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Fightin' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic

Memorial Day- Monday May 31, 2021


Fightn' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic

Whether you're an avid runner, a new runner, or walker, we would love to see you at this fun school event.

A virtual option is available if you live out of town or cannot make race day at Bishop McNamara.

Fightin' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic Event Details

Date & Time

Monday, May 31, 2021

Registration 7:00 AM

Pre-Race Welcome 7:45 AM

Race Begins 8:00 AM

Post-Race Leprechaun Dash


The 5K Run and 2-Mile walk begins at Bishop McNamara Catholic School, 550 W. Brookmont Boulevard, Kankakee and runs through the Village of Bradley.


5K Run

2-Mile Walk

Leprechaun Dash (ages 8 and under- no fee- no pre-registration required)


5K Age Group Winners

Top 5K, 2 Mile Walkers

Virtual Race Recognition



Logo for Benoit Greenhouses
Logo for Precision Piping

Fightin' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic Event Sponsors

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

John Vallone, DDS

The Kennedy Family

Knights of Columbus, #7072

National Bank of St. Anne & Manteno

Bill and Stacie Powers 

Pro-V Construction

Provost Farms

Shamrock Golf Course

TENCO Excavating, Inc.

Sponsor Opportunities

Fightin' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic Registration


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 once it’s completed. 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


Fightin' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic Committee

Haven & Anna Provost, 2020 Chairpersons

Mendy Corbett

Ken Klipp

Preston Provost

Ramsey Provost



Benefits of Exercise

Exercise has always been associated with physical and mental benefits. Now more than ever, moving your body is a great way to clear your mind and safely enjoy a different environment.

Check out this recent NY Times article with scientific information about the benefits of exercise:…/coronavirus-exercise-depression-a…

Ready to get moving?
Register for the Fightin' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic

Training Programs

Hal Higdon's free training guides have stood the test of time and are an attainable way to reach your 5K goal! While many of his training programs are 8 weeks long, you can easily modify it for 4 weeks to match your goal date.

To see 5K training plans for all levels including novice, intermediate, advanced, AND walkers, visit