Join Team IPEF

Team IPEF is the Foundation’s contingent of charity runners who walk or run the Endeavor Health Naperville Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K race every October. Not only is this IPEF’s largest annual fundraising event, but it’s also a celebration of the IPSD 204 community that involves students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members.

Each runner pledges to raise at least $204 ($25 for students who register with a parent) – half supports IPEF programs and half is donated to the runner’s school of choice. Since 2014, Team IPEF’s 2,872 charity runners have raised over $1.2 million to support district programs and schools.

Join Team IPEF 2024

Interested in becoming a Team Sponsor? We would love to partner with you! Click below for more information.

Team IPEF Sponsorships

Not everyone can run (or walk) on the scheduled Race Day, but you still may want to contribute to Team IPEF. Here’s Your chance. Simply click on the button below and you will be taken to a secure, encrypted form that lets you donate to Team IPEF, including which school you want half of your donation to go to:

Donate to Team IPEF

REGISTRATION FOR TEAM IPEF OPEN MARCH 1 – AUGUST 30.

We are excited to have you Join Team IPEF, an opportunity that offers:
  • A discount on the Endeavor Health Naperville Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K registration
  • The official Team IPEF “Yellow” race shirt in your selected size
  • Use of the Team IPEF tent in Charity Village on Race Day
  • Training support in preparation of race day

Note that by registering, you are agreeing to raise a minimum of $204 for the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation and District 204 ($25 for students who register with a parent). Half of all funds that you raise will go directly back to the District 204 school of your choice. The other half helps IPEF support District 204 programs and events such as Teacher Grants, the Fine Arts Festival, Robotics Clubs, and Free Cardiac Screenings for High School Students.

Thank you for making a difference for District 204!

Join Team IPEF 2024

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IMPORTANT DATES

March 1 Team IPEF 2024 Registration Opens!
May 31 Team IPEF Sponsorship Deadline
August 31 Last day Healthy Driven will allow you to register as a charity runner
October 1 Minimum fundraising deadline ($204 minimum fundraising commitment; $25 for students)
October 14 Final day for Where’s Yellow? contests
October 18-19 Healthy Driven bib and race packet pickup
October 20 RACE DAY!!!

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HOW IPEF SUPPORTS YOU

Our TEAM IPEF charity runners make significant commitments of time, effort, and funds. They deserve our support and IPEF does its best to deliver. We provide every TEAM IPEF runner (and walker) with :

  • The famous Team IPEF neon yellow Race Day T-shirt
  • Your personal Qgiv fundraising page for supporters to make online donations and for you to track your fundraising total
  • Easy, fun ideas for fundraising events to help reach the pledge amount
  • The Team IPEF Facebook group to keep up with news/announcements
  • The Team IPEF Info Page which answers questions you may have
  • The Team IPEF tent in charity village for pre/post race snacks, fun, and storage of personal gear
  • The famous ‘Spirit Squads’ to cheer on Team IPEF members

TEAM IPEF BY THE NUMBERS

Team IPEF Runners Chart

MEET TEAM IPEF – OUR ‘CHARITY HEROES’

Thank you to these 2024 TEAM IPEF runners who joined us for Year 11!

Brookdale Elementary (50) Terri Adame (parent), Henry Blecha (student), John Blecha (student), Nora Blecha (student), Stephanie Blecha (parent), Laura Burgess (parent), Ayden Casmer (student), Kelly Casmer (parent), Kristin Cibulka (staff), Betsy Cunningham (staff), Iris Enger (student), Ivy Enger (parent), Andrea Gruber (staff), Anne Haddad (staff), Lindsey Harrell (parent), Russell Harrell (student), Wade Harrell (parent), Wren Harrell (student), Hannah Heinz (student), Henry Heinz (student), Jacob Isaacson (staff family), Julie Jackson (staff), Brice Kittl (parent), Carolyn Lenc (staff), Isla-Kathryn Liversidge (student), Kate Liversidge (parent), Thomas Liversidge (parent), Mackenzie Maki (student), Michael Maki (parent), Payton Maki (student), Sofia Maki (parent), Liz Oliver (staff), Katie Palermo (staff), Amber Patel (parent), Rachael Paul-Heinz (parent), Diana Perotti (staff), Khadisia Persaud (staff), Allen Sapoznik (staff), Christopher Schmid (staff family), Keeley Schmid (staff), Kristin Scrima (staff), Anthony Scrima (staff family), Leah Steinhauser-Walsh (staff), Bri Turska (staff), Dan Urban (parent), Jack Urban (student), Jennifer Urban (parent), Kate Urban (student), Greg Walsh (staff family)

