Race Information

  • Name
    Heroes for History Stair Challenge 5K race
  • City
    Galena, IL
    Jo Daviess County
  • Events
    5K run
    stair climb
  • Event Categories
  • Race Date
    Sep 7, 2019 Saturday Past Date
  • Primary Link
  • Extended Listing Information
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:

    1-Lap Fun Run/Walk (dress as your favorite hero!)

    • Start time 8:30 a.m.
    • Fee: $25 (covers event T-shirt, water, refreshments)
    • Online registration only; closes at Midnight on Friday Sept. 6
    • Mass start; not timed

    5K 7-Lap Stair Challenge Race

    • Start time 8:45 a.m.
    • Fee: $35; $30 for active-duty first responders (covers event T-shirt, water, refreshments)
    • Online registration only; closes at Midnight on Friday Sept. 6
    • Maximum of 400 athletes accepted
    • Chip timing

    Waves will be formed IN THE ORDER OF REGISTRATION (first five registered, first wave; next five registered, second wave, etc.). Waves will start every minute. Participants will be notified of their wave start time via email prior to the race date.

    Course closes at 11:30 a.m.

    Team Challenge

    The teams that register with the most team members in these categories -- Family, Co-workers and Friends-- will win a Team Challenge award. 

    Pledge Challenge

    All participants are encouraged to raise at least $50 in donations to support Galena-based first responders and the Historical Society

    Print the online pledge sheet from this website to gather support from friends and family or use your unique URL to direct people to donate to your registration or team.

    The top three individual fundraisers will receive special prizes

    Submit pledge sheet(s) and money at Packet Pickup to be eligible for fundraiser prizes

    Event T-shirt Sizes (performance fabric)

                Youth: small, medium, large

    Adult: small, medium, large, extra-large, 1X, 2X


    Age Groups (Male and Female)

    14 and Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and Older

    Race Registration

    online only at: https://runsignup.com/herosforhistory-signup

    Beginning Friday, May 10

    Maximum of 400 timed participants (no limit to fun run/walk participants)

    Registrations will CLOSE when race filled or at midnight on September 6, whichever comes first

    Registrations after September 1 will NOT be guaranteed a T-shirt

    Medals for top 3 male and female finishers in each age division

    Customized award (and bragging rights) for top overall male and top overall female

    Event Staging Areas

    1.      Green Street Plaza near City Hall and Post Office/Custom House

    -          Packet pickup:

    Friday at the DeSoto House Hotel from 4 to 7 p.m. OR

    Saturday morning Green Street Plaza and the Post Office/Custom House from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m.

    -          8 a.m. Saturday: Opening Ceremony and Presentation of Colors by local First Responders

    -          Finishers Refreshment area

    -          Award Ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

    Starting Line near Miller Steinke parking area or Bench Street staging area

    Volunteers will queue waves here in numerical order after escorting them from Green Street Plaza

    Lap Notification/Finish Line on Bench Street near St. Michael Education Center

    Bib numbers will trigger a visual record of each participant’s lap number.

    Lap 7 finishers recovery area with water

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Listing Status

  • Added to our Directory
    Aug 2, 2016
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Jun 6, 2019
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