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Third Annual Ben's Memorial Mile

  • Downers Grove North High School 4436 Main Street Downers Grove, IL, 60515 United States (map)

Join us Saturday, June 16h at the Third Annual #BensMemorialMile!

Ben’s Memorial Mile serves to celebrate and foster our sense of community. Every year, we come together to renew old bonds, create new golden memories, and raise awareness of Schizophrenia. Proceeds will go to support Schizophrenia research and education in honor of Benjamin Lee Silver’s Story. 

Costs are $20 for adults and children, and $5 for children participating in the 100 meter dash.

To register for an event please go to

To volunteer or donate please go to All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and entry into the event of their choice. Ben's Memorial Mile can't happen without your help!

Ben’s events will occur from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. A time schedule of events will be released approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

Ben’s Elite Mile (<5:30 for males, <6:30 for females)
Ben’s Open Mile - There are multiple heats for people of all abilities
Ben’s Walking Mile
Ben’s Themed/Costume Mile
Kids’ Half Mile
Little Kids’ 100-yard dash

If you're looking for something besides running to participate in we also will have other fun events, such as a "corn hole" tournament, raffles, cheerleading for kids, self-care kits, concessions, dancing, and much more!

Earlier Event: June 9
The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby
Later Event: June 23
Archie's Block Party