The health and safety of everyone involved with Hops for Hope 5K has always been our number one priority. Due to COVID-19 we have made some modifications to the event. Please read through the new safety precautions we will be following at Hops for Hope 5K 2020.

We are super excited to host the event this year but we need your help to make the event as safe as we can! 


  • The event will now be 2 days!

    • Saturday, October 3rd & Sunday, October 4th

  • We can only allow groups of 50 to participate at a time. We will be implementing time slots to accommodate this.

    • This is why the event will be 2 days now, to accommodate all the time slots​

  • Time Slots


8 am – 10 am 

10 am – 12 pm 

12 pm – 2 pm

2 pm – 4 pm 

4 pm – 6 pm 


8 am – 10 am 

10 am – 12 pm 

12 pm – 2 pm

2 pm – 4 pm 

4 pm – 6 pm 

*More details to come for signing up for a time slot

  • We will NOT be hosting the Awards Ceremony (post race party) this is simply not possible with only 50 people allowed in an area

  • Masks MUST be worn at all times of Hops for Hope 5K, the only time you will not have to wear a masks is during the 5K. You are more than welcome to wear a mask during the run/walk but please be cautious with working out and wearing a mask.

    • If you chose not to wear a mask during the necessary times you will be asked to leave immediately ​

  • There will be NO Day-Of Registrations or Check-In

    • You must Pre-Register online​ to participate

    • You will need to pick up your shirt/bib at Packet Pick-Up

      • If you are not able to attend Packet Pick-Up we can mail the items to you but a fee​

  • We will be giving out Finisher Medals to everyone that finishes the course unlike previous year where only the top 3 male and female of each age group would receive a medal.

    • For this reason please remember to maintain social distancing when possible and not enter a Beer Stop if it is at max capacity.​

Packet Pick-Up Details

  • Mandatory to attend 

    • If you can’t attend you can get items mailed and pay for shipping 

    • Shipping & Handling will be $5.50 for t-shirt, $7.50 for long sleeve and $10.50 for hoodie 

      • Each additional registrant to the same house will be an additional $3​

  • 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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Day of Event - Arriving at the Park

  • There will be NO Gear Check this year

    • Please only bring what you can carry on the run/walk​

  • Must wait in car until it is your time slot – strictly enforced

    • We will have volunteers in the parking lot allowing only those with the correct color bib to enter. You are not allowed to “hangout” in groups in the park/parking lot 

  • You will still need to show your ID to get a wristband

    • Volunteers checking IDs will be wearing a mask ​

    • You must also have your mask on to get ID checked since you will be closer than 6 ft. to the volunteer


  • During the line up for the 5K keeping your distance from each other is very important

  • When lining up for 5K there will be markings on the ground showing 6 ft.

    • Everyone must be on their own marking. STRICTLY ENFORCED. We will not start the run until everyone follows this. 

  • Of course while running please try your best to keep your distance unless you are walking in a pre-approved group

  • As a reminder the chip time does not start until you cross the start line so it does not matter for your time how far back in line you are

Beer Stops 

  • We will have hand sanitizer at the entrance of each Beer Stop

    • Participants MUST use the sanitizer to enter​

  • Each beer sample will have a lid to prevent any contamination 

  • Breweries serving the beer samples will be wearing masks and gloves 

  • We have added more tables to give more space while grabbing samples

  • There will be markers on the ground as a reminder to keep your distance from one another while grabbing samples

  • Only 7 participants allowed in the Beer Stop at a time

    • Reminder that Hops for Hope 5K will have finisher awards, so everyone will receive a medal this year compared to previous years where the top 3 male and female of each are group would only receive a medal​

Conclusion of 5K 

  • We will NOT be hosting the Awards Ceremony (post race party) this is simply not possible with only 50 people allowed in an area

  • We will do this plan instead .... explain


*Reminder that Hops for Hope 5K being an in person event is only possible if we are in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan or higher. If things get worse we will have to make the tough decision and go virtual.

© 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