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 Race Information

16th Annual Annie Ryan Run

5K & 1 Mile Kids Dash

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Location: York Road & South Street, Elmhurst, IL

Race Day Registration: 6:30-8:45 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 S. York St, Elmhurst, IL, 60126


 5K Start: 9 a.m.

Course: 1/2 street, 1/2 Illinois Prairie Path

Entry Fee: $30 (until May 16)/$35 (Race Day)


 1 Mile Kids Dash Start: 9:45 a.m.

Ages: Kindergarden-8th grade

Entry Fee: $15


 About Annie

Annie Marie Ryan was born August 10, 1984, the youngest of our six children. For twelve and a half wonderful years we were blessed with her presence. She was a feisty child, full of life and love, with a smile that could light up a room! We lost Annie to a brain tumor in January of 1997. As a family, we came to the realization that the only way we could really heal was to try to help other children.

On May 17, 2015, we will proudly host the 16th Annual Annie Ryan Run to benefit Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Children’s Programs. We do it in memory of a little girl who left us too soon but whose spirit and smile will always be with us.

Jim & Marie Ryan and Family


16th Annual Annie Ryan Run Sponsorship Levels:

Angel Sponsorship: $1,000 or more

Includes: Special name recognition on participant T-Shirts, name recognition on banners displayed on race day, posters and race applications, and special website recognition.


Gold Sponsorship: $500-$999

Includes: Name recognition on participant T-Shirts, name recognition on banners to be displayed on race day and website recognition.


Silver Sponsorship: $250-$499

Includes: Name recognition on banners displayed on race day and website recognition.


If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor, please contact Judy Silekis at or 312-655-7289.

Thank you to our 2014 Annie Ryan Run sponsors!

Thomas & Christina Grusecki Foundation

Angel Level

DiCianni Graphics
Donahue, Sowa & Magana
Friends of Timmy Gruensfelder
Law Offices of Galanopoulos & Galgan
Olympic Chiropractice & Physical Therapy
Runner's Soul
Ryan and Ryan
Secretary of State Jesse White
Walsh, Knippen, Pollock, and Centina


Gold Level

Be Touched Massage Therapy - Sabrina Schottenhamel, L.M.T
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomesServices Prairie Path, Realtors
Cahill Family
Charity & Scott Ahlgrim
Chickie's Beef - Hillside
DeCicco & Associates LLC
DiBenedetto and Kendall P.C.
Doc Ryan's
Fitz's Pub, Fitz's Bulldog & Fltz's Spare Keys
Friends of Jimmy Wagner
George and Sally Sotos
Guaranteed Rate - John Noldan

H.B. Jones/Salseria Grill & Cantina
In Loving Memory of Nicole Henry
Laraia & Laraia
Law Office of Brian A. Grady
Law Office of Laura M. Urbik Kern
Law Office of Michael W. Fleming
L.W. Reedy Real Estate
Margi and Terry Johnson
Northern Builders

Pat's Painting
Raimondi Drilling
R.B. Enterprises
Riley's Gathering Place, Inc.
Sign Works
The Jack Wolfe Family
The Rhode Family
Vincent O. Valentine insurance Agency


Silver Level

Matt Caruso
Community Bank Of Elmhurst
DiTomaso-Lubin, P.C.
Rich Ferrari
Bill Hamik
Hervas, Condon & Bessani, P.C.
Bob Johnson - "Sushi House"
Law Office of Phil Nathe
Roberto's Ristorante & Pizzeria Inc.
James G. Sotos
Washington, Pittman & McKeever Certified Public Accountants
York Family @ Properties-Elmhurst



Thank you to all of our school athletes from the following schools who came to support the race in 2014!

Augustine College
Bryan Middle School
Conrad Fisher
Edison Elementary
Frost Middle School
Gemini Middle School
Glenbard East
Glen Westlake Middle School
Herrick Middle School
Quest Academy
St. Raymond
Timothy Christian
Wilson Montessori

There are 3 ways to register for the Annie Ryan Run.



Click here to register!


At Packet Pick Up

Pre-registration is available during two time frames.


Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 12-4 p.m.
Knights of Columbus, 537 S. York Road, Elmhurst


Date: Wednesday, May 13-Friday, May 15, 2015
3-7:30 p.m.
The Runner’s Soul, 124 N. York Road, Elmhurst -


Printable Form

Please download the form, complete and either 1.) Mail to Annie Ryan Run c/o Catholic Charities of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654 or 2.) Email to Checks should be payable to Catholic Charities.

All runners/walkers must fill out the registration form to participate in the run. If you are running on behalf of a school, please fill this in on the form as well so we can recognize them!

Day of registration will take place from 6-8:45 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 S. York St, Elmhurst, IL, 60126

T-shirt pick-up for on-line registrations will take place at packet pick up.


Can I pick up my T-Shirts early if I registered on-line?
Yes, mail-in and online registrations will be able to pick up their t-shirts during pre-registration on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 S. York Road, Elmhurst from 12-4 p.m.

Can I sign up the day of the race?
Yes, registration fees are increased the day of the race (from $30 to $35); but you can still register the day of, starting at 6 a.m. until the start of the race at 8:45 a.m.

Can I still make a donation after the race?
Yes, donations after the race are still accepted. Please make payable to Catholic Charities and mail to Annie Ryan Run c/o Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654

Can I get a map of the race routes?
A race course map is currently under construction.

I am interested in participating in the run, can I bring my younger child in a jogging stroller? Yes, you are allowed to use your jogging stroller.

My child is running in the 1-Mile dash; can the parent(s) register for this race as well and run with their child?


 Annie Ryan Run

Contact Us

Please contact Christina Raddi Vasta at 312-948-6864 or submit the form below. Thanks!

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