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2017 Annual Fitness Race Guide

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Race season is in full swing, and whether you consider yourself new to the running scene or a seasoned vet, it’s time to make yourself race ready. We’ve prepared this list of races for those of you who want to take on a new challenge, support a good cause or Run/Walk/Roll for the health of it! Select an event within your range of conditioning and consult a physician before beginning any exercise program. Sign up NOW and make sure you tell them you heard about it in Suburban Family Magazine. Check back in every bi-monthly print edition and online at www.subfam.com for updates.

Listed below are Fitness Race from April thru December 2017:

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15 April

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Arny Johnson Run – Sat. 4/1 at 8:30 a.m. 10mi. and 5K Runs. Benefits Annie’s Locker. Machesney Park. admin@rockfordroadrunners.org.
  • April Fools 5K Run – Sat. 4/1 at 9 a.m. 5K & Kids’ Dash. USATF certified. Benefits Phil’s Friends. Bloomingdale. drerin@ducatchiropractic.com.
  • Fast Cat 5K & 10K – Sat. 4/1 at 8:30 a.m. 5K, 10K & Kids’ Fun Run. USATF certified. Plainfield. 630-608-9531.
  • Foodie 5K – Sat. 4/1 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Northern Illinois Food Bank. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 847-336-3663.
  • No Foolin’ 5K – Sat. 4/1 at 8:34 a.m. 5K Run & Little Fools 1mi. USATF & CARA Certified. Lockport. 815-588-0908.
  • Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K – Sun. 4/2 at 8:30 a.m. USATF certified. Grant Park, Chicago. 312-904-9814.
  • Heathly Kids Running Series – Sun. 4/2, 9, 23 & 30 at 3 p.m. 1mi., 1/2mi., & 1/4mi. Runs & 50-yard Dash. Geneva. 331-248-0221.
  • Chi Town Half Marathon & 10K – Sat. 4/8 at 7 a.m. USATF certified. Benefits Special Olympics Chicago. 224-757-5425.
  • Chicago Lakefront 50K Memorial Race – Sat. 4/8 at 7:30 a.m. USATF certified. Chicago. 847-648-8843.
  • Spring Training Run – Sat. 4/8 at 9 & 10a.m. 5K Run/Walk & 1 mile kids run. LaGrange Highlands. 773-457-5356
  • Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness – Sat. 4/8 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Family Fitness Walk. Benefits Rock River Valley Blood Center. Rockford. 815-965-8751.
  • Russell Hustle 5K Trail Run – Sat. 4/8 at 10 a.m. 5K Trail Run & 2K Fun Run. Benefits St. Mary School. Genoa. 815-751-2831.
  • Shake It Off 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 4/8 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash. Benefits Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research. Bolingbrook. cherryl@shakeitoff5k.com.
  • World Vision’s 6K For Water – Sat. 4/8 at 9 a.m. 6K Run/Walk. Benefits World Vision water projects. Warrenville. kscott@harvestnaperville.org.
  • Active Heroes’ 5K – Sun. 4/9 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Active Heroes. St. Charles. 502-277-9280.
  • Bunny Rock Chicago 5K & Egg Hunt – Sat. 4/15 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, 1mi. Youth Dash. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 847-829-4536.
  • Bunny Wabbit Run & Easter Egg Hunt – Sat. 4/15 at 8 a.m. 15K, 10K &5K Runs & 1K & 200m. Kid’s Dash. Libertyville. sparky_1212@yahoo.com.
  • Chicago Quarter Marathon – Sat. 4/15 at 9:15 a.m. 6.55mi Run. CARA Certified. Benefits Prevent Child Abuse America. Soldier Field, Chicago. 773-868-3010.
  • Chocolate Chase Rabbit Race – Sat. 4/15 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. USATF certified. Palos Heights. 708-361-1807.
  • Egg Shell Shuffle – Sat. 4/15 at 8:30 a.m. Half marathon, 5K Run/Walk & Egg Hunt. Benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Elk Grove Village. eggshellshuffle@gmail.com.
  • Hop to It 5K/10K – Sat. 4/15 at 9:30 a.m. 10K & 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Hersey Deaf Alumni Association & SWCCCASE. Lemont. HerseyDeafAlumni@gmail.com.
  • Saw Wee Kee Spring Trail Run – Sat. 4/15 at 4 p.m. 4mi. trail run. Oswego. 630.554.4425.
  • Run for Illinois C.O.P.S. – Fri. 4/21 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Illinois Concerns of Police Survivors. Oak Brook 630-368-8700.
  • Earth Day 50K – Sat. 4/22 at 8 a.m. 50K, 15mi. & 5mi. Runs. Crystal Lake. dirtrunner100@yahoo.com.
  • Fun Run in Color – Sat. 4/22 at 9 a.m. 5K Novelty Run. Wheaton. 630-690-4880.
  • Just Move it Challenge – Sat. 4/22 at 8 a.m. 5K & 1mi Run/Walk. Benefits ABC/25 Foundation. Arlington Heights. jmichallenge@gmail.com.
  • The Race Against Extinction Earth Day 5K – Sat. 4/22 at 11 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and Kids Runs. Chicago. raceagainstextinction@gmail.com.
  • Sly Fox Half Madness & 10K –Sat. 4/22 at 7:20 a.m. Half marathon & 10K. USATF & CARA Certified. St. Charles.
  • Spring Chance BQ.2 Marathon – Sat. 4/22 at 6:30 a.m. Marathon. Geneva. info@fv26.com.
  • SVF Friars 5K Run/Walk –Sat. 4/22 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, 1mi. Fun Run & Senior Shuffle. River Forest. 773-495-8157.
  • TCS Run, White and Blue 5K –Sat. 4/22 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. USATF & CARA Certified. Shorewood. 815-351-0218.
  • Techno Trot 5K – Sat. 4/22 at 8:45 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and 1/2mi Kids’ Race. Benefits Westfield School technology. Winthrop Harbor. 847-872-5438.
  • Walk & Roll Chicago – Sat. 4/22 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Walk, 10K Skate or 15K bike along the Lakefront. Benefits American Cancer Society. Soldier Field, Chicago. 312-960-2321.
  • Breakthrough For Brain Tumors – Sun. 4/23 at 9 a.m. 5KRun/Walk. Benefits American Brain Tumor Association. Soldier Field, Chicago. 800-886-1281.
  • Breathe Deep North Shore – Sun. 4/23 at 9 a.m. 2mi. Walk & 5K Fun Run. Benefits LUNGevity Foundation. Deerfield. 312-407-6100.
  • The Champion of Trees 10K Run – Sun. 4/23 at 8 a.m. USATF certified. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. 630-968-0074.
  • Walk the Walk for Autism – Sun. 4/23 at 8:30 a.m. Rain or Shine at The Community House, 415 West Eighth Street, Hinsdale, www.thecommunityhouse.org/charliesgift or 630-323-7500.
  • Chicago Crosstown 5K – Sun. 4/23 at 9:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Diversey Harbor, Chicago. info@rebelswithacauseevents.com.
  • Fox Valley PR.1 Half Marathon – Sun. 4/23 at 6:30 a.m. Half Marathon. Geneva. info@fv26.com.
  • The Good Life Race – Sun. 4/23 at 8:45 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ mile & Junior Dash. USATF certified. Benefits the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. Oak Park. 312-772-5438.
  • McHenry County Human Race – Sun. 4/23 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Fitness Walk. CARA Certified. Benefits local charities. Crystal Lake. 815-344-4483.
  • Naperville Women’s Half Marathon & 5K – Sun. 4/23 at 7 a.m. North Central College, Naperville. 504-454-6561.
  • Race to Zero 5K Run/Walk – Sun. 4/23 at 8 a.m. Benefits Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center. Libertyville. 847-244-1187.
  • Ravenswood Run – Sun. 4/23 at 8 a.m. 5K Run & Kids’ Race. USATF Certified. Benefits Ravenswood Community Services Food Pantry. Chicago. 847-243-8500.
  • Superhero Glow Run – Fri. 4/28 at 7:30 p.m. 5K Novelty Run/Walk. Six Flags, Gurnee. 847-249-1776..
  • Be the Match Walk & Run – Sat. 4/29. 5K Fun Run. Grant Park, Chicago. BeTheMatchWalkRun@nmdp.org.

