Register for the 2018 Selfless Elf 5K

Put on your festive holiday-themed costumes or running gear and dash during the 6th annual Selfless Elf 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.  The race will begin and end at the Foodbank located at 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, Ohio, 44307- which is easily accessible from route 59 and near downtown Akron. There is plenty of room inside the Foodbank for packet pickup and post-race awards!

  • The race will be chip-timed at both the start and finish lines to achieve the most accurate race results possible.
  • The race will have two separate categories during registration, running and competative walking.
  • Run/Walk: If you plan to run during any portion of the race, please register as a Run/Walk.
  • Competitive Walkers: If you plan to walk the course in its entirety (no running), please register as a Competitive Walker.
  • Both runners and competative walkers will begin at 8:00AM, but will have different bib colors to distinguish between the categories.

Participants will receive a long-sleeve special edition race t-shirt and coordinating striped elf socks. For the safety of all participants, we will follow traditional running etiquette at the starting line with all walkers starting behind the runners.  For additional information, please visit or call the Foodbank's Event Specialist Megan Birman at 330.777.2318.

NEW THIS YEAR: Due to the safety of our runners, this is a dog free event. 

Enjoy a morning of fun for the entire family with light refreshments and a special appearance by Santa Claus! Your Foodbank looks forward to welcoming you as we raise funds and awareness for those struggling with hunger in our community.

Early Packet Pick-Up

Friday, December 21, 4:00PM-7:00PM

Located at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (350 Opportunity Parkway Akron OH 44307)


Race Day Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, December 22, 6:30AM-7:45AM

Located at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (350 Opportunity Parkway Akron OH 44307)

5K Competitive Walk Age Groups:

0-9,10-14,15-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70-79,80 & Up

5K Competitive Walk Awards:

Top 2 Male and Top 2 Female per Age Group

1st Place Overall Male, 2nd Place Overall Male, 3rd Place Overall Male

1st Place Overall Female, 2nd Place Overall Female, 3rd Place Overall Female

5K Run/Walk Age Groups:


5K Run/Walk Awards:

Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female per Age Group

1st Place Overall Male, 2nd Place Overall Male, 3rd Place Overall Male

1st Place Overall Female, 2nd Place Overall Female, 3rd Place Overall Female

Additional Awards:

Most Dashing (Best Dressed)

Top VIP Elf

*5K Run/Walk Awards will begin at 8:45AM

*5K Competitive Walk Awards & Additional Awards will begin at 9:15AM


Price will increase in 4 weeks.
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By indicating your acceptance, you understand, agree, warrant and covenant as follows: Please read any waiver carefully. It includes a release of liability and waiver of legal rights and deprives you of the ability to sue certain parties. Do not agree to this document unless you have read and understood it in its entirety. By agreeing you acknowledge that you have both read and understood the text presented to you as part of the registration process. You also understand and agree that events carry certain inherent dangers and risks which may or may not be readily foreseeable, including without limitation personal injury, property damage or death. Your ability to participate in the event(s) is/are subject to your agreement to the waiver and by agreeing herein, you accept and agree to the terms of the waiver and release agreement. Authority to Register and/or to Act as Agent. You represent and warrant to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank that you have full legal authority to complete this event registration on behalf of yourself and/or any party you are registering (the "Registered Parties"), including full authority to make use of the credit or debit card to which registration fees will be charged. As used in this Agreement and Waiver, Foodbank refers to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and any and all subsidiaries, affiliated entities, or entities that control or are controlled by Foodbank singly or together and its officers, employees, contractors, subcontractors and agents. If you are registering a child under the age of 18 or an incapacitated adult you represent and warrant that you are the parent or legal guardian of that party and have the legal authority to enter into this agreement on their behalf and by proceeding with this event registration, you agree that the terms of this Agreement and Waiver shall apply equally to all Registered Parties. By registering a child under 13, you agree and consent to the collection of that child's information which you provide for the purposes of registration. WAIVER. You understand that participation in the event is potentially hazardous, and that a registered party should not participate unless they are medically able and properly trained. You understand that events may be held over public roads and facilities open to the public during the event and upon which hazards are to be expected. Participation carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated completely—ranging from minor injuries to catastrophic injuries including death. You understand and agree that in consideration of being permitted to participate in the event, you and any registered party, the heirs, personal representatives or assigns of you or the registered party do hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the Foodbank for any and all liability from any and all claims arising from participation in the event by you or any registered party. INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to indemnify and hold each the Foodbank and all staff harmless from and against any and all damages, costs, claims or demands, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising from or relating to your participation (walking or running in the Selfless Elf event) or the violation of any term of this Agreement and Waiver. BY INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT AND WAIVER, YOU ARE AFFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND WAIVER AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE SIGNING THE AGREEMENT AND WAIVER FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY, AND INTEND BY YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.