Race Registration: Please register on at Race Roster.
Child Registration: $25. $20 if registered before August 30th.
Adult Registration: $35. $30 if registered before August 30th.
Childhood Cancer Survivors (of all ages): Register for FREE
Virtual Runner: $15. If you cannot attend the 5K in person, you can still help raise funds to help kids with cancer virtually. (Does not include a tshirt.)
HONOR WALL for Survivors & Angels: This is a great opportunity to celebrate all childhood cancer survivors and angels. Survivors register for free. We encourage family and friends to bring a photo of any survivor or angel to be displayed on our HONOR WALL.
Pre-event Packet Pickup: Thurs., August 9, 5-8pm at Dick Pond, 29 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL
Race Day Packet Pickup: Sat., August 11, 2018, 6:30am – 7:45am* at Dick Pond, 29 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL *Please arrive early to ensure efficient registration. Registration ends 15 minutes prior to each event. Desired T-Shirt size is not guaranteed. No T-Shirt exchanges.
Course Map: Click here to download a map of the 5K.
Awards: Medals will be awarded to top three male and female finishers.
Swag: Free event t-shirts guaranteed to the first 150 participants.
Kids Races: In addition, we will hold short kids races immediately following the event for any kid 7 and under who would like to participate. No need to register. Just listen for an announcement after the race to line up for the fun!
GO THE EXTRA MILE: Go The Extra Mile by raising additional funds for kids with cancer. Though certainly not mandatory, we encourage each participant to set a personal fundraising goal to raise funds for our kids.
$250 Fundraising Prize – Compass to Care Stainless Steel Tumbler
$500 Fundraising Prize – Compass to Care Tote
$1,000 Fundraising Prize – Compass to Care Stadium Blanket
After you register for the Compass to Care 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run a pledge page will automatically be created for you!
You will be able to edit the information and send it out to your family and friends to support you. Click here to download FAQs on how to setup your fundraising page or create a team.
Parking & Public Transportation: Street parking is available within close proximity to the starting line at Hodge Park in Park Ridge. The Central Parking Lot on the corner of Summit and Prospect , is one block away from the start/finish line and offers free parking. The Park Ridge Metra stops one block from the start/finish line as well.
Pace Signs: Your race pace is how many minutes it takes you to run or walk one mile. Say it takes you ten minutes to run one mile. That means that your race pace is 10 minutes per mile. Volunteers will be holding pace signs at the beginning of the race. Please line up according to the pace you intend to run. This will help keep the race route and our runners safe. Participants with strollers and baby joggers are required to line up in the rear of the start corral.
Mile Markers: Miles Markers will be positioned on the course at 1 mile, 2 miles, and 3 miles.
Course Marshalls: Our first priority is to provide a safe course for our runners and walkers. Course Marshalls will be positioned throughout the course, usually at intersections. Course Marshalls will signal to runners/walkers which direction or turn you are supposed to make.
Water Stations & Medical Assistance: Water will be available at approximately the 1.5 mile mark on the race course as well as at the finish line. Medical personnel will also be available should you need to seek assistance.
Cutoff Time: The cut off time limit to complete the 5K is 60 minutes. This is approximately running/walking a 20 min mile. If you feel you cannot finish the 5K in 60 minutes, we encourage you to sign up for the 1 Mile Walk/Run.
Prohibited Items: For safety purposes, bicycles, in-line skates, roller skates, scooters, and other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs and hand cranks used by disabled participants) are not allowed during the race.