Barnyard Dash 5K
Sat., 4/29 at 8:30 a.m.
CARA Certified 5K & Pig Pen 1-miler
Blackberry Farm, Aurora
630-892-1550
www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
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  • Loop the Lakes 5K – Sat. 4/29 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Vernon Hills Park District Scholarship Program. Vernon Hills. 847-996-6800.
  • Batavia Mothers’ Club Fox Trot 5/10K – Sat. 4/29 at 8 a.m. 5K & 10K Runs & Kids’ Fun Runs. Benefits local charities. Batavia. foxtrot@bataviamothersclub.org.
  • Race to Wrigley – Sat. 4/29 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Lurie Children’s Hospital. Chicago. 773-404-2827.
  • Rockdale Ramblin’ 10K – Sat. 4/29 at 8 a.m. 10K Run. USATF & CARA certified. Joliet. 815-741-7275.
  • Run With the Lions – Sat. 4/29 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Kids’ Run. Benefits Longwood Elementary. Warrenville. Runwiththelions.com.
  • Shelter, Inc. 5K 4 Kidz – Sat. 4/29 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Shelter Inc. Elk Grove Village. 847-590-6188 x21.
  • Young Life Access Race – Sat. 4/29 at 9 a.m. 5 & 10K Run/Walk Novelty Run. Benefits Young Life Capernaum. Wheaton. Matt@ylchicago.com.
  • Kendall County Juvenile Justice Council SKY 5K – Sat. 4/29 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. Benefits Kendall County Juvenile Justice Council. Yorkville. 630-553-4157.
  • Divas Half Marathon & 5K – Sun. 4/30 at 8 a.m. Novelty Half Marathon & 5K Run. USATF Certified. Lake Zurich. info@runlikeadiva.com.
  • North Shore Walk for Autism Speaks – Sun. 4/30 at 9 a.m. Benefits Autism Speaks. New Trier HS, Northfield. 224-567-8573.
  • PurpleStride – Sat. 4/29 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Soldier Field, Chicago. 877-272-6226.
  • Run Thru the Hills – Sun. 4/30 at 8 a.m. 5K & 10K Run/Walk & 5K. Lake in the Hills. 847-960-7463.
  • Stepping Up for Wellness Run/Walk – Sun. 4/30 at 7:30 a.m. 5K & 1mi. Family Walk. Benefits Cancer Wellness Center. Libertyville. 847-509-9595.
  • Whistle While You Walk/Run 5K – Sun. 4/30 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Villa Park. emilioperezfoundation@gmail.com.
  • March for Babies – DeKalb & St. Charles on 4/22; Arlington Heights on 4/23; S. Suburban & Lakefront Chicago on 4/30; Lisle, Plainfield & Rockford on 5/7. Benefits March of Dimes. 312-435-4007

May

  • Great Strides – 3 mile Walk. Various dates, times, and locations. Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To find a Walk near you go to fightcf.cff.org or call 312-236-4491.
  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Cinco de Miler – Sat. 5/6 at 9 a.m. 5 mi Run. USATF Certified. Benefits 100 Club of Chicago. Solider Field, Chicago. 847-243-8500.
  • DuPage Human Race – Sat. 5/6 at 9 a.m. 5K Run & 2mi. Walk. Benefits over 50 local charities. Downers Grove. 847-829-4536.
  • EmpoweRun – Sat. 5/6 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. Benefits A Safe Place. Libertyville. 847-731-7165 xt.109.
  • Hanover Township Sprint to Spring 5K – Sat. 5/6 at 8 a.m. Elgin. health@hanover-township.org.
  • Home O. Harvey 5K – Sat. 5/6 at 8 a.m. 5K Run and Kids Fun Obstacle Course Run. Benefits Homer O. Harvey Scholarship Fund. Northbrook. dawndillon@me.com.

14th Annual Run for the Kids:
Superhero Hustle
5K Run/2 Mile Walk
Sat. 5/6 at 9 a.m.
Benefits Easter Seals DuPage &  Fox Valley
830 S. Addison Ave, Villa Park
630-282-2031
www.eastersealsdfvr.org/runforthekids
LEARN MORE

  • Run to Remember – Sat. 5/6. 5K Run/Walk & Junior Jog. USATF certified. Benefits Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. Chicago. 312-499-8899.
  • Willow Creek 5K – Sat. 5/6. 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. Benefits Celebration of Hope. South Barrington. willowcreek.org.
  • World Vision’s 6K For Water – Sat. 5/6 at 8 a.m. 6K Run/Walk. Benefits World Vision water projects. Batavia. tanya.mcvey@hotmail.com.
  • Deer Dash & Tinman Triathlon – Sun. 5/7 at 7:30 a.m. 10K, 5K and 1mi. Runs. Or 300m Swim/6mi Bike/3mi Run Triathlon. Deerfield. 847-945-0650.
  • Ferocious 5K – Sun. 5/7 at 8 a.m. 5K Run. USATF Certified. Elgin. ctcougarspto@gmail.com.
  • Great Western Half Marathon – Sun. 5/7 at 8 a.m. USATF certified. Benefits Special Olympics. Sycamore. greatwestern@foxrivertrailrunners.org.
  • Healthy Kids Running Series – Sun. 5/7 at 3 p.m. 1mi., 1/2mi., & 1/4mi. Runs & 50-yard Dash. Geneva. 331-248-0221.
  • Run For Your Life Safety 5K – Sun. 5/7 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk & 1K Kids Dash. USATF Certified. Tinley Park. 708-444-5000.
  • Southwest Half Marathon & 10K – Sun. 5/7 at 7:30 a.m. Half Marathon, 10K Run/Walk, &½ mi Walk, Run or Roll for special needs participants. CARA certified. Palos Heights. 708-448-9200.
  • Walk MS 2017 – Sun. 5/7 at 9 a.m. 1 mi & 3mi Walks. Lake in the Hills, Lockport, Naperville, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Rockford, Schaumburg, St. Charles. 800-344-4867.

