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Alan Niesen - Foodie 5k

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A community fun run/walk featuring a post-run festival with music provided by 93.9 MyFM, delicious food from local Food Trucks, a Kids' Zone with fun fitness activities provided by My Gym Wheaton, and the opportunity to meet Ozzie from the Kane County Cougars.


All registered participants will receive a Foodie 5K long-sleeved dry-fit t-shirt, a voucher to a Kane County Cougar home game of your choice and a $2 voucher to be used at a food truck during the event. 



Friday, April 11
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Packet pick-up at participating Athletico locations or Northern Illinois Food Bank. Determine pick-up location upon registration. 

Click HERE for detailed race information, incuding certified course map. 
The Foodie 5k is a chip-timed fun run/walk. 


Online fundraising prior to the race is encouraged by all runners!
$1 donated equals $8 worth of groceries to a family in need. 


Click HERE to download the event Poster. 

Click HERE to download the event Brochure. 

Click HERE to view Fundriasing Incentives. 

Click HERE to download the Online Fundraising Guide.

Click HERE to download Fundrasing Tips.

Click HERE to download editable sample letters.








Northern Illinois Food Bank is excited to announce a partnership with Kopf Running for the inaugural Foodie 5K. Kopf Running is an endurance coaching company that specializes in working with charity athletes. Coach Seth provides customized training programs for any distance race as a certified running coach through USA Track & Field and the Road Runner’s Club of America, and creates programs personalized to the individual, and the programs are easy to follow – for both the beginner and experienced runner.


Through Kopf Running, Foodie 5K participants can take advantage of discounted training services. Any race participant that purchases a customized training program will also receive weekly training & nutrition tips as well as “Ask the Coach” email/phone support. Coach Seth will work with each team member to create a personalized training plan, no matter if you are participating in your very first 5K or if you are attempting to set a personal best!


For more information about Kopf Running and their discounted training programs for the inaugural Foodie 5K, please contact Coach Seth at Check out Kopf Running on Facebook and Twitter



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