Old Plank Trail Community Bank is proud to announce our 3rd Annual Pant for the Pantry 5K, to be held on October 20, 2013. The race will be held in midtown New Lenox with the start and finish lines at Old Plank Trail Community Bank, located at 280 Veterans Parkway in New Lenox.
Old Plank Trail Community Bank’s annual Pant for the Pantry 5K is held to assist our local food pantry. Currently, the food pantry is experiencing record level demand each week. The food pantry does not operate on tax dollars, but solely on donations from the community. In 2012, our race saw over 370 participants of all ages from over 45 different cities and towns, plus many volunteers who came to help make our race a safe and fun experience for all. At the end of the race, we had two full truckloads of food items to donate to the New Lenox Township Food Pantry. The first truckload had over 2,000 items of non-perishable food, and the second truckload was full of apples, bananas, oranges, granola bars, coconut water, and more. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we were also able to donate $10,000 to the New Lenox Township Food Pantry.
About Our Race
This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA Certified Green Race. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.
This race has also agreed to adhere to a set number of Green Practices that have been approved by CARA. The successful completion of these practices, recognize the achievement of an eco-friendly race.
Due to CARA’s advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Practices and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.
The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicago land. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life.
|14 & Under||Free with a registered adult (Those age 14 & under will receive a free Old Plank Trail Community Bank t-shirt and are eligible to upgrade to a premium race t-shirt with a $10 donation.)|
|15 - 17||$15.00|
|18 & Up||$30.00 ($5.00 Discount for CARA members)|
In 2013, we will have chip timing from Accu-Split. This chip technology registers in the system every time it crosses the specially designed ground mats. We can get results virtually as soon as you cross the finish line!
Start: Northbound Veterans Pkwy, median W edge, perpendicular to 1st light pole (W), and S of Old Plank Trail Community Bank drive thru entrance.
Mile 1: Eastbound Joliet Hwy, N edge, 77’ 10” E of Stop sign at N.E. Corner of Gear Dr and Joliet Hwy.
Mile 2: Northwest bound Central Rd, S edge, 30’ 4” northwest of light pole at S.W. Corner of Wisconsin Rd and Central Rd.
Mile 3: Southbound Veterans Pkwy, E edge, 18’ 8” N of 1st fire hydrant (E), and S of Old Plank Trail Community Bank drive thru entrance.
5K Finish: Southbound bank drive thru entrance, W edge, 6’ S of 2nd light pole.
Race Day Info
What time should I get there?
The race begins at 8:30 AM, and the opening ceremony starts at 8:00 AM. We recommend you get there a little earlier, especially if you have not already picked up your packet.
When does the race start?
The race will start at 8:30 AM
Where can I park?
All of the parking provided for the race is free. Parking is available in multiple places, with most of them around the New Lenox Commons. There are a few ways to enter the Commons: either off of Haven Road or Veterans Parkway. One of the main lots will be at the New Lenox Library and at the New Lenox Village Hall. There will be signs and volunteers pointing you to the correct lot.
Where is the starting line?
The starting line is on Veterans Parkway just north of US RT 30 in New Lenox. It is right before the start of the New Lenox Commons.
When can I pick up my packet?
Packet pick-up will be Friday, October 18, 2013 from 8:30am-7:00pm and Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 8:30am-1:00pm at Old Plank Trail Community Bank in New Lenox. You can also pick up your packet on the day of the race at the Registration Tent starting at 6:45 am. For any additional questions regarding packet pick up, please call 815-485-0001.
Can I register on the day of the race?
Registration on the day of the race will be available from 6:45 AM - 8:15AM. Fees are increased $5 on the day of registration
How do I get there?
From I-80 get off at Maple Street. Turn right off of the expressway and stay on Maple Street/Route 30 heading east. Turn right on Veterans Parkway, and you will see the bank right after the Taco Bell. (You will not be on Maple St./Rt 30 for very long, no more than a mile.)
How can I register?
Online registration is now open! Please click here to register.
Awards & Categories
We will have awards for first, second & third place finishers in the following categories: