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2018 College of DuPage Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K...

EVENTS
  • 5K Run :- Run 3.1 Miles
RACE DATE
Saturday, October 13, 2018
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Location
College of DuPage
Address
425 Fawell Blvd
CITY
Glen Ellyn
STATE/TERR
Illinois
Zip
60137
COUNTRY
USA
Description

_ The 2018 College of DuPage Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K:

Join thousands of your closest friends on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at College of DuPage's Food Truck Rally and 8th 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, OCTOBER 13, 2018
Food Truck Rally: 2 to 8 p.m.
Free Touch-A-Truck and Kid Zone: 2 to 7 p.m.
100-Yard Youth Dash: 3:30 p.m.
Sunset 5K Run/Walk: 4:30 p.m.

FEATURING...

  • A stellar lineup of more than 15 award-winning Food Trucks!
  • USATF certified paved and scenic 5K course
  • Ample parking and nearby, indoor, and really clean restrooms
  • $100 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.  Each of the 15 high school districts served by College of DuPage 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
Same USATF certified course as 2017

FOOD TRUCK RALLY

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

While the 2018 lineup is still forming, you can drool over the 2017 lineup.

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. 
  • 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.
  • 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 registration is only from 2 to 3 p.m. SHARP.
  • 5K race day registrations after 3 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

Early Bird begins Tuesday, May 1st
All categories: $10

Beyond Early Bird Prices

Kids 5-12 and Seniors 60+: Always $15

Currently Enrolled COD Students: Always $10 

General Registration prices will be announced via www.Facebook.com/Didyousayfoodtrucks and email.  RSVP to the Food Truck Rally to receive emails. www.cod.edu/rally 
 

100-YARD YOUTH DASH

  • There will be three separate dashes: ages 4/5, then 6/7, ending with 8/9-year olds.
  • 3:30 p.m. start time on football field
  • $5.00 registration fee
  • $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 volunteers
  • 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 p.m. on the stage west of the Food Truck Rally.
  • 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 3:30 and 4 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.

Each team member will receive a fun gift at the time of packet pickup. 

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 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.

  • Dates announced closer to the event

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.

 

  • 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 p.m. and shut down at 3 p.m.
  •  
  • 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.

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 [email protected] 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 p.m. announcing:

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

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
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 4:15 and 6 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 [email protected] by Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. CST.
  • If you need special accommodations for the 5K Run/Walk, please e-mail [email protected] 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).

 

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

 

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