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Race Results

Race results will be posted and available after the in-person race is complete.

Light the Torch 5K

In-Person Race: October 1 | 7P | Downtown Wheaton
Virtual Race: October 1-15

Presented in partnership by Wheaton Park District and the FT Cares Foundation

TOP OVERALL
1. Michael Kinfe (M) | Glendale Heights | Bib 523 | Award Time: 16:44
2. Morgan Moxley (F) | Wheaton | Bib 218| Award Time: 18:57

UNDER 14 – FEMALE
1. Valentine Abramov | Naperville | Bib 321| Award Time: 19:55
2. Kate Reidenbach | Wheaton | Bib 349| Award Time: 21:05
3. Emma Kane | Wheaton | Bib 537 | Award Time: 21:34

UNDER 14 – MALE
1. Luke Linstra| Wheaton | Bib 526 | Award Time: 18:50
2. Jack Camden | Wheaton | Bib 433 | Award Time: 19:22
3. Levi Locke | Wheaton | Bib 254 | Award Time: 19:45

15 – 19 – FEMALE
1. Brooke Long | Wheaton | Bib 90 | Award Time: 22:05
2. Sydney Musulin | Wheaton | Bib 253 | Award Time: 28:30
3. Isabella Nogueira | Chicago | Bib 71 | Award Time: 33:43

15 – 19 – MALE
1. Jack Sanders | Wheaton | Bib 552 | Award Time: 26:00
2. Patrick Napier | Wheaton | Bib 10 | Award Time: 33:36
3. Jake Kelly | Chicago | Bib 33 | Award Time: 35:37

20 – 24 – FEMALE
1. Mia Ruggiero | Wheaton | Bib 575 | Award Time: 25:33
2. Lilah Klingensmith | Elgin | Bib 545 | Award Time: 26:54
3. Zoey Immordino | Winfield | Bib 435 | Award Time: 30:04

20 – 24 – MALE
1. Mitchell Toth | Wheaton | Bib 74 | Award Time: 20:37
2. Alex Zamsky | Glen Ellyn | Bib 191 | Award Time: 22:31
3. Josh Bisel | Northfield, MN | Bib 34 | Award Time: 23:10

25 – 29 – FEMALE
1. Emily Burau | Oak Park | Bib 678 | Award Time: 25:30
2. Katie Bora | Wheaton | Bib 47 | Award Time: 28:11
3. Hannah Donelan | Wheaton | Bib 201 | Award Time: 29:05

25 – 29 – MALE
1. Brian Stroner | Bib 502 | Award Time: 19:58
2. Daniel Gonzalez | Bib 410 | Award Time: 22:32
3. Melvin Germino | Woodridge | Bib 122 | Award Time: 23:16

30 – 34 – FEMALE
1. Katherin Wong | Wheaton | Bib 571 | Award Time: 22:04
2. Tracy Austin | Buffalo Grove | Bib 133 | Award Time: 24:29
3. Lauren McEniff | Geneva | Bib 529 | Award Time: 26:20

30 – 34 – MALE
1. Patrick Austin | Alphabet | Bib 132 | Award Time: 16:45
2. Stephen Beach | Wheaton | Bib 508 | Award Time: 21:55
3. Mike Dalton | Wheaton | Bib 347 | Award Time: 22:14

35 – 39 – FEMALE
1. Eliska Schnabel | Wheaton | Bib 519 | Award Time: 21:47
2. Leanne Snavely | Wheaton | Bib 396 | Award Time: 23:16
3. Erin Schnaedter | Des Plaines | Bib 329 | Award Time: 23:50

35 – 39 – MALE
1. Matt Ragusa | Naperville | Bib 7 | Award Time: 19:44
2. Adam Payleitner | Wheaton | Bib 663 | Award Time: 20:11
3. Kevin Fay | Wheaton | Bib 514 | Award Time: 20:24

40 – 44 – FEMALE
1. Leslie Linstra | Wheaton | Bib 525 | Award Time: 20:28
2. Ashleigh Frank | Wheaton | Bib 27 | Award Time: 20:42
3. Dana Early | Wheaton | Bib 17 | Award Time: 21:27

40 – 44 – MALE
1. Kevin Wilemon | Wheaton | Bib 192 | Award Time: 19:15
2. Scott Berger | Wheaton | Bib 41 | Award Time: 20:25
3. Bill Rodakowski | Wheaton | Bib 412 | Award Time: 20:41

45 – 49 – FEMALE
1. Melissa Binetti | Wheaton | Bib 24 | Award Time: 29:11
2. Laura Ross | Berwyn | Bib 507 | Award Time: 29:43
3. Kathleen Moline | Wheaton | Bib 607 | Award Time: 29:53

