NAMI Sauk Area 5K

Fri April 17 - Sat July 11, 2020

Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends July 10, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual Student 5K Run (18 and younger)

$15 Registration ends July 9, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual 5K Team / Corporate 5K Run Timed

$100 Registration ends July 9, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Please email your results to:

This year our race will be a VIRTUAL run due to COVID-19.  We are asking each participant to schedule their own 5K between April 13 and July 11th.  You will e-mail your time and we will enter the times for awards on July 11, 2020.  Use this time at Shelter to Home to get outside and train for your 5K for NAMI Sauk Area!  There will be a drawing for anyone who posts a picture of themself doing their 5K.  Please post to the NAMI Sauk Area 5K Facebook page or #namisaukarea5k2020.  T-shirts, bibs, awards and swag will be mailed to all participants on July 13, 2020.  Please help us keep this race ACTIVE and alive! 

We are intending this race to be outdoors only. If you use an indoor course or treadmill it will not count in awarding so please add “indoor” to your result. We are asking our participants to be honest with results.

Join us in helping to eliminate the stigma of mental illness at a fun, family event in the Sauk Valley Area. 

NAMI stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness.  NAMI Sauk Area's goal is to use this fundraiser to assist our group in raising awareness of the support families need when dealing with a loved one or friend who is living with a mental illness.  We are dedicated to eliminating the stigma that is prevalent with mental illness.  Money raised from this event will facilitate training for CIT officers, help pay for Family 2 Family manuals, training for instructors in NAMI based programs and instructional brochures. Check out our facebook page:  NAMI Sauk Area 5K 


Race Contact Info

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

Awards sponsored by Meads Bike Shop and Fine Line Engraving

Top Male and Female finisher will receive a $500 gift certificate to Meads Bike Shop in Sterling, IL.  These awards are in memory of Kenneth (Ken) Lauff, Nicholas Goken, Robert Hutchison, Christopher David Alessi, Lisa Meyer-McMillian, Jamie Cutshaw, Alex Simich Gavyn Wright, and all those who have lost their life to mental illness and suicide.  Thank you to the participants who continue to walk and run for NAMI Sauk Area.

Trophies and Medals sponsored by Fine Line Engraving:

Awards will be mailed with the swag on July 13, 2020.  Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group:

Under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and Over

Team or Corporate Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers.


To enter your results, please click here:  RESULTS

If you have questions regarding timing and results please email:



Please send any photos you have of your training or race day to: or you can send them through the NAMI Sauk Area Facebook page.  We will be making a video of all of the pictures submitted to post to our Facebook page.

Facebook Page

Be sure to "like" our NAMI Sauk Area 5K page.  You can post a picture of you on your race day to our facebook page or #namisaukarea5K2020

We will be using the photos to put together for a movie or our first VIRTUAL event!


Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.

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