Walk for Wellness House
Sun., 5/7
Registration open at 7 a.m.
Race begins at 8:30 a.m.
5K Run, 3K Walk
Wellness House, Hinsdale
630-654-5191
www.walk.wellnesshouse.org
LEARN MORE

  • Willowbrook Spring Fling – Sun. 5/7 at 7:30 a.m. 5K Run, 1mi Kids Run. CARA Certified. Willowbrook. 630-323-8215.
  • Autism Speaks Walk – Sat. 5/13 at 10:15 a.m. 3 mi Walk. Soldier Field, Chicago. 224-567-8573.
  • Bridge Walk – Sat. 5/13 at 8 a.m. 5K Walk. Benefits Living Well Cancer Resource Center. Geneva 630-262-1111.

Apple Blossom Run
Sat., 5/13 at 8 a.m.
5K Run, 5K Stroller Roll, 10K Run
Bartlett Park District
630-540-4800
www.Bartlettparks.org
LEARN MORE

  • Fellowship Housing 5K Team Run – Sat. 5/13. 5K Team Run/Walk. Elk Grove Village. 847-882-2511.
  • 5K Ecorun – Sat. 5/13 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits McHenry County Conservation District. Crystal Lake. Race@krazylegevents.com.
  • Foodie 5K – Sat. 5/13 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Northern Illinois Food Bank. Libertyville. 847-336-3663.

Groovin’ in the Grove 5K
Sat., 5/13 at 9 a.m.
5K Run & Kids 1K, 1/2K, 100 Yd Dash
Warrior Fitness Challenge
USATF & CARA certified
Benefits Sharing Connections
Midwestern University, Downers Grove
www.28thgroovininthegrove5k
eventbrite.com
LEARN MORE

  • Hip Hop Run – Sat. 5/13. 10K & 5K Runs. Chicago. contact@hiphoprun.com.
  • Hope for Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education – Sat. 5/13. Geneva. events@foodforthepoor.com.
  • Lupus Walk – Sun. 5/13. 1 mi & 3mi routes. Vernon Hills. 312-542-0002.

The Pink 5K Run/Walk
Sat., 5/13 at 8 a.m.
USATF & CARA certified
Team and individual registration accepted.
Benefits Hinsdale Hosp. Foundation
Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Rd. Oak Brook
630-990-4233
www.obparks.org/pink5k
LEARN MORE

  • Push for the Path PeppeRUNi 5K – Sat. 5/13 at 8 a.m. Yorkville. 630-553-4357.
  • Quarryman Challenge – Sat. 5/13. 10 mi & 5K. CARA certified. Lemont. 708-705-6791.
  • Squeez’d Girls on the Run – Sat. 5/13 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk & Li’l Spark Sprints. Joliet. 773-342-1250.
  • Cooley Run 5K – Sun. 5/14 at 8:05 a.m. 5K Run & Superhero Dash. CARA Certified. Huntley. info@ckmc.org.

Lilac Mutt Strut 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
Sat., 5/20 at 8:00 a.m.
USATF certified;
Run/walk with your dog!
Lombard
630- 620-7322
www.Lombardparks.com
LEARN MORE

  • Komen Chicagoland Mother’s Day Race for the Cure – Sun. 5/14 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Susan G. Komen Foundation. Chicago. 773-444-0061.
  • Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk – Sun. 5/14 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and Free Kids’ Fun Run. USATF certified. Barrington. 224-757-5425.
  • Sock Hop Hustle 5K – Sun. 5/14 at 8 a.m. Themed 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. Olympia Fields. 708-481-7313.
  • Youth Tower Triathlon – Sat. 5/20. 100m swim/4K bike/1K Run (Ages 7-10), 200m swim/8K bike/2K Run (Ages 11-14). USATF Certified. Niles. 847-410-5108.
  • Team CF Superheroes 5K – Sun. 5/21 at 9 a.m. 5K Walk. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 312-236-4491.
  • The Universal Sole Four Mile Classic – Thurs. 5/18 at 7 p.m. 4mi. Run. Benefits Chicago Run. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 773-868-0893.
  • Got2Run…For Education – Sat. 5/20 at 8 a.m. 8K Run & 2.62 mi Run/Walk. USATF certified. Arlington Heights. racedirector@got2run.org.
  • Lake County Walk to Cure Arthritis – Sat. 5/20. 3mi. & 1mi. Walks. Libertyville. 312-880-4733.
  • Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 5/20 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk & 1 mi  Kids’ Run. USATF & CARA certified. Benefits ALS. Northbrook. 847-400-8900.
  • Night Nation Run – Sat. 5/20 at 8 p.m. 5K Novelty Run. Benefits Stand Up To Cancer. Soldier Field, Chicago. info@nightnationrun.com.
  • Lupus Walk – Sat. 5/20 at 9 a.m. 1 mi & 3mi routes. Olympia Fields. 312-542-0002.
  • Squeez’d Girls on the Run – Sat. 5/20 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk & Li’l Spark Sprints. Grant Park, Chicago. 773-342-1250.
  • Aurora Veterans Advisory Council 5k Fun Run, Walk, Woof and Roll– Sun. 5/21 at 7:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, Fun Run. Benefits veterans in need in Aurora, IL. Aurora.2017 Chicago Promise Walk & 5K Run – Sun. 5/21 at 10:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Elk Grove Village. nikki.woodbury@preeclampsia.org.
  • Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K – Sun. 5/21 at 7 a.m. Half marathon, 10K and Junior Dash. USATF certified. Chicago. Chicago@Run131series.com
  • Chicagoland Spring Marathon & Half Marathon – Sun. 5/21 at 7:05 a.m. USATF certified. Schaumburg. 224-757-5425.
  • Darien Dash – Sun. 5/21 at 7:30 a.m. 10K & 5K, 1mi. Runs & Fun Run. USATF Certified. Darien. 630-968-0004.
  • Dash for the Dogs – Sun. 5/21 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk & 1 mi Family Fun Walk. Benefits Animal House Shelter. Barrington. animalhousefundraising@gmail.com.
  • Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon – Sun 5/21. 18.5 mi river race and 5.25 mi “minithon.” Libertyville. 847-604-2445.
  • Lake Zurich Color Vibe 5K – Sun 5/21 at 8 a.m. 5K Novelty Run. Lake Zurich. support@thecolorvibe.com.
  • OCF Walk/Run For Awareness – Sun 5/21 at 9:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits The Oral Cancer Foundation. Bensenville. alison.il.ocf@gmail.com.
  • Rockford Marathon – Sun. 5/21 at 6 a.m. Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K. USATF certified. Benefits Northern Illinois Food Bank. Rockford. 773-584-6688.
  • Run Fur Shelter – Sun. 5/21 at 7:45 a.m. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, 2mi. Walk & 100m Kids Sprint. South Elgin. 224-805-3722.
  • Sertoma Speech & Hearing Center 5K – Sun. 5/21. 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Run. Palos Hills. 708-599-9500.
  • J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge – Thur. 5/25 at 7 p.m. 5K Run. Grant Park, Chicago. 847-673-4100.
  • Soldier Field 10 Mile – Sat. 5/27 at 7 a.m. 10 mi Run. CARA certified. Benefits Salute, Inc. Chicago. 847- 243-8500.

