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2023 Selfless Elf 5K

Register for 2023 Selfless Elf 5K

Dress in your favorite, festive holiday-themed costume and join us for this milestone 11th annual Selfless Elf 5k run/walk benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Enjoy a morning of fun for the entire family as we raise funds and awareness for people struggling with hunger in our community.

2023 Race Details

  • 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.
  • The race will be chip-timed at both the start and finish lines to achieve the most accurate race results possible.
  • Both runners and competitive walkers will begin at 8:00am 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.
  • For the safety of our participants and spectators, this is a dog-free event.

A virtual race option is not available this year.

Event Location
The event will start and finish at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's Main Campus, located at 350 Opportunity Parkway Akron, OH 44307.

Early Packet Pickup
Friday, December 15, 2023 from 4:00-6:00pm

Race Day Packet Pickup
Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 6:30-7:45am

Race Day Schedule - Saturday, December 16, 2023
6:30am - Race Day Packet Pickup
8:00am - Start 5k Run/Walk & Competitive Walk
8:45am - 5k Run/Walk Awards
9:15am - 5k Competitive Walk Awards & Additional Awards

Awards 5k Run/Walk
Top 2 Male & 2 Female Overall 
Top 2 Male & 2 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
Top 2 Male & 2 Female Overall 
Top 2 Male & 2 Female per Age Group in 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & 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.