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10th & Final Thank Dank Memorial 5k

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Mendota Civic Center 1901 Tom Merwyn Drive MendotaIL  61342
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Mendota Civic Center 1901 Tom Merwyn Drive MendotaIL  61342

About This Activity

This race is dedicated in loving memory to James Dankenbring.  This will be the tenth and final year of the 5K so please don't miss it! The funds are used to for a scholarship that is provided to graduates of Mendota High School each year as an ongoing symbol of the gift that James was to the community.  Please join us this year for the 5K race on May 5, 2019. It is a beautiful off-road expeirence! 


Event details and schedule

COME JOIN US at 10AM on May 5, 2019 for the 10th and Final Race! This 5k run/walk, at the beautiful Lake Kakusha property, will be held in memory of James Dankenbring. The course is a fast, all terrain trail that circles the lake. The property is well maintained, established grass trails through wooded and prairie lots. The course will be well marked and equipped with water stations at miles 1 & 2. Race will be held rain, mud, or shine.


Registration/Check In: 8:00-9:45am

Race Begin Time: 10am

*In case of severe weather cancellation, we thank you for your donation. 


Everyone on the 5K route must FULLY complete registration. There will also be a Fun Walk available as an alternative to the 5K. The fun walk is a shorter, easier trail around Lake Mendota, better suited for strollers and wagons. *Kids 10 and under are FREE, to participate in the Fun Walk . *Child sized t-shirts are $10 and order MUST be in by April 19th. Write in on Registration.

Additional Thank Dank 5K  Shirts, Hoodies and Sweatshirts can be ordered at this link for 4M Graphix!


Participants pre-registered by April 28th may pick up their race day materials between 1:00 and 3:00pm on Saturday May 4th at First United Methodist Church, 100 6th St Mendota, IL.

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Mendota Civic Center 1901 Tom Merwyn Drive MendotaIL  61342
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