Thank you to the 1400 participants and 200 volunteers who came out on October 14th!
Whiting Family, Official Race Starters
Proceeds from the 9th Annual “This Run’s For Jack” will benefit the newly formed Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Program, the only freestanding program of its kind in the Chicagoland area.
The Survivorship Programs allows Jack’s Fund to share resources as well as give all those diagnosed with melanoma and other forms of cancer the opportunity to have a special place to heal. In some ways, it will mirror the Jack’s Fund Family Tent concept.
Jack’s Fund is participating in the development and implementation of this Program and plans to provide key programs for melanoma patients and their families.
Please click here to learn more and view heartfelt videos from Dr Hallmeyer (Cancer Survivorship Program Chair) and Julia Lederhouse (melanoma survivor).
800 St Charles Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL
Click here for a map of the race location.
Click here for the Photo Gallery.
Click here to read personal stories “Why they run.”
Click here for 2012 Race Sponsors.
Click here for the Sponsorhip Packet - sponsorships underwrite the cost of the race and allow 100% of each participant’s donation to directly fund the important work of the Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund..
As it has been from the start, "This Run's For Jack" is a unique donation race. Donations from the 5K go to fund melanoma research and awareness and survivorship programs.
Please remember this is a fundraiser and your donation will make a difference in the fight against cancer.
An opportunity to compete as a team with your friends and neighbors or participate in honor of someone who has been affected by melanoma.
Click Here to Download The Team Challenge Info
Click Here to Download The Team Challenge Roster Form
We invite you to further help fight melanoma by setting up a secure online fundraising page to circulate to supporters who may not be able to attend the race. To set up a page, please go to http://www.active.com/donate/TRFJ12
A gathering place for families who have been affected by melanoma. The tent serves as a place of respite offering food, coffee and friendship.
NO EXCEPTIONS: All entries received by October 1st are guaranteed a T-shirt.
Packet Pickup this year will be at:
Health Track Sports Wellness
875 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 6013
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, from 6-10pm
or Saturday, October 13, from 9am-5pm
Participants who have pre-registered by noon on Thursday, October 11 can pick up a race packet at this time.
PLEASE NOTE: If you register online after noon on Thursday, October 11, you must wait until race day to pick up your packet.
Enter Ackerman Park at the EAST entrance near the water tower. This is also the drop-off point. Overflow parking info at http://www.jacksfund.org. Carpooling, biking, and walking are encouraged.
We are expecting a large crowd, so please leave plenty of time.
6:00 – 7:30 Race Day Registration & Timing Tag Pick-Up
7:45 Welcome & Announcements
8:30 Party at the Finish Line
9:00 Awards Ceremony
Plus: Breakfast provided for race participants, The Kid’s Zone, music, awards, free skin checks and more!
CHANGE: Runners only will receive a chip. As you cross the start and finish lines, your time will be recorded. PLEASE do not forget your bib at home. Walker will not receive a timing chip unless specifically requested at registration.
NO CHIP – NO TIME!
Please e-mail email@example.com or call our race hotline at 708-205-5692 Watch for additional information and updates appearing in e-newsletters sent from Jack's Fund.
Click here to see last year's race results!
Thanks to all who made this year’s run a huge success! On a beautiful Sunday morning, 1,500 people gathered at Ackerman Park in Glen Ellyn to participate in the 7th annual "This Run's For Jack" 5K.
Best Team Name:
|Jill Darr's Group (70+)
Hadley Cross Country
"Melan-no-more" (Whiting Family)
300 Participants in 2010
Jack Marston was an avid runner and four-time Chicago Marathon participant. Jack lost his battle to melanoma on July 12th, 2004. In honor of Jack, the countless hours he gave to the community, his athletic successes and the four marathons he ran (one for each of his children), This Run’s for Jack.