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Defender Dash 2019

   St. Michael the Archangel School in Streator, Illinois held the fifth annual Defender Dash 5K/Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 19, 2019. It was a great success, and we are so grateful to all who volunteered, participated, and cheered us in to support our school! We especially recognize our 2019 Sponsors!

After 5 years, we are working on making some exciting changes and additions to our event. Please stay tuned for updates and announcements or follow us on Facebook at DefenderDash5k.


Registration, Awards, & Sponsor Information

Defender Dash 5K w/ Pancake Breakfast - $30 ($35 after October 1st)
**Starved Rock Runners Club Membership Pricing for 5K - $20 ($25 after October 1st). Please email the race director at to verify membership and obtain an online coupon code. 

​Family Fun Run w/Pancake Breakfast (1/4 mile- w/ breakfast) - $15 ($20 after October 1st)

Pancake Breakfast Only - $7/person (4 and under eat free)
(If you are interested in purchasing breakfast only tickets, they can be purchased by calling the school office at 815-672-3847 or emailing the race director at

*Age group 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will win medals.
(Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+) 

Trophies will be awarded to the overall men's and overall women's winners. We will also award trophies to the first SMS student male finisher and SMS student female finisher! 

If your business is interested in sponsoring our race, we have leveled advertising packages available as part of our Defender Sponsor Program.  Please visit the link for more information on how you can be a Defender Sponsor!

We also invite our Defender Families to support our race in any capacity. We thank you in advance for your prayers and support.

Questions? Email the Race Director.

Order of Events



7:30-10:30- Pancake Breakfast located in the cafeteria. This is included as part of registrations, but also open for everyone, even if you do not participate in the race! Contact the school office at 815-672-3847 for breakfast only tickets, or email
7:30am - 8:30am- Registration and Check-in located in the gymnasium
 *Start Line at St. Michael's School*
  410 S. Park St. Streator, IL
8:30am - Family Fun Run (1/4 mile, untimed)
9:00am- Defender Dash 5K (timed by Starved Rock Runners)
Approximately 10:00am - Race Awards