Brooks Elementary (2) Katy Opelt (staff), Penny Ose (staff)

Builta Elementary (3) Aleena Arain (student), Osman Arain (parent), Lisa Pagano (parent)

Clow Elementary (20) Katie Bennett (staff), Cassie Chaput (parent), Kenzie Chaput (student), Ben Curtiss (student), Brett Curtiss (parent), Sarah Devenish (parent), Nicole Fader (staff), Charles Hannon (parent), Samantha Hannon (staff), Asha Justice (parent), Chris Justice (parent), Serena Lee (parent), Elaine Ludens (staff), Molly Mackey (staff), Mary Nowak (other), Jared Righter (parent), Makayla Thompson (staff), Suzanne Waller (staff), Clinton Williams (parent), Sebastian Williams (student)

Cowlishaw Elementary (1) Karyn Miller (staff)

Crone Middle School (3) Jonathan Lapetino (student), Shawn Lapetino (parent), Memphis Pagano (student)

Fischer Middle School (1) Jennifer Hains (parent)

Fry Elementary (4) Tiffany Horeni (staff), Zachary Horeni (student), Shirin Naderipour (parent), Beth Rosa (staff)

Gail Mckinzie HS (2) Kyle Reid (community, Tami Reid (community)

Georgetown Elementary (6) Mary Fazzi (staff), Kristen Fletcher (staff), Liz Lanning (staff), Heather LaCour (parent), Amy Melin (staff), Hannah Stevenson (staff)

Gombert Elementary (8) Amanda Barger (staff), Laura Barreto (staff), Sarah Gilberd (staff), Maria Giridharan (staff), Courtney Srum (staff), Amy Valley (parent), Aubriana Valley (student), Natashia Waramit (staff)

Graham Elementary (44) David Aronson (parent), Elissabeth Bailey (staff), Sharon Cody (staff), Jennifer Cortese (parent), Michael Cortese (parent), Owen Cortese (student), Ryan Cortese (student), Jennifer Crawford (staff), Polly Crawford (staff family), Teddy Crawford (staff family), Autumn Evans (staff), Kelly Folisi (parent), Ken Folisi (parent), Connor Folisi (other), Kaelyn Folisi (student), Kevin Ford (parent), Neil Ford (student), Sarah Ford (parent), Shannon Ford (student), Lalith Gaspe-Mudi (parent), Anya Gaspe-Mudiyanselage (student), Jonathan Guerrero (parent), Amy Gunderson (parent), Cameron Gunderson (parent), Cole Gunderson (student), Reed Gunderson (student), Rashmi Jha (staff), Jennifer Kammer (staff), Harshini Manishankar (student), Kavitha Manishankar (staff), Stephanie Melone (staff), Andrew Melone (staff), Mike Quill (parent), Ashley Quill (parent), Gracie Quill (student), Brenna Rock (staff), Megan Rogers (staff), Jennifer VanHeest (staff), Amy Vasquez (staff), Kate Wallace (staff), Brady Weston (student), Danielle Weston (parent), Emerson Weston (student), Adrienne Wodka (staff)

Granger Middle School (8) Madhu Bevini (parent), Jason Dyhouse (staff), Monika Marko-Holguin (parent), Orin Holguin (student), Nibu Nicklavose (parent), Robin Schmidt (parent), Mary Wiora (staff)

Gregory Middle School (8) Joe Cassano (staff), Amy Delves (staff), Glenda Gustafson (staff), Michelle Leibfried (staff), Ramon Rosa (student), Ixta Rosa (parent), Axel Williams (student), Christopher Williams (student)

Hill Middle School (9) Glen Castro (parent), Shawn Courtney (parent), Leah Courtney-Castro (student), Maya Courtney-Castro (student), Megan Happ (parent), Shira Isenberg (parent), Olivia Leibfried (student), Julie Ridgeway (staff), Karen Supel (staff)

