registration perk is only available for a limited time.
4. Score $50 in Food Truck Rally vouchers! Either RSVP to the Food Truck Rally or register for the 5K before Friday, Sept. 16 and be entered into a drawing to receive $50 in Food Truck Rally vouchers!
Those who have already registered for the 5K or RSVP'd for the Food Truck Rally will be eligible for the drawing (excluding previous winners).
Winner will be notified via email on Friday, Sept. 16.
Valid only for those 18 and older. 5K registration categories include general registrations, COD students, CARA members, and seniors.
Gift cards are considered taxable income for COD employees.
No award substitutions or cash equivalents.
5 - 9. Additional Incredible Incentives:
Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female age group winners.
$200 Visa gift cards will be awarded to the Top Overall male and female runners and the "Middle of the Pack" winner.
All 5K participants are eligible to win a free iPad.
$2 COD Food Truck Rally voucher included in each race packet
Teams of at least three people can compete for Best Time or "Luck of the Draw". Each winning team member will win a $50 Whole Foods gift card!
The 2016 5K race will again utilize a Jaguar technology timing system, the most modern and accurate method available, featuring Start/Finish chip timing and immediate, real-time results posted on flat screen TVs, available on kiosks, and posted online at www.j3timing.com.
100-YARD YOUTH DASH INFORMATION
4 p.m. start time on football field
$5.00 online registration fee (in advance and on race day- no cash registration)
Two age divisions (4-7 and 8-12 years old)
$25 Visa gift cards will be awarded to the fastest girl and boy in each age division.
Unofficially timed with stopwatches and eagle-eyed COD Cross Country team members
For technical assistance with registration, please call Active.com Consumer Support line at (877) 228-4881, option 4.
College of DuPage is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! In 1967, COD opened its doors to the community providing an affordable, first-rate education and cultural activities. To commemorate this special occasion, the 5K registration fee will reflect COD's inaugural academic year.
"Pay the Date" Early Bird Registration Fee
For the first two weeks of registration beginning on Sunday, May 1, you can sign up for the 5K at the low, low cost of the calendar date. Therefore, the 5K registration fee will be $5.01 and will increase by one cent every day until Saturday, May 14, 2016 and end at a whopping cost of $5.14.
Advance Registration The following price structure ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.
$5 currently enrolled COD students (*See below for limitations)
$10 kids (ages 5-12)
$10 seniors (over 60)
$19.67 General Registration and CARA members
Children ages 4 and under participating in the 5K are free and there is no need for registration. Strollers and wagons are welcome.
Race Day Registration (See important information below)
$5 currently enrolled COD students (*See below for limitations)
$10 kids (under 12)
$10 seniors (over 60)
$25 CARA members
$30 General Registration
Children ages 4 and under registering for the 5K are free. Strollers and wagons are welcome.
Important Information about Race Day Registration
Onsite cash registration will not be available. Online 5K and Youth Dash registration is encouraged and available on any device with internet capability. 5K up until 4:30.p.m.; Youth Dash until 3:30 p.m.
5K Race day registrations after 4:30 p.m. are not guaranteed ranking.
Team registration WILL be available onsite.
Race day registrants are not guaranteed to receive a race packet, including official race tech shirt, drawstring backpack, and $2 COD Food Truck Rally voucher.
Only 250 race packets are reserved for student-priced registrants, including official short-sleeved technical shirt, drawstring backpack, and $2COD Food Truck Rallyvoucher. If the race packet is not claimed on race day, it will be forfeited.
Pre-raceday packet pickup is not available for COD student-priced registrations.
Enrollment status is subject to verification.
Student ID is required at the time of registration.
Bibs and timing services will be available for ALL 5K participants.
Currently enrolled COD students who prefer to not be subjected to the above limitations can register under the category of “General Registration” and pay full price.
Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female age group winners
$200 Visa gift cards to the Top Overall Male and Female and “Middle of the Pack” winners
$50 Whole Foods gift cards to members of the Fastest Team
$25 Visa gift cards to the fastest girls and boys in each age category of the 100-yard Youth Dash
Teams consist of 3 to 15 people and can be created at Active.com.
To create a team, the person designated as the team captain enters the team name during self-registration.
Team Captain has the option to require a password for others to join.
It is suggested that the Team Captain communicate with potential members that the team has been created and what the password is, if any.
To join a team, you will select the team name during self-registration.
Post-Registration Team Formation: Teams may be created after self-registration has occurred by logging into Active.com. Click on "My Events" and modify the existing COD 5K form with the steps listed above.
Fastest Team Award
Each member of the fastest team will receive a $50 Whole Foods gift card! The winning team's time will be based on the average of top three team members' times. We are encouraging teams to dress up and will award the "Best Dressed" team members with $10 Food Truck Rally vouchers each.
"Luck of the Draw" Team Award
After all race participants have made their way to the finish line, a team name will be drawn from a hat and the lucky team members who participated in the race will each win a $50 Whole Foods gift card!
Additional Teams Information
Onsite registration WILL be available for new teams or additional team members.
All members must check in at the Teams table in the registration area by 4 p.m. for prize eligibility.
Winning teams will be announced at 6:15 p.m. during a short award ceremony at the Lakeside Pavilion.
Winners must be present to accept awards
Only teams with at least three (3) registered members will qualify
Only team members with an official time will qualify
The team deemed "fastest" will not be in the running for "Luck of the Draw"
Teams may have a free professional photo taken on race day, which will be emailed within one week of the event to Team Captains. (All teams that wish for this benefit must check in at the registration table no later than 3:30 p.m. as there may be a line.)
5K participants will receive a short-sleeved technical shirt in a nylon drawstring backpack, including a $2 COD Food Truck Rally voucher. Only the first 250 COD student-priced registrants who check in at the event will receive complete race packets from the Registration Area.
Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup
To save time and hassle on race day, we encourage everyone to pick up packets prior to the event.
Thurs., 9/15 (4 to 8 p.m.) Naperville Running Company, 34 W. Jefferson, Naperville
Friday, 9/16 (noon to 6 p.m.) COD main campus, Student Resource Center (cafeteria)
Race Day Packet Pickup
Grab your packet and then some grub at the COD Food Truck Rally! 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in College Rd. parking lot 1A. Gear check will be available.
Ample free parking will be available only on the north side of campus off of Fawell Blvd. in lots A, B, and D. There will be plenty of volunteers and clear signage to direct you to the event from all parking areas. Campus police will not issue tickets during this special event. However, please continue to observe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking restrictions.
AID STATIONS AND COMFORT FACILITIES
There will be an aid station and water stop along the course to ensure happy and safe participants. Restrooms are located within the Physical Education Center (PEC), just north of the festivities.
ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION
Walkers and strollers are welcome and will be asked to position themselves behind the runners at the starting line.
Bicycles, in-line skates, other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs and strollers) are not allowed.
Animals are not allowed.
This race will proceed rain or shine.
College of DuPage is a tobacco-free campus.
All registration payments are final. No refunds will be processed unless a doctor's note specifically referencing a need to cancel registration for the College of DuPage Laps with the Chaps 5K issubmitted to COD5K@cod.edu by Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
If you need special accommodations for the 5K Run/Walk, please e-mail COD5K@cod.eduor call Ami Chambers, race co-director, at (630) 942-3823.
For Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, call (630) 942-2141 (voice) or (630) 858-9692 (TDD).
This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA CERTIFIED RACE. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA's Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.
Due to CARA's advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.
The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life.