October 20, 2021


Jeff Reiter, Senior Manager, Communications
(630) 260-8218 ;


Event proceeds will benefit Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

Wheaton, Ill., October 12, 2021 —

Cantigny Park invites runners and walkers of all ages to enter the 17th Annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 6.

The race begins at 9 am with net proceeds benefitting the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a Wheaton nonprofit providing veterans and their families with housing and supportive services that lead to self-sufficiency.

The Cantigny 5K has generated $129,000 for MSHV since 2008, the event’s first year of association with the shelter.

Race registration is available online at (enter Cantigny in the search box). Cost is $25 for the primary race, $9 for the Youth Run (1 mile, ages 6-10), and $4 for the Tot Run (1/4 mile, ages 1-5). Prices increase after October 31. Registration is open until 4 pm on November 4. There is no race day registration.

This year’s race premium (for 5K participants only) is a wireless Bluetooth speaker. Runners will receive their gift at race packet pick up, while supplies last.

On race day, Cantigny Post 556 of the American Legion will host a fundraising pancake breakfast inside the Cantigny Visitors Center from 7 am to 1 pm. Runners, walkers and spectators are invited to enjoy a delicious meal for a good cause. The cost is $10 per person and free for ages four and under. Parking is free.

Cantigny 5K details are online at Race Director Brian Gray can be contacted at or 630.260.8167.

For more information about the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, please visit


About Cantigny Park
Cantigny Park, part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, display gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails, and a Visitors Center with a gift shop, theater, and café. More information, including hours, directions, and upcoming events, is online at Adjacent to the park, Cantigny Golf features a 27-hole championship golf course, full-service clubhouse, Cantigny Golf Academy, and the 9-hole Cantigny Youth Links. For more information, visit