45 – 49 – MALE
1. David Suarez | Wheaton | Bib 603 | Award Time: 25:31
2. Chip Sanders | Wheaton | Bib 551 | Award Time: 26:02
3. Mark Kruszewski | Wheaton | Bib 568 | Award Time: 26:14

50 – 54 – FEMALE
1. Trina Murphy | South Elgin | Bib 535 | Award Time: 28:14
2. Terumi Schmidt | Wheaton | Bib 359 | Award Time: 28:57
3. Michele Monzon-Kenneke | Wheaton | Bib 351 | Award Time: 29:14

50 – 54 – MALE
1. Ryan Murray | Wheaton | Bib 62 | Award Time: 20:56
2. Daniel Knapik | Berwyn | Bib 436 | Award Time: 20:59
3. Jeff Puglielli | Bolingbrook | Bib 565 | Award Time: 24:36

55 – 59 – FEMALE
1. Catherine Lindsay | Wheaton | Bib 19 | Award Time: 22:43
2. Karen Pontarelli | Winfield | Bib 142 | Award Time: 26:59
3. Susan Carlson | Palatine | Bib 472 | Award Time: 33:57

55 – 59 – MALE
1. Matt Fausey | Bib 623 | Award Time: 19:57
2. Daniel Uting | Bloomingdale | Bib 124 | Award Time: 26:02
3. Chuck Cruise | Wheaton | Bib 405 | Award Time: 26:31

60 – 64 – FEMALE
1. Elena Haas | Woodridge | Bib 533 | Award Time: 25:01
2. Diana Fowee | Wheaton | Bib 660 | Award Time: 31:34
3. Linda Kuhn | Naperville | Bib 94 | Award Time: 34:33

60 – 64 – MALE
1. Eric Wedow | Batavia | Bib 513 | Award Time: 22:56
2. Michael Hinsdale | Wheaton | Bib 166 | Award Time: 26:30
3. Greg Schmidt | Wheaton | Bib 357 | Award Time: 28:54

65 – 69 – FEMALE
1. Cathy Groth | Wheaton | Bib 187 | Award Time: 29:01
2. Julie Modaff | Lisle | Bib 1 | Award Time: 42:18
3. Susan Hall | Wheaton | Bib 306 | Award Time: 44:32

65 – 69 – MALE
1. Ken Davidson | Wheaton | Bib 81 | Award Time: 22:21
2. Renato Martins | Wheaton | Bib 37 | Award Time: 24:44
3. Frank Richard | Wheaton | Bib 467 | Award Time: 25:53

70+ – FEMALE
1. Annette Smith | Naperville | Bib 350 | Award Time: 37:33
2. Maribeth Nagy | Wheaton | Bib 54 | Award Time: 50:17
3. Linda Wolfer | Lombard | Bib 16 | Award Time: 50:22

70+ – MALE
1. Tom Althoff | Naperville | Bib 567 | Award Time: 31:21
2. Earl Kissell | Wheaton | Bib 687 | Award Time: 32:09
3. William Schumann | Wheaton | Bib 422 | Award Time: 36:20

TIMING & RESULTS:

Race Results

TOP OVERALL
1. Michael Kinfe (M) | Glendale Heights | Bib 523 | Award Time: 16:44
2. Morgan Moxley (F) | Wheaton | Bib 218| Award Time: 18:57

UNDER 14 – FEMALE
1. Valentine Abramov | Naperville | Bib 321| Award Time: 19:55
2. Kate Reidenbach | Wheaton | Bib 349| Award Time: 21:05
3. Emma Kane | Wheaton | Bib 537 | Award Time: 21:34

UNDER 14 – MALE
1. Luke Linstra| Wheaton | Bib 526 | Award Time: 18:50
2. Jack Camden | Wheaton | Bib 433 | Award Time: 19:22
3. Levi Locke | Wheaton | Bib 254 | Award Time: 19:45

15 – 19 – FEMALE
1. Brooke Long | Wheaton | Bib 90 | Award Time: 22:05
2. Sydney Musulin | Wheaton | Bib 253 | Award Time: 28:30
3. Isabella Nogueira | Chicago | Bib 71 | Award Time: 33:43

15 – 19 – MALE
1. Jack Sanders | Wheaton | Bib 552 | Award Time: 26:00
2. Patrick Napier | Wheaton | Bib 10 | Award Time: 33:36
3. Jake Kelly | Chicago | Bib 33 | Award Time: 35:37

20 – 24 – FEMALE
1. Mia Ruggiero | Wheaton | Bib 575 | Award Time: 25:33
2. Lilah Klingensmith | Elgin | Bib 545 | Award Time: 26:54
3. Zoey Immordino | Winfield | Bib 435 | Award Time: 30:04

