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. 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 $193,000 (100% of our profits) to JourneyCare Hospice.  Register to participate in our 9th Annual event and help us cross the $200,000 mark in 2020!

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 course is an “out and back” that’s mostly flat with the exception of one small hill towards the beginning/end 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.