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2021 Selfless Elf 5K

Register for 2021 Selfless Elf 5K

Dress in your favorite, festive holiday-themed costume and join us for the 9th annual Selfless Elf 5k run/walk benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. 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 people struggling with hunger in our community.

In-Person Race Details

  • 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 competitive walking.
    • Run/Walk If you plan to run/jog during any portion of the race, please register as a run/walk.
    • Competitive Walkers If you plan to walk 100 percent of the course in its entirety (no running/jogging), please register as a competitive walker.
  • Both runners and competitive walkers will begin at 8:00 AM but will have different bib colors to distinguish between the categories.
  • If you need to update your registration or switch a runner/walker please contact us.  Transfers are allowed prior to the event's start.
  • All participants will receive a long-sleeve special edition race t-shirt and coordinating souvenir striped socks.
  • Due to the safety of our runners, this is a dog-free event.

Virtual Race Details

  • Run or walk the race from the location of your choosing anytime between Saturday, December 18, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 2021.
  • Submit your finishing time, if you would like, by Friday, December 31, 2021.
  • In-person packet pickup or mailing ($8 upgrade) is available.  Items will be mailed after the event.
  • No awards will be given for the virtual race participants.

Registration Fees
$25 Registration Fee for Race Participants Who Select No Race Packet
$35 Registration Fee for Race Participants Who Select In-Person Packet Pickup
$43 Registration Fee for Race Participants Who Select a Mailed Packet

Event Location
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank: 350 Opportunity Parkway Akron, OH 44307

Early Packet Pickup
Friday, December 17, 4:00PM-6:00PM

Race Day Packet Pickup
Saturday, December 18, 6:30AM-7:45AM

Race Day Schedule - Saturday, December 18, 2021
6:30 AM - Race Day Packet Pickup
8:00 AM - Start 5k Run/Walk & Competitive Walk
8:45 AM - 5k Run/Walk Awards
9:15 AM - 5k Competitive Walk Awards & Additional Awards

Awards 5k Run/Walk (Awards will be mailed)
Top 3 Male & 3 Female Overall 
Top 3 Male & 3 Female per Age Group in 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 & Up

Awards 5k Competitive Walk (Awards will be mailed)
Top 3 Male & 3 Female Overall 
Top 2 Male & 2 Female per Age Group in 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Up

Additional Awards
Most Dashing (Best dressed)
Top VIP Elf (Top fundraiser)

Additional Information
 Check out our website, akroncantonfoodbank.org
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Please contact us at events@acrfb.org.