18th Annual This Run's For Jack 2021 (in-person and virtual)

Fri October 15 - Sun October 17 Directions
We're excited to welcome you back to TRFJ. We missed you!


Sunday, October 17, 8AM, Ackerman Park Glen Ellyn. Price increase after Sept 15. This event qualifies for tri-athlete competition.
Your Place, Your Time, Your People


VIRTUAL EVENT October 15 - October 17. Qualifies for tri-athlete competition.
Your Ride, Your Time, Your People

TRFJ VIRTUAL 10 Mile Bike Ride

VIRTUAL EVENT October 15 - October 17. Qualifies for tri-athlete competition.
Your Course, Your Score, Your People

TRFJ VIRTUAL Golf Outing (9-holes at a course near you)

VIRTUAL EVENT October 15 - October 17. Qualifies for tri-athlete competition.

Click on link for RACE RESULTS. Thank you everyone for a great race!  Already looking forward to next year. SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 15, 2022


18th Annual "This Run's for Jack"

Fighting Melanoma Every Step of the Way!

Choose IN-PERSON (October 17) or VIRTUAL (October 15-17) single event...or compete in more than one: Run / Walk / Ride / Golf. 

  • IN-PERSON Event
    • Complimentary skin screening with dermatologist.
    • USATF certified course.
    • Hospitality Tent for those touched by the disease.
    • Course is paved and accessible for people with disabilities.
    • Food and drinks will be available to participants at the finish line.
    • Please Note: No dogs, bikes, or rollerblades are allowed in the race.
    • Strollers allowed but must line up behind runners.
  • TRI-ATHLETE MEDAL AND SHIRT (in-person and virtual)
    • Sign-up and compete in 3 events and receive a TRFJ Tri-Athlete medal and shirt.
  • All Participants receive an SPF50 Longsleeve Shirt.
  • Contact us for a COUPON CODE:
    • when registering a family of 5 or more.
    • when sponsoring the event for $500 or more.
PACKET PICKUP: in-person / virtual

IN-PERSON Event:  This Run's for Jack 5k

  • Date: October 17, 2021
  • Start Time:  8 AM
  • Place: Ackerman Park, Glen Ellyn
    • 5-9 PM Friday 10/15
    • 8-noon Saturday 10/16
    • 6 AM Sunday 10/17

VIRTUAL Events:  Bike/Golf/V5k

  • Shirts (and medals) mailed after 10.17.

SETTING UP TEAMS is an easy 2-step process.  We encourage you to setup a team (in-person or virtual).

TEAM Captains: please register and setup your team first and/or your team fundraising page. This allows participants to join your team (via drop down menu) at registration and direct donations to your fundraising page.

1. SETUP TEAM -  Click on the link to setup your team or you can create a team on the first step of the registration process.  You will receive a confirmation email and be assigned as the admin for that team.  Your team name will appear in a drop down menu where friends and family can click on and join.  If a registrant forgets to click on the team, we can easily move the registration over. 

2. SETUP TEAM FUNDRAISER - Click on the link to setup a fundraising page (scroll down to team fundraisers) and have all "donations" (not registration fees) show up for your team.  Here you can add photos and tell your story!  The team name will appear in a drop down menu for participants to click. Participants can also add their own fundraiser to the team and if they raise $100, the registration fee will be waived.

NOTE:  If your team has not been setup and you complete registration...no problem, we can add you into the teams page and also move your donation over to reflect on the team fundraiser.  Never panic, just email us if something doesn't look right.  There is nothing that can't be changed! 

With your help, we are making a difference in the fight against melanoma.  Please consider a sponsorship to help offset the cost of the events, allowing race donations to fully support melanoma research and awareness.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Event Website

Additional Event information can be found at http://jacksfund.org.

Event Contact Info

If you have any questions about this Event, click the button below.


Please Note:  We will be following all state and local protocols to ensure a safe and healthy TRFJ2021.


Ackerman Sports Center/Park (5k in-person only)


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