Kendall Elementary (10) Kristy Brown (staff), Pete Gleason (parent), Rhonda Jenkins (staff), Jerger (staff), Ellie Palermo (student), Nicole Sharpe (staff), Lindsey Spokas (parent), Lucy Spokas (student), Sam Spokas (student), Tim Spokas (parent)

Longwood Elementary (4) Linda Boddy (community), Dara Pumphrey-Ruiz (parent), Elaina Ruiz (student), Evangelina Ruiz (student)

McCarty Elementary (3) Jase Robleza (student), Joelna Robleza (parent), Reynolds Zoeteman (staff)

Metea Valley High School (5) Brea Hayes (community), Miyako Ono (parent), Nicholas Ranson (student), Trudie Ranson (parent)Shrirang Telang (parent)

Neuqua Valley High School (12) Brent Anderson (staff family), Joann Buerstetta (parent), Kerry Cahill (staff), Venu Cherukuri (parent), (Lance Fuhrer (staff), Kathryn Kreutzer (Staff), Jonathan Lauff (staff), Julie Many, (staff), Poi Murali (parent), Gina Reese-Wesseln (staff), Dave Scriven-Young (parent), Melissa Wilson (staff)

Owen Elementary (2) Frannie Conrad (staff), Piyush Swain (parent)

Patterson Elementary (2) Brendan Raftery (student), Katie Raftery (parent)

Peterson Elementary (3) Nathaniel Cutitaru (student), Blessy Dowling (parent), Jackson Dowling (student)

Prairie Children Preschool (10) Katherine Baughman (staff), Kristine Black (staff), Kara Dendrinos (staff), Mindy Donovan (staff), Jennifer Lessen (staff), Kayla Lindow (staff), Bernice Munoz (staff), David Munoz (staff family), Sally Osborne (staff), Cyndi Rice (staff)

Scullen Middle School (12) April Altott (staff), Arthur Cutitaru (student), Tatiana Dmitriev (parent), Laura Georgias (staff), Aarav Jain (student), Supna Jain (parent), Vihaan Jain (student), Scott Loughrige (staff), Aaron Mueller (staff), Beth Parker (staff), Monica Ploger (staff), Chris Scheid (staff)

Spring Brook Elementary (7) Alan Burchardt (Parent), Olivia Burchardt (student), Kim Dolan (staff), Kerry Klaeren (staff), Shobha Kumarapuram (staff)

Steck Elementary (3) Nancy Fister (staff), Kristen Flanders (staff), Monika Kelly (staff)

STEPS (4) Sheri Baumgartner (staff), Laurie Donahue (other), Maggie Durkin (staff), Bailey Zydek (staff)

Still Middle School (3) Stephanie Burdiak (staff), Tina Ortinau (staff), Ted Zimmerman (staff family)

Watts Elementary (2) Sarah Charles (parent), Libby Leibfried (student)

Waubonsie Valley High School (16) Carl Armstrong (staff), Catey Genc (parent), Joshua Genc (alumni), Peighton Genc (student), Tim Genc (parent), Becky Goff (staff), Jacqueline Hill Gomez (staff), Elizabeth Savage (staff), Stephen Spinelli (staff), Jason Stipp (staff), Kelly Talaga (parent), Ryan VanKampen (staff), Michelle Wicyk (staff), Eric Wilen (parent), Anthony Yench (community), Zachary Yench (alumni)

Welch Elementary (3) Carrie Blaine (parent), Vijay Ramanathan (other), Lety Soto Quitian (parent)

White Eagle Elementary (5) Amy Ayyad (staff), Paul King (parent), Ruby King (student), Courtney Morrison (staff), Panya Yarber-King (parent)

Young Elementary (1) Karina Lebensorger (staff)

District 204 (7) Moumita Dey (staff), Jeannie Dina (staff), Allison Fosdick (staff), Nicole Howard (staff), Mark Rising (other), Laura Rosenblum (staff), Adrian Talley (staff), Susan Taylor-Demming (other)

Thank you to these TEAM IPEF alumni runners who raised more than $1000 in a single season!

