RUN WITH US
…and help find a cure for Batten Disease
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Check-in, Pre and Post-Run Activities:
67th Street at McCollum Park
Event Start Times
* The start line will close promptly at 8:00 AM for the Kids One-Mile Run, and at 8:35 AM for the 5K. All participants must cross the start line for each event by these times. Day-of registration will close at 8:15 AM to ensure all participants meet this start time.
Cupcake Classic Entry Fees
* Note: Registration for the Kids One-Mile Run closes at 7:50 AM on Race Day.Cash, Checks and credit cards will be accepted at Packet Pickup on May 19th & 20th, and at day-of registration on May 21st.
About the Cupcake Classic & Noah’s HopeThis year marks the 6th annual Cupcake Classic, previously Run for Hope. The Cupcake Classic consists of a Kids One-Mile run, and a 5K run (or walk for those that just want to stroll through this beautiful Downers Grove neighborhood) to raise money for the Noah’s Hope Batten Disease Research Fund. It is a timed event which starts near Blackstone Drive and 67th Street, and takes participants through the surrounding neighborhood of Downers Grove. Noah’s Hope was developed by the VanHoutan family of Downers Grove to raise money to find treatment and a cure for Batten Disease. Noah, the VanHoutan’s son, lost his fight against Batten Disease March 26, 2016, just a few weeks shy of his 12th birthday. Their daughter, Laine, continues her fight against this ruthless disease in which there currently is not a cure. Run for Noah and Laine and support the Noah’s Hope Fund. Every Childhood Disease Deserves a Cure.
After the event, celebrate with your family and friends at the post-race festivities on the North-East grounds of McCollum Park, behind the Fire Station.* Information about Noah’s Hope, Noah and Laine, and Batten disease is available at NoahsHope.com
Entry Limit and RegistrationThe entry limit for the race is 1,300 participants (This includes Kids Mile, 5K Runners and 5K walkers). All race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registered participants receive a confirmation email upon completion of online registration. Please keep this confirmation email to provide at packet pick-up.
Cupcake Classic Packet Pick-Up
About The 5K Course
Kids One-Mile Run DetailsThe Mini-Cupcake Dash is for children 12 years and under. The start/finish is at the same location as the 5k, and the course is a one-mile loop within the 5k route. Kids will run east on 67th street to Oxford, where they will then head south to Meadow Crest Dr. The participants will reach the 1/2 mile point on Meadow Crest Drive, where they will then turn around and head back to the finish line. View the Course Map (PDF). The top boy and girl finishers will receive first place medals.
Kids One-Mile and 5K Participants Receive
Cupcake Classic Course SafetyTo ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of this event, please adhere to the following:
ParkingParking is available at McCollum Park off of Main Street. Spots may fill quickly.
Cupcake Classic Volunteers NeededWe need volunteers to help us with everything from race set-up to registration to course marshals. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Amy Ihde at AmyKevinIhde@gmail.com.
SponsorshipWe have great sponsorship packages to help you market your name and/or business to the community. Please contact Sarah at email@example.com if you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
Sponsors are crucial to ensure as much of the money raised for this event goes directly to the Noah’s Hope Fund.