Cantigny (pronounced "Can - Tee - Knee")
Cantigny is the former home of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, longtime editor, and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The 500-acre estate features gardens, the Robert R. McCormick Museum, the First Division Museum, and a 27-hole championship public golf course. 5K participants and their families are invited to explore and enjoy Cantigny.
Cantigny 5K Run/Walk 2021
The Cantigny 5K Run/Walk is a benefit for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.
The course will start from the Visitors Center parking lot and will wind past the gardens, through the grounds, and across the rolling hills of the Cantigny Golf Course, finishing near the Visitors Center.
After the awards ceremony and the Youth/Tot runs, enjoy free access to the grounds and museums for the rest of the afternoon.
Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
All proceeds from the Cantigny 5K Run/Walk will benefit the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton, IL. The shelter is a not-for-profit transitional living facility that provides assistance to U.S. veterans of any era the opportunity to return to useful and productive lives by providing them with the skills for independent living.
Their mission: “To provide veterans and their families with housing and supportive services that lead to self-sufficiency.”
The 5K Course
The 5K course is USATF (# IL17036WR) certified entirely on Cantigny grounds and a blacktop surface. The race starts at the Visitors Center and proceeds out onto the rolling hills of the Cantigny Golf course and back to the Visitors Center. Participants will run past the First Division Museum, The Robert R. McCormick Museum and finish by running through Cantigny Gardens to the Visitors Center. The portion on the golf course will be run on the cart paths. Digital clocks or timers will be located at mile markers. Water stations will be set up at the halfway mark and at the start/finish line.
*This year, runners (5K Only) will receive a wireless Bluetooth speaker when they pick up their race packet either the Friday before or on race day. Because supplies are limited, this premium item is on a first-come, first-serve while supplies last.
5K Runners or Walkers
$20.00 Until September 30th for any runner or walker, any age that will be partaking in the 5K course on race day.
$25.00 October 1 thru October 31st for any runner or walker, any age that will be partaking in the 5K course on race day.
$30.00 November 1 thru Nov 5th for any runner or walker, any age that will be partaking in the 5K course on race day.
$8.00 Until September 30th for any child 10 years of age or under, who will be partaking in the 1-mile timed course.
$9.00 October 1 thru October 31st for any child 10 years of age or under, who will be partaking in the 1-mile timed course.
$10.00 November 1 thru Nov 5th for any child 10 years of age or under, who will be partaking in the 1-mile timed course.
$3.00 Until September 30th for any child 5 years of age or under, who will be partaking in the ¼ mile course.
$4.00 October 1 thru October 31st for any child 5 years of age or under, who will be partaking in the ¼ mile course.
$5.00 November 1 thru Nov 5th for any child 5 years of age or under, who will be partaking in the ¼ mile course.
Friday, November 5, 2021
11 am - 7 pm | Early packet pick-up
Saturday, November 6, 2021
7 am - 8:45 am | Packet Pick-up
9 am | 5K Run/Walk Start
10 am | Awards Ceremony for 5K
Following Award Ceremony:
Youth Run & Awards
Tot Run & Awards
Early Packet Pick-Up
Registration packets may be picked up at the Cantigny Visitors Center, on Friday, November 5, 2020, from 11 am until 7 pm.
Your disposable timing chip will be included with your packet and attached to the back of your bib number.
The parking fee will be waived for registered participants picking up their packets.
At approximately 10 am, outside the Visitors Center, near the finish line, the awards and prizes will be presented to the top three male and female overall finishers. Following the ceremony, awards for the top three male and female finishers in each five-year age group will be available for pick-up at the awards table. The top three male and female overall finishers will not be eligible in the five-year age groups.
The age groups are as follows: 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75+.
The top three male and female overall finishers for the youth and tot runs will also receive an award immediately following the end of the race.
Awards will be given only to registered runners with a valid registration bib. The official race results provided by Mattoon Multisport will be used for overall and age group rankings.
Youth and Tot Run
The Youth Run is for children ages 6 to 10 and the Tot Run is for children ages 1 to 5. Races will start following the 5K Run/Walk award ceremony. Youth Run is 1-mile in length and the Tot Run is approximately ¼-mile. Only the Youth Run will be chip timed. Registration for the Youth and Tot Run will close when the 5K Run/Walk registrations closes.
Youth & Tot Run Awards
The top three male and female overall finishers for the Youth and Tot Run will be awarded a youth plaque with their respective finishing place. Awards will be given only to registered runners with a valid registration numbered bib. All youth and tot runners will also receive a finishing medal.
Parking & Facilities
Ample free parking for race participants and volunteers is available close to the Visitors Center so participants can leave gear in their car.
After the race, stay for refreshments and award presentations in the Visitors Center, then enjoy the many features of Cantigny Park.
For further up-to-date information on the 5K Run/Walk or on Cantigny, please visit our website at Cantigny.org.
Volunteers are needed and welcome to assist with registration, packet pickup, refreshments, course marshals, and water stops. The first 50 volunteers will receive a race t-shirt, refreshments, and access to the Cantigny grounds and museums for the day. If you are interested, please contact Winston Rasmussen at 630.930.9341 or via email at email@example.com.
For additional event information, visit Cantigny.org, email Brian Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone during regular office hours at 630.260.8167.
Bicycles, Strollers, Etc.
Bicycles, in-line skates, roller skates, scooters, other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs), and dogs are not allowed on the course, will not be allowed through the finish chutes, and will not be included in results. Runners with baby strollers may not run competitively and must start after and remain behind runners for the entire race.