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It Takes A Team


The Itasca Runners Club's Oktoberfast 5K's organizers would like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting this event and for helping us to make it happen. Your support and investment enables the village and local businesses to benefit in many ways.

Gold Sponsors


Itasca Runners Club

The Itasca Runners Club was formed in 2005, bringing together local runners with varying abilities and with a common interest in running.  The club has approximately 30 active members.  We welcome new recruits or people visiting from out-of-town who just want to meet up with a friendly group to run with.


AMITA Health

We're Here for You: In Sickness and in Health®.  That's our vow. Our promise. As one of the largest health systems in Illinois, we offer top-ranked primary and specialty care closer to where you live and work. So you'll never have to travel far to experience the best, most advanced care — and you'll never be alone.


Dick Pond Athletics

Dick Pond Athletics is your one-stop destination for all of your running gear. We have a huge selection of running shoes, including trainers, racing flats, track and cross country spikes, field event shoes.  We are a Running Specialty retailer with 5 locations in Chicagoland.

Hamilton Partners

Hamilton Partners is in the business of providing quality commercial space to meet the needs of its customers. As a privately owned real estate development and investment firm, we develop, lease and manage commercial projects throughout Metropolitan Chicago.  A leader in the Chicago market, Hamilton Partners is determined to set the standard of quality for real estate development through local control of its projects. 


Itasca Lions

In 1917, Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed.  After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the "Association of Lions Clubs. Within three years, Lions became an international organization. 


Town & Country Distributors

Town & Country, Inc. is an Illinois corporation with sales and distribution of malt beverage products serving the Northwest Metropolitan area of Chicago and its suburbs.  Town & Country is a true family business. It was established as a Meister Brau distributor in 1953 by Walter Sowa and Jack Rohner. It is currently owned and operated by the son and sons-in-law and now the third generation of founders.

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Village of Itasca

Itasca has always been a desirable place to live, due in large part to our residents who place a high priority on quality of life. Itasca was named the most affordable suburb with the highest quality of life in the State of Illinois by BusinessWeek magazine. In addition, Itasca became the first community in Illinois and only the fifth in the United States to be named a Safe Community by Safe Communities America (National Safety Council and World Health Organization).

Silver Sponsors


Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a real estate brokerage franchise network designed for today’s real estate market. From first time home buyers to high-end residential markets to middle market communities to commercial real estate, our franchisees are down to earth, nimble and local experts. This network of members and agents wouldn’t be a part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family if they weren’t.


Felicia's Meat Market

Felicia's Meat Market and Deli has been providing the highest quality service and fare to the Chicago Suburbs for over 25 Years! Whether you are preparing for a large event or just looking for dinner, Felicia's can provide the perfect solution for your Family's Food, Deli, and Catering needs.  In our Meat Market, you will only find the finest USDA Choice and Prime Meats. All are hand-cut.  We promise you that your family and guests will taste the difference. Felicia's Deli selections are the finest from around the world.

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Itasca Bank & Trust Co

As an independent, locally owned bank for over 68 years, we have the financial strength of a larger bank coupled with the experience and flexibility to make decisions quickly. Itasca Bank & Trust Co. offers a broad spectrum of deposit accounts, with mobile banking and mobile deposit, savings products, and loans, that are sure to suit your individual and business needs.


Established in 1960, MidCo has grown from a small intercom and paging contractor to a nationally recognized Communications and Security Systems Integrator. MidCo is a full service company offering clients a turnkey process from design, engineering and installation to service and training.

Law Office of David R Schlueter Ltd

Retain the Law Offices of David R. Schlueter if you are seeking quality legal services in a specific area or for a particular transaction or if you are in need of a trusted advisor who will not leave you with a mystery about what you paid.   You won’t be left feeling in a way that Attorneys are better than other people just because of their academic or professional accomplishments.

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Rotary Club of Elk Grove Village

Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. Elk Grove Rotary Club Scholarships provide thousands of dollars in financial support to worthy students in college, universities and vocational schools. 


Sweet Baby Ray's

It all started back in 1985 when a local Chicago boy named Chef Larry perfected his family’s recipe for a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce and entered it into the country’s largest rib cook-off, the Mike Royko Rib-off. Chef Larry called his sauce Sweet Baby Ray’s after his little brother David, who got the nickname shootin’ hoops on the west side of Chicago. On the day of the rib-off, Sweet Baby Ray’s beat nearly 700 entrants — an amazing feat for an unknown. The rest, as they say, is history. 


Total Athleticare

Providing excellent care the moment you walk in our door! Total Athleticare is your premier treatment center, offering chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, and rehabilitation services. Total Athleticare serves as the team chiropractors for the Barrington Girls Lacrosse, Schaumburg Boomers, Chicago Bandits, Chicago Soul, and Chicago Mustangs. But you don't have to be a professional athlete to take advantage of our services. We make peak performance possible for the pro in everyone.

Trapp Financial

Your financial path. We help guide you.


Our goal is to educate and empower you to take control of your financial future. We work with you to define your goals and create a strategy that is personalized just for you and your needs.

Trapp Financial offers customized strategies to plan for life changes such as retirement, divorce, changes in employment, entering a caregiving role, or experiencing the loss of a loved one.

Managing your investments is only one piece of your financial picture, so we spend an equal amount of time on detailed retirement analysis, estate planning, tax analysis, and education planning.


United Rent-a-Fence

As a full-service provider of temporary fences in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, we provide an array of products and services to meet the needs of the Construction, Events, and Emergency Response industries. Our mission is to be The Midwest’s Premier Provider of Temporary Fencing Solutions to our customers, while providing exceptional customer service all at affordable rates.

