2017 Mr. David’s Challenge Sponsors


Emerald ($10K+)


Carpet Cushion & Supply

All-Tile, Inc.

Mr. David’s Flooring International


Gold ($5K+-$9,999)


EJ Welch


Esser-Hayes Insurance Group

The Kotel Foundation

Mid-America Tile


Floorfolio Industries



Silver ($2K-$4,999)


T&A Supply


Emser Tile

FlorStar Sales

Herregan Distributors




PNC Bank


Chapco/HB Fuller

Intelligent Flooring Systems/ Kost

Bahr Construction Group

Virginia Tile

Escorza Tile

Tobi & Eugene Faut





Traxx Corporation

Amy Bendigkeit

Paul Green

Richard Schmidt

Ecore/Spartan Surfaces

The Home Depot in Elk Grove Village

Zizzo’s Racing

Sheboygan Flooring and Furniture

Mr. A’s Restaurant in Roselle


Shaw Contract Group

American Oleon Midwest

Flood Brothers Disposal


Indak Lighting


CorePower Yoga

Zazu Salon in Wheaton

Guaranteed Rate

Garry Realty

Empire Cooler

Jesus Garcia DJ Services

Eric Schmidt Photography

The Itasca Country Club

Michael Isken

Kevin Isken

Liz and Michael Zmijewski

WC Novelties

The Itasca Police and Volunteer Services

The Addison Police and Volunteer Services

The Wood Dale Police and Volunteer Services

The Villa Park Police and Volunteer Services




Same day registration is available, all registrations received after XXXX 1st deadline are not guaranteed an event t-shirt.  Please register early as you will undoubtedly receive lots of compliments on your "Challenge Today.  Change Tomorrow" swag!

Please note that only men's shirts/sizing options will be available after August 1st; please refer to the attached sizing chart to select the best sizing option for you! 

PARTICIPANT shirt          

Upcoming Challenge: tbd



Both the 5K run/walk and the 29K (18 mi) 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.  There will be volunteers and signage available on event-day to instruct you where to park.  Please allow plenty of time on Challenge morning to park, register and check out the amazing raffle prizes!


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

View 5K Route

View 29K Bicycle Route

PDF of 29K Bicycle Route (for Print)

View gps links to bike route (garmin, etc.)

weather issues

The Mr. David’s Challenge is a rain-or-shine event, but we completely prefer the shine! All participants are participating at their own risk. Start times may be delayed due to inclement weather or if any lightening is sighted in the area.    

Race packet pick-up

Race packets may be picked up on event-day at participant check-in, starting at 7am. 

Any packets not picked up within three (3) days after the event (August 31st) will no longer be made available to the participant. Any change of sizes of shirts can not be guaranteed.  Hoodies are only given out to qualifying participants on event day; the Foundation will not be responsible for any postage fees to deliver items to Participants not present at the Challenge/Event Day.  Thank you for your understanding as we work to keep our costs low to ensure funds are delivered back into our community.

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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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 features a 5K run/walk, as well as a non-competitive 25K bike ride.   This fun-filled Saturday morning will raise money to 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.