20 – 24 – MALE
1. Mitchell Toth | Wheaton | Bib 74 | Award Time: 20:37
2. Alex Zamsky | Glen Ellyn | Bib 191 | Award Time: 22:31
3. Josh Bisel | Northfield, MN | Bib 34 | Award Time: 23:10

25 – 29 – FEMALE
1. Emily Burau | Oak Park | Bib 678 | Award Time: 25:30
2. Katie Bora | Wheaton | Bib 47 | Award Time: 28:11
3. Hannah Donelan | Wheaton | Bib 201 | Award Time: 29:05

25 – 29 – MALE
1. Brian Stroner | Bib 502 | Award Time: 19:58
2. Daniel Gonzalez | Bib 410 | Award Time: 22:32
3. Melvin Germino | Woodridge | Bib 122 | Award Time: 23:16

30 – 34 – FEMALE
1. Katherin Wong | Wheaton | Bib 571 | Award Time: 22:04
2. Tracy Austin | Buffalo Grove | Bib 133 | Award Time: 24:29
3. Lauren McEniff | Geneva | Bib 529 | Award Time: 26:20

30 – 34 – MALE
1. Patrick Austin | Alphabet | Bib 132 | Award Time: 16:45
2. Stephen Beach | Wheaton | Bib 508 | Award Time: 21:55
3. Mike Dalton | Wheaton | Bib 347 | Award Time: 22:14

35 – 39 – FEMALE
1. Eliska Schnabel | Wheaton | Bib 519 | Award Time: 21:47
2. Leanne Snavely | Wheaton | Bib 396 | Award Time: 23:16
3. Erin Schnaedter | Des Plaines | Bib 329 | Award Time: 23:50

35 – 39 – MALE
1. Matt Ragusa | Naperville | Bib 7 | Award Time: 19:44
2. Adam Payleitner | Wheaton | Bib 663 | Award Time: 20:11
3. Kevin Fay | Wheaton | Bib 514 | Award Time: 20:24

40 – 44 – FEMALE
1. Leslie Linstra | Wheaton | Bib 525 | Award Time: 20:28
2. Ashleigh Frank | Wheaton | Bib 27 | Award Time: 20:42
3. Dana Early | Wheaton | Bib 17 | Award Time: 21:27

40 – 44 – MALE
1. Kevin Wilemon | Wheaton | Bib 192 | Award Time: 19:15
2. Scott Berger | Wheaton | Bib 41 | Award Time: 20:25
3. Bill Rodakowski | Wheaton | Bib 412 | Award Time: 20:41

45 – 49 – FEMALE
1. Melissa Binetti | Wheaton | Bib 24 | Award Time: 29:11
2. Laura Ross | Berwyn | Bib 507 | Award Time: 29:43
3. Kathleen Moline | Wheaton | Bib 607 | Award Time: 29:53

45 – 49 – MALE
1. David Suarez | Wheaton | Bib 603 | Award Time: 25:31
2. Chip Sanders | Wheaton | Bib 551 | Award Time: 26:02
3. Mark Kruszewski | Wheaton | Bib 568 | Award Time: 26:14

50 – 54 – FEMALE
1. Trina Murphy | South Elgin | Bib 535 | Award Time: 28:14
2. Terumi Schmidt | Wheaton | Bib 359 | Award Time: 28:57
3. Michele Monzon-Kenneke | Wheaton | Bib 351 | Award Time: 29:14

50 – 54 – MALE
1. Ryan Murray | Wheaton | Bib 62 | Award Time: 20:56
2. Daniel Knapik | Berwyn | Bib 436 | Award Time: 20:59
3. Jeff Puglielli | Bolingbrook | Bib 565 | Award Time: 24:36

55 – 59 – FEMALE
1. Catherine Lindsay | Wheaton | Bib 19 | Award Time: 22:43
2. Karen Pontarelli | Winfield | Bib 142 | Award Time: 26:59
3. Susan Carlson | Palatine | Bib 472 | Award Time: 33:57

55 – 59 – MALE
1. Matt Fausey | Bib 623 | Award Time: 19:57
2. Daniel Uting | Bloomingdale | Bib 124 | Award Time: 26:02
3. Chuck Cruise | Wheaton | Bib 405 | Award Time: 26:31

60 – 64 – FEMALE
1. Elena Haas | Woodridge | Bib 533 | Award Time: 25:01
2. Diana Fowee | Wheaton | Bib 660 | Award Time: 31:34
3. Linda Kuhn | Naperville | Bib 94 | Award Time: 34:33

60 – 64 – MALE
1. Eric Wedow | Batavia | Bib 513 | Award Time: 22:56
2. Michael Hinsdale | Wheaton | Bib 166 | Award Time: 26:30
3. Greg Schmidt | Wheaton | Bib 357 | Award Time: 28:54

