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College of DuPage Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K

Saturday, September 23, 2017
College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd (Football Stadium) Glen EllynIL  60137
Saturday, September 23, 2017
College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd (Football Stadium) Glen EllynIL  60137
5K General Registration - 5K General Registration
$25.00
in 2 days $30.00
5K Currently Enrolled COD Student (restrictions apply) - 5K Currently Enrolled COD Student (restrictions apply)
$5.00
5K - Senior (age 60+) - 5K General Registration- Senior (age 60+)
$10.00
5K - Child (ages 5-12) - 5K - Child (ages 5-12)
$10.00
5K - CARA member - 5K - CARA member
$20.00
in 2 days $25.00
Running-100-Yard Youth Dash - 100-Yard Youth Dash
$5.00

About This Activity

Join thousands of your closest friends on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at College of DuPage's Food Truck Rally and 7th annual Sunset 5K Run/Walk.  This is a not-to-be-missed west suburban event featuring nearly 20 sought after food trucks, a robust Touch-A-Truck for kids of all ages, and a perfectly paved 5K course on a gorgeous fall day.

Register now before the price goes up!

Event details and schedule

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE FOOD TRUCK RALLY & SUNSET 5K RUN/WALK

www.cod.edu/5K

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
Food Truck Rally: 2 to 7:30 p.m.
Free Touch-A-Truck and Kid Zone: 2 to 7:30 p.m.
Dueling Ice Sculptors: 3 p.m.
100-Yard Youth Dash: 4 p.m.
Sunset 5K Run/Walk: 5 p.m.
Want to volunteer at the event? More info at www.bit.ly/COD5KVolunteer.

FEATURING...

  • A stellar lineup of nearly 20 award-winning Food Trucks!
  • CARA and USATF certified paved and scenic 5K course
  • Expanded parking
  • Nearby, indoor, and really clean restrooms
  • $200 Visa gift card awarded to Top Overall male and female runners, and "Middle of the Pack" winner

SO WHERE DO ALL THE PROCEEDS GO?
All proceeds from this event will benefit COD student scholarships.  We're proud to announce that each high school district served by College of DuPage will have a dedicated scholarship for their graduates who attend COD.  At the time of 5K or Youth Dash registration, participants can designate the district that will receive registration fee proceeds. 

LOCATION AND 5K COURSE
College of DuPage Football Stadium (start/finish)
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Similar course as 2016
USATF certification #IL-17056-NM
CARA certification (pending)

NEW THIS YEAR
This is why you should always take a minute and fill out surveys...
You spoke and we listened!  Changes this year include:

  • Additional registration stations
  • Added 700+ parking spots
  • Finisher medals for everyone!  (You get a finisher medal! And you get a finisher medal! Everyone gets a finisher medal!)
  • Predicted pace lineup to prevent the dreaded "start line clog"
  • Designate your race fee proceeds to the high school district of your choice (options available are those served by College of DuPage)
  • Youth Dash participants will each receive an unchipped bib!
  • Age categories for the Youth Dash have been adjusted for a fairer competition.

FOOD TRUCK RALLY

Be prepared to make difficult decisions at the College of DuPage Food Truck Rally because you will want to taste everything!

 

Auntie Vee's: Seven-layer dessert parfaits and deep dish cookies
Beavers Coffee and Donuts: Fried-to-order mini donuts and signature toppings
Best Truckin' BBQ:  Turbo-charged barbeque sandwiches and burgers
Bob Cha:  Fantastic Korean fusion tacos and rice bowls
Bruges Brothers:  Hand-forged frites + signature sauces = AMAZING!
Carnivale:  Latin-fusion street food
The Crave Bar:  Salty-sweet ice cream perfection!
Cupcakes For Courage:  Delightfully distinctive cupcakes with a cause
Grill Chasers:  Flame-grilled chicken skewers, wings and wraps
Grumpy Gaucho: Extraordinary empanadas from Argentina
La Cocinita: Venezuelan-inspired Latin American street food
Loop Juice: Fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies and Hawaiian poke bowls
Mario's Cart: Creative Mexican and Italian tortas and stacks 
Mike's Revenge:  Pastrami, porchetta and ribeye, oh my!
Piko Street: Modern Asian street fare infused with bold flavors
Rogue Curbside Kitchen: Nothing traditional about these sandwiches!
Ruthella's New Orleans Cuisine: Cajun classics straight from NOLA
Toasty Cheese: Gourmet "hand-built" grilled cheese and fabulous fries