Bronze Sponsors


Brian Savage, CPA

For tax preparation in Elmhurst IL, you can count on Brian C. Savage, CPA at Leonard Metzl CPA & Associates Inc. Brian C. Savage, CPA assists taxpayers and small businesses with taxes in Elmhurst IL and the surrounding communities. Whether you are an individual or a local business in or around Elmhurst IL, Brian C. Savage, CPA has years of valuable experience as an IRS registered tax preparer. Contact Brian C. Savage, CPA, tax filing specialist in Elmhurst IL, for help with your taxes.

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Church St. Brewery Co.

The Church Street Brewing Company is bringing lagers and ales from around the world to Chicagoland. Using the finest malted barley and hops from North America, the UK, and Germany, there's something for every beer lover. Using traditional German brewing methods, Church Street will break new ground with beer-lovers by making an expansive range of both new and old beers and ales, pleasing all palates!


DJ Rix Mix

Rick Sandusky is almost a legend in the Chicago area for his DJ skills that he brings to many races throughout the region.  For the Itasca Oktoberfast 5K, DJ Rix Mix will be providing the music, conducting the opening ceremonies and making announcements for our race.


Kevin L. Jordan,

Edward Jones

There's an advantage in working with a financial advisor who knows you – and your financial goals. That's what makes Edward Jones different from other investment firms. Supporting the relationship between you and your financial advisor shapes nearly every aspect of our business.


Great American Bagel

The Great American Bagel is an award-winning bagel bakery and deli concept specializing in big, fresh bagels mixed from scratch and steam-baked on premises daily. Since 1987, we have been using only the finest ingredients, offering a delicious array of fresh menu items served in a clean and friendly neighborhood setting.  Our privately held, Westmont, IL-based company currently has over 50 locations in more than 12 states.


Franklin Properties

Whether it’s commercial property development, management, or custom home building, Franklin Properties believes in enhancing the beauty and value found in the burgeoning communities we serve. As Chicagoland grows, so do we — maximizing our clients’ success with superior locations for businesses, great amenities for renters, or luxurious custom homes that showcase a homeowner’s unique style.


Hening Gasket and Seals

Hennig Gasket & Seals manufactures custom gaskets and custom seals in virtually any size, shape or configuration that your application requires.  We maintain a large inventory of non-metallic materials, and using our advanced technology, manufacture the custom parts you need in less than 24 hours.


Itasca Park District

The mission of the Itasca Park District is to efficiently and economically provide education, recreation, facilities, and open space that are designed to provide health and wellness, social equity and conservation experiences that benefit the community.

Lifestyle Phyiscal Therapy

Lifestyle is a physical therapy clinic seeing a variety of outpatient orthopedic and sports therapy patients. We have a relaxed atmosphere where licensed therapists and assistants give hands on, personal attention to our patients.  You can be certain that the care you receive is outstanding at every level. 


Lifeway Kefir

At Lifeway Foods, we are on a mission. A mission that started in 1986 when we first began producing Lifeway Kefir.  Like all good missions, ours is simply expressed: We’re here to provide the best in probiotic and nutritious foods. We’re here to improve the health of our customers.  And we’re here to leave the world a better place than we found it.  On a lighter note, we’re also here to change the meaning of the word delicious, and to have a little fun along the way. You with us? Good. Very good.

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Law Office of John Pankau

Oil Pro

Oil Pro was created in 1985 to offer quick automotive services to the public with the most technological advanced facility run by a highly knowledgeable and professional staff. We are an independent family owned business which enables us to concentrate more on our employees and customer service rather than corporate rules and regulations.

At The Law Office of John Pankau, P.C., we are proud to provide our clients with high-quality legal counsel and services in estate planning, estate administration and trust administration, real estate, and business law. Our attorneys and legal staff offer both compassion and competence as we steer you through the legal process.



PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with over $63 billion in net revenue in 2015 and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands.  We have a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes 22 brands that in 2015 each generated more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales.

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The Seville

The Romano Family is proud to say that we have been serving the Chicagoland area for 30 years. As a family-owned business, we take great joy in hosting the most memorable occasions. We, along with our experienced staff work together with each and every customer to ensure the finest results.  The Seville is the perfect venue to accommodate all types of events — from wedding ceremonies and receptions to business meetings. We offer impeccable service and excellent cuisine.  The Seville is located in the heart of the Chicagoland suburbs on Barrington Road, just south of Schaumburg Road.



Strube Celery and Vegetable Company is the oldest federally licensed wholesale produce company in the Chicago area. Established in 1913 by Fred Strube, Strube has grown over the years to become a nationally recognized model of a successful wholesale produce business, as well as, a good example of a four-generation family business.  Strube is a nationally recognized business leader in the fresh produce industry.


Tree Guys Pizza Pub

Whether you are a regular or coming to us for the first time, you are always welcome and appreciated!  It is our goal to put a smile on their face, pizza in their mouth, and a beer in their hand!.

Wickstrom Auto Group

Dick Wickstrom in Roselle, IL is your family-owned and operated Chevrolet dealer! We've been serving Schaumburg, the greater Bloomingdale area and Hanover Park Chevrolet drivers for over 45 years with a commitment to total customer satisfaction. We offer new and used Chevy sales, service, parts and financing at our Roselle Chevrolet dealer.


Yoga Chandra

Students of all levels are invited to learn and grow in this supportive atmosphere - no prior experience required. Yoga Chandra offers an authentic approach to yoga, with classes that help develop strength, flexibility and balance - in both body and mind. A typical class will integrate Vinyasa flow and Iyengar alignment-based instruction. Classes can be personalized, meeting you where you are and accepting exactly where your body is right now.

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