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Give Back This Thanksgiving at the 9th Annual Henry’s Thanksgiving Hustle 5k and Kids Dash

Give Back This Thanksgiving at the 9th Annual Henry’s Thanksgiving Hustle 5k and Kids Dash

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Looking for something fun to do this Thanksgiving holiday in Algonquin?

Want to give back to the community and help kids in the process?

Then look no further than the 9th Annual Henry’s Thanksgiving Hustle 5k and Kids Dash!

Henry is a local child with muscular dystrophy, and when his friend’s parents Seth and Karen Kopf learned about him, they decided to start an annual Thanksgiving fundraiser for him to raise money for MDA and other children dealing with the muscle disease. Proceeds from this event will go directly to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to provide resources and funding to parents and children, improving their lives and the research associated with the disease.

The race will take place on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 25th, 2021, at Marlowe Middle School in Lake in the Hills.

People can also simply donate to the cause by going to this link!



  • 8:00 am for the half-mile kids’ dash

  • 8:15 am for the 5k

  • The post-race party afterward starting around 9 am.

  • $25 for 5k

  • Kids Dash free!

  • $20 for virtual

  • Sign Up Here


There are multiple registration options:

  • In-Person 5K Includes:

    • Photos and timed chip with RunSignUp

    • T-shirt

    • Coupons and product samples grab bag

    • Raffle tickets for the drawing

    • Music, food, coffee, and awards

  • Virtual 5K Includes:

    • Run the 5k from anywhere and upload your photos to RunSignUp

    • T-shirt

    • Coupons and product samples

    • Virtual raffle ticket

  • In-Person 1/2 Mile Kids Dash Includes:

    • T-shirt

    • Grab bag

    • Kid-friendly raffle tickets

    • Music, party, games!


Location Start / Finish & Parking

The event will start at Marlowe Middle School, 9625 Haligus Road, Lake in the Hills.

  • The back (west side) of the building is where it will start. 

  • Parking is in the front on the east side.

  • Allow time to walk to the back, pick up the packet, and walk to the start line.

  • Volunteers will be on-site directing.

  • Directions


More information about the race, Henry, Kopf Running, volunteering, sponsors, and more can all be found here.

Do yourself and the community a favor this Thanksgiving Day and holiday season and help out kids in need!


Contact Info

Karen Kopf

[email protected]

(630) 476-6187

More Info

Henry’s Thanksgiving Day Hustle 5k & Kids Dash

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