5K AND YOUTH DASH REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • You do not need to register for the 5K to attend the Food Truck Rally.
  • STRONG RECOMMENDATION: Register online and pick up your packet before race day to avoid lines. (Due to great weather last year, lines were longer than expected.)
  • Team registration will be available online and onsite (credit card only).
  • Children ages 4 and younger can participate in the 5K for free and without registration.
  • Walkers and strollers are welcome and will be asked to position themselves behind the runners at the starting line.
  • CARA members receive $5.00 discount beginning Sun., 6/11.
  • Bicycles, in-line skates, and other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs and strollers) are not allowed.
  • For technical assistance with online registration, please call Active.com Consumer Support line at (877) 228-4881, option 4.

Race Day Registration
If you are positive you want to wait until race day to register, YOUR BEST BET is to do so online independently and pick up your packet at the event.  See below for packet pickup information.

  • Race day Youth Dash registration shuts down at 3:45 p.m. SHARP.
  • Race day 5K registration shuts down at 4 p.m. SHARP.
  • We recommend arriving no later than 3 p.m. to avoid lines. 
  • 5K race day registrations after 4 p.m. are not guaranteed ranking or a race packet, including official race tech shirt and drawstring backpack.
  • Onsite cash race day registration will not be available.

Fee Structure

Beginning Sat., 4/22
General registration: $10
Kids ages 5-12, Seniors ages 60+: $5

Beginning Sun., 6/11
General registration: $15
CARA members: $10
Kids ages 5-12, Seniors ages 60+: $10

Beginning Tue., 8/1
General registration: $20
CARA members: $15
Kids ages 5-12, Seniors ages 60+: $10

Beginning Sat., 9/16
General registration: $25
CARA members: 20
Kids ages 5-12, Seniors ages 60+: $10

THE BIG DAY Sat., 9/23
General registration: $30
CARA members: $25
Kids ages 5-12, Seniors ages 60+: $10

100-YARD YOUTH DASH

  • New format to offer a fairer competition.  There will be three separate dashes: ages 4/5, then 6/7, ending with 8/9-year olds.
  • 4 p.m. start time on football field
  • $5.00 registration fee
  • Fee applies in advance and on race day
  • We recommend registering in advance to avoid lines.
  • Youth Dash registration closes promptly at 3:45 p.m.
  • $25 Visa gift cards will be awarded to the fastest girl and boy in each age division during Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on the stage west of the Food Truck Rally.
  • Unofficially timed with stopwatches and eagle-eyed Crossfit employees
  • All Youth Dash participants will receive a congratulatory medal and an unchipped bib. 
  • 5K shirts (adult sizes only) are available for purchase through Active.com at the time of registration.

Don't forget about the Touch-A-Truck and other free Kid Zone activities!

TEAMS

  • Teams consist of 3-15 people and are created/managed on Active.com.
  • Day-of registration (credit card only) will be available for new teams or additional team members.
  • Winning teams will be announced during the Award Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on the stage west of the Food Truck Rally.
  • Winners must be present to accept awards.
  • Only teams with at least three (3) registered members and official times will qualify.
  • If the Top Overall Male or Female is a member of the fastest team, he or she will not be eligible to receive a $50 Whole Foods gift card. 

Team Photos

  • When: Between 4 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: At the 5K start line on the football field
  • Then what?: Photos will be emailed to the Team Captain within a week of the event.

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.

*Please note there will no longer be a "Luck of the Draw" team award.  Instead, each team member will receive an armband to hold your favorite electronic device while you train for next year's race. 

To create a team, the person designated as the captain enters the team name during self-registration. (Decide on the name in advance to save time.)

Captain has the option to require a password for others to join. It is suggested that the captain communicate with potential members that the team has been created and what the password is, if any.

To join a team, you will search for and select the team name during self-registration.

(Teams may be created after an individual registers themselves by going to myevents.active.com.)

RACE PACKETS
5K participants will receive bib assignments and a short-sleeved technical shirt in a nylon drawstring backpack. Youth dashers do not receive a packet.

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup
It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that 5K participants pick up packets ahead of time to avoid lines and congestion on race day.

Thursday, September 21 (4 to 8 p.m.)

  • Naperville Running Company in downtown Wheaton
  • 102 West Front Street

Friday, September 22 (12 to 6 p.m.)

