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Register Today For 5K Run / Walk

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 Online Registration Is NOW OPEN  

Preparations are underway for our fifth annual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Dash which will be held October 6, 2018, 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 fifth annual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Dash which will be held October 6, 2018, 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 […]

2018 Planning Meeting

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2018 Knights Challenge

Planning Meeting

 

6:30 – 8:30 PM

St. John’s Parish Office

Conference Room A

 

 

We are less than five months away from our Fifth Annual Knights Challenge 5K Run / Walk / Kids Dash which benefits the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  This website has been updated with sponsor forms, registration forms, and links to our online registration site.  Since this is our fifth year holding this event, five months of planning seems appropriate.  Fortunately, we have several veterans at the helm organizing the event, including Bill Henderson, Race Director,  Gary Pappin, Webmaster, and Race Time, who helps us with online registration and event day timing / race results.

It takes a village to have a successful event.  We work closely with Hanover Township Food Pantry, St. John the Evangelist Church, our Ladies Auxiliary, and the Village of Streamwood to coordinate the event.  Several volunteers are needed to help plan the event, as well as assist on race day.   We invite our fellow Brother Knights from other councils to also get involved this year.   We will be happy to attend one of your council meetings to discuss how we can work together for this great charitable cause.

We are open to suggestions from participants in past years’ 5K races as well.   Together we can help Feed His Flock.

 

2018 Knights Challenge Planning Meeting   6:30 – 8:30 PM St. John’s Parish Office Conference Room A     We are less than five months away from our Fifth Annual Knights Challenge 5K Run / Walk / Kids Dash which benefits the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  This website has been updated with sponsor forms, registration […]

2018 Knights Challenge

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Planning for

5th Annual Knights Challenge
Has Officially Begun

 

We’ve gotten approval from St. John’s parish to hold our fifth annual Knights Challenge on Saturday, October 6, 2018 starting at 8:30 AM.  We will be working with Race Time once again for online registration and race day support.  Once the online registration page has been created, we’ll update our website with the direct link.   Meanwhile, registration is open at the Parish Office or by mail by completing the Registration Form.

Last year we introduced a Kids Fun Dash, which followed the main Knights Challenge 5k Run / Walk. It was a huge success – the kids just loved having their very own race. We hope that there will be even more participants this year making the Knights Challenge a family affair. What better way to instill charity into the lives of our children than be helping others together as a family?

We race so that others may be fed. The proceeds from this event supports the Hanover Township Food Pantry. Even before we started the Knights Challenge races five years ago, Mary’s Millennium Council has supported the good works done by Hanover Township. Your participation in the Knights Challenge helps us to expand our financial support.

Our website has been updated with more information about this year’s event. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date as our planning continues. We are also looking for sponsors to help defray our costs, so please consider helping in that capacity or spreading the word to friends, families, and businesses you frequent. Thank you in advance for your support.

Planning for 5th Annual Knights Challenge Has Officially Begun   We’ve gotten approval from St. John’s parish to hold our fifth annual Knights Challenge on Saturday, October 6, 2018 starting at 8:30 AM.  We will be working with Race Time once again for online registration and race day support.  Once the online registration page has […]

Race Day Reflections

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Fourth Annual Knights Challenge is History

After weeks of gorgeous weekends, with above normal temperatures, the day before the race brought rain to the area.  As Saturday morning dawned, organizers of the Knights Challenge anxiously looked out their windows to see if it was raining.  Fortunately, it was not.  The skies were overcast, and there were typical fall temperatures, but the weather forecast had been updated with heavy rain no longer anticipated until perhaps later in the afternoon.

As the first runners showed up at St. John’s Parish Center to sign-in, the sun was actually starting to peak out from behind the clouds.   Everyone sighed in relief, as we now expected the last minute onsite registrations would actually come to fruition.

By race time we had 50 runners / walkers present – there are always some participants that preregister that are unable to actually attend the event.  There was a gentle breeze blowing, and the mix of clouds and sun produced close to perfect conditions for participants.  About half-way through the race, there were a couple periods of light misting, but for the most part, conditions couldn’t have been better.  God must have been shining down on all for the work being done to feed the hungry.

