What a crazy year 2020 has been! But thank you to all our runners who still joined us (virtually) with our 4th annual Hops for Hope 5K! Way to go!


For many of you this was your first virtual 5K, congrats! A virtual 5K takes a lot more motivation. We were hoping the Beer Stop 6 Pack would give you some motivation or giving you a BrewDay would be a good reason to "run" and grab a beer. Whether you ran or walked all that matters is you do this for Project Mobility and our mission of providing the freedom of mobility to children, adults and wounded soldiers with disabilities.


Thank you for your patience with the multiple date changes of moving the event from May to October and then transitioning it to virtual. We really missed the in person event but we made the best of what we were given thanks to all of you!


Click here to view your RESULTS


Click here to view event PHOTOS


Contact Katherine, Event Director, if you did not pick up your items. Items must be picked up by the end of October. Email - *Deadline is 11/20/20

Thank you to The Midwest Brew Review for joining us this year and making this incredible video! Make sure to watch it, then check them out.





Hops for Hope 5K is STILL a twist on the traditional 5K! What could that twist be? It is still craft beer like previous years but we are proud to announce we are the ONLY virtual 5K to give participants a Beer Stop 6 Pack! You heard that right! The first 400 registrations will receive a 6 pack with 1 can of beer from each Featured Brewery that would normally be on the course. You get to choose when and how you drink the beer (please maintain local laws and do not drink while running - this is illegal).

PLUS! All participants will be able to attend BrewDays the week of the 5K. Each brewery will have their own BrewDay where all Hops for Hope 5K participants can head over and enjoy discounted beer ($4 only!!) See below for the BrewDay schedule.

We will have a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Facebook Live Sunday, October 11th and we will also have our annual Adaptive Bike Giveaway.


*You must finish your run by 12 pm October 11th for us to mention you during the awards

**To receive the Beer Stop 6 Pack you must be 21 years or older and show a valid ID at Packet Pick-Up. We are not able to ship Beer Stop 6 Pack, they must be picked up at Packet Pick-Up. No exceptions.

What is a virtual 5K?

Due to current restrictions regarding large gatherings (50 people or less) we are not able to host the event (trust us we really did try!) Participants can run/walk whenever and wherever between the week of October 3rd - October 11th


Participants have the flexibility to support our cause while participating in the event remotely at your own time, pace and even place. It is a win- win, since participants can choose the day, the weather and the route while raising money and having some fun along the way. You can choose to run outside by yourself or in a small socially distant group or you can run inside on a treadmill! The options are endless this year.


Virtual races also allow people from all over to participate, not just the Chicagoland area like previous years.


Proceeds benefit Project Mobility's mission to bring adaptive cycling opportunities to the lives of children, adults, and wounded service members with emotional and physical challenges.




Our 3 largest fundraisers we host throughout the year have either been postponed, changed to virtual or canceled. Everything we do at Project Mobility relies HEAVILY on these events.


Please register today for the Virtual Hops for Hope 5K!  

*Please maintain social distancing while running/walking and maintain local laws

Important Info
Date:  NEW - WEEK LONG!  
Sat. October 3rd - Sun. October 11th 
Time: Anytime you want!
Location: Anywhere you want!
Ends December 31st
@11:59 pm
$35 5K
$25 5K *No beer stops
$10 Awards
Ceremony ONLY
Ends February 19th
@11:59 pm
$40 5K
$30 *No beer stops
$15 Awards Ceremony ONLY
Reg Closes Oct. 2nd @ 11:59 pm
$45 Virtual 5K
*Only one price for the 5K

*Free shirt guaranteed for registrations by September 22nd*

We will not be selling extras shirts this year - if you want a shirt you NEED to register by September 22nd

Invite your friends to join you at the Hops for Hope 5k. If you get 5 friends to sign up using your special referral link, you will receive a refund of up to $15.00 as our Thank You!  


Your referral link will be in your confirmation email.

If you would like to run/walk the official route click the button above

Please remember there will be NO route arrows/signs this year

since the event is virtual

Packet Pick-Up

If you choose to attend Packet Pick-Up to receive your packet you must bring your ID. You must attend Packet Pick-Up to receive your Beer Stop 6 Pack and your ID will be checked. We are not able to ship the Beer Stop 6 Pack.

Safety precautions we are taking for Packet Pick-Ups

  • Social distancing will be required to attend Packet Pick-Up

    • There will be marks on the ground showing 6 ft. distance while in line

    • If the line is too long please wait in your car to maintain 6 ft. from each other 

  • You must wear a face mask

  • Volunteers/Staff will be wearing masks 

  • Will take place outdoors

Packet Pick-Up #1...
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: 93 Octane Brewery
1825 Lincoln Highway
St. Charles, IL 60174
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Stick Around for a Beer After
You Grab Your Items
Packet Pick-Up #2...
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: The Evergreen Pub & Grill
1400 W Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Stick Around for a Food & Drinks 
After You Grab Your Items
Packet Pick-Up #3...
Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: 427 Stevens Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Location Sponsored by BEI Properties 
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Stop By for a DISCOUNTED Beer 
After You Grab Your Items
Penrose Brewing Company
509 Stevens Street 
(same parking lot as Packet Pick-Up)
$4 Draft Beer (indoors only, not eligible for outdoors)

Beer Stop 6 Pack

First 400 registrations will receive a Beer Stop 6 Pack! We know our participants love their craft beer so we made sure to give you craft beer! Each Featured Brewery that would normally be on the course passing out samples have donated 1 beer to go inside each Beer Stop 6 Pack. You will receive your 6 pack at Packet Pick-Up and you can enjoy it whenever and wherever.

