2017 5K Walk/Fun Run



Saturday, May 20, 2017



Breidert Green Park
Frankfort, IL 60423



Online Registration is Now Closed. You must have registered by May 14th to guarantee a shirt on race day.

Race day walk-ups are welcomed for a $25 registration fee.


Event Details

  • Check in is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

  • Race starts at 9:15 a.m.

  • Race will be timed.

  • Water, fresh fruits, and snacks will be provided.







2016 5k Walk/Run

2016 proved yet again that the people of the area (not just the Lincolnway area) continue to keep Patrick’s memory alive and well.

With the change in the course and a few other minor glitches, it still was an awesome day to celebrate Patrick’s legacy with remembrance, reunion and comradery.

The friends and teammates of Patrick from baseball, football and cross country continue to return reminding us of who Patrick touched in his life and the new people who come, remind us of who he has touched and inspired since his passing. What a wonderful gift to his family! The little soccer players from Chicago Fire were a fun addition to the event this year.

Our volunteers are invaluable to the event running smoothly and the fact that these people have come every year for 6 years and continue to come back and say “What can I do to help?” is a testament to both them and the family. We couldn’t do this without you, thank you!

We congratulate the run winners:

Ben Walczak   17:01

Carolyn Gerritson       21:22

Scott Platek   17:05

Kristy Dertz        21:10

Matt August   17:46

Megan Benzik & Selene    22:44


2015 5k Walk/Run

Well, it had to happen at some point, we all got a little wet. But the misting rain didn’t seem to dampen any spirits. Taylor Jach brightenedthings up with a lovely rendition of our national anthem. The runners took off on time at the exact moment the rain was the heaviest. After the race, Dr. Kevin Suchinski delivered a positive message on the 5 pillars of our foundation and how all of us need to strive every day to be the best person we can be. Even with a few remaining raindrops, almost everyone stayed as the past and present scholarship awardees joined the Mizwicki Family onstage. Check out all the great pictures from the event by clicking the Flickr icon on the top of this page. Special thanks to Ashley Galminas Photography for taking all these great pictures again this year, capturing what a truly special community gathering this race has become.


2014 5k Walk/Run

Once again, we were blessed with fantastic weather for our 3rd run on May 31, 2014. The sunshine brought out additional runners and walkers who were able to register the day of the event and help support our mission of continuing Patrick’s legacy.

Our previous scholarship recipients were invited on the newly renovated stage, on Breidert Green, with the Mizwicki family to present this year’s awardee’s their scholarships as they go on to continue their education and to Strive for 5, we wish them the best of luck and look forward to seeing them next year.

Mayor and Mrs. Holland were on hand to cheer on our runners and to see the Village come together for an event that brings people of all ages together with a common goal: to honor a young man who continues to do great things and touch lives through a remarkably giving spirit.


2013 2nd Annual Car Wash

Saturday, September 14th
11am - 3pm
St. Anthony Church in Frankfort
(Get Directions Here)

2nd car wash event at St. Anthony Church parking lot on September 14th. Strive for 5'ers along with 7th and 8th grade Religious Education Program students will wash cars to raise money for the programs' scholarship fund. Come on out, get your car washed, have a hot dog and visit with friends.

Free will offerings gladly accepted! See you there between 11am and 3pm!


Thank You To Our 2013 2nd Annual Car Wash Sponsor


2013 5K Walk/Fun Run

On Saturday, June 1st, over 600 people came out to this year’s event. Patrick provided us with the best 5 hours of weather in the entire week. This year’s race was timed. After the race, we recognized and awarded this year’s scholarship winners. We also brought back last year’s recipients up on stage. We have now awarded over $20,000 in scholarships. Of course, none of this would be possible without terrific business sponsors, the Village of Frankfort, and the generosity and support of the community.




2013 Super Bowl Party




2012 St. Anthony's Car Wash




2012 5K Walk/Fun Run

On Saturday, May 19th, we held out first annual 5K Walk / Fun Run. Close to 800 participants met at Breidert Green, in Frankfort. It was a beautiful day as so much of the community came out to support the foundation and to celebrate Pat’s memory.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, Lincoln-Way East High School, and the Village of Frankfort, for all their help and support.