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0.5K Diaper Dash

Sat June 8, 2019 Galesburg, IL 61401 US
All the fun without the run!


Lake Storey Park
1572 Machen Dr.
Galesburg, IL US 61401


Join your fellow man, woman, and child for a day (actually more like 10 minutes) of glory, celebration and participation trophies to raise money for a great organization, Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank!

The 1st 0.5k Diaper Dash will be held at 9:30 am on June 8, 2019, at Lake Storey Park.

The Diaper Dash is a tongue-in-cheek event that aims to give you “All the fun without the run”.  

Here are the details!

  • The "Race" (we are using that term very loosely) will start and end somewhere near Shelter #1. 
  • We would like to say we have faced the polar vortex that has been our winter to map the route out fully but Y'ALL IT'S TO COLD FOR THAT!
  • We do promise the "Race", will follow the paved trail along the beautiful Lake Storey where you will find a refueling station at the half-way point.
  • The “Race” will continue after you are carb loaded and caffeinated to the finish line and where you can start your new life, the life of a "finisher"
  • Now that you are a "Finisher" and might we say, now living your best life, it is time to wave your brag flag loud and proud!  Take a whole bunch of selfies, blow up your social media feed, this is your chance to show everyone how perfect your life really is. Besides, let's be real if you don't take pictures and post them were you even here? Does it even matter? No, it didn't and doesn't, take the selfie! 

Please join us for a unique event that promises to be full of fun and fundraising for a great local charity that helps provide baby diapers, period supplies, and adult incontinence products to the people in our region that lack them.

Goodies and Free Stuff


  • The pretentious oval Euro-style race sticker, you've seen them, your friends have them 5K, 13.1, 26.2, my brother and his 50mi. Now you will be able to join the cool kids club too. You will receive a specially designed 0.5k sticker!  Everyone will now know the true athletic genius that you are.
  • T-shirts of course. If there is a race there must be a t-shirt!
  • Participation medals (we are all about building up everyone's self-worth and creating an environment where life is fair, everyone is a winner, and no one's feelings get hurt)
  • Carb-loading has never been easier or tasted better - Our refueling station will serve Coffee and Donuts at the halfway point. 
  • Individual and group costume contests with prizes.  Dress up isn't just for kids! Search Pinterest, pull out your sewing machine, support a local thrift store. Wear those crazy sunglasses, pull out that sombrero, wear your Cubs gear (points deducted if you wear stuff with a bird on it but we digress), come in your pajamas, you name it.  Come dressed for fun!
  • Awards Presentation and post-”race” party near the playground (go ahead take a spin on the merry-go-round, we know you want too!)  
  • And more (as we think of things)

VIP Option

  • Is 546 yards too far? Do you only want the exhilaration of crossing the finish line? Sounds like you should be a VIP.
  • For an additional $20, you don't even have to run!  You truly are living your best life!
  • The official Diaper Dash 0.5k shuttle will transport you to just steps away from the finish line!
  • You get all the fun literally without the run!
  • We know you are VERY IMPORTANT, not everyone can just buy their way into doing nothing!  For this reason, we will have a few extra perks just for you. What are they? We don't know yet, just know, we got your back big spender! 


  • Team “competition”
  • Team Captains can create the team through the registration process and then send invites to other team members.
  • What does "competition" mean?  How will you compete, exactly? What are the rules? This "race" is being run just like the diaper bank - we may just figure it out and make up the rules as we go. 
  • The answer to all your questions - we don't know yet!
  • Stop asking questions.
  • Trust us.  We'll figure it out and promise that you’ll have fun with whatever we come up with.
  • If you’re losing sleep over how the team competition will work, we suggest you try some meditation and contemplate if you really want to be on a team.  Ultimately though, everything is more fun when you do it with friends. Leave the sleepless nights of planning to us.
  • Really, you should just sign up, do it, get your team together and sign up.


  • Yes, we need them!
  • There is a link at the top of the website for volunteer information and registration.
  • Please pass the word to your friends.  And we'll gladly put your high schooler to work too!

Race Contact Info

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Refund Policy

Refunds are not allowed for this race.

Ne'Er-Do-Well Sponsors

Loafer Sponsors

Slacker Sponsors

Dillydally Prize Sponsors

Hydration Station Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors


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