IgA Nephropathy Foundation of America SAVE THE BEANS Halloween 5K/10K run and 2K walk

5K, 10K

Event Date

Sat, Oct 24, 2015


Libertyville, IL


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Running-10K - Individual Age group/open

$40 $40 Closed

Walking-2K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

Other-2K walk or 5K run - 12 and under - Individual Age group/open

$12 $12 Closed

About This Activity


Experience an exhilarating walk or run through beautiful Independence Grove in Libertyville!   This event will benefit the IgA Nephropathy Foundation of America, a 501C3 Charity.  Our theme is “Save the beans” as we are raising money to accelerate research for this kidney disease.  Since it’s the weekend before Halloween, costumes are optional but encouraged to ramp up the fun factor!

What is IgA Nephropathy?  IgA Nephropathy is one of the most common and undetected kidney diseases and occurs when IGA - a protein that helps your body fight infections - settles in the kidneys. This disrupts your kidney’s ability to filter waste and excess water from your blood. Over time, these IGA deposits may cause blood and protein in your urine, high blood pressure and swollen hands and feet. It can appear suddenly or, most often, progresses slowly over many years and can result in end-stage kidney failure. By the time the symptoms of kidney failure occur (swelling in the hands and feet, nausea, fatigue, headaches and sleep problems), total kidney failure is near. When total kidney failure occurs, patients will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

The 1st Annual IgA Nephropathy Foundation of America SAVE THE BEANS Halloween 10K/5K Run & 2K Walk is being hosted by the Illinois Area Representatives for the IGAN Foundation of America.  Special guests will include Bonnie Schneider, Founder & Chair or the IgA Nephropathy Foundation of America.  Bonnie founded this organization 11 years ago after her son’s diagnosis and to date has raised over $700,000.00 for research.  We are honored that Donald Jones, former wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots will also join us!   Donald retired from the NFL due to IgA, and has just written a book “Second Chances”.  Donald now serves on the Board for the IgA Nephropathy Foundation of America and is working hard to raise awareness and fund research for IgA.  


Not interested in running or walking but would still like to make a contribution please copy and paste the link below




Event details and schedule


Day of Registration: 7:00am - 8:45am
Race Start Time: 9am for all
Race Location: Independence Grove, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
Race Course: See map

Race is chip timed.
Packet Pick-up: Friday, October 23rd from 11:00-6:00pm location Runners Edge, Libertyville, IL.

OR Satuday, October 24th  (Race Day), 7:00-8:45am at the Race Registration AreaThe top male and female finisher in both races will receive a medal.

The top 3 men and women in each age group will receive a medal.

Age groups: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.

Halloween costumes are encouraged.

Prizes will also be awarded for the TOP 3 overall best costumes!

 SHIRTS & REFRESHMENTS - Chili & Cornbread at the finish line!

  • All pre-registered race participants will receive a t-shirt.
    • Limited number of shirts will be available for race day entries
  • Refreshments will be provided


  • Gift Auction
  • 50/50,
  • face painting


1. All race decisions of the IgA Nephropathy Foundation officials prevail on event day.
2. Runners must wear their bib numbers on front of their bodies. 3. No bicycles, roller-skates/blades or skateboards. Baby strollers allowed in 2K only

4. No unauthorized assistance or unsportsmanlike conduct. No foul, harsh, argumentative language or actions directed at officials, volunteers, spectators or fellow athletes.
5. Each participant should be checked by a physician prior to competing, as stated in waiver form.
6. No headsets allowed while competing in the events.
7. Participants are responsible for following the course and all directional signage & arrows provided to them, any deviation from the course disqualifies you from award categories.

8. Event will take place rain or shine, with the exception of severe weather.  Severe weather conditions include:  Thunderstorms, Lightning, Extreme Heat & Humidity, High Winds, Heavy Rain, Snow and/or Ice.

Coming from the North and South on:

Exit at 137(Buckley Rd) and go West 2.5 miles.

Exit (Buckley Rd) and go West 3.5 miles.

Go East on 137(Buckley Rd) for 3/4 mile.

The entrance to Independence Grove is on the North side of the street. Follow signs to venue

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the IgA Nephropathy Foundation of America Save the Beans Halloween 5k/10k run and 2K walk.  Volunteers are needed to assist with every aspect of the race, including:

  • Race Packet Preparation
  • Starting Line and Finish Line Support
  • Aid Station Support
  • Course Set Up and Tear Down
  • Course Set Up and Tear Down
  • Water Station Support
  • Clean Up


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