Michael Ackerman STEPS (2021)

Karen Altekruse Hill Middle School (2017)

Jason Altenbern Gombert Elementary (2015)

Brent Anderson Spring Brook Elementary (2018, 2023)

Lauren Baleski Spring Brook Elementary (2019)

Beth Beedles Patterson Elementary (2015, 2016)

Derrick Biehl Patterson Elementary (2018)

Renay Biehl Fry Elementary (2015)

Kristine Black Prairie Children Preschool (2014, 2015)

Mary Blessing Brookdale Elementary (2015)

Sarah Charles May Watts Elementary (2023)

Venu Cherukuri Peterson Elementary (2015)

Michael Chung Waubonsie Valley High School; IPSD 204 (2016, 2018)

Sharon Cody Graham Elementary (2015)

Martha Conway Patterson Elementary (2015)

Cindy Cozzi Builta Elementary (2019)

Julee DeGeus Brooks Elementary (2022)

Katie DeWyze Gregory Middle School (2018)

Kim Dolan Spring Brook Elementary (2015, 2016, 2023)

Megan Dougherty Waubonsie Valley High School (2015)

Maggie Durkin STEPS (2022,2023)

Amanda Eischen White Eagle Elementary (2021)

Jennifer Hains Fischer Middle School (2020)

Heidi Hairston Welch Elementary (2018)

Carey Beth Harry Still Middle School (2015)

Amy Hoffmann Gregory Middle School (2016)

Kim Horn Gregory Middle School (2016)

Nancy Fister Steck Elementary (2014)

Karen Fleming Graham Elementary (2020)

Stacey Johnson Builta Elementary, Gregory Middle School, Neuqua Valley High School (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Asha Justice Clow Elementary (2023)

Josh Kaminsky Metea Valley High School (2017)

Justin Karubas District 204 (2021)

Krista Kelch Gombert Elementary (2015)

Jackie Kohorn Spring Brook Elementary (2014, 2017)

Mohan Kumar Metea Valley High School (2017)

Steven Lome Peterson Elementary ( 2016, 2017)

Laura MacLeod Young Elementary (2017)

Vivian Makropoulos Gregory Middle School (2014)

Dawn Malartsik Young Elementary (2015)

Jon Malartsik Young Elementary (2015)

Roberto Maldonado Young Elementary (2018)

Bob McBride Neuqua Valley High School (2015, 2016, 2018)

Shelly Menendez Kendall Elementary (2017, 2018)

Lily Mertes Georgetown Elementary (2014)

Todd Mertz Neuqua Valley High School (2015)

Heidi Miller Patterson Elementary (2017)

Ryan Morris Patterson Elementary (2015)

Katie Opelt Brooks Elementary (2018, 2019, 2022, 2023)

Tina Ortinau Still Middle School (2018)

Penny Ose Brooks Elementary (2022, 2023)

Harish Pai Neuqua Valley High School (2018)

Bill Perry STEPS, Wheatland (2018, 2019, 2020)

Janet Petruzzi Builta Elementary (2015)

Cathy Piehl Indian Plains (2016)

Stephenie Pittroff Welch Elementary (2018, 2019)

Elizabeth Pohlman Steck Elementary (2017)

Karen Popovich Metea Valley High School (2017)

Mike Raczak Watts Elementary (2015)

Susan Rasmus Metea Valley High School (2016)

Mike Rossi Neuqua Valley High School (2014)

Amy Scott Still Middle School (2015)

Nicole Sharpe Kendall Elementary (2022)

Patty Smith STEPS (2014)

Stephen Spinelli Waubonsie Valley High School (2021)

Jason Stipp Waubonsie Valley High School (2014, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023)

Terry Sullivan Georgetown Elementary, Waubonsie Valley High School (2014, 2015, 2017)

Julie Tamburrino White Eagle Elementary (2018, 2019)

Mark Thompson Metea Valley High School (2015)

Adreianne Toomey Neuqua Valley High School (2019)

Rich Vine Longwood Elementary; Granger Middle School (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Carrie Wujek Gregory Middle School (2018, 2020, 2021)

Anthony Yench Waubonsie Valley High School (2019, 2020)