Sponsorship & Donations

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We are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Fox Mill 5K & 1-Mile Color Run/Walk on September 7, 2019.  Set in the beautiful trails of Fox Mill, this year’s race will honor Fox Mill resident, Kayla Lehmann.   Kayla, daughter of Hans & Ruthie Lehmann and sister to Hannah, passed away suddenly on April 7, 2018. A St. Charles East freshman, Kayla was passionate about music while also being an avid reader and gifted writer.

In keeping with the theme of giving back to our community, all proceeds will benefit Kayla’s Hope (www.kaylashope.org), a foundation created to give financial support to mental health organizations for research, treatment options, and education in schools. Additionally, Kayla’s Hope will annually provide scholarships to two D303 high school graduates who are furthering their studies in music or literature at the college level. Ultimately, Kayla’s Hope seeks to take away the stigma of depression and mental illness so that no one has to suffer in silence.

We are anticipating record-breaking participation of over 500 runners in addition to several hundred spectators.  It would be our pleasure to give your business recognition as part of this event! There are many levels of support that we hope you will consider:


Race Shirt Sponsorship

Your name of business will be prominently displayed on the back of the race shirt given to all participants.   

Large logo – $500                                       Medium logo – $250                                           Name listed – $100

Your business will also be promoted during the event, on our race website (www.foxmill5k.com), on Facebook, and within Fox Mill Life magazine.  If you wish, you may also set up a table for your business on race day. Please note: In order to be included on the race tee, checks must be received by August 7th.


Award Sponsorship

We are seeking gift cards from your business to present to age group winners in our 5K race.  We have ten different age groups for both men and women and will give awards to the top three finishers in each age group.  

Your name of business will be promoted during the event, on our race website, on Facebook, and within Fox Mill Life magazine.  You may also set up a table for your business on race day if you wish.


Family Entertainment

Can your business offer something fun for our families and participants to partake in before, during, or after the event?  Your business will be recognized because of this! We will promote your business on race day, on our race website, on Facebook, and within Fox Mill Life magazine.

If you are interested in supporting this great family event, please contact Beth Ites (elizabeth.ites@gmail.com or 563.271.9508) for more information.  Sponsorship checks, made payable to “Kayla’s Hope”, may be sent directly to our business liaison, Susanna Graham, at 40W024 Robert Lowell Place, St. Charles, IL 60175.   Once received, Susanna will reach out to you for further information so that we may immediately begin promoting your business.


Personal Donations

All personal donations of $100 or more will be acknowledged by family name with a sign along the Color Run/Walk route. Donate Now. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting the Fox Mill 5K & Color Run. Together we can make a difference for Kayla's Hope.

Fox Mill 5K & Color Run