General Information


In November 2011, the Siman Family lost its family matriarch, Carlene Siman, to cancer. The last weeks of her life were spent at JourneyCare Hospice & Palliative Services. To celebrate her memory and to thank the wonderful people of Hospice, we have established a commemorative 5k; the net proceeds of which are donated to this amazing organization.

Since our inaugural event in 2012, Siman Family Chartities (a 501(c)(3) organization) has donated $142,000 (100% of our profits) to JourneyCare Hospice & Palliative Services.  Register to participate in our 7th Annual event and help us cross the $175,000 mark in 2018!

Donation Options

In addition to race registration fees, Siman Family Charities offers 2 additional means of donating to the angels of Hospice! Please visit our Donations page for details as to how you can donate via PayPal and/or Amazon.

Race Information

Race-Day Schedule

  • Race Registration: 6:30-7:30 AM INSIDE East Campus’ Gym
  • Race Packet Pick-Up: 6:30-7:30 AM INSIDE East Campus’ Gym
  • Race Start: 8:00 AM
  • Awards: 9:15 AM INSIDE East Campus’ Gym
  • Raffles: Available upon Finish INSIDE East Campus’ Gym

Participant Perks

  • Race T-Shirts (Not Guaranteed w/Race Day Registrations)
  • Post-Race Raffle Prizes

  • Chip Timing


Medals will be awarded to the top 3 Male & Female finishers (per CHIP time) within the following age groups:

  • 13 & Under

  • 14-18

  • 19-24

  • 25-29

  • 30-34

  • 35-39

  • 40-49

  • 50-59

  • 60 & Over

Course Records:

  • Male (2017) – Mizael Carrera — 14.38

  • Female (2015) – Karen Lesiewicz — 17.19.9


  • $200 cash prize awarded to the overall 1st place male/female finishers
  • $100 cash prize awarded to the runner who breaks the overall male or female course record

  • $125 Gift Certificates from The Running Depot to the overall 2nd place male/female finishers
  • Medals to top 3 male/female finishers in each age group

  • Raffle Prizes


Volunteers will be on site to help direct participants and spectators to various parking areas.


Results will be available online immediately following the event.

Course Summary

  • This is a fairly flat course that starts and finishes at McHenry High School – East Campus. The course hugs both the McHenry Country Club and the Fox River.

  • There is an on-course aid station and portable toilets are available at the start/finish line.