Don’t Run Alone 5k

Wednesday, June 22nd 2022

At Main Park, Frankfort, IL | 7 PM CST


Put A Little Good Into This World

Starting this year, you can join us from anywhere in the world. Simply register for the event and create your fundraising page, share it with friends and family to earn Zac Plantz Foundation (ZPF) gear, and run or walk your own 3.1-mile route on June 22nd. Don’t forget to post a picture after your run with your time (if desired) and the #DontRunAlone5K.

If you’re local to Frankfort, please join us at 7:00 PM in Main Park.


View the progress of our current runners and compare how much they have raised so far!

Our Progress

Fundraising Levels

Every dollar you raise helps support the work of the foundation. To thank our incredible fundraisers/ participants, there’s a special gift assocaited with different fundraising milestones.


Bronze ($250)

Participants who raise at least $250 will receive a custom ZPF YETI Rambler Mug.

Silver ($500)

Participants who raise at least $500 will receive a custom ZPF YETI Rambler Tumbler.

Gold ($1,000+)

Participants who raise at least $1,000 will receive a custom ZPF YETI Rambler Bottle.

*Gifts will be based on the amount each participant raised by 5:00 PM on June 22, 2022. One gift per eligible participant will be mailed to the shipping address provided at registration. Please allow 3-4 weeks for shipping.


You don’t have to run alone, even if you’re not in Frankfort. See below for a contact in your area – feel free to reach out if you’d like to join them on June 22nd!

Don’t see your city? If you’re interested in organizing a group in your area, please reach out and we’ll add your name and contact info to the list. (

2021 Fundraising

2021 was our first year working towards raising funds and awareness for our three pillars: faith-based education, health & wellness, and leadership. We raised a total of $51,867 led by our top funders:

  • Abrielle Plantz ($15,965)
  • Matt Nelson ($11,295)
  • Logan Plantz ($4,765)

How it All Began

On November 26, 2020, a foundation rose from the ashes of the tragic passing of Zachary Jacob Plantz. In his short time on Earth, Zac made an indelible mark as a son, brother, mentor, friend, and, above all, a shepherd. He was a natural leader, not because he took up the mantle from the front, but because he gathered people who risked being left behind and carried them with him. Many people were cared for and inspired by Zac, and we continue to draw on his strength and love to fulfill our own potential. The Zac Plantz Foundation is devoted to solidifying his memory through Zac’s greatest life passions: faith-based education, leadership & service, and health & wellness. Zac shepherded a huge, diverse flock, and by taking up his mantle, we will continue to honor his memory through our care for others.