Henry's Thanksgiving Day Hustle 5K & Kids Dash

Lake in the hills, IL

Date: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016

Time: 8:00am 5K Start; 8:45am 1/4 Mile Kids Dash Start
Race Day Registration & Post-Race Party: 6:30-7:30am on Thursday, November 24 at Marlowe Middle School Gymnasium, 9625 Haligus Rd, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 

Packet, Goody Bag, & T-Shirt Pickup: 6:30-7:45am on Thursday, November 24 at Marlowe Middle School Gymnasium

Race Timing: Yes! Notice there are options during registration with and without timing.

Start/Finish Lines: Marlowe Middle School West parking lot

Parking: Marlowe Middle School East parking lot

Benefitting: Muscular Dystrophy Association - donate during registration or on race day; Algonquin-LITH Interfaith Food Pantry- bring non-perishable food items and personal care items on race day

Cost: $10 Untimed 5K and $20 Timed 5K thru 10/31; $20 Untimed 5K and $30 Timed 5K on 11/1-11/23; Cash or check only on race day

T-Shirts: Guaranteed sizing to all participants registering before 11/1

Kids Dash: 1/4 Mile with same start and finish lines as 5K 

Course Description and On-Course Hydration: Race will begin in the Marlowe Middle School West parking lot and continue onto the path along Haligus Road, crossing over Haligus Road and into Sunset Park. After looping around Sunset Park, participants will circle back through across Haligus and into the Marlowe parking lot to the finish line. There will be one water station along the course at approximately mile 1.5 with water andNuun. Click HERE for printable course map. Please stay along the running path and sidewalks for the entirety of the race. Streets will NOT be shut down for the race. Kopf Running reserves the right to change the course at any time. Stay tuned for course updates.


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Sponsors and Partners:


www.saludpediatrics.com  https://www.statefarm.com/agent/US/IL/Lk-In-The-Hls/Mark-Krueger-PCMQQ1YS000  www.enjoylifefoods.com  https://www.gatorade.com/endurance http://www.caryfoot.com/our-doctors.html

www.biofreeze.com  http://www.arcticheatingandcooling.com  www.spinnplay.com  www.bodyglide.comhttps://agents.allstate.com/chuck-suda-schaumburg-il.html
www.j3timing.comhttp://www.5elementsmassagetherapy.com/index.html  www.athletico.com   http://www.therunningdepot.com

More To Be Announced Shortly
Contact Karen at karenlkopf@gmail.com for information on sponsoring the event!

About the Race
Join us for this 4th annual race benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association in honor of our friend, Henry! We are collecting monetary donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (proceeds from entry fees also go to MDA) and non-perishable food items for the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry! 

Overall male and female winners will receive Tom's Farm Market pies, a $75 Running Depot gift certificate, a Henry's Hustle water bottle, and a first place finisher's ribbon. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place age group winners will receive a Henry's Hustle water bottle and age group placement finisher's ribbons. 

Age Groups
The top three male and top three female in each of the following age groups will receive age group placement ribbons: Under 16, 17-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65 and over. 

Goody Bags
This year's goody bags will include product samples and giveaways from Arctic Heating and CoolingEnjoy Life!BiofreezeKT Tape, and Nuun as well as coupons and information from many of our other sponsors and partners!

Post-Race Party
The post-race party will take place indoors at the Marlowe Middle School Gymnasium beginning at 8:20am. Music from Spin N Play DJ's, kids games, post-race food, Starbucks coffee, Thanksgiving treats, awards, and much more! Male and female winners of the 5K will receive a pumpkin pie! All participants will be entered to win raffle prizes from Kopf Running and more to be announced!

Location of Start/Finish Area
Marlowe Middle School, 9625 Haligus Rd, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156. Run/Walk and Kids Dash will begin near the West entrance to the school (on the back of the building), but parking is only permitted in the main parking lot (on the East side of the building). 

Plenty of participant and spectator parking will be available in the Marlowe Middle School East parking lot. Volunteers will direct you in from Haligus Road.

Required Age to Participate
Fun Run/Walk participants must be 5 years or older for the 5K run/walk, and Kids Dash participants must be 12 months or older. All participants under the age of 18 must have a parent register them via online or in person registration.

Race Timing
Yes! Notice there are options during registration with timing (5K run) and without timing (5K walk and Kids Dash).

Other Information
Strollers are welcome. No pets please. No skateboards, rollerblades, or scooters please.

Race Benefits
Muscular Dystrophy Association - donate by clicking below or on race day via check (made out to Muscular Dystrophy Association) or cash if you forget to donate during registration. Also, please bring non-perishable food items for Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry.

Muscular Dystrophy Association Donations
Are you unable to participate and not able to volunteer? You can still support the event by making a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association by clicking below!

Sponsor Information
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and partners! If your company would like to sponsor the event, we have sponsorship levels starting at only $50. Sign up as a sponsor HERE or contact Karen at karenlkopf@gmail.com for more information. 

We are in need of some great volunteers at registration, along the course as course marshalls, at the water station, and for the post-race party and clean up. Please register to volunteer today by clicking below or email Karen at karenlkopf@gmail.com for more info!


Free cotton t-shirt for all participants, including kids dashers! T-Shirt size exchange is available, if supply allows, on race day AFTER the race. 

2016 Shirts

2015 Shirts

2014 Shirts                                                         

About Henry
Henry Betts is our 4 year old friend who has muscular dystrophy. Specifically, Henry has Merosin-deficient CMD - also called MDC1A. This type causes early-onset weakness and low muscle tone. Some with this type learn to walk at age 2-3 years. Common issues include spinal curvature, contractures, respiratory impairment, and seizures in about 20% of those with this type. Intelligence is often normal. Below is a note from Henry's parents, Stephanie and Jon, describing their journey with Henry so far.

Here are a few photos from 2014 & 2015!



About Kopf Running
Henry's Hustle is presented by Kopf Running, an endurance training company that provides customized training programs to individuals of all ages and levels. Our goal is to create a more healthy, happy community through physical activity! Free group run/walk every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm at Sunset Park in Lake in the Hills. Certified running coaches also create race training programs personalized to each individual runner. They are are easy to follow -- for both the beginner runner and experienced runner alike. Corporate wellness offerings include Worksite Wellness Seminars and Group Fun Run/Walks. Visit www.kopfrunning.com for additional information.

Contact Karen Kopf, Race Director

When & Where

Nov 23, 2017


8:00 AM

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