The Baker 5K will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019! The Baker 5K is an annual tradition where Baker students, families, faculty and friends come together to celebrate physical fitness and community spirit.

Reflecting Baker’s commitment to daily physical education as an integral part of child-centered learning, the 5K was created in 2004 to provide a healthy challenge for students to become stronger mentally and physically. The Baker 5K is a cooperative run completed by all students in grades 1-8.

This year’s event will take place at Wilmette’s Gillson Park, featuring students and teachers arrayed in a rainbow of brightly colored T-shirts identifying each grade group. Faculty, staff, and parents coordinate the event, run the course with the children, and cheer them on.

The 5K is not a competition but a key part of Baker’s goal to instill a lifelong commitment to physical health and fitness within our community. Students run with, not against, each other as this event celebrates personal achievement in completing the 5K.

Support Our Runners

We encourage our community partners and local businesses to support our runners through sponsorships of the 5K!

Our school has a vast and growing network of loyal families who would enjoy learning about your company or organization through your sponsorship.

Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $10,000 and offer great opportunities for exposure to our families. Click here to download the complete sponsorship brochure.

Benefits include:

  • Dedicated Facebook posts with live links to your website
  • Recognition in our school newsletter, The Baker Bulletin, with live links to your website.  This is great for promoting SEO!
  • Your company name or logo on a banner displayed on Sheridan Road – more than 60,000 cars pass each day
  • Your logo or company name on all of our participant t-shirts – great promotion of your business on race day, and months to come!

Click Here to download our sponsorship kit and agreement form.

Questions?  Contact Rachel Yantis.

Sponsor Info:

We are incredibly grateful to so many sponsors who provided the funds needed to host this important run.  We hope you will join us as we thank the wonderful community partners who are helping to make the 2018 5K possible. By patronizing their establishments, you are helping us show our appreciation for their support!

Presenting Sponsor: Jelmar

JELMAR is a leading manufacturer of a broad range of household cleaning products, including CLR® and Tarn-X® brands of cleaners. Flagship CLR products include CLR Calcium, Lime and Rust Remover, CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner, CLR Mold & Mildew, CLR Stain Magnet and CLR Septic Treatment and Drain Care. With their unique formulas, the CLR brand gets the cleaning job done in virtually every area of the home. This year, JELMAR is celebrating 50 years of business!

For more information, visit http://www.jelmar.com

Breen & Pugh Law

“The 5K is the best event of the year. The only thing that would make it better would be if I were allowed to ride on an electric scooter.  Jeanine and Brady run along with all the great kids and supporters while I stay behind and make sure that the bottles of water at the end of the race are kept nice and cold."

– Tom and Jeanine Breen and Brady 3A

For more information visit breenpughlaw.com

$500 - $999:

Jeffrey Pozen Advisory, Inc

Rappaport Reiches Capital Management

Dabeaz LLC

Garvey's Office Products

First Midwest Bank

The Lakota Group

$350 - $499:


Fisheye Graphics

Pediatric Associates of the North Shore


Bailey Edward Design

The Bottle Shop of Wilmette