The 2nd Annual POW! to Cancer 5k Run/Walk for a Cure returns on Saturday, June 15, 2024, to Community Park, 120 E. Oak St. in Addison, IL, beginning at 8 a.m. with packet pick-up starting at 7 a.m. The course begins at the park, follows the Salt Creek Trail north, and then turns east into the forest preserve at Wood Dale Grove, and then turns around returning to Community Park.

All participants will receive an event t-shirt, a finisher medal upon completion of the 5K, and an invitation to our post-race celebration and awards ceremony.  Clyde’s Donuts will be providing donuts, and Starbucks Addison will be providing hot and iced coffee for participants.  

The fee is $35 to register, and $5 from each race registration will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Click here to register. 

If you have never registered for an Addison Park District program before, you will need to create an account.  After you create an account, and you’re logged in, search the event by key word POW, Special Events, or by code: 602811-10

Runners: an air horn will begin the race.  RACETIME will be providing accurate timing and will post results 25 minutes after the end of the race.  Finisher medals will be provided to all participants, and first – third place awards will be announced, and plates (for the back of the medal) will be provided for male and female runners in their age groups.  An overall female and male winner will be recognized. 

Walkers: walk in memory of someone, walk as a survivor, walk as a family, or form a team and walk together.  Dress up like a Superhero, because that is what you are, by participating in this walk to raise money to fight cancer! 

Race Awards: We will announce 1st –  3rd place winners and awards plates (for the back of the medals) to race winners in the following age groups for both men & women:

10 & Under, 11 – 14, 15 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 – 74, 75 – 79, 80 – 84, 85 – 89, 90+.

Fundraising Contest: We are encouraging our participating teams to fundraise on their own to get more people involved.  It takes a village!  At the post-race celebration, we will announce and award a prize for the most money raised by a team.  The tracking for this contest must be done through this page.  Only donations through this page will be considered.  Donors will need to include the team’s name in the “Add a message” field.  When you click on Donations, you can see the amounts raised by each team.  

We will also present three additional awards for:

  • Biggest “Family & Friends” Team*
  • Biggest “Company” Team*  
  • Biggest “Athletic/Running Club” Team* (*the group with the most registered participants.) 

If you are unable to attend the race, but would like to make a donation to the American Cancer Society, please do so here on our fundraising page. 

This year alone, more than 600,000 Americans will die of cancer. That’s more than 1,600 people per day in the United States.  

Thank you for your support and thank you to our sponsors!









Thank you to everyone who participated in 2023’s event!  Between registrations and additional donations, we raised over $2,300 for the American Cancer Society and had an amazing race.  

Click here to view 2023’s race results.