Thank you for an amazing Third Annual Hops for Hope 5K!


We are so excited with the turnout and we are counting down the days until our

Fourth Annual Beer 5K on *Saturday, May 16th 2020.

Click below to view results and photos from the event.

*Upon Approval







Hops for Hope 5K

 Hops for Hope 5K is a twist on the traditional 5K! The event is timed and the course is certified, whether you are a runner or walker this event is for you. You can take a casual stroll with your friends and sip on beer samples throughout the course, or you can run to get your best time and skip the beer stops (discounted price) or chug your beer and go.


The 5K will start at the beautiful Mount Saint Mary Park in St. Charles and head towards Geneva on the scenic path through Wheeler Park and ends back at Mount Saint Mary Park for the Award Ceremony!


THAT'S A WEIRD TWIST?! We think you mean delicious and fun! Throughout the 5K there will be 6 Refueling Stations (Beer Stops) featuring local craft breweries handing out 3-ounce beer samples to runners.

*All runners must be 21 years or older and show a valid ID day of the race. The Award Ceremony will feature a live band, more beer and food! 

*Everyone must complete the 5K by 1:15 pm. Don't worry there is more beer at the finish line

Important Info...
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
LocationMount Saint Mary Park
Corner of Prairie Street & Route 31
St. Charles, IL 60174
Registration & Check-in       10:00 am  - 11:45 am
5K Race Starts
Runners                                  12:00 pm
Walkers                                   12:05 pm
*5K must be completed by 1:15 pm
Awards Ceremony                12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Entertainment Beer Vendors, & Food
Ends March 17th @11:59 pm
$35 5K
$25 *No beer stops
$15 Awards Ceremony ONLY
Ends April 17th @11:59 pm
$40 5K
$30 *No beer stops
$20 Awards Ceremony ONLY
Ends May 17th @11:59 pm
$45 5K
$35 *No beer stops
$25 Awards Ceremony ONLY

*T-shirt guaranteed and free for registrations by May 1st. Participants can purchase t-shirt day of the 5K for $20 (while supplies last).

Event will sell out at 1,000 participants

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
We will accept cash, debit and credit day of the event
$55 5K
$40 *No beer stops
$27 Awards Ceremony ONLY

Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-Up #1...
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Chiro One Wellness Center of St. Charles
546 Randall Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Packet Pick-Up #2...
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: The Evergreen Pub & Grill
1400 W Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Packet Pick-Up #3...
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: BEI Properties Office Space at Windmill Business Center
160 First St.
Batavia, IL 60510
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Featured Breweries

Forge Brewhouse Sycamore IL
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White Claw Hard Seltzer will be our official ID Check Sponsor

Every Hops for Hope 5K participant must get their ID checked the day of the race anytime from 10 am - 11:45 am. You can enter the White Claw Hard Seltzer ID Check. Once your ID has been checked you can then sample their delicious hard seltzers while you wait for the 5K to begin.

Reminder EVERYONE MUST bring their ID no matter your age. This will be strictly enforced. If you do not have your ID you unfortunately will not be allowed to enter Hops for Hope 5K.

Featured Restaurant

Food tickets can be purchased online while registering or day of the 5K


1 Ticket = $3

2 Tickets = $6 

and so on...

All items on the menu are in increments of $3

Rib Tips and Chips
$3 (1 food ticket)
Pulled Pork Sandwich
w/House Slaw & Chips
$6 (2 food tickets)
Watermelon + Feta Salad
$3 (1 food ticket)
Paccheri Vodka pasta
$6 (2 food tickets)
Carne Taco
$3 (1 food ticket)
Tinga Taco
$3 (1 food ticket)
Hongos Taco
$3 (1 food ticket)
Mexican Street Corn 
$3 (1 food ticket)
Guac & Chips 
$3 (1 food ticket)

Interested in being a Featured Restaurant?

Contact Katherine at 630-464-2991 or


Event T-Shirt
*T-shirt is guaranteed and FREE for registrations
by May 1stParticipants can purchase t-shirt day of the 5K for $20 (while supplies last)
**T-shirt is unisex
Merchandise Available
for Purchase
Official Long Sleeve Shirt
Official Hoodie
Pint glass to keep for Awards Ceremony beer!  
Everyone receives for free!

overall male & female winner

Beer Goodies Basket!

top 3 male & female - each age group

21 - 29

30 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 - 69

70 & older

& some "Fun Awards"

Entertainment During Awards Ceremony!

Featuring a mix of originals, and songs each of us have always wanted to cover for a long time, the group features Jim Hurley on drums, Chad Watson on bass and vocals, and Jake Mack on guitar and vocals. It's a bona-fide power trio, dabbling in Rock, Americana, Blues, and Power Pop, bringing a ripping set to every show.

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Nick Younglove


"...when I dove in I had the angle of my dive a little off and tucked my head a bit too low, so it caught the sandy bottom of the lake and it pulled my chin down to my chest and also must have compressed my head downward as well. This caused a burst fracture of my C6 vertebrate. I was then left floating face down in the water trying to move to shore with the little arm movement I had at the time..." 

How You Can Help


“Yes, I did. I am NOT a runner, but rather a beer drinker. I took it as a challenge to complete the 5k. Although I was not able to run the entire 3+ miles, I did make an effort. I trained for almost a month. I tend to enjoy a good challenge!” 

© 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