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Yes and no. Yes, if you are a "Very Impatient Purchaser" pass holder through Groupon and get early entrance for less lines. No, if you will be there later.
Yes, the 100-Yard Youth Dash is always only $5. Check out the other prices on the 5K registration fee schedule.
Event organizers HIGHLY RECOMMEND registering early (the earlier, the cheaper!) and picking up your packet(s) during one of the designated pre-race dates.
If you are positive you want to wait until race day to register, YOUR ONLY OPTION is to do so online independently and pick up your packet at the event. We will not accept cash at the event.
We suggest you arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. to pick up your packet(s).
Packet pick-up lines at the event will shut down at 3 p.m. SHARP.
Of course, we hope Mother Nature cooperates and gives us great weather. If that happens (and it will!), plan for lines to be longer.
Each public high school district served by College of DuPage has a dedicated scholarship funded by proceeds of the 5K for their graduates to attend COD and access a world-class education without exorbitant loans. At the time of race registration, participants have the ability to select the high school district that will benefit from their race fee.
Perhaps it's just daydreaming about food trucks, specifically the lobster rolls and grilled cheeses that will be at the Food Truck Rally.
We do know that the Active.com registration platform prefers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers, and likes desktops and laptops the most. We've heard many success stories of registration on tablets and phones too, though.
If you try and try again without success, your best bet is to call the Active.com Consumer Support line at (877) 228-4881, option 4.
If you plan to participate in the 5K (*reminder* that's not necessary) and eat after the race, you may want to get creative with positioning yourself and lucky friends/family/spouses in another line at the same time. Multitasking for the win! Generally speaking, the lines for most trucks are between 0 and 15 minutes. However, at the peak of the rally and at the most popular trucks, the longest amount of time we heard anyone wait in line was 50 minutes. #WorthIt
Event organizers can't promise anything. HOWEVER, we make it very clear to food truck owners that they will feel the wrath of lost customers if that happens. Get yourself a Very Impatient Purchaser Pass and avoid that altogether.
Accessible parking is available on the north side of College lot 1, but please note that anyone in that lot may not leave the premises while the 5K Run/Walk is occurring between approximately 4:15 and 5:45 p.m.
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