Western Springs 40th Annual Tower Trot
Sat. 5/27 8:30 a.m. 10K, 5K, & Fun Run,
Plus Double Run (10K & 5K).
CARA & USATF certified
Benefits Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Grand Avenue Community Center
4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs.
708-246-9070
www.wsprings.com/towertrot
LEARN MORE

 

  • Rockford Color Vibe 5K – Sat. 5/27 at 9 a.m. 5K Novelty Run. Rockford. support@thecolorvibe.com.
  • Aurora Color Vibe – Sun. 5/28 at 7:30 a.m. 5K Novelty Run. Aurora. support@thecolorvibe.com.
  • MB Bike the Drive – Sun. 5/28 at 5:30 a.m. Up to 30 mi round trip ride of Lake Shore Drive. Benefits Active Transportation Alliance. Chicago. 312-967-1016.
  • MMTT Youth & Elite Triathlon – Sun. 5/28 at 7 a.m. Swim/Bike/Run. Junior (7-10), Senior (11-16) & Elite (any age) Divisions. Geneva. 630-779-0836.
  • Race to the Flag 5K Run/Walk – Sun. 5/28 at 8 a.m. CARA and USATF Certified. Ty Warner Park, Westmont. racetotheflag@gmail.com.
  • SALUTE, INC. 5K/10K Tactical Challenge – Sun. 5/28 at 8 a.m. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and/or Tactical Challenge. Arlington Hts. 847-359-8811.
  • Essence of Freedom Run – Mon. 5/29 at 7:45 a.m. 5K/10K Run. USATF certified. Benefits Support Our Soldiers Freedom, Inc. Deerfield.
  • The Ridge Run – Mon. 5/29 at 8 a.m. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, & Youth Mile. Ridge Park, Chicago. 773-233-3100.

June

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Cori’s KidsTriathlon – Sat. 6/3 at 8 a.m. Swim/Bike/Run event for kids ages 6 – 14. Oak Brook. 630-990-4233.
  • Chicago Gospel Run 5K – Sat. 6/3 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk & 1/2mi. Kids Run. USATF Certified. Oakwood Beach, Chicago. gospelrun.com.
  • Cosley Zoo Run For the Animals – Sat. 6/3 at 7:30 a.m. 5K/10K Run & Kids’ Run. CARA certified. Cosley Zoo, Wheaton. 630-690-4880.
  • Glow 5K Run for Reading – Sat. 6/3 at 8:15 p.m. Naperville. 630-420-3086.
  • Great Steps 4 NF – Sat. 6/3 at 8:30 a.m. 3 mi Walk. Benefits Neurofibromatosis Midwest. Naperville RiverWalk. 630-945-3562.
  • Kendall County Sweetness Run – Sat. 6/3 at 8 a.m. 8K & 5K Runs. Yorkville. 630-885-4980.

Run the Ridge 5K/1K Run/Walk
Sat., 6/3 at 8 a.m.
5K and 1K Run/Walk
Benefits ProActive Kids
150 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge
630-850-4050
www.runtheridge5k.com
LEARN MORE

 

  • STEM Step 5K – Sat. 6/3. 5K Run, Family Walk & Kids Dash. Humboldt Park, Chicago. 773-486-1055.
  • Summertime Stride 5K – Sat. 6/3 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Dash. USATF certified. Benefits Disabled Patriot Fund. Mokena. 708-390-2401.
  • AVON 39 – Sat. 6/3 thru Sun. 6/4. 2-day 39.3mi. Walk. Chicago. 888-540-WALK.
  • Walk to Cure Arthritis – Sat. 6/3 at 6 p.m. 3mi. & 1mi. Walks. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 312-880-4735.
  • Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Sat. 6/3 at 8 a.m. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, 1 mi Walk & Kids’ Dash. Benefits ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer. Joliet. 888-245-9455.

Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race
Sun., 6/4 at 7 a.m.
11 canoe divisions, 8 kayak divisions
and 1 open (non-competitive) division
Aurora
630-892-1550
www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
LEARN MORE

 

  • Dan Horyn’s Skokie Swift 5K – Sun. 6/4 at 8:15 a.m.. 5K Run/Walk Run and Kids’ Dash. Skokie. info@danielmhorynfoundation.org.
  • North Shore Classic Half Marathon – Sun. 6/4 at 7 a.m. Half marathon & 5K Run. Benefits Misericordia Heart of Mercy. Highland Park. 847-243-8500.
  • Pet Walk & Run – Sun. 6/4 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, Pet Walk, & Kids’ Dash. Benefits Hinsdale Humane Society. Hinsdale. 630-323-5630.
  • Run for the Roses – Sun. 6/4. 5K and youth race. Roselle. 630-980-2000.
  • Run With the Nuns – Sun. 6/4 at 8 a.m. 5K & Youth Dash. Lemont. carriepeters2@sbcglobal.net.
  • Running for Hope – Sun. 6/4 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Dash. Benefits Ronald McDonald House at Advocate Children’s Hospital. Oak Lawn. 630-623-5300.
  • Take Steps – Sun. 6/4 at 10 a.m. Benefits Crohn’s & Colitis research. Naperville. 847-312-1206.
  • United Run for the Zoo – Sun. 6/4 at 7:45 a.m. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Races. USATF certified. Benefits Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago. 855-969-5515.
  • Chasing the Sun 5K – Thurs. 6/8 at 7 p.m. 5K Run/Walk & Stroller Run. Benefits educational scholarships. New Lenox. 815-485-4241.
  • Sunset Shuffle 5K – Thurs. 6/8 at 6:30 p.m. 5K Run/Walk. CARA & USATF Certified. Benefits JDRF. Glenview. 866-88-WE-TRI.
  • La Grange Rocks – Fri. 6/9. 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Races. Benefits TheLeaderShop. La Grange. 708-579-5898.
  • Fight for Air Ride – June 9, 10 & 11. 2- or 3-Day Ride. Benefits American Lung Assoc. Crystal Lake, IL to Lake Geneva, WI.  312-940-8004.
  • Bike MS: Tour de Farms – Sat. 6/10 – Sun. 6/11 at 7 a.m. Multiple route options, up to 200-mile ride through scenic farmland.  NIU, DeKalb. 312-423-1140.
  • Not All Wounds Bleed 5K – Sat. 6/10 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. St. Charles. 708-738-1557.
  • Take Steps – Sat. 6/10 at 10 a.m. Benefits Crohn’s & Colitis research. Chicago. 646-398-3286.
  • Trot Against Trafficking 5K – Sat. 6/10 at 8:30 a.m. 5K and 1mi. Run/Walk, and Kids’ Fun Runs. USATF Certified. Park Ridge. trotagainsttrafficking@gmail.com.
  • Waffle 5K Shuffle – Sat. 6/10 at 8:30 a.m. 5K & Fun Run. Wood Dale. 630-595-9333.

