Cinco K 2023 - 5K

Join the fiesta! Run, walk, or fundraise for a great cause

  • Registration: Online registration available from now until Thursday, May 4th at 1pm. You may also register in person the day of the race.
  • T-shirt Order Deadline: Wednesday, April 19th
  • Race Day: Saturday, May 6th, 2023
  • Race Start Time: 1:00 pm (Central Time)
  • Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
  • In-Person Location: Bike Path by the Presbyterian Church at 1100 Calvin Rd, Rochelle, IL 61068
  • Virtual Location: Anywhere
  • Questions? Contact

CincoK 5K LogoMake a difference for victims of domestic violence and celebrate Cinco de Mayo by joining HOPE of Ogle County's Cinco K annual fundraiser.

All proceeds go to support HOPE of Ogle County, a domestic violence agency and shelter, and the life changing services that we provide to adults, teens and children throughout the county.

HOPE of Ogle County provides shelter services; counseling services for adults, teens and children; court advocacy; and advocacy for Latino/Hispanic survivors. All our services are free of charge.

Registering for our 5K

If you would like to run or walk for a great cause, join our 5K race! This year we are doing a hybrid 5K. This means you can participate in person or virtually. To register, please go to our RaceEntry page.

This year's Cinco K t-shirt will feature the theme: Walk Bold. You can see a mock up in our flickr page. If you would like a t-shirt, please register by Wednesday, April 19th and select a registration option that includes a t-shirt. After April 19th, registration won't include a t-shirt. We may have t-shirts available the day of the race, but t-shirt availability won't be a guarantee, so please register by April 19th if you want a t-shirt.

You can register as an individual or as a team. If you have a team of 4 or more people who want t-shirts, you can register at a discounted price.

If you choose to join us in person, we will give you your t-shirt the day of the race. If you choose the virtual option, we will contact you to arrange pick up or delivery.

5K Details

The in-person 5K will be on Saturday, May 6th at 1pm, rain or shine.

Our 5K is a fun 5K race we do to raise funds for our services for victims of domestic abuse, so by participating, you're making a difference!

You can choose to run or walk. If you choose to do the 5K in person, the race will start by bike path located by the First Presbyterian Church at 1100 Calvin Rd, Rochelle, IL 61068. We won't have chip timing, but we'll have a clock and you're also welcome to track your walk or run by using your favorite running or walking tracking app.

Strollers and dogs with a leash are welcome.

If you choose to do the 5K virtually, you will still do it the same day on Saturday, May 6th, but you can complete the 5K anywhere you choose such as a trail, sidewalk, or treadmill. If you'd like, you can submit your running/walking time on RaceEntry, but this is optional.

Where will you run? Share photos, videos, and more with us using the hashtags #CincoK2023 and #WalkBold to have a chance to be featured on our social media and website. Feel free to share how you're training, your 5K experience, and any encouraging words for other participants!

Donating and Fundraising

Whether you participate in our 5K or not, you can also helps us raise money by donating or creating a fundraiser.

You can donate or create a fundraiser that starts now and will end on Saturday, May 6th, 2023. Our fundraising goal is $10,000. All proceeds will helps us continue to provide free services to victims of domestic violence.

Helping us spread the word about Cinco K

Please help us spread the word about Cinco K by sharing a link to our website or our social media posts and encourage your friends and family to either register, donate, or fundraise.

If you are participating in our 5K, you can also spread the word by posting before, during, and after your 5K run/walk. You can share words of encouragement, training photos or videos, photos of your post-5K snacks, and more. Just remember to use our hashtags #CincoK2023 and #WalkBold, tag us on Twitter @hopeoglecounty, or link to our Facebook page or this website.

Do you have a business? Be a sponsor!

If you have a business or organization and you would like to be one of our sponsors, you can go to our Sponsorship page.

If you contribute $150 or more, you can provide promotional items to put in our 5K t-shirt bags as long as you contact us before May 1st, 2023. Please email us regarding promotional items for the 5K t-shirt bags at cincok [at] hopedv [dot] org.

To be featured in our Cinco K 2023 t-shirt, you can choose one of the following sponsorship levels:

  • $150 to $249: Hot Sponsor - includes your company or organization's name (name only, no logo) on the back of our Cinco-K t-shirt.
  • $250 to $499: Extra Spicy Sponsor - includes a medium sized logo on the back of our Cinco-K t-shirt.
  • $500 or more: Habanero Sponsor - includes a large sized logo on the back of our Cinco-K t-shirt.

Logo Deadline: We will accept logos until Tuesday, April 18th, 2023. Only companies and organizations who submit their donations and logos by April 18th are guaranteed to have their logo placed on the back of our Cinco-K t-shirts.