6th Annual Jane’s Warriors 5K Run & Walk

Sun September 13, 2020

We are going Virtual!!!

Social Distancing will not keep us from having a great time this year.  Although we will not be having the event in person, we still have a lot in store for you.

Please consider registering and continuing your support of our cause.  All registrants receive a commemorative face mask.  Registration will remain open until the scheduled race day (September 13th, 2020).  At that time, all registered participants will have the opportunity to complete a 5K in the safety and comfort of their own neighborhood.  You will receive an email that day with instructions on submitting your time.  You will then be ranked and scored much like a traditional run!  You can do your 5K on September 13th, or you will have 1 week to complete the 5K on your own.

For daily updates check out our FACEBOOK PAGE or the 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run section on our website.

Even though we won’t be together this year, we hope you will consider signing up and participating or donating to our event.  Thanks to all of our past participants and sponsors over the last 5 years; we can’t do this without YOU.



“Hope you woke up with pride and purpose because that’s what warriors do. BAM!

Please join us for the 5th Annual Jane’s Warriors 5K Run & Walk! This event has become a community-wide run/walk and we can’t wait to see you there!

The Jane Caliendo Memorial Foundation honors Jane’s dedication to high quality academics and athletics. It is a non-for-profit foundation which strives to provide resources in the way of scholarship opportunities to Carl Sandburg High School senior athletes so that warriors with the Jane Caliendo spirit, pride and purpose can be fostered through high school and given the skills, resiliency and pride to make a difference in our community as adults.

New in 2018, the Jane Caliendo Memorial Foundation is prepared to pledge a portion of our net proceeds to the University of Chicago Medicine. More specifically, Foundation funds will be directed for the clinical research performed by Dr. Blase Polite. Dr. Polite treated Jane through her illness in an exceptional manner. Therefore, the Jane Caliendo Memorial Foundation, in appreciation for all that Dr. Polite did to care for Jane, would like to support his innovative research in his battle against colon cancer.

“Jane was an exceptional patient and human being,” says Dr. Blase Polite, Associate Professor of Medicine at The University of Chicago and an expert on the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. “She was a fighter but like so many was taken too early from all who loved her.  I am honored that the foundation will be donating to our colon cancer research endeavors so that we can offer future patients even more hope and longer, healthier lives”.

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