65 – 69 – FEMALE
1. Cathy Groth | Wheaton | Bib 187 | Award Time: 29:01
2. Julie Modaff | Lisle | Bib 1 | Award Time: 42:18
3. Susan Hall | Wheaton | Bib 306 | Award Time: 44:32

65 – 69 – MALE
1. Ken Davidson | Wheaton | Bib 81 | Award Time: 22:21
2. Renato Martins | Wheaton | Bib 37 | Award Time: 24:44
3. Frank Richard | Wheaton | Bib 467 | Award Time: 25:53

70+ – FEMALE
1. Annette Smith | Naperville | Bib 350 | Award Time: 37:33
2. Maribeth Nagy | Wheaton | Bib 54 | Award Time: 50:17
3. Linda Wolfer | Lombard | Bib 16 | Award Time: 50:22

70+ – MALE
1. Tom Althoff | Naperville | Bib 567 | Award Time: 31:21
2. Earl Kissell | Wheaton | Bib 687 | Award Time: 32:09
3. William Schumann | Wheaton | Bib 422 | Award Time: 36:20

QUESTIONS?

What is the Light the Torch 5K?
Light the Torch 5K is a fun run/walk provided to you by the Wheaton Park District and the FT Cares Foundation. We provide the fun, you provide the light! This 5K night run is perfect for the avid runner or the casual walker. Although this race is a fun run, it is also a timed event.

Who does this race benefit?
A portion of the proceeds from this race will support FT Cares Foundation and its mission of transforming lives. We strive to light the way to transform lives, locally, nationally and globally!

Registration and Entry Fee
Online in-person registration ends Tuesday, September 27 at 11:59P. Registration is available at packet pick-up (September 29) and on race day (October 1) for $40. Virtual registration is also available through Saturday, October 1 at 11:59P. Entry fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Will virtual runners be allowed to participate in the in-person race?
No. If you would like to transfer to in-person, please email Joe Viso at jviso@wheatonparks.org.

What should I wear?
Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably, and OF COURSE bring some light (suggestions: glow necklaces, reflectors, headlamps, costumes, etc.). We will be providing participants with glow giveaways, but why not bring more!  Also, all runners will receive a collectible run shirt.

Since this is a timed event, will there be awards given at the end of the race? 
There will be awards for top finishers in their age category as well as the top 3 overall.
The age categories for male and female are: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up.

Can my pet participate?
Pets are NOT permitted in this race. Please contact Joe Viso at jviso@wheatonparks.org if you need to make arrangements with a service animal. Cases need to be reviewed before the race.

Can I run with a stroller?
Strollers are not encouraged but may participate if they wait until the last wave. Strollers at the beginning of the wave will be asked to go to the last wave.

When does the race start?
The race will begin at 7P but the fun ignites prior to the race with activities, music and fun! Stay after the race for a laser light show and October Fest presented by the DuPage County Historical Museum.

Is there an age limit?
All ages are encouraged to participate in this night run! Everyone must register for this race.

When is packet pick-up?
Packet pick-up will be Thursday, September 29  at the Central Athletic Complex Gym (500 S Naperville Rd.), between 10A-7P. If you cannot make the pre-race packet pick-up, racers may check in on Saturday, October 1 from 5:00-6:45P in the Central Athletic Complex Gym (500 S Naperville Rd.). Race day registration will be $40 per runner.

Is there a waiver?
Every participant will be required to sign a waiver when registering online. For those under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver.

What if there’s inclement weather?
This race will happen rain or shine! The run committee will continue to monitor the weather and follow the proper protocol in place regarding inclement weather including but not limited to thunderstorms, tornadoes and heat. The run committee holds the right to cancel, alter or postpone the event due to inclement weather.

Not a walker or runner? VOLUNTEER! We need lots of volunteers to help us light the way.
Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. All volunteers receive a race shirt. Please contact Lisa Weier at lweier@ftportfolios.com

What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is self-timed and can be completed by participants on their favorite outdoor run/walk route or on a treadmill. There is no official race route or start time.

Is there a virtual race course?
There is no official race course. Runners/walkers may select their own 5K routes or may complete their registered distance on a treadmill.

Will virtual runners be allowed to participate in the in-person race?
No. If you would like to transfer to in-person, please email Joe Viso at jviso@wheatonparks.org.

Virtual race timing
The virtual Light the Torch 5K Night Run is self-timed. To have your time included in the race results, runners/walkers must submit their results by the end of the day on 10/15/2022.

Recording/Posting race results
Race results are recorded by the runner/walker directly on the registration website by logging in with the email address and password used for race registration. Participants can also email their time to jviso@wheatonparks.org.If emailing your time, please be sure to include your name, distance and time (hour, minutes, seconds).

Further Questions
For more information and further questions please contact Race Directors, Carolyn Wilkin at cwilkin@wheatonparks.org or Joseph Viso at jviso@wheatonparks.org.

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