Honor Ride Chicago
Sun. 6/11 at 8 a.m.
Three non-competitive routes
Beginning and ending in Skokie
Benefits our Healing Heroes
Evanston Subaru
818-888-7091 x 106
www.ride2recovery.com
LEARN MORE

 

  • Batavia Triathlon/Duathlon – Sun. 6/11. Swim/Bike/Run or Run/Bike/Run, Youth Splash & Dash, & Kids’ Dash. USATF certified. Batavia. 630-430-9006.
  • Dash for Detection – Sun. 6/11 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Soldier Field, Chicago. 773-989-1108.
  • Run BeCAUSE Charity Mile – Sun. 6/11 at 8 a.m. 1mi Run/Walk. Winnetka. therunbecause@gmail.com.
  • Tour de Cure – Sun. 6/11 –5 a.m. 10mi., 20mi.,  40mi., 65mi., & 100mi. bike rides. River Edge Park, Aurora. 312-346-1805.
  • ABC7 Gibbons 5K – Thurs. 6/15 at 6:25 p.m. 5K Run & 3K Walk. Benefits Leukemia Research Foundation. Grant Park, Chicago. 847-424-0600.
  • Ben’s Memorial Mile – Sat.  6/17 at 5 p.m. 1mi. Run/Walk & Kids Runs.  Downers Grove North High School. 630-297-7850.
  • The Chase 5K – Sat. 6/17 at 8 a.m. 5K Run-Walk. USATF Certified. Benefits DP Parks Scholarships. Des Plaines. 847-391-5700
  • LM5K Family Run/Walk – Sat. 6/17 at 9 a.m. 5K run/walk. Benefits Lauren Kiefer Memorial Foundation. Villa Park. jkiefer@dupage88.net.
  • Life-On-Life Race – Sat. 6/17 at 8 a.m. 5K, 1K & Mankind Mile. Benefits GRIP the School. Chicago. info@milesformankind.com.
  • One Last Race – Sat. 6/17 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and Kids Color Romp. Wheaton. onelastrace@hotmail.com.
  • PR Mile – Sat. 6/17 at 6:20 p.m. 1mi. Run. USATF Certified. Benefits Big Rig Books. Darien. 630-963-0144.
  • Tiki Run – Sat. 6/17 at 8 p.m. Themed 10K Run & 5K Fun Run. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 612-521-8085.
  • Daisy Dash – Sun. 6/18 at 8 a.m. 5K & Kids’ Fun Run. USATF Certified. Clarendon Hills. 773-617-8408.
  • Father’s Day 10K/5K – Sun. 6/18 at 8 a.m. 10K & 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. Cary. 815-382-2673.
  • Father’s Day 5K – Sun. 6/18 at 7 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Wheaton. tom@j3timing.com.
  • Lake in the Hills Triathlon – Sun. 6/18 at 6:30 a.m. 1/2mi. Swim/15.5mi. Bike/4mi. Run. 309-397-9621.
  • PrairieFest 5K– Sun., 6/18 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run & 1mi. Prairie Dog Jog. USATF Certified. Oswego. 630-554-1010.
  • Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate – Sun. 6/18. Benefits YWCA Evanston/North Shore. Evanston. 847-864-8445.
  • Superhero 5K – Sun. 6/18 at 8 a.m. Themed 5K Run/Walk & 1mi. Run/Walk. USATF Certified. Palatine. superhero5k@journeystheroadhome.org.
  • Tunnel to Towers 5K – Sun. 6/18 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Lake Zurich. lakezurich@tunnel2towers.org.
  • Lambs Farm Fun & Fit Family Day – Sat. 6/24 at 7 a.m. 5K Run & 2mi. Walk. Libertyville. 847-362-4636.
  • Color in Motion 5K – Sun. 6/25 at 9 a.m. 5K Novelty Run. Montrose Beach, Chicago. 208-538-9502.
  • Take Steps For Crohn’s & Colitis – Sun. 6/25 at 5 p.m. Benefits Crohn’s & Colitis research. Glenview. 646-398-3286.

July

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Run the Runway at CEA – Sat. 7/1 at 8 a.m. 5K Run and 1mi. Walk. USATF certified. Wheeling. 847-537-2580 ext 111.

Freedom Fun Run
Sun., 7/2
Tot Trot at 7:45 am
1 Mile at 8:00 am
5K at 8:30 am
Sandwich Park District
Knights Park, Sandwich
815-786-8044
www.sandwichparkdistrict.org
LEARN MORE

 

  • Stampede Run – Sun. 7/2 at 7:30 a.m. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ race. USATF certified. Arlington Heights. stampede@frontierdays.org.
  • Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th – Tues. 7/4 at 7:15 a.m. 4 mi Run and 1K Kids’ race. CARA and USATF certified. Elmhurst. 630-269-4872.

