Wheaton Foodie 5K Event Details

Event Details – Cantigny Park in Wheaton 
Saturday, April 27th –  9:00 am Race Start Time 

(See below for all event details)

The Foodie 5K is a certified chip-timed run/walk. 
Walkers, baby strollers, and wheelchairs are welcome and will start after all runners. 
The race begins at exactly 9:00 am so please allow yourself time to park and pick up your packet to make sure you are on time!

Participants who registered before the cut-off date of April 12, 2019 will receive a 2019 Foodie 5K moisture-wicking t-shirt.  All participants receive a Foodie 5K swag bag, which includes a free Kane County Cougars ticket, and goodies from our event sponsors!

Race Location:  We are excited to host this 6th Annual event at the beautiful Cantigny Park in Wheaton!
1S151 S. Winfield Road, Wheaton   Click for  directions

Course map coming soon! We will have a new race route this year, and we are just finalizing the certification!

Race Day basic schedule: see all details below

  • 7:00 am:   Parking opens @ Cantigny Park
  • 7:00-8:40 am:  Packet Pick-Up @ Cantigny Park
  • 9:00 am:  RACE BEGINS!!
  • 9:00 am – 12 noon:  Foodie 5K Fest Area is open with free food tastings, an interactive Kid's Zone, music and fun!  

Awards presented on the stage after the race is complete.  

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Ups:

Thursday, April 25 12-6pm:

Location: Northern Illinois Food Bank, 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL

  • All registered participants may pick up during this time. 
  • You may have somebody else  pick up your packet for you at, but they must sign and print their name for our records.

Friday, April 26 from 4-7 pm:

Location: Road Runner Sports, 2555 W 75th Street, Naperville, IL 

  • Receive 20% off any purchase made at Road Runner Sports while you are there!
  • All registered participants may pick up during this time. 
  • You may have somebody else  pick up your packet for you at, but they must sign and print their name for our records.

On-line Registration – Ends Friday, April 26 @ 12 pm

  • Day of registrations are welcome the morning of the race, please see information below.

Day of Registration and Packet Pick-Up:

  • Time:  7:00 am – 8:40 am
  • In Lot 2 in front of the Visitor’s Center at Cantigny Park (there will be signs to direct you from parking to registration)
  • There will be separate areas for Day of Registration and Packet Pick-Up for those that are pre-registered. 
  • At packet pickup you will receive your runner bib and t-shirt.
  • This year we will be passing out your swag bag and fundraising incentives after the race, near our post-run food table.

All Parking is On-site at Cantigny This Year

  • Enter through Cantigny’s main entrance. The parking attendants will help direct you where to park. Then head over to Lot 2 in front of the Visitor’s Center for packet pickup and the festival area.  
  • The race will start at exactly 9 am!:  So please plan your morning so you can get into Cantigny, park, and pick up your packet prior to race time. There may be a line of cars on Winfield Road waiting to turn in. 
  • We do not want to run out of parking! If you are able to carpool with other participants please do, just so we can ensure that we have plenty of parking for all.  

Course Information:  The 5K course is USATF (#IL-04078-JW) certified entirely on Cantigny grounds and a blacktop surface and gravel (only for about 50 feet). 

Post-Race Festival:  9 am – 12 noon

  • The Foodie 5K Fest will take place right by the start/finish line. 
  • This year all of the food tastings/offerings will be completely free! Enjoy tastings from local chefs, restaurants, and vendors.
  • Enjoy a  DJ that will keep things fun and moving; A Kids Zone with face painting and games
  • Awards will be presented on the stage after the race is complete. (see awards information below)

Awards Ceremony:

  • Will take place on or around the stage area after the race is complete.
  • Awards will be presented to the top male and female overall finishers in each age group. 
  • Age Groups: 

6-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69,

70-80, 80+

Fundraising Incentives: 

  • Fundraise for Northern Illinois Food Bank so you can help our hungry neighbors 
    while earning a chance at awesome race incentives for yourself – starting @ just $50!  
    And don’t forget – raise $250 and become a Foodie 5K VIP! VIPs get front of line access to all food tables/vendors!


  • Bicycles, inline skates, roller skates, scooters, and pets.
  • We appreciate your cooperation!

AFTER THE EVENT-EXPLORE CANTIGNY PARK:  Participants, volunteers and their families are invited to explore and enjoy Cantigny Park for the rest of the day.