This race is dedicated in loving memory to James Dankenbring.  The scholarship is provided to graduates of Mendota High School each year as an ongoing symbol of the gift that James was to the community.  Please join us this year for the 5K race on May 6, 2018. It is a beautiful off-road expeirence!


Event details and schedule

COME JOIN US at 10AM on May 6, 2018!!! This 5k run/walk, at the beautiful Lake Kakusha property, will be held in memory of James Dankenbring. The course is a fast, all terrain trail that circles the lake. The property is well maintained, established grass trails through wooded and prairie lots. The course will be well marked and equipped with water stations at miles 1 & 2. Race will be held rain, mud, or shine. In case of severe weather cancellation, we thank you for your donation.


Everyone on the 5K route must FULLY complete registration. There will also be a Fun Walk available as an alternative to the 5K. The fun walk is a shorter, easier trail around Lake Mendota, better suited for strollers and wagons. *Kids 10 and under are FREE, to participate in the Fun Walk . *Child sized t-shirts are $10 and order MUST be in by April 19th. Write in on Registration.

Additional Thank Dank 5K  Shirts, Hoodies etc. can be ordered at 4M Graphix 

OPTIONAL: Participants pre-registered by April 29th may pick up their race day materials between 1:00 and 3:00pm on Saturday May 5th at First United Methodist Church, 100 6th St Mendota, IL.

Organised by

Thank Dank Memorial Scholarship 5K

726 N 38th Road, Mendota

Phone: 815-575-4526