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2024 Selfless Elf 5K

Register for 2024 Selfless Elf 5K

Dress in your favorite, festive holiday-themed costume or running gear and join us for the 12th 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.

2024 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% 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 8am 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 race t-shirt and striped elf 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 20, 2024 from 4pm-6pm

Race Day Packet Pickup
Saturday, December 21, 2024 from 6:30am-7:45am

Race Day Schedule - Saturday, December 21, 2024
6:30am - Race Day Packet Pickup
8:00am - Start 5k Run/Walk & Competitive Walk
8:45am - 5k Run/Walk Awards & Additional Awards
9:15am - 5k Competitive Walk 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
Facebook Check us out on Facebook
Twitter Check us out on Twitter
Instagram Check us out on Instagram

Please contact us at events@acrfb.org.

Select Category
Category for participants who plan to run or jog any portion of the race.
$40.00 through December 20th, 2024
$45.00 until registration closes
$40.00 $45.00
Category for participants who plan to walk the entire course. No running or jogging of any kind. Participants who are found running or jogging on the race route will be disqualified.
$40.00 through December 20th, 2024
$45.00 until registration closes
$40.00 $45.00