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Foodie 5K presented by Athletico raises more than $90,000 for Northern Illinois Food Bank

Participants depart from the starting line during the Foodie 5K presented by Athletico on Saturday, April 12 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.
Participants depart from the starting line during the Foodie 5K presented by Athletico on Saturday, April 12 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

More than 1,500 participants, volunteers and sponsors came together to help make the Foodie 5K presented by Athletico a smashing success Saturday at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

Beautiful weather and the scenic grounds at Cantigny served as a perfect backdrop for Northern Illinois Food Bank’s inaugural run/walk and post-race festival. The event raised approximately $90,000 to feed hungry neighbors.

Matt Kidd, 29, of Huntley took first-place overall in the chip-timed race with a time of 17:40.9. Sangeeta Hardy, 24, of Chicago was the first female finisher with a time of 20:25.3. Others topping their age groups included:

Jordan Alwan of Carol Stream (Male 1-14),

Sophia Steinke of Pleasant Prairie (Female 1-14),

Colin Leinauer of Naperville (Male 15-19),

Kasey Tasch of Fox River Grove (Female 15-19),

James Sobucki of Elburn (Male 20-24)

Elizabeth Koselka of Naperville (Female 20-24),

Craig Marlatt of Sycamore (Male 25-29),

Ellen Johnson of St. Charles (Female 25-29),

Kevin Hanks of Westmont (Male 30-34),

Amy Salamon of Pecatonica (Female 30-34),

Christopher Okapal of Yorkville (Male 35-39),

Rita Falco of Bartlett (Female 35-39),

Peter VanGemmeren of Lisle (Male 40-44),

Jo Silvey of Elgin (Female 40-44),

Neal Hermanson of Elgin (Male 45-49),

Gail Jindrich of Aurora (Female 45-49),

John Tuin of South Elgin (Male 50-54),

Elizabeth Young of Naperville (Female 50-54),

Mark Witt of Naperville (Male 55-59),

Maggie Markese of Glen Ellyn (Female 55-59),

Tom Brown of Winfield (Male 60-64),

Debbie Leoni of Geneva (Female 60-64),

David Gradl of Wheaton (Male 65-69),

Bobbi Daly of St. Charles (Female 65-69),

Dan Boyer of Wheaton (Male, 70-98),

Marion Sadler of Bloomingdale (Female 70-98).

A list of full results is available athttp://www.j3timing.com/Recent_Events.

A post-race festival included music, food trucks (Babycakes, Cupcakes for Courage, The Fat Shallot, Toasty Cheese), activities for kids sponsored by My Gym and a special appearance by Ozzie of the Kane County Cougars.

The Foodie 5K presented by Athletico was made possible thanks to the support of Athletico, Blistex, Ice Mountain, Kane County Cougars, Shaw Media, 93.9 MyFM, Taylor Bruce Design Partnership, Mariano’s, Grant Thornton, General Mills, Orange Theory Fitness, Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center, Great Guys Inc., Fox Valley Ice Arena, Wine Sergi Insurance, Fast Signs – Wheaton, Daily Herald Media Group, Abt TV and Appliance, Arthur Gallagher Risk Management Services, Entrée Kitchen, Liberty Property Trust, Wild Garden Hummus, My Gym Wheaton, Hand and Stone Massage and Naperville Chamber of Commerce.

More than 60,000 people each week seek food assistance through Northern Illinois Food Bank’s network of 800 partner food pantries and feeding programs. Northern Illinois Food Bank is able to turn every $1 donated into $8 of groceries for hungry neighbors. To learn more, log onto www.SolveHungerToday.org.  If you are in need of food assistance, please log ontowww.SolveHungerToday.org/GetHelp to find the nearest food pantry or feeding program.

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