If you have registered for the 5K prior to 8/7 only registrations for the 5K with Beer Stops will receive the Beer Stop 6 Pack. If you registered for the 5K with no Beer Stops you do not qualify for the Beer Stop 6 Pack. If you would like to upgrade your registration to receive it, it is first come first serve.

Act fast! We see the Beer Stop 6 Packs going quick!


BrewDay Schedule

With your registration for the Virtual Hops for Hope 5K you get access to BrewDay. Each Featured Brewery will have a day (during the week of the Virtual 5K) for participants to come in and get DISCOUNTED BEER(S).


Due to COVID-19 many local small businesses have taken a huge hit. Please support our local breweries (who have donated so much to Project Mobility/Hops for Hope 5K) and have a few DISCOUNTED BEERS at each Featured Brewery.

GREAT IDEA! Start your 5K from the parking lot of the brewery on their BrewDay and head in to enjoy a cold brew.!

Few things to remember! All you have to do is show your Hops for Hope 5K bib to receive the discount.

Yes, you can attend EVERY BrewDay and we hope you do! How else would you sample each Featured Brewery of Hops for Hope 5K?

You might be wondering why are you only receiving a discount on the beers at BrewDay, but please remember these breweries donated beer to go in the Beer Stop 6 Pack. 

Remember if you register for the Virtual Hops for Hope 5K you get to attend ANY and ALL the BrewDays you would like!

Sun. 10/4 

$4 Any pint of BBGB beer (Discount 1 per person)


2000 W Orchard Rd.

North Aurora

11 am - 9 pm

Sun. 10/11 

$4 Any beer on tap

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303 N 4th Street Suite A

St. Charles

12 pm - 7 pm

Adaptive Bike Giveaway Presentation/Awards Ceremony at 2 pm!

Thurs. 10/8 

$4 Beer TBD


1860 Dean Steet Unit A

St. Charles

12 pm - 10 pm

Wed. 10/7 

$4 Can of Lu Kolsch

Solemn Oath Brewery

1661 Quincy Ave Unit 179


12 pm - 10 pm

Tue. 10/6 

$4 Full Lemonty Golden Ale & Four Chord Wonder Pale Ale

$1 Off all other beers


2106 S Riverside Ave

St. Charles

3 pm - 10 pm {Pollyanna's Trivia Night!}

Mon. 10/5 

$4 Any Beer!


649 W State St.


12 pm - 7 pm 


$4 Can of Mixed Berry

Hard Seltzer

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1661 Quincy Ave Unit 179


12 pm - 10 pm


*City Water is Solemn Oath's hard seltzer division.


You can receive the $4 can at Solemn Oath*



Event Shirt
*Shirt is guaranteed and FREE for registrations
by September 21st 
**Shirt is unisex
Performance Tech Shirt
Performance Tech Running Shirt 
$15 Upgrade
(You will receive this shirt instead of the
FREE Event Shirt)
Everyone receives with registration!
Check Back For Design
Finisher Medal!
Everyone receives with registration!
It's a beer bottle opener!!
Certificate of Completion!
Everyone receives with registration!
Merchandise Available
for Purchase
Official Face Mask
Official Long Sleeve Shirt
Official Hoodie

Virtual Awards Ceremony &

Adaptive Bike Giveaway Presentation

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Dogfish Head is our official Virtual Awards Ceremony Sponsor

Awards will be announced during the Virtual Awards Ceremony/Adaptive Bike Giveaway Presentation on Facebook Live 10/11 at 2 pm from D & G Brewing's BrewDay

Must complete and upload results for the 5K by 12 pm 10/11

If you get top 3 of your age group you will not receive an award this year since we are giving

away finisher medals

top 3 male & female

each age group

21 - 29

30 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 - 69

70 & older

Overall Male & Female

We will be presenting the winner of our Adaptive Bike Giveaway during the Awards Ceremony (see details above). We could not do this without Invacare

Interested in Sponsoring Hops for Hope 5K?




Click the images below to read the stories

from past Adaptive Bike Giveaway Recipients


"Best race ever. Run locally and benefits a great charity. They even deliver an adaptive bike to a deserving person at the event. The beer stations make this race the most interesting race I've ever run. Of course, if drinking while running isn't your thing you could always run it dry (although I don't advise it). Plan to spend the afternoon at the after party! "



How You Can Help

© 2019 Project Mobility 

2930 Campton Hills Road
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 762-9807
Project Mobility is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
Questions About Hops for Hope 5K?
Event Director
Katherine Reda
630-464-2991 -Direct Line
Project Mobilty