Firecracker 5K Run/Walk
Tues., 7/4 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk
50-yard Dash (Ages 3-6) and
100-yard Dash (Ages 6-10)
Certified {Scenic} Course IL-09121-JW
3S260 Warren Ave. Warrenville, IL 60555
630-393-7279
www.warrenvilleparks.org

LEARN MORE

 

  • Great Western Freedom 4 – Tues. 7/4. 4 mi Run, 2 mi Walk & Kids Dash. USATF and CARA certified. St. Charles. 630-587-2144.
  • Freedom 4 – Tues. 7/4. 4 mi Run. Glen Ellyn. 630-858-2462.
  • Independence Day 5K – Tues. 7/4. 5K Run/Walk. Riverside. 708-442-7025.
  • Stars and Stripes 5K – Mon. 7/4 at 8 a.m. Tinley Park. 708-342-4200.
  • Chicago Challenge – Sat. 7/8 at 1 p.m. 5K Novelty Run/Scavenger Hunt. Chicago. info@challengenation.com.
  • The Frontline OCR – Sat. 7/8 at 7:30 a.m. 5mi. Obstacle Run. Lockport. frontlineocr@gmail.com.
  • Rundevous Race – Sat. 7/8 at 8:30 a.m. 4 mi Adventure/Novelty Race. Benefits Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Crystal Lake. 815-814-1100.
  • Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 – Sat. 7/8 at 7:30 a.m. 10 mi Run. Benefits Big Rig Books. Darien. 708-352-0081.
  • 5K Dash ‘N Splash– Sun. 7/9 at 7:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Hanover Park. 630-837-2468.
  • 5K Run! To End Homelessness – Sat. 7/15 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. USATF Certified. Benefits A Safe Haven Foundation. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 773-435-8374.
  • Lake Zurich Triathlon – Sun. 7/9 at 6:30 a.m. 1.5K swim/40K bike/10K Run. Also Sprint Tri. USATF certified. Lake Zurich. 847-727-2681.
  • Miles for Melanoma – Sun. 7/9 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Melanoma Research Foundation. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 800-673-1290.
  • Christmas in July 5K/10K – Fri. and Sat. 7/15-16. 5K, 10K, Santa Claus Fun Run and ultra races of 6, 12 and 24 hrs. USATF Certified. Lisle. 847-894-0461.
  • Hemmingway 8K Running of the Bulls – Sat. 7/15 at 7:45 a.m. Oak Park. info@hemingway8k.com.
  • McHenry River Run – Sat. 7/15 at 8 a.m. 10K and 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. McHenry. 815-363-2100.
  • Humana Rock and Roll Chicago Half Marathon – Sun. 7/16 at 6:30 a.m. USATF certified. Chicago. 800-311-1255.
  • Run for Hunger – Sun. 7/16 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and ½ mi Kids’ Fun Run. USATF certified. Benefits multiple local food pantries. Elmhurst run4hunger@eypc.org.
  • The Universal Sole Burgers and Beer 5K Run/Walk – Mon. 7/17 at 7 p.m. Benefits Girls in the Game. Soldier Field, Chicago. 773-868-0893.
  • Eggs & Legs 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 7/22 at 8:30 a.m. Benefits Fischer Farm. Bensenville. 630-766-7015.
  • Sunset Half Marathon – Sat. 7/22 at 5:30 p.m. Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Dash and Glo Run. USATF certified. Hoffman Estates. 224-757-5425.
  • Venus de Miles Ride and Run – Sat. 7/22 at 8:45 p.m. Women’s 60mi. and 25mi. bike rides and 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Greenhouse Scholars. Lake Forest. 303-459-5467.

BTN Big 10K
Sun., 7/23
10K Run/Walk. at 7 a.m.
5K Run/Walk. at 8 a.m.
Grant Park, Chicago.
Link to Race Sign Up
Mention code: BTNFAM17 at register for FREE item.
LEARN MORE

  • Chicagoland Inline Marathon – Sun. 7/23 at 7:30 a.m. Marathon, Half Marathon and 7K Inline Skate Races and Kids’ Dash. Hoffman Estates. 224-757-5425.
  • Get Your Rear in Gear – Sun. 7/23. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Colon Cancer Coalition. Tinely Park. 952-378-1237.
  • Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk– Sun. 7/23. Naperville. 516-803-2304.
  • Wauconda Triathlons – Sun. 7/23 at 6:30 a.m. Sprint and Olympic distances. Kids’ Triathlon on 7/23. Wauconda. 847-526-3610.
  • Summer Sunset 5K – Wed. 7/26 at 6:15 p.m. 5K Run/Walk and Youth Runs. USATF Certified. Benefits FRTR Youth Scholarship Fund. Geneva. summersunset@foxrivertrailrunners.org.
  • Run For Gus – Thurs. 7/27 at 5 p.m. 5K Run/Walk & 400m Kids’ Race. CARA Certified. Benefits Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital. Diversey Harbor, Chicago 312-227-4000.
  • CowaLUNGa Bike Ride – Sat. 7/29 – 7/31. Covers 190 miles between Illinois and Wisconsin with option of biking fone, two or three days. Respiratory Health Association. 312-628-0210.

Splashes, Dashes & Spokes Youth Triathlon
Sat. 7/29 at 8am
Kid-Friendly • Kid Distances • Kids Only
Otter Cove Aquatic Park
3615 Campton Hills Road
St. Charles, IL 60175
630-513-6200
www.stcparks.org
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  • Insane Inflatable 5K – Sat. 7/29 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Novelty/Obstacle Run. Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet. 815-722-5500.
  • Glenview Park Center Sprint Triathlon – Sun. 7/30 at 6:30 a.m. 300 yd. swim, 10 mi bike, 5K Run. Glenview. 847-724-5670.

Splash Pedal Dash Triathlon/Dash Pedal Dash Duathlon
Sun. 7/30 at 6:30 am
Triathlon/Duathlon
Meineke Recreation Center
Schaumburg, IL
847-490-7015
www.parkfun.com/programs/special-events/triathlon-duathlon
LEARN MORE

 

  • Run for Veterans 5K– Sun. 7/30 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Burr Ridge. 630-654-8181.

August

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • I Tried A Triathlon – Sun. 8/6 at 8 a.m. 250yd Swim, 6mi. Bike, & 2mi. Run. Oswego. 630-554-1010.
  • Naperville Sprint Triathlon – Sun. 8/6 at 7 a.m. 20K Bike, 5K Run, 400m Swim. Naperville. 504-454-6561.

