The Race & Walk

Please click here to register. 
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 – Somewhere safe and where you can remember!

Results — You submit your own results. Directions on how to submit result on the registration website at Follow this link for further instructions to submit virtual results. If it is still not clear, contact the Race Director 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 benefit patients applying for the NCH Lung Cancer Fund assistance instead of going postal :).

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

Refunds/Rain Checks
No refunds, person-to-person transfers, rain checks or deferrals to a future year. 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. Weather should  not 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 we have used in past years 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. If you wish to have a cone marking the halfway point, feel free to place one. Or simply use your Garmin to measure 1/2 mile out and then return.

For either the 5K or 1 Mile event, you have 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. 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 submits results, 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-served basis. Make your requests by email the Race Director at once you have registered.


  • Solo Division – There will be an award for all runners and walkers who complete their distance and submit results on
  • Twosome Division – Walk or run with a partner in the same location. You will get a special “twosome” award when the two people in the twosome submit identical results on the same day.

Event T-shirt vote!!! Inquiring minds want to know…
We have a vote going on from August 4 to September 15, 2020 to decide on the event T-shirt design. We are tallying names and votes and will report the final tally on the FB page, Pairing up to Beat Lung Cancer. Below are the 4 choices. Please vote once for only one, #1, #2, #3, or #4. Please email with your choice and your name.