about the challenge

Now in its 9th year, the Mr. David's Challenge has transformed its local communities by raising funds and awareness for resources that enrich the lives of our neighbors, friends and co-workers!  Backed by hundreds of previous participants, sponsors (both local and national) and volunteers, the Mr. David's Challenge now features a 5K run/walk, as well as a non-competitive 25K bike ride.   This fun-filled Saturday morning will enable our community to have major building blocks to create a better quality of life of all those we love.  Sure, there will be a Challenge in completing the event or volunteering to wake up extra early on a Saturday to create an awesome event for all those eager participants, but the Change will occur afterwards - for yourself and for all those around you!

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This year's Community Partner is AMITA Behavioral Health Hospital, Hoffman Estates, the only mental health hospital in the State of Illinois.  This year's Partner is selected based on the incredible need for mental health services in the State of Illinois - better outcomes will be achieved for all those receiving care at this very special place of healing through the addition of transitional housing which will serve to continue the care of the patient and transition them to a more independent life.  Please click here to read more about this unique endeavor you will be supporting through your participation in this year's Challenge.


Same day registration is available, all registrations received after August 1st deadline are NOT guaranteed an event t-shirt.

Please note that we have gendered shirts this year, when registering be sure to select the correct size/design. 

Men's shirt          Women's Shirt

Upcoming Challenge: August 26, 2017



Both the 5K run/walk and the 25K bike event start from and return to Mr. David’s Flooring International, 865 W. Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143Located across Irving Park Road from the Holiday Inn. 


Free parking available at 865 W. Irving Park Road and additional parking is available as needed.


Please be aware that there may be changes made to the route based on road conditions as the event date approaches.

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5:30am - 7:00am           Volunteer check-in (time varies by committee)

7:00am - 7:45am             Participant check-in

8:15am                            25K non-competitive bike event start

8:20am                           Family-friendly 5k Run/Walk start

9:30am                            Bloody Mary bar opens - 21 and over

10:30am                         Hard stop of race - all participants return to headquarters

10:30am                         Brunch sponsored by Carpet Cushions/All Tile starts

7:00am - 12:00pm         Raffles and Silent Auction - cash, credit card & checks accepted


weather issues

The Mr. David’s Challenge is a rain-or-shine event! All participants are participating at their own risk. Start times may be delayed due to inclement weather. Please be advised the event may be cancelled in its entirety due to severe weather.


Race packet pick-up

Race packets can be picked up on event day at participant check in. 

Any packets not picked up within thirty (30) days from the event will no longer be made available to the participant. Any change of sizes of shirts can not be guaranteed.

Other information

Waiver & Release

All individuals are required to sign a release waiver to participate in mr. david's challenge. Upon registering, you'll be able to digitally sign the release waiver. 

View Waiver & Release 

Most Recent Updates

We can officially accept credit card payment on event day thanks to Square! Now you don't have to worry about carrying cash with you for event day raffles, silent auctions, and merchandise. 

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Previous challenges

Ever wonder what it's like to be a part of Mr. David's Challenge? Scroll through our images to see the amazing volunteers and participants behind the event.

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