Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K

THE BIG DAY: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Food Truck Rally: 2 to 8 p.m.
Touch-A-Truck: 2 to 7 p.m. 
5K start time: 4:30 p.m.
100-Yard Youth Dash start time: 3:30 p.m.
(Full schedule will be announced soon and available here.)

  • Sample inspired cuisine from 15 of the area's best food trucks
    • (No need to register for a race to participate in the Food Truck Rally!) 
  • Scenic, paved 5K course with predicted pace lineup to prevent the dreaded "start line clog" 
  • Touch-A-Truck and other free kids activities
  • Party on with School of Rock and tons of other stage entertainment
  • The things that matter: Ample parking and nearby, indoor, and really clean restrooms
  • $100 Visa gift cards awarded to Top Overall male and female runners, and "Middle of the Pack" winner

*NEW THIS YEAR!*  Drum roll, please... VIP Food Truck Rally Tickets and Ride-Along Opportunity in the COD tractor-trailer!  On sale soon, proceeds from both opportunities will go to COD student scholarships.

  • *VIP FOOD TRUCK RALLY TICKET HOLDERS will receive the following benefits for a small fee of $10.00:
    • Reserved, nearby parking
    • One voucher for a sample item from any of the participating food trucks
    • Voting rights for your favorite food truck
    • COD lanyard to wear at the event and look like a rockstar
  • *RIDE-ALONG with COD's finest CDL program faculty in a real 53-footer for only $5.00. Departing from and returning to the south entrance of the Physical Education Center, riders will take a trip across country... oops, we mean "campus".


Cheesy Teaser (say that ten times fast) is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1!

In honor of Early Bird Registration Opening Day, Toasty Cheese will be on campus outside the Student Resource Center cafeteria entrance to offer a preview of food truck rally glory.  Full and sample-sized grilled cheese sandwiches will be available for sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


No need to register for either race to take advantage of the Cheesy Teaser.  But you *should* take advantage of the discounted entry fees before they increase (and you never know when that will happen). More information about race registration fees on the Race Information page.



Student scholarships, of course!  Each of the 15 high school districts served by COD has a dedicated scholarship for their graduates who choose to attend COD. When you register for either the 5K Run/Walk or the 100-Yard Youth Dash, designate your race fee to the high school district of your choice.


Thank you for making the 2017 COD Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K such a huge success!


COD Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K Version 2017



Contact Information

For More Information:
Ami Chambers
Race Co-Director
(630) 942-3823


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2016 Sunset 5K


2016 Sunset 5K

More than 1,100 people representing over 100 towns and six states stepped off in the 6th annual COD Sunset 5K.

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Foundation Scholarship Reception

Recognition ceremony for scholarship recipients. Winners of the scholarship and the donors who made the scholarships possible are brought together every October.

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