Due to COVID-19 Project Mobility has made the decision to transition the 4th Annual Hops for Hope 5K to a virtual 5K for 2020. The safety of the participants, volunteers, staff, and everyone involved is our number one priority. While this is an unexpected twist, getting out and running/walking while raising awareness and funds for Project Mobility are still key elements of Hops for Hope 5K (plus craft beer of course but don't worry we got you covered!) 


COVID-19 won't stop us from hosting the event!


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






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!  See below for details on the virtual event this year.

*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

*T-shirt guaranteed and free for registrations 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

You will need to attend Packet Pick-Up to receive your items (shirt, bib, etc) and to receive your Beer Stop 6 Pack. To receive your beer your ID will be checked.

Safety precautions we are taking for Packet Pick-Up

- Packet Pick-Up will be outside


  • Social Distancing WILL be required to attend Packet Pick-Up along with wearing a face mask

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

  • Volunteers will be wearing masks

  • You will only receive the Hops for Hope 5K shirt and bib this year

    • Nothing from sponsors/no handouts - everything will be electronic 

  • 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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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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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. The options are endless.

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 and you get to attend any and all the BrewDays you would like!


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


2000 W Orchard Rd.

North Aurora

11 am - 9 pm

Sun. 10/4 

$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*


$4 Can of Lu Kolsch

Solemn Oath Brewery

1661 Quincy Ave Unit 179


12 pm - 10 pm

Wed. 10/7 

$4 Beer TBD


1860 Dean Steet Unit A

St. Charles

12 pm - 10 pm

Thurs. 10/8 

$4 Any beer on tap

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303 N 4th Street Suite A

St. Charles

12 pm - 7 pm

Sun. 10/11 

2106 S Riverside Ave

St. Charles

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


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

$1 Off all other beers

Tue. 10/6 

Featured Breweries

Solemn Oath Brewery
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"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! "



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


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