Amazing Race
Sat., Aug. 12 at 9 a.m.
Prisco Community Center
Teams of 4 race through fun mental and physical challenges for prizes, pizza and bragging rights.
T-shirt for all participants
630-859-8606
www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
LEARN MORE

 

  • ECFA 5K 4Kids – Sat. 8/12 at 8:45 a.m. 5k Run/Walk, 1/2 mi. Kids Fun Run, Toddler Trot. Wheaton. 630-653-6400.
  • Illinois Warrior Dash – Sat. 8/12 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Obstacle Run. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Channahon. 312-725-7722.
  • Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk – Sat. 8/12. 1mi and 3mi Walks. Benefits Lupus Society of IL. Naperville. 312-542-0002.
  • Barrington Honor Ride and Run – Sun. 8/13 at 7 a.m. 20/30/50mi. Bike Rides & 10K/5K Runs, 1mi. Fun Run & 1mi. Kids’ Ride. Benefits Ride 2 Recovery. Barrington. BarringtonHRR@gmail.com.
  • Chicago 10K – Sun. 8/13 at 8 a.m. 10K Run/Walk. Benefits Special Olympics Chicago. Grant Park, Chicago. info@chicago10k.run.
  • Rotary Club of Woodridge Mini Triathlon – Sun. 8/13 at 7 a.m. Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park. 630-353-3329.
  • Cori’s Kids’ Triathlon – Sat. 8/19. Swim, Bike, Run. Promotes healthy habits and physical activity for Kids’ ages 6-14. Riverside. 708-442-7025.
  • SuperRun Chicago 5K – Sat, 8/19, 8am – 12pm.Ned Brown Preserve, 1005–1767 W Higgins Rd Elk Grove Village. Benefits UPS for Downs. 847-895-2100.
  • Aurora Duathlon – Sun. 8/20 at 7 a.m. 2 mi. Run, 20K Bike, 2 mi. Run. Blackberry Farms, Aurora. 312-617-9551.
  • WindRunner 10K – Sun. 8/20 at 8 a.m. USATF and CARA certified. Wheaton. bollinger@appiaservices.com.
  • Life Time Chicago Super Sprint and Kids’Triathlon – Sat. 8/26 at 7 a.m. Swim/Bike/Run or SprintFoster Beach, Chicago. info@chicagotriathlon.com.
  • Parkie’s 5K – Sat. 8/26 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. USATF & CARA Certified. Bolingbrook. 630-739-0272.
  • Rugged Maniac  – Sat. 8/26 at 9 a.m. 5K Obstacle Run. Joliet. info@ruggedraces.com.
  • Tough Mudder  – Sat. 8/26 at 8 a.m. 10-12mi. Obstacle Run. Rockford. 718-414-6726.
  • Fort 2 Base Race – Sun. 8/27 at 7 a.m. 10 nautical miles (11.5 mi) or 3 Nautical Miles (3.45 mi). CARA Certified. Great Lakes Naval Station, North Chicago. 312-925-6067.
  • Verizon Half Madness – Sun. 8/27 at 7 a.m. Half marathon. USATF and CARA certified. Benefits Batavia Food Pantry. Batavia. 630-244-5224.

September

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Gerald Subaru Rooster 5K & Fling Mile – Mon. 9/4 at 8:45 a.m. 5K & 1 mi Runs. Benefits Naperville Jaycees. Naperville. Admin@LastFling.org.
  • PATCH Run with the Lion 5K – Sat. 9/9 at 6 p.m. 5K Run/Walk & 1mi. Kids Race. Benefits the PATCH Foundation. Aurora. 630-377-2120.
  • 5K Twilight Run, Walk & Roll – Sat. 9/9. Benefits Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Assoc. CARA Certified. Lake Forest. 847-283-0908.
  • Last Chance BQ.2 – Sat. 9/9 at 6:30 a.m. Marathon. USATF certified. Geneva. info@fv26.com.
  • Bloomingdale Parks Foundation Sunrise Shuffle 5K– Sat. 9/9 at 8:30 a.m. Bloomingdale. 630-529-3650.
  • Foodie 5K – Sat. 9/9 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Northern Illinois Food Bank. Romeoville. 630-443-6910.
  • Twilight 5K Run/Walk/Roll – Sat. 9/9 at 5 p.m. CARA Certified. Lake Forest. 847-283-0908.
  • Hero Hustle – Sun. 9/10 at 8 a.m. 10K/5K Runs and 1 mi Obstacle Runs. CARA certified. Glenview. info@HeroHustle.com.
  • Zoo Run Run – Sun. 9/10Fun run and walk inside Brookfield Zoo. Czs.org/ZooRunRun
  • Twilight Shuffle 5K – Sun. 9/10 at 5 p.m. 5K Run/Walk. Libertyville. 847-680-0336.
  • Naperville Trails Half Marathon – Sun. 9/10 at 8:30 a.m. USATF certified. Wheaton. 224-757-5425.
  • CASA Kane County Fox Valley KIDS’ Marathon – Sat. 9/16 at 3 p.m. 1.2mi. Run. USATF certified. Benefits CASA Kane County. St. Charles. 630-232-4484.
  • Muckfest MS – Sat. 9/16 at 9 a.m. 5K Obstacle Course. Benefits The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Lake County Fairgrounds, Libertyville. 800-344-4867.
  • The Bridge Oktoberfest Color Fun Run – Sat. 9/16 at 10 a.m. 5K Novelty Run/Walk. Benefits The Bridge Youth and Family Services. Palatine. 847-485-3085.
  • Bucktown 5K – Sun. 9/17 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run. USATF Certified. Benefits the 100 Club of Chicago. Chicago. 847-243-8500.
  • Chicago Illinois Lupus Walk – Sun. 9/24. Choice of 1 or 3 mi Walks. Benefits Lupus Society of Illinois. Chicago. 312-542-0002.
  • Advocate Health Care Fox Valley Marathon – Sun. 9/17 at 7 a.m. Half marathon, 20mi., & full marathon. USATF certified. St. Charles. info@fv26.com.
  • MMRF Race for Research – Sun. 9/17. 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. 203-652-0222.
  • Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk – Sun. 9/17. 5K Run/Walk and 1mi. Kids’ Race. Benefits Special Olympics Chicago. Midway Airport, Chicago. 312-527-3743.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sun. 9/17 at 10 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. North Central College, Naperville. 815-272-2009.
  • Get Your Rear in Gear – Sat. 9/23 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Fun Run. USATF certified. Benefits colon cancer research. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 952-378-1237.
  • Harvest Hustle Twilight All-Terrain 5K– Sat. 9/23. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Geneva Park District Scholarship Fund. Geneva. 630-232-4542.
  • Hyde Park Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 9/23 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. Chicago.
  • Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk – Sat. 9/23 at 11 a.m. Benefits American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. Chicago. 312-890-2377.
  • St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer – Sat. 9/23. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Soldier Field, Chicago. donors@stjude.org.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sat. 9/23 at 10 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. St. Charles. 815-272-2009.
  • Chicago Half Marathon/5K – Sun. 9/24. USATF & CARA certified. Chicago. info@chicagohalfmarathon.com.
  • Quad Cities Marathon – Sun. 9/24 at 7:30 a.m. Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay & 5K. USATF certified. Benefits prostate cancer research. Moline. 309-751-9800.
  • Run to Read – Sun. 9/24 at 7:30 a.m. 5K Run, 1mi.  Family Fun Walk, Mascot Dash & Kids’ Dash. Benefits School District 54 literacy programs. Schaumburg. 847-357-5028.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sun. 9/24 at 10 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. 708-669-2475.
  • Cancer Schmancer 5K – Sat. 9/30 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Grayslake. Benefits Marti Leider Foundation. 773-698-6905.
  • Terrain Race – Sat. 9/30 at 8 a.m. 10K and 5K Obstacle Races & Kids Mini Monkey Course. Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet. mud@terrainracing.com.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sat. 9/30 at 10 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Orland Park. 815-272-2010. Also Joliet on 10/7.
  • Light the Torch Night Run – Fri. 9/29 at 5:30 p.m. 5K Novelty Run/Walk. Benefits FT Cares Foundation. Wheaton. 630-510-5135.

