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About This Activity


AFA 5k is a chip-timed run/walk point-to-point USATF certified course; Certification Code:  #IL-12104-JW.


First 100 paid registrants receive a lightweight, drawstring bag.  Runners & families are invited to stay to enjoy music, raffle baskets, food & water. 

Register early!


Event details and schedule

Registration/Packet Pick Up - 7:30am


Start Time - 8:30am


Awards - 9:30am


Raffle Drawing - 10am



The course is a pleasing run/walk with arrows pointing you in the right direction.  The run starts at 169th & 80th Avenue near McCarthy Park running North to 167th, Right (East) to Parkview, Left (North) to Nottingham, slight Left (West) to Princeton, Right (North) to 163rd, Right (East) to Everdon, Left (North) around on 161st Place, (East) to Ozark Avenue, Left (North) 161st Street, Right (East) to 76th Avenue, Right (South) past Bettenhausen Park to 167th Street. Cross 167th Street which curves as the course will take you to an asphalt path into Centennial Park.  Follow the arrows to the right where you'll see trees and benches near the pond.  IF THERE'S A FORK IN THE ROAD, GO TO THE RIGHT and follow the arrows on the pavement.  There's a beautiful landscaped turnstyle that you follow to the right and around to the right.  You'll see signs leading across the bridge, then turn left and follow the signs.  You should hear music motivating you to cross the finish line!




FREE PARKING for runners & spectators around park district and residential.  Also parking at Grissom School, 17000 S. 80th Avenue.





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How to get involved:


Start or Join a Team - Your participation in the AFA 5K will not only be a fun, memorable experience, but it will directly touch the lives of cancer patients and their immediate family members.  Gather your friends, family, and colleagues and form a walk/run team to increase your impact!




All Participants and Volunteers are Encouraged to Fundraise - The AFA 5K is not only officially chip timed race/walk, but it is also an opportunity to increase awareness and ask for support for our mission in providing a grant to a cancer patient in need of our support.


Upon registration, you will be provided with a customizable and sharable fundraising page. 


Download the 2017 AFA 5k flyer to display in your storefront, workplace, school, church, etc. AFA 5k Flyer PDF


Volunteer Prefer to Cheer?  Great!  Register to be one of the many volunteers who make the AFA 5K a memorable experience.  Whether it is helping with registration, handing out water bottles, set-up/tear-down or cheering on the participants, we have a job for you!


Become an AFA 5K Official Sponsor - With an expected 100+ participants, this is an opportunity for you to educate the community about your business.  Do not miss this opportunity to be a part of this community chip-timed run/walk race and to support Answers for Angels and our mission in providing a grant to a cancer patient. To view and print Sponsorship Form, click here