The Race & Walk

Please register online at by clicking this link:  
The cost of the 5K or 1 Mile run/walk is $30. Online registration is open and closes by end of day, November 1, 2020. All registrants will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt with race logo and a finisher’s award. You do not have to submit results to receive your shirt and medal.

Packet Pickup – None for 2020!

Parking – Anywhere legal!

Starting Line – Your choice!

Schedule on Race Day – Up to you!

Gear Check – At home or in your car

Results — You submit your own results. Directions on how to submit result on the registration website at

Water Stations & Amenities – Bring your own water, preferably in a reusable bottle or cup!

Race Shirts
All registered participants will receive a race shirt with the event logo. They will be mailed unless you request pickup at Northwest Community Hospital. Please email to request in person pickup. It will save mailing cost so it can go to the NCH Lung Cancer Fund.

Safety First
Please be safe, eg. run or walk during daylight hours, if you are going alone, let someone know where you are, carry your phone, and any other reasonable precautions to ensure your safety, whether indoors or outdoors.

Refunds/Rain Checks
No refunds, no person-to-person transfers, rain checks or deferrals to a future year will be given. We understand that plans change, injuries happen, and situations arise, but it’s our goal to apply a uniform policy to everyone. All registrations are final. Refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions. None of this should be an issue since you have until November 1 to plan your run or walk.

5K Race Information – Run or walk anywhere you choose. You can use last year’s courses if you wish.

5K Race Course
The 5K race course is USATF certified and sanctioned. It features a flat, fast route perfect for novice as well as experienced runners.  The looped course will take participants from Midtown Athletic Club onto the red loop bike path of Deer Grove East, follow the loop to the left for approximately 2.8 miles, then turn again to the left onto the sidewalk and return to Midtown Athletic Club.  Although the course is off the roads except for the short section at the start, please be aware of your surroundings and your footing.

1 Mile Race Course
The one mile course will turn left as you get on the Deer Grove red loop path, the same as the 5K course. There will be a cone when you have reached the halfway mark (about 1/2 mile) where you turn back to Midtown, the same way you went out.

5K Race – Choose from Two Options
You may run or walk alone or as part of a two person team (lungs come in pairs after all!) in the “twosome” division. For this option, the two partners each register separately online. Since the race is virtual, you don’t have to let us know who your partner is. Twosomes can be male/male, male/female, female/female. So grab your neighbor, BFF, child or spouse and have fun pairing up to beat lung cancer!

Race Awards – A finisher’s award will be mailed to everyone who registered, along with a long-sleeve T-shirt. We do have some frisbees left as pictured below. Let us know if you would like one. They will be provided on a first come, first serve basis, so make your requests by email to Juli after you have registered.


  • Twosome 5K Division – just for fun this year. Get some practice in for next year if the race goes live again!