With the ongoing situation of COVID-19 we have moved the date from 5/16 to 10/3 to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved




No one under 21 years old is allowed at the event

(this includes babies in strollers)



CLICK HERE to view our refund policy we have had in place for years



 Hops for Hope 5K is a twist on the traditional 5K! What could that twist be? Craft beer! 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 show off your chugging skills and grab your beer and go. 

The event is timed and the course is certified, so whether you are a runner or walker this event is for you!

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.

The Award Ceremony will feature a live band, more beer, local restaurants, vendors, awards (of course!) and our Adaptive Bike Giveaway. 

*All runners must be 21 years or older and show a valid ID day of the race. Per City and Park District Ordinance NO strollers or babies are allowed. This will be strictly enforced. 

**Race is limited to 1,000 participants

***No animals – unless they are service animals


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!  

Important Info...
Date:  NEW DATE!  
Saturday, October 3, 2020
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 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
April 8th - Sept. 1st
$45 5K
$35 *No beer stops
$15 Awards Ceremony ONLY
Sept. 2nd - Oct. 2nd
$50 5K
$40*No beer stops
$15 Awards Ceremony ONLY
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
We will accept cash, debit and credit day of the event
$60 5K
$45 *No beer stops
$20 Awards Ceremony ONLY

*T-shirt guaranteed and free for registrations by September 22nd.

Participants can purchase t-shirt day of the 5K for $20 (while supplies last).

Event will sell out at 1,000 participants

5K with Beer Stops and without INCLUDES entry to the Awards Ceremony

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.


"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! "


Packet Pick-Up

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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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
Packet Pick-Up #3...
Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: TBD - Location Sponsored by BEI Properties 
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Featured Breweries

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ID Check

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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.

Awards Ceremony

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Dogfish Head will be our official Awards Ceremony Sponsor

As you enter the Dogfish Head Awards Ceremony immediately following the 5K you will get the chance to sample their delicious beer.

The Awards Ceremony will feature:

Awards (of course!)

More beer

Live Entertainment

Local restaurants


Our Adaptive Bike Giveaway

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

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Rib Tips and Chips - $3 

Pulled Pork Sandwich w/House Slaw & Chips - $6 (2 food tickets)


Chicken Tinga Taco - $3

Steak Taco - $3

Mexican Street Corn - $3

Guacamole and Chips - $3

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Caramel Sea Salt - $3

Parent Trap - $3

Mint Chocolate Chip - $3

Vanilla - $3

Watermelon Feta Salad - $6

Pasta - $6

Interested in being a Featured Restaurant?

Contact Katherine at 630-464-2991 or katherine@projectmobility.org


Event T-Shirt
*T-shirt is guaranteed and FREE for registrations
by September 22nd. Participants can purchase t-shirt day of the 5K for $20 (while supplies last)
**T-shirt is unisex
Performance Tech T-Shirt
Performance Tech Running Shirt 
$15 Upgrade
(You will receive this shirt instead of the
FREE Event T-Shirt)
Merchandise Available
for Purchase
Official Long Sleeve Shirt
Official Hoodie
Pint glass to keep for Awards Ceremony beer!  
Everyone receives for free!

top 3 male & female

each age group

21 - 29

30 - 39

40 - 49

50 - 59

60 - 69

70 & older

& some "Fun Awards"

overall male & female winner

Beer Goodies Basket!

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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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