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About This Activity


AFA 5k is a chip-timed run/walk point-to-point USATF certified course; Certification Code:  #IL-12104-JW.


Medals are given to the top male/female finishers in each age group in both the runners/walkers categories.

The event includes a pre & post race snack.


Pre-register to guarantee a t-shirt in your size! 


Runners, walkers & families are invited to stay & enjoy music, raffle baskets, food & water.  


Register early!


Event details and schedule

4/24/18 to 7/5/18 - $25 Team Group-Registration of 5+ members

4/24/18 to 6/9/18 - $30 - Pre-Registration

6/10/18 - 7/5/18 - $35 - Registration

Day Of Race - $45


Registration/Packet Pick Up - 7:00am at Race Site


Start Time - 8:00am


Awards - 9:00am


Raffle Drawing - 9:30am



The course is a pleasing run/walk with arrows pointing you in the right direction.  The run starts at 169th & 80th Avenue near McCarthy Park running North to 167th, Right (East) to Parkview, Left (North) to Nottingham, slight Left (West) to Princeton, Right (North) to 163rd, Right (East) to Everdon, Left (North) around on 161st Place, (East) to Ozark Avenue, Left (North) 161st Street, Right (East) to 76th Avenue, Right (South) past Bettenhausen Park to 167th Street. Cross 167th Street which curves as the course will take you to an asphalt path into Centennial Park.  Follow the arrows to the right where you'll see trees and benches near the pond.  IF THERE'S A FORK IN THE ROAD, GO TO THE RIGHT and follow the arrows on the pavement.  There's a beautiful landscaped turnstyle that you follow to the right and around to the right.  You'll see signs leading across the bridge, then turn left and follow the signs.  You should hear music motivating you to cross the finish line!




FREE PARKING for runners & spectators around park district and residential.  Also parking at Grissom School, 17000 S. 80th Avenue, Tinley Park.





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How to get involved:


--START OR JOIN A TEAM - Your participation in the AFA 5K will not only be a fun, memorable experience, but it will directly touch the lives of kids with cancer, adult cancer patients and their immediate family members.  Gather your friends, family, and colleagues and form a walk/run team during registration to increase your impact!





All Participants and Volunteers are Encouraged to Fundraise - The AFA 5K is not only an officially chip timed run/walk, but it is also an opportunity to increase awareness and ask for support for our mission in providing grants to cancer patients in need of our support.


Upon registration, you are provided with a customizable and sharable fundraising page. 


--HAND OUT OUR FLYER - Download the 2018 AFA 5k flyer and ask others to display it in their storefront, workplace, school, church, etc.  AFA 5k Flyer PDF


--PREFER TO HELP THE DAY OF? - Great!  Text/email Katie Davis to be one of the many volunteers who make the AFA 5K a memorable experience.  Whether it is taking pics for our social media pages, handing out water bottles, set-up/tear-down or cheering on the participants, we have a job for you! Text/email:815-600-3215 or


Become an AFA 5K Official Sponsor - With an expected 100+ participants, this is a business opportunity to advertise your logo on our T-shirts.  Do not miss this opportunity to be a part of this community chip-timed run/walk race and to support Answers for Angels and our mission in providing a grant to support cancer patients. To view and print the Sponsorship Form, click here