2015 5K Race Results

Congratulations to all Winners & Thank You to All



On October 3rd, we held our second annual Knights Challenge 5K Race and 1M Walk to benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry. We had 60 participants, despite the cool temperatures and light drizzle. Thank you to all that helped make this event a success. We had set a goal of 100 participants when we began planning this event. Since there were several competing races, and the weather didn’t cooperate, it was gratifying to see so many people turn out to help us support this worthwhile cause.  We are considering changing the date for next year and would like your input.

Race Director, Jim Kaltinger Second Annual Knights Challenge
5K Race / 1M Walk

With the race underway, Jim Kaltinger, Race Director, was not on the sidelines as he was last year.  He actually got his wish he made last year, that the event would be organized such that he’d be able to participate as a runner.

Jim had approached Mary’s Millennium Council in 2013 with his idea about conducting a 5K race. As an avid runner, he knew something about what was involved, but that challenge didn’t stop him from suggesting we sponsor an event. The council approved the idea overwhelmingly and we embarked on a journey which culminated in October 2014 with a successful event.  Father Ted, our Pastor, had been a huge supporter of the Knights and our vision to sponsor this race.  When he passed away suddenly late last year, Jim thought it would be good to honor his memory by renaming the race.

The Knights of Columbus, Mary’s Millennium Council in particular, is a great place for a man to share his dreams and together with fellow Knights, Ladies, members of the parish and community, accomplish great things for others in the community.

And The Winners Are …


Participants (runners / walkers) were broken down into age brackets. Top three male and females in each bracket were awarded medals. Overall male and female contestants received special awards. All participants received a technical style T-shirt. (Click image to enlarge)

Race Results

Registered Participants (click here)

Thank You to Our Sponsors

There are so many people to thank in conjunction with the event. If we have omitted anyone, please forgive us since Jim headed home for some well-deserved rest we might not have the complete list. We sincerely appreciated your support.

Our Gold level sponsors are St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church , Packaging By Design and Ron Donofrio Family.

Our Silver level sponsors are  Hanover Township, Thomas Smogolski, Assessor,   Brian P. McGuire, Supervisor  and  The Seville.

Our Bronze level sponsors are Kiwanis Club of Streamwood, A1 Trophies & Awards, Inc., Countryside Funeral Home & Crematory, Tie-Not, and Larry Szmurlo, K of C Field Agent .

Our additional sponsors, who provided food, beverages and other items for race day are Costco,  TitleMax and Tony’s Finer Foods.

Thank You to Father Gregg Gorczyca, Streamwood Fire and Police Department, Hanover Township, Brother Knights & Ladies, St. John’s Crush teens and Race Time for helping make this event a success.





PHOTOS: Those of you that were at the event know that we were taking pictures throughout the morning and we have posted them in albums on our Facebook Page.   If you’d like an original copy of one or more of the photos, please contact us via our webmaster or the Knights Challenge email: info@kofc12801.org.   Also, if you’d prefer that we not post a picture that you were in, please let us know and we’ll remove those images.


Course Map:
Course Map(Click for Map)

Thank You To Our 2015 Sponsors

(Click on logos for their websites)



St. John Evangelist ChurchSt. John the Evangelist ChurchPackaging By DesignPackaging By Design

Don Forino Family









Countryside Funeral Home

Countryside Funeral Home

Kiwanis Club of Streamwood


 A1 Trophies & Awards, Inc.




Photo Albums:


The holiday season is fast approaching, really evident with today’s cool temperatures, and there are many families in our area that could use some extra assistance to make the holidays happy. That is where we, in conjunction with Hanover Township hope to make a difference.By YOUR support of our race today, you too have helped in this worthy cause. For that we will be forever grateful. We hope that you enjoyed the time you spent with us today, and that you will join us next year for the Third Annual Knights Challenge 5K. Be sure to follow Knights Challenge 5K on Facebook so that you’ll learn about our event once we begin our planning.  If you’d like to be on our email list for next year, mail us at info@kofc12801.org


Knights of Columbus & Hanover Township Food Pantry

Thank You for Your Support