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Donate Today 2018

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The Knights Challenge may be completed, but the need to feed hungry of Hanover Township remains.   For many years, Mary’s Millennium has made the Hanover Township Food Pantry one of their primary charitable causes.   Five years ago, we introduced the Knights Challenge 5k in order to step up our ability to support this worthy cause.   Through the help of many participants and sponsors, we have been able to donate thousands of dollars to the food pantry.   There is still much more to be done to feed the hungry.

Not a Runner?

You Won’t Be in Town?

You Can Still Help

Send your donation to the address below. Checks should be made payable to the Knights of Columbus #12801 with a notation about your intentions to support the Knights Challenge – Hanover Township Food Pantry.

Knights of Columbus Council #12801

St. John the Evangelist Church

502 S Park Blvd.

Streamwood, IL 60107

 

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100% of your donation goes directly to the Hanover Township Foundation for the food pantry to continues its work.

Hanover Township Food Pantry helps more than 800 families each month. Keeping their shelves full is always a struggle, but by generous support from the community, they are able to continue their mission of caring for those families. Through your generosity, by sponsoring, participating in the Knights Challenge, or making a monetary donation, Mary’s Millennium Council is able to continue playing our role in serving the community.

Thank You for Your Support

 

 

  The Knights Challenge may be completed, but the need to feed hungry of Hanover Township remains.   For many years, Mary’s Millennium has made the Hanover Township Food Pantry one of their primary charitable causes.   Five years ago, we introduced the Knights Challenge 5k in order to step up our ability to support this worthy […]

Sign Up a Team

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It’s More Fun Than Running / Walking Alone !

Thank you for considering running or walking in our Knights Challenge 5k.   We hope that you will have fun while helping us raise funds for our very worthwhile cause – feeding the hungry of Hanover Township.

We want you to have the most fun on race day, so we’ve introduced Teams this year so that you can partner with family, friends, or co-workers to cheer each other on to the finish line.  Running with a friend (or a group!) really is so much more fun than running alone. When you register, or anytime after that, you can create a team on our registration site.

Once the race is over, a team is there to celebrate, and relax after the accomplishments of the day. Plus, they’ll keep people going and motivate them to finish strong if they’re starting to feel sluggish mid-race.

Need Encouragement ?

Before the race even starts, a team is a built-in training support system. A dedicated team will spend some time running together before the race starts, getting to know each member’s quirks and pace. An individual can push off or ignore scheduled training runs, but a team won’t let them get away with skipping them! Besides support, team members also make for great accountability partners, and will help members to be completely prepared come race day.

Share Team Page to Get Pledges

This year besides awarding an overall male and female winner along with first, second, and third place finishers in each age category (male & female) we will be awarding a prize to the Team that raises the most donations.   It’s easy for you to raise pledges via our registration page.   Once you’ve registered, anyone can donate to support either an individual or a team.

As a team, you’ll be able to customize your own page – upload an image, set a goal, and track your progress.   Share that link on social media, via email, or simply pass it along on a flyer, to gain support for your team.   You can create your own t-shirts if you like (we can provide you with logo if you want to incorporate that into your design).   Together we can make this year’s Knights Challenge the largest to date.  If you need any help forming a team just contact us at info@kofc12801.org.

Helpful Links

  • Create Your Team Page Today (click here)
  • Instructions – How to Create / Join a Team  (click here)
  • Instructions – How to Donate to Individual / Team (click here)

 

It’s More Fun Than Running / Walking Alone ! Thank you for considering running or walking in our Knights Challenge 5k.   We hope that you will have fun while helping us raise funds for our very worthwhile cause – feeding the hungry of Hanover Township. We want you to have the most fun on race […]

Kids Fun Dash 2018

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Kids Fun Dash

Fun for the Whole Family

One of the Knights of Columbus core principles is Charity.    Children learn by example, so what better way to instill charitable giving, then to feed the hungry of Hanover Township by participating in the Knights Challenge as a Family.

Back by Popular Demand This Year

Last year we expanded the Knights Challenge Run / Walk to include age appropriate events, including a Kids Fun Dash for children ages 3-10.   At the conclusion of the 5K Run / Walk main event (approximately 9:30 AM), registered Kiddies will have their very own race for fun.   The race will start in the parking lot and end at the same finish line as the 5K race. This was a huge success last year and we anticipate another great event for our 5th Annual Knights Challenge.

We are once again offering discounted Family (3 or more participants registering together) and Student (18 and under) pricing options, so that more families and youths can participate this year.

Register now to guarantee your official Kids Fun Dash race shirt, #1 race bib, ribbon award, sticker, and other special treats. Goodies only guaranteed for preregistered participants.

 

Click here to Download Kids Dash Promotional Flyer (PDF)

Fun for the Whole Family One of the Knights of Columbus core principles is Charity.    Children learn by example, so what better way to instill charitable giving, then to feed the hungry of Hanover Township by participating in the Knights Challenge as a Family. Back by Popular Demand This Year Last year we expanded […]

Race Proceeds in Action

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Food Truck

Food Distribution June 26, 2018  (click for more photos)

Hanover Township Food Pantry Food Distribution

If you’ve run or walked in past Knights Challenge 5k events, you might recognize this parking lot.  It is St. John the Evangelist’s parking lot.   Hanover Township Food Pantry, in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, was at St. Johns on June 26th distributing food to needy right in our own neighborhood.   Several of the Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary were on hand to help with the distribution.  There were 75 families that received food at this distribution.

This is Why we Host the Knights Challenge 5k

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

Times haven’t changed  much since 1882.  There are still families in need, and the Knights of Columbus is there to render assistance.   We have partnered with Hanover Township Food Pantry for many years to help provide food to families in need.  This is our 5th Annual Knights Challenge 5K which benefits the food pantry directly.