  • College of DuPage
  • Student Resource Center (outside the cafeteria)

Friday, September 22 (4 to 8 p.m.)

  • Naperville Running Company in downtown Naperville
  • 34 West Jefferson Avenue

Race Day Packet Pickup
It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that 5K participants pick up their packets ahead of time to avoid lines and congestion on race day.

  • This year, there will be five packet pick-up lines for pre-registered participants based on the first letter of last names.
  • Packet Pickup stations will open at 2:30 p.m. and shut down at 4 p.m.
  • We suggest you arrive *no later* than 3 p.m. to pick up your packet(s).
  • Located in College Road, parking lot 1A (Registration HQ)
  • Of course, we hope Mother Nature cooperates and gives us great weather. If that happens (and it will!), lines will be longer.

RESULTS AND MEDALS

 

Finisher Medals
You get a medal! And you get a medal! Everyone gets a medal!

 

For the first time, everyone who participates in the College of DuPage Sunset 5K will receive a finisher medal as they swiftly cross the finish line.  Please pick it up before you leave the event.  Finisher medals will not be mailed.

 

Timing and Results

 

PRELIMINARY timing results will only be posted at www.j3timing.com.

 

If you notice a discrepancy regarding your TIME, GENDER, OR AGE GROUP, please notify the timing company in person before you leave the event or at J3Timing@gmail.com as soon as possible for it to be cleared up before the official results are posted the following day.

 

OFFICIAL timing results will be available within 24 hours of the event at www.j3timing.com.

 

5K Winners
AGE GROUP WINNERS: The top three male and female winners of each age group category will receive a fancy medal in their mailbox within one week of the event.

 

Under 14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and Over 70

 

Age Group awards are based on chip time.

 

Overall awards are based on gun time.

 

The Middle of the Pack award is calculated after the final race participant crosses the finish line and will be the median time of the first and last finisher.

 

AWARD CEREMONY

The Awards Ceremony will take place on the stage west of the Food Truck Rally at 6:30 p.m. announcing:

  • Top Overall Male and Female runners
  • "Middle of the Pack" winner
  • Six fastest Youth Dashers
  • Fastest Team

Additional Awards Information
Everyone can pick up a finisher medal at the finish line before they leave since they will not be mailed.

Age Group Awards: The top three male and female winners of each age group will receive a fancy medal in their mailbox within one week of the event.

  • Under 14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-64, 65-69, and Over 70
  • Age group awards are based on chip time.

Overall awards are based on gun time.

The "Middle of the Pack" award is calculated after the final race participant crosses the finish line and will be the mean time of the first and last finisher.

TOUCH-A-TRUCK AND KID ZONE

(Free entrance; Near the Food Truck Rally)

 

Touch-A-Truck
Kids of all ages can see and touch impressive trucks including, fire engines, patrol cars, tow trucks, and 18-wheelers! (No horns, please.)

 

Kid Zone

  • Fantastic face painting
  • Sidewalk chalk galore
  • Bubbles bonanza
  • Dazzling balloon twists

EVENT PARKING
Two extra parking lots totaling over 700 additional spots have been added for the 2017 event! 

Ample free parking will be available on the north and south sides of campus, including Fawell Blvd. lots A, and C, and College Road, lots 1 and 2.

There will be plenty of volunteers and clear signage to direct you to the event from all parking areas.

Accessible parking is available on the north side College lot 1, but please note that anyone in that lot may not leave the premises for safety reasons while the 5K Run/Walk is occurring between approximately 4:45 and 6:30 p.m.

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 and west of the festivities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This event 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 Sunset 5K is submitted to COD5K@cod.edu by Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
  • There is no fee to transfer registrations to a different category.  However, the participant will be charged the difference.  Participants can follow the below steps to transfer to a different registration category after logging into myevents.active.com:
  1. Locate your registration
  2. Click Change event category
  3. Select your new category
  4. Click Continue
  5. Verify your registration information
  6. Agree to all waivers
  7. Enter your electronic signature
  8. Click Continue
  9. Click Complete
  • If you need special accommodations for the 5K Run/Walk, please e-mail COD5K@cod.edu or 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).

CARA CERTIFICATION
This race has been certified by the Chicago Area Runners Association since the inaugural event in 2011.  The 2017 event is in the application status and this message will be updated when the certification has been granted.  

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Visit www.cod.edu/5K and check out the FAQ’s or email us at COD5K@cod.edu.

 

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