Respond Now 5K Run/Walk for Hunger 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015   •  5k


Bicentennial Park 203rd St & Achilles Ave, Olympia Fields, IL 60461, Olympia Fields, IL    view map


The Respond Now 5K Run/Walk for Hunger begins at Bicentennial Park in Olympia Fields, Illinois, and takes participants through a scenic, tree-lined neighborhood. Serious runners love the flat, fast, USATF certified course, and helping a great cause. Casual runners and walkers love the healthy, fun way to be a part of the efforts to combat hunger in the south suburbs. Participants wil be encouraged to gather sponsors and bring out family, friends and neighbors to support them and Respond Now. All proceeds will go directly to Respond Now's work to fight hunger. In addition to the race, volunteers will be collecting food donations at the event from particpants and community members. 



 T Shirt

 Goody Bag

 Course Certified

 Event Timed





Platinum Sponsor ($5,000)

-          Promotion of Platinum sponsor in all 5k press releases, Respond Now, and 5k websites. Logo on 5k website.

-          Logo on 5k Welcome sign.

-          Recognition by Master of Ceremonies at the awards presentation on race day

-          Logo on the back of 5k t-shirts

Gold Sponsor ($1,000)

-          Mention in all 5k press releases for television, radio, and print media

-          Logo or name on 5k website

-          Name in text on 5k Welcome sign

-          Name in text on back of 5k t-shirts

Silver Sponsor ($500)

-          Name on 5k website

-          Name in text on back of 5k t-shirts

Bronze Sponsor ($25-$499)

-          Name on 5k Website 

Fundraising Progress
$20,000 (Goal)
$19,215 (raised)

Course description:

  • Flat, Fast Course located at Bicentennial Park
  • This race showcases the charm of Olympia Fields and takes participants through a scenic tree-lined neighborhood.

Course maps:


  • Designated parking is located at Bicentennial Park, the Metra train station lot, and the nearby Baptist church. ***Please do not park in the grass anywhere*** 
  • Participants parking in the Bicentennial lot may leave after the race ends at 11:30. 
  • We highly encourage participants who arrive early, and any volunteers, to park in the Central Baptist Church lot or Metra Lot. 
  • While the parking lot is spacious, other people are hosting events in the park at the same time. 

Awards info:

  • Age Group Male and Female Awards: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
  • Medals are given to the first finisher in each age group and the top two overall male and female finishers.

Additional info



Packet pickup:


  •  Sports Authority in Matteson from 4pm-7pm on Wednesday prior to the race. ***Please be kind to our volunteers, and show up prior to 6:59pm!***

Registration info:

  • $20.00 fee for 5K walk or run per participant.
  • $5.00 rate increase after online registration is closed. 
  • It is FREE to register a team, but individual team members will pay a $20 fee when registering online or $25 on race day


• Individual Runner/Walker (9 am start)

$20.00    Price through 9/7/2015

• Team: (Individuals pay entrance fee and join the team) (9:00 am start)

$20.00    Price through 9/7/2015