4th Annual Illinois Sepsis Challenge 5k Fun Run and Walk

Benefiting: Sepsis Alliance
Jul 29
Hosted by:Laura Messineo
July 29, 2017 at 9:00am to
Centennial Park map 10401 W. 153rd Orland Park, IL 60462
Goal: $45,000
$56,375 4 125% Complete

Event Details

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Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Illinois Sepsis Challenge! Stay tuned for photos, and for next year's date announcement. 

Race results are listed here for runners, and here for walkers

The 4th Annual Illinois Sepsis Challenge 5k Fun Run and Walk will begin at Centennial Park in Orland Park, IL on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Participants will enjoy the scenery as they run or walk around the park in order to raise awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. 

This year's honorary event chairs are Ethan, Theresa and Cole Sappington. Ethan is a sepsis survivor who endured multiple amputations, and is a huge source of inspiration to everyone he meets! Ethan and Theresa are pictured above. They are excited to spend the day spreading sepsis awareness with you!

In honor of Ethan, we encourage you to dress as your favorite super hero! 

Important information:


$35 through July 2
$45 July 3 - 27 and morning of
Day of registration ($45) and packet pick up will open at 8am at Centennial Park

All participants registered before July 2 are guaranteed to receive an event t-shirt. After July 2, t-shirts will be available to registrants on a first come, first served basis.


8am - Registration and packet pick up open
8:30am - Silent auction table open
9am - 5k begins
11:30am - Award ceremony and close of silent auction

Packet Pick Up

The Human Race Sports

15148 S. LaGrange Road

Orland Park, Illinois 60462

Packet pickup 
July 26 10am to 8pm
July 27  10 am to 8 pm
July 28 10am to 6 pm

Race day packet pick up will begin at 8am at Centennial Park.

Each participant will need to show their driver’s license or ID in order to pick up their packet and shirt. 

     We are excited to have THE MIX Road crew on site during the event!  



You can participate as an individual, or create a fundraising team to raise awareness and funds together. 

For anyone who cannot attend but wishes to make a donation to support the cause, it is easy to do so. Just click "Make a Donation." You will be asked to enter the donation amount and payment information. All funds will go directly towards education and awareness programs implemented by Sepsis Alliance. 

Sponsorship opportunities – Our sponsorship packages offer businesses and individuals an opportunity to gain exposure as outstanding members and supporters of our community. We have developed a set of sponsorships for all budgets and commitment levels. To become a sponsor, contact Laura at illinoissepsischallenge@gmail.com. 

Sepsis and Sepsis Alliance 

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about the symptoms of sepsis, which kills 258,000 Americans each year.

Sepsis is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. (after heart disease and cancer) taking more than 258,000 lives every year. There are more than 1.6 million cases of sepsis every year and survivors often face long-term effects post-sepsis, including amputations, anxiety, memory loss, chronic pain and fatigue, and more. Almost 60% of sepsis survivors experience worsened cognitive (mental) and/or physical function.

Sepsis Alliance is the nation’s leading sepsis advocacy organization, dedicated to saving lives and reducing suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. A 501(c)(3) organization, Sepsis Alliance was founded by Dr. Carl Flatley after the sudden, unnecessary death of his daughter Erin to a disease he had never even heard of. Sepsis Alliance produces and distributes educational materials for patients, families and health providers on sepsis prevention, early recognition and treatment. The organization also offers support to patients, sepsis survivors, and family members through its sepsis.org website which receives more than 1 million visits each year. The organization founded Sepsis Awareness Month in 2011, and works with partners to host community outreach events across North America. Since Sepsis Alliance began its mission, sepsis awareness has increased almost threefold, from 19% to 55%. For more information on Sepsis Alliance, a GuideStar Gold-rated charity, please visit http://www.sepsis.org/.

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