Chicago DIY5k

Start time November 04, 2023
Finished Time November 12, 2023
Address Chicago


The Blessings in a Backpack Chicago chapter presents the fourth annual “Do It Yourself” 5K Walk/Run!

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide weekend food for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Chicago Blessings feeds 6,000 kids each weekend. However, there are over 150,000 food-insecure kids throughout Chicagoland.

The race is a “Do It Yourself” 5k run/walk done on your own time, at your own pace, and in your place. You can participate any time between Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 12. Those who registered by October 13 will receive their t-shirt before the race. We will ship shirts after the race to everyone who registers after October 13.

Registration prices:

  • $25 for students (under 23)
  • $50 for adults (23 and over)
  • $130 for a family (up to five people in the same household)*

*Family registrations should be made simultaneously to receive the registration discount. Shirts must be shipped to the same mailing address.

For more information about the Chicago Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack, visit

Be a Team Captain

We encourage YOU to be a Team Captain and serve as a champion to spread the word and encourage friends and family to sign up and donate! We have teams forming on behalf of Chicagoland high schools, colleges, families, companies, and friend groups. Click here for step-by-step instructions for creating and inviting people to join your team.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Starting Line Sponsor: $1,000

  • Logo on back of race t-shirt*
  • T-shirts and entry for two

Finish Line Sponsor: $5,000

  • Logo on the event web page
  • Logo on electronic invitation
  • Logo on back of race t-shirt*
  • T-shirts and entry for 10

*For sponsors committed by October 13

To secure a sponsorship or have questions about the event, contact Dan at: