Running 4 the Kids 5K / 10K

Join us for our 3rd Annual Event

9 A.M. on Sunday, October 1, 2017

We are looking forward to another great year for this race, which is fun for the whole family, as well as for walkers and serious runners.

The course begins and ends at Alex M. Martino High School in New Lenox and takes runners through the beautifully scenic Old Plank Trail and through the Will County Forest Preserve.


Click below to visit our registration page.

Please click HERE to view the 2016 race results and visit our Facebook PAGE to see all the photos from last year’s event!

We are currently seeking sponsors!

Sponsorship Tiers

  • TITLE SPONSOR — $1,500 (1 available) Largest logo on top of sponsor banner and shirt given to all runners, booth on-site and recognition in all event marketing as “Presented by” sponsor. Free registration for one team of up to four runners (5K).
  • CHAMPION SPONSOR — $1,000 (10 available) Company logo on the top of the shirt given to all runners, booth on-site and recognition on our publicity for the event.
  • GOLD SPONSOR — $500 (20 available) Company logo on the shirt given to all runners and a space for a 10’ x 10′ tent on-site.
  • SILVER SPONSOR — $250 (multiple available) A 10’ x 10’ space for a tent – OR – logo on the race shirt (sponsor’s choice).

New this year — sponsor a team!

Now organizations, businesses, civic groups, schools, running clubs and others can sponsor a team. Here’s what you receive:

  • REGISTRATION for the 5K for 15 participants
  • RECOGNITION on our Facebook page (with 1,600+ followers)
  • EVENT DAY PERKS — group photos, awareness (wear your own branded shirts*) and a chance to support a great cause!
  • DISCOUNTED COST $450 for 15 runners (full price is $525). Note that in order to receive the discounted rate, the team sponsor must pay for all participants in full when registering. Names and participant info to be provided by no later than Sept. 15, 2017.

*Supplied by your team.

For more details and to register your team, contact Adrianne Giminez at agimenez@casaofwillcounty.org.

Individual runners — register today and receive a 10% early bird discount!

  • 5K — $35 ($31.50 through Sept. 1)
  • 10K — $50 ($45 through Sept. 1)

There will also be post-race activities where runners and other attendees will have the option to visit the sponsor and fill their goodie bags.

For more information, email event manager, Lisa Gunggoll, at lisa@lg-pr.com or contact CASA of Will County Executive Director, Rita Facchina, at rfacchina@casaofwillcounty.org.

Our Kiddie Run will be back by popular demand!



Top 10 Reasons to Register for the Running 4 the Kids 5k/10k


Group Discounts available for teams of 15 runners ($450; regularly $525).


Free Kiddie Run at 9:45! The winner of the Kiddie Run will receive a free Four-member Family Pass to our popular Christmas Express Train Ride on December 3-4.


All participants receive a medal to commemorate their participation.


A gift certificate for a FREE pair of shoes from Running 4 Kicks will be raffled off to all of the participating runners. The top 4 winners will also receive the gift certificate.


Free food for runners provided by Aurelio’s and Chicago Dough Company.


All runners receive a free Running 4 the Kids t-shirt, courtesy of our sponsors!


Runner Prizes for placing runners in each division, including $100 cards to Clique Nutrition, a 1-hr massage at Massage Envy, and more!


Bib Raffle prizes, including Nothing Bundt Cakes for a year, gift baskets from Health Nutz and Noodles & Co, and more. Everyone has a chance to win prizes no matter if you finish first or last!


The opportunity to run a 5K or 10K, both on a beautiful course through Old Plank Trail in New Lenox.

And the #1 reason to participate in our event . . .

A chance to run a 5K/10K for a great cause. CASA of Will County strives to advocate for all the children in Will County going through abuse and neglect cases. Our volunteer advocates give so much of their time and energy, running a 5K/10K sounds like a piece of cake!