Register for the 2019 Selfless Elf 5K

Put on your festive holiday-themed costumes or running gear and dash during the 7th 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.
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Participants will receive a long-sleeve special edition race t-shirt and coordinating striped elf socks. Their is a No Shirt/No Socks Option Available for a discount of $10. 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 selflesself.com or call the Foodbank's Event Specialist Megan Birman at 330.777.2318.

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.

All proceeds are for the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank which provides food and other essential items to member hunger-relief programs in eight Northeast Ohio counties: Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne. Donations can also be given by going to our Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank donation page, donations can also be made through the registration process.

Early Packet Pickup

Friday, December 20, 4:00PM-7:00PM

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

Race Day Packet Pickup

Saturday, December 21, 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:

0-9,10-14,15-18,19-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75-79,80-99

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

Questions Please Contact Megan at mbirman@acrfb.org if you have any questions.

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