COD’s Eighth Food Truck Rally and Sunset 5K Set for Oct. 13
By Jordyn Holliday
College of DuPage will host the eighth annual Food Truck Rally and Sunset 5K, Presented by DuPage Medical Group, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 8 p.m. on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus, with a VIP hour from 1 to 2 p.m.
The event will include activities for the entire family, such as Touch-A-Truck, Kid Zone, the 100-Yard Youth Dash and the new COD Sunset Costume Contests. Click here to view photos from last year’s event.
The Food Truck Rally will feature cuisine from 17 local eateries, including Cupcakes for Courage, Best Truckin’ BBQ, Toasty Cheese and more. VIP Food Truck Rally passes are available and allows for early entrance at 1 p.m., reserved parking and voting rights for favorite food trucks.
Race registration remains open for the Sunset 5K, which will begin at 4:30 p.m. on COD’s Track and follow a USA Track and Field-certified course on campus. The 100-Yard Youth Dash will begin at 3:30 p.m., with $25 Visa gift cards awarded to the fastest girl and boy in each of three age divisions – 4 to 5, 6 to 7 and 8 to 9.
The COD Sunset Costume Contests will begin at 6:15 p.m. Top prizes include a $50 movie pass for the 12 to 17 age division and a $100 Visa gift card for the 18 and older division. The first 30 children in line for the 11 and under age division will receive an LED foam stick.
Kid Zone will feature a Touch-A-Truck event, where emergency vehicles, grounds equipment and semi-tractor trailers will be on hand for children to experience up close. Kid Zone will also include games, pumpkin painting and a Parade of Trucks at 7 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit scholarships for COD students. Each of the 15 high school districts served by COD has a dedicated fund for their graduates who choose to attend the College. Participants who register for the 5K or 100-Yard Youth Dash can designate their race fees to the high school district of their choice.
COD’s Community Relations Coordinator Ami Chambers said community members are already expressing enthusiasm for the event.
“We’ve been hearing from a lot of people within the local community and beyond who are excited to participate,” she said. “To see this type of positive energy for an initiative that will have long-term benefits for students here at the College is encouraging.”
Visit the College of DuPage Food Truck Rally and Sunset 5K webpage to learn more about the event and registration.
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