Brother Knight Dan Klein was the first male runner to cross the finish line at 20:45.6.  Colleen Clesen, from St. Charles, was the first female to cross the finish line at 24:40.2.    Congratulations to both of them for winning the overall trophies.

We’d like to thank all the Sponsors, Volunteers, and Participants for making our 4th annual 5K a success.   There are too many people to thank in this article, but we will devote another post to that topic.   For those that participated, watch our website, twitter feed, and Facebook page for updates.   The official results will be posted by Race Time, but if you can’t wait for those to be on their site, contact us with your name and/or bib number and we can provide you with your results.

We will be posting pictures from the race as well as more details about race day.  Sign up for our newsletter if you would like to receive updates.   We hope that you enjoyed this year’s Knights Challenge and that you’ll be back next year, perhaps with a friend or family member.  Together we have supported a worthy cause, the Hanover Township Food Pantry, who would also like to express their appreciation.

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Fourth Annual Knights Challenge is History After weeks of gorgeous weekends, with above normal temperatures, the day before the race brought rain to the area.  As Saturday morning dawned, organizers of the Knights Challenge anxiously looked out their windows to see if it was raining.  Fortunately, it was not.  The skies were overcast, and there […]

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, […]

Racers Runners Kids & Sponsors Wanted

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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 […]

Welcome to the Knights Challenge Website

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Starting the Race

We experimented with the 2016 Knights Challenge 5k Race / Walk, holding the race in August in conjunction with St. John’s Parish Picnic.   Last year, we decided to go back to our roots, and hold the race in the fall.   We’ve set the date of October 6th for our fifth annual event.

The tall racer in the green shirt in this image is none other than our original Race Director, Jim Kaltinger.   He loves running in 5K’s, so last year he turned the reins over to our past Grand Knight, Bill Henderson.   Jim will still be around to make sure this year’s race runs smoothly.

We’ve updated our Knights Challenge website for this year’s race.   Besides including all the information for this year’s race, we’ve also included the results from the past years.   Browse the stories from the past races and check out the many images from race day.

Thank you to all that have sponsored and participated in the first three 5K events.   Please join us again this year to help us continue our mission of feeding the hungry of Hanover Township.

An Event for the Entire Family

Last year we introduced a Kids Fun Dash for children under 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.

Joy of Crossing the Finish Line

There are many emotions on race day.  Shown here is one of our Ladies Auxiliary members, Monica, just as she crossed the finish line.   You can be as competitive as you want to.  It doesn’t matter if you are the first or last to cross the line, in our minds, you are all winners because you are racing for an excellent cause.   Thanks to our sponsors and all the participants, we have been able to donate thousands of dollars to the Hanover Township Food Pantry since our inaugural race.   We hope to be able to continue that trend this year.

This event takes a lot of preparation and help, especially on race day.   If you are interested in running, walking or volunteering, please use the contact form, and we’ll be happy to keep you informed as our planning continues.

For more information about the Hanover Township Food Pantry, visit their website.

Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 & Hanover Township Food Pantry Thank YOU !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting the Race We experimented with the 2016 Knights Challenge 5k Race / Walk, holding the race in August in conjunction with St. John’s Parish Picnic.   Last year, we decided to go back to our roots, and hold the race in the fall.   We’ve set the date of October 6th for our fifth […]

Knights Challenge 5K 2016

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Final preparations are underway for our Fr. Ted Schmitt Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk which will be held  August 27, 2016 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 (see our website for list).

We are still looking for runners / walkers.  Do you know someone that likes to race?  For more information, see our website, Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KnightsChallenge5K), email us at info@kofc12801.org or, leave a message at the parish office.

Online registration is still open at our Sign Me Up Registration page .  We will also take registration the day of the event from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center.   This year we have combined our event with the Parish Picnic – join us for the entire day.

Final preparations are underway for our Fr. Ted Schmitt Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk which will be held  August 27, 2016 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 […]