Pant for the pantry is a 5K run/walk that helps to support our local food pantry.  For the past seven years we have donated over $70,000 or $10,000 a year to the New Lenox food pantry, along with thousands of food items. Our food drive coupled with the two non-perishable food items donated per runner assist us in supporting food pantries in surrounding bank areas. We look forward to continuing this effort for years to come.

Old Plank Trail Community Bank is proud to announce the 8th Annual Pant for the Pantry 5K, to be held on October 21, 2018. 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.

KIDS RACE! The half mile fun run is for our young runners age 10 and under. The Kids Race begins at 9:30 am. We hope you’ll join us for this fun-filled day!


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

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.

Entry Fees

Early Registration Race Day Registration
14 & Under (no race shirt) Free (with a registered adult) Free (with a registered adult)
14 & Under(with a race shirt) $10.00 $15.00
15 - 17 $15.00 $20.00
18 & Up $30.00 $35.00


Kids Race Registration - 1/2 Mile Fun Run

Don't miss our second annual kids race, a half mile race for our young runners!

Early Registration Race Day Registration
10 & Under $10.00 $15.00

Included with price of registration is a 2018 Pant for the Pantry race shirt!

Shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 registered adults and the first 50 registered children.

*Shirt sizes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.


In 2018, 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!

Race Map

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.


Please click here to view our sponsorship opportunities. For more information, please contact Christie Fornero,

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. A few of the main lots are the Trinity Services parking lot and 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 south 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 19th, 2018 from 8:30am-7:00pm and Saturday October 20th, 2018 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.)