You can register for the Water Balloon Challenge here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-balloon-challenge-registration-16717798385

10:15 a.m. for the Water Balloon Fight and 12:00 p.m. for the Water Balloon Toss.

Both events are FREE!

No. All ages are welcome to participate in the Water Balloon Fight and Water Balloon Toss.

Yes. We encourage you to participate in both events.

One person will register your team and there will be a spot to add your teammate’s information during the registration process.

We recommend arriving 45 minutes to an hour before to allow plenty of time to park.

The winning team of the Water Balloon Toss will take home a trophy! No awards will be given for the Water Balloon Fight.

Yes. The Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Fund.

Yes. Please contact Matt@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com for more information about sponsorship.

You can find the rules on the event info page.

You can register for the Tug-Of-War Challenge here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tug-of-war-challenge-registration-16715295900

The Tug-Of-War Challenge will start at 12 p.m.

Adult Division (16+):

  • 5/11-6/30: $45/team
  • 7/1-PPU: $50/team
  • Event Day: $55/team

Youth Division (<15):

  • 5/11-6/30: $30/team
  • 7/1-PPU: $35/team
  • Event Day: $40/team

Yes. There are two divisions: one for 16 and over and one for 15 and under.

No. Only teams of 3 can participate.

One person will register your team and there will be a spot to add your teammates’ information during the registration process.

We recommend arriving 45 minutes to an hour before to allow plenty of time to park.

The top 3 teams will get a big trophy.

Yes. The Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Fund.

Yes, please contact Matt@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com for more information about sponsorship.

The rules can be found on the event info page.

No.

Yes in between each tug you will have a 2 minute break.

Yes. You are guaranteed at least 2 matches.

8:30 a.m. for the youth 1 mile race and 9 a.m. for the 5k fun run/walk.

Youth 1 Mile Race:

  • 5/11-6/30: $15
  • 7/1-PPU: $20
  • Race Day: $25

5K Fun Run/Walk:

  • 5/11-5/31: $30
  • 6/1-6/30: $35
  • 7/1-PPU: $40
  • Race Day: $45

No.

Yes. You only need to register for the 5K.

Uni-sex dri-fit.

The shirts are exactly the same material and fit. One will be blue for the police officers and one will be red for the firefighters. Choose your favorite, it doesn’t matter which you choose.

No. Any age can participate.

No.

No.

Pre-race packet pick-up will be at Road Runner Sports in Kildeer (20291 N Rand Rd #105, Kildeer, IL 60074) on Friday, August 21 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Race day packet pick-up will also be available. From 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Yes. You just need the correct spelling of their last name. Their confirmation ticket helps as well.

Race day packet pick-up will be from 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Pre-race packet pick-up will be at Road Runner Sports in Kildeer (20291 N Rand Rd #105, Kildeer, IL 60074) on Friday, August 21 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Yes. Please email events@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com with your group if there are 10 or more people.

Yes. Race day packet pick-up will be available from 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

We recommend arriving 45 minutes to an hour before the race to allow plenty of time to park.

The top three overall male and female finishers will receive a customized First Responders 5K plaque after the race.
The top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive a customized First Responders 5K medal.

Age groups are as follows:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

Awards will be mailed to you within 2 weeks after the race.

Yes. Gear Check will be available for all participants at the race starting at 7:00 A.M. Please use the provided tear off on your race bib and zip tie to use when you check your personal items.

Your timing chip is on the back of your bib. You must wear it on the front of your body outside of all clothing.

Yes. The Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Fund.

They will be posted on the results page within 24 hours after the race.

Yes, please contact Matt@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com for more information about sponsorship.

Yes.

The course is on a paved, flat trail.

No.

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

Runners and walkers will line up based on minute per mile pace.

There will be 2 water stations along the course. See the course map for exact locations.

The challenge will start at 11 a.m.

The cost is $100/team.

Yes. Only those 18 and over can participate in the First Responders Challenge.

Teams must consist of a minimum of three (3) participants and no more than four (4). If four participants sign up, one would be designated as a sub.

Yes. The First Responders Challenge is open to the public.

One person will register your team and there will be a spot to add your teammates’ information during the registration process.

No. There are no refunds for this event. No exceptions.

Yes. However, you must register separately for each event you want to participate in.

We recommend arriving 45 minutes to an hour before to allow plenty of time to park.

There is free parking available at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve.

This event will take place rain or shine. No refunds will be given due to weather. No exceptions.

The top 3 teams will take home a giant trophy—and bragging rights! The winning first responders team receives 50% of the proceeds for their selected charity.

Yes. The winning first responders team receives 50% of the proceeds for their selected charity.

Yes, please contact Matt@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com for more information about sponsorship.

You can find the challenges and rules on the challenger info page.

You can view the point breakdown on the challenger info page.

Yes. Participants will have time to rest and get water in between events.

2-3 hours.

It’s a festival filled with lots of different events and activities to support the First Responders.

Firefighters, police officers, paramedic/EMTs, auxiliary officers and others called to serve and protect.

No, this event is open to the public.

No. Anyone is welcome to come whether you participate in an event or just want to watch.

Yes food trucks will be present. List of food items coming soon.

Yes there will be beer available for purchase for those 21 and over. You must have and ID and wear a wristband.