Meals on Wheels Chicago March for Meals 5K

Run (or walk!) with us March 21 – 27 to raise funds for the home meal delivery program!

The Meals on Wheels Chicago March for Meals 5K will raise awareness and funds for the home meal delivery program in Chicago. Your participation will support the Meals on Wheels Chicago program, which serves seniors and individuals with disabilities who are struggling with food insecurity. So many of our neighbors are in need right now so in addition to run/walking, we would love for you to “go the extra kilometer” and donate or raise funds with a peer-to-peer fundraising page.  The 5K run/ walk can be completed anywhere in the world March 21 – 27. Find a trail, park, treadmill, or track in your neighborhood and you’re all set!

This event coincides with the Meals on Wheels America initiative March for Meals. March for Meals celebrates March 22, 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure that established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. For more than 45 years, these critical programs – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – have delivered more than just nutritious meals to homebound seniors in virtually every community across the country.

How To Participate

  1. Sign up to run or walk with us! Registration will begin in February 1, 2021. Sign up by yourself or form a team with your friends and family. You can run or walk the 5K anytime and anywhere during the week of March 21 – 27.

  2. Set up a fundraising page and invite your network of friends, coworkers, and family to help you raise funds for our program. You can run or walk the 5K anytime and anywhere during the week of March 21 – 27.

  3. Tell your friends! Recruit your friends and family to run and walk with you! This is a great outdoor activity that also promotes a healthy lifestyle, so get your loved ones involved.

  4. Donate! If you can’t run or walk with us, please consider a donation to Meals on Wheels Chicago to help us reach our fundraising goal. Every gift matters!

REGISTER FOR THE 5K

Thank you to our Virtual 5K sponsors!

ComEd
Goose Island Beer Company
Topel Forman LLC
BlueDog Design
Midwest Care Management Services
Office Revolution
R&M Consulting
University Retina

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get your company involved in the March for Meals 5K! Help a charity, promote health and wellness for your employees, and foster a team environment! Contact Elise Geiger at [email protected] for more information and for custom sponsorship packages.

Bronze Level – $500
Featured on race website and fundraising page
Recognized as event sponsor on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
Mentioned on MOWC Partners Page
5 registrations that can be given out to individuals or used to build race teams
Race bags for 5 registered participants

Silver Level – $1,000
Featured on race website and fundraising page
Recognized as event sponsor on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
Mentioned on MOWC Partners Page
10 registrations that can be given out to individuals or used to build race teams
Race bags for 10 registered participants

Gold Level – $2,500
Featured on race website and fundraising page
Recognized as event sponsor on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
25 registrations that can be given out to individuals or used to build race teams
Race bags for 25 registered participants
Mentioned on MOWC Partners Page
Special mention on Meals on Wheels Chicago blog, featured on recent news section
Prominent placement on event website and event emails