Hanover Township Food Pantry helps more than 800 families each month.  Keeping their shelves full is always a struggle, but by generous support from the community, they are able to continue their mission of caring for those families.  Through your generosity, by sponsoring, participating in the Knights Challenge, or making a monetary donation, Mary’s Millennium Council is able to continue playing our role in serving the community.

 

 

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Food Distribution June 26, 2018  (click for more photos) Hanover Township Food Pantry Food Distribution If you’ve run or walked in past Knights Challenge 5k events, you might recognize this parking lot.  It is St. John the Evangelist’s parking lot.   Hanover Township Food Pantry, in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, was at St. […]

Donate Now 2017

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The Knights Challenge may be completed, but the need to feed hungry of Hanover Township remains.   For many years, Mary’s Millennium has made the Hanover Township Food Pantry one of their primary charitable causes.   Four years ago, we introduced the Knights Challenge 5k in order to step up our ability to support this worthy cause.   Through the help of many participants and sponsors, we have been able to donate thousands of dollars to the food pantry.   There is still much more to be done to feed the hungry.

Not a Runner?

You Weren’t in Town?

You Can Still Help

Send your donation to the address below. Checks should be made payable to the Knights of Columbus #12801 with a notation about your intentions to support the Knights Challenge – Hanover Township Food Pantry.

Knights of Columbus Council #12801

St. John the Evangelist Church

502 S Park Blvd.

Streamwood, IL 60107

 

Thank You for Your Support

 

 

  The Knights Challenge may be completed, but the need to feed hungry of Hanover Township remains.   For many years, Mary’s Millennium has made the Hanover Township Food Pantry one of their primary charitable causes.   Four years ago, we introduced the Knights Challenge 5k in order to step up our ability to support this worthy […]

Register Today for 5K Run / Walk

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 Online Registration Is NOW OPEN  

Preparations are underway for our fourth annual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Dash which will be held October 7, 2017, starting at 8:30 AM.  The event, sponsored by the Knights and Ladies in conjunction with St. John’s, will benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry.

Medals will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female winners in each five year age category. In addition, the overall male and female winners will also receive special awards.   A technical T-shirt will be given to all participants.  An assortment of beverages, fresh fruit, baked goods and healthy snacks will be provided for your enjoyment by generous sponsors.  There will be special awards to all Kids Fun Dash participants.

We are looking for runners / walkers / kids dash participants as well as sponsors.  Do you know someone that likes to race?  For additional information, explore more on this dedicated website ( http://5k.kofc12801.org ), subscribe to our Facebook  (KnightsChallenge5K) and Twitter (@Knights5k) pages, email us at info@kofc12801.org or, leave a message at the parish office.

Online registration is now open via the “Register” link on our race website.  We will also take registration the day of the event from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center.   We thank you in advance for your participation.  Together we can make a difference in the lives of people in need right here in Hanover Township, Illinois.

 Online Registration Is NOW OPEN   Preparations are underway for our fourth annual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Dash which will be held October 7, 2017, starting at 8:30 AM.  The event, sponsored by the Knights and Ladies in conjunction with St. John’s, will benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry. Medals will be presented to the […]

Kids Fun Dash

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Kids Fun Dash

Fun for the Whole Family

One of the Knights of Columbus core principles is Charity.    Children learn by example, so what better way to instill charitable giving, then to feed the hungry of Hanover Township by participating in the Knights Challenge as a Family.

We’ve expanded the Knights Challenge Run / Walk to include age appropriate events, including a Kids Fun Dash for children ages 3-10.   At the conclusion of the 5K Run / Walk main event (approximately 9:30 AM), registered Kiddies will have their very own race for fun.   The race will start in the parking lot and end at the same finish line as the 5K race.

We also have introduced Family (3 or more participants registering together) and Student (18 and under) pricing options, so that more families and youths can participate this year.

Register now to guarantee your official Kids Fun Dash race shirt, #1 race bib, ribbon award, sticker, and other special treats. Goodies only guaranteed for preregistered participants.

 

Click here to Download Kids Dash Promotional Flyer (PDF)

Fun for the Whole Family One of the Knights of Columbus core principles is Charity.    Children learn by example, so what better way to instill charitable giving, then to feed the hungry of Hanover Township by participating in the Knights Challenge as a Family. We’ve expanded the Knights Challenge Run / Walk to include […]

Sponsors Wanted

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We cordially invite you to participate as a Sponsor of the Knights Challenge 5K Run / Walk. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #12801, in cooperation with Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Streamwood, and has been organized as a fundraiser for the Hanover Township Food Pantry.

On October 7, 2017, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the 5K run and walk will kick off at Saint John the Evangelist Parish Campus.  Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finisher and to the top three male and female finishers in each five year age group.

Your sponsorship helps to defray the cost of organizing and hosting the event. Funds received from sponsorships are used to purchase t-shirts for registered race participants, volunteers, and sponsors, as well as awards, drinks, snacks, portable restrooms, and other incidental expenses. Any additional money from sponsorships will help go toward our fundraising goal of $3000.00 to be given to the Hanover Township Food Pantry.

There are various levels of sponsorship for the Knights Challenge 5K Run/ Walk and placement of logos on t-shirts and website are based on sponsorship level as show in the following chart:

Thank you in advance for considering sponsorship of our race. Please call or email Bill Henderson, Race Director, to set up sponsorship or answer any questions. Checks can be made payable to:  Knights of Columbus, Mary’s Millennium Council #12801.

 

 

 

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We cordially invite you to participate as a Sponsor of the Knights Challenge 5K Run / Walk. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #12801, in cooperation with Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Streamwood, and has been organized as a fundraiser for the Hanover Township Food Pantry. On October 7, 2017, […]

Stay Home – Feed Hungry

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