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Bishop McNamara


Fightin' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic

In Honor of

Marine Captain Ryan Beaupre

Memorial Day - Monday May 29, 2023


Fightin' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic Event Details

Date & Time

Monday, May 27, 2024
Registration 7:00 AM
Pre-Race Welcome 7:45 AM
Race Begins 8:00 AM
Post-Race Leprechaun Dash 


Race Day Registration and Sign-In will be at Rich Zinanni Stadium
The 5K Run and 2-Mile walk begins at Bishop McNamara Catholic School, 550 W. Brookmont Boulevard, Kankakee
Race will run through the Village of Bradley – Maps will be available at registration.


5K Run
2-Mile Walk
Leprechaun Dash (ages 8 and under-no fee- no pre-registration required)
Virtual 5K/2mi walk


5K Age Group Winners
Top 5K, 2 Mile Walkers
Virtual Race Recognition




Fightin' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic Event Photos


Thank You Sponsors!



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Event Sponsor Opportunities


Sponsor support of the Fightin' Irish Ken Klipp Classic event helps to provide not only an excellent education to the children of this community, but also a faith formation that they will carry with them forever. Our students are the true benefactors of your support, and we are very proud to provide a quality Catholic education in the Kankakee area. 

To become an event sponsor, submit online by following the link below or download an event sponsor form and mail in your Advertiser form to Bishop McNamara Catholic School by April 15, 2023.

Online Forms

Virtual Race Information


As part of the Fightin’ Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic Virtual Race, you can register to walk, jog or run the virtual race on your own time in the location of your choosing and receive a commemorative t-shirt for your efforts. This means you can participate in your neighborhood, at the park, or even on a treadmill at home. You can complete your race at any pace within the completion time frame designated for the race.

Runners track their own times, and completion is based on the honor system. 

Virtual Race FAQ's