October

  • Fall Color 5K Run & Walk – Sun. 10/1. 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. USATF certified. Lisle. 630-968-0074.
  • Histio Heroes 5K – Sun. 10/1 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, 1mi. Fun Run, & Kids’ Fun Run. CARA Certified. Benefits Histiocytosis Association. Batavia. 856-589-6606.
  • Let’s Move Elgin 5K – Sun. 10/1 at 7:50 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ 100m Dash. Benefits Fit For Kids Elgin. 630-264-7653.
  • Pumpkin Stampede – Sun. 10/1. 5K Run/Walk & 1mi. Kids Fun Run. Benefits Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund. Crystal Lake. patty@pumpkinstampede.com.
  • NAMI 5K – Sat. 10/7 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. USATF certified. Benefits local NAMI chapter. Batavia. 630-896-6264.
  • Curesade 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 10/7 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. USATF certified. Benefits Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. Palatine. pcasey@arlingtonresources.com.
  • Highlander Assault – Sat. 10/7 at 7:40 a.m. 4mi, 8mi and 12mi Obstacle Runs. McHenry. chad@highlanderassault.com.
  • International Chicago 5K – Sat. 10/7 at 7:30 a.m. Daley Plaza, Chicago. 312-904-9800.
  • Prairie State Half Marathon & 10K – Sat. 10/7 at 8:30 a.m. USATF certified. Benefits WINGS. Long Grove. 224-757-5425.
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon – Sun. 10/8 at 7:30 a.m. Chicago. 312-904-9800.
  • Highwood Superhero 5K – Sun. 10/9 at 9:30 a.m. Costumed 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Make a Wish. Highwood. 847-432-6000.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sun. 10/8 at 10 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Crystal Lake. 815-977-9125.
  • Des Plaines River Trail Run – Sat. 10/14 at 7 a.m. 50mi., Marathon & Half Marathon. Vernon Hills. 847-476-5645.
  • Scarecrow Scramble Nighttime 5K – Sat. 10/14 at 3 p.m. 5K Run/Walk, Tot Dash and Festival. USATF Certified. Lisle. 630-353-4304.

Donut Dash 5K/10K
Sun., 10/15
10K at 8:30 a.m. 5K at 9 a.m.
Dogs welcome!
Sandwich Fairgrounds
815-786-8044
www.sandwichparkdistrict.org
LEARN MORE

  • Cornerstone 5K-J Run & Walk – Sun. 10/15 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Cornerstone Services. Joliet. 877-444-0304.
  • Rotary Run Charity Classic – TBD. Hinsdale. Rotaryruncharityclassic.org
  • Race For the Kids – Sun. 10/15. 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Mile & Kids’ Dash. CARA certified. Benefits Comer Children’s Hospital. Chicago. 773-702-1000
  • This Run’s for Jack – Sun. 10/15 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. Benefits Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund. Glen Ellyn. info@jacksfund.org.
  • World’s Largest Corn Maze Run – Sun. 10/15. 5K Run/Walk through a corn maze & Kids’ Dash. Spring Grove. 224-757-5425.
  • Chicago Country Sole – Sat. 10/21 at 7:30 a.m. Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run/Walk and Concert. Benefits Back on My Feet. Chicago. 224-757-5425.
  • Light the Night Walk – Sat. 10/21 at 4:30 p.m. in Chicago & Oak Brook and 10/22 in Glenview. 2-3 mile Walk benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 312-651-7354.
  • Naperville Kids Marathon – Sat. 10/21 at 3 p.m. 1.2mi. Run. USATF Certified. Naperville. info@naperville26.com.
  • Pumpkins in the Park 5K – Sat. 10/21 at 2:30 p.m. 5K & kids’ sprint. Benefits the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks. Lincoln Park. 847-243-8500.
  • S.E.A. Blue Prostate Cancer Walk/Run – Sun., 10/22. Lincoln Park, Chicago. 630-795-1002.
  • Harvest Hustle – Sun. 10/22 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Niles Food Pantry. Niles. 847-967-6633.
  • Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon – Sun. 10/22 at 7 a.m. Half marathon & 5K. USATF Certified. Naperville. info@naperville26.com.
  • Chicago Lakefront 50/50 – Sat. 10/28 at 6:30 a.m. 50mi/50K Run. Chicago. 847-648-8843.
  • Halloween Hustle 5K – Sat. 10/28 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash. Come in costume. USATF certified. Palatine. 847-829-4536.
  • Lake Bluff PTO Pumpkin Chase – Sat. 10/28 at 8 a.m. 5K Race & 1mi. Fun Run. CARA Certified. Lake Bluff. 224-622-9022.
  • Race to Cure Sarcoma Chicago – Sat. 10/28 at 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Libertyville. 301-253-8687.
  • Spooky Sprint – Sat. 10/28 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits American Veterans Helping Veterans. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. info@rebelswithacauseevents.com. Also 10/22 in Homer Glen.
  • Healthy Driven FRAIDYCAT 5K GHOST RUN 10K & MEOW MILE – Sun. 10/29 – 9 a.m. in Downtown Oswego. 630-554-3505. FRAIDYCAT5K.COM.
  • Hot Chocolate 15K/5K – Sun. 10/29 at 7:30 a.m. 15K/5K Runs & 2mi. Walk. USATF Certified. Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. Grant Park, Chicago. 847-243-8500.

November

  • Hot Cider Hustle – Sat. 11/4 at 9 a.m. 8mi. & 3mi. Run/Walk. USATF certified. Benefits Special Olympics, IL. Wheaton. 224-757-5425.
  • Veterans 5K – Sat. 11/4 at 8:15 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, Kids 5K and Kids Fun Run. USATF certified. Benefits the Veterans Drop-In Center. Rockford. lee.fawber@gmail.com.
  • Ooh La La Chocolate 5K – Sun. 11/5 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Geneva. 630-232-2395.
  • Panting for Paws 5K – Sun. 11/5 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. CARA Certified. Benefits Helping Paws Animal Shelter. Crystal Lake. 815-338-4400.
  • Gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile – Sun. 11/12 at 8:30 a.m. 10K Race & 1mi. Fun Run. USATF Certified. Oswego. 630-554-1010.
  • Red Eye 5K – Sun. 11/12 at 7:15 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Joliet. dryan@jolietpark.org.
  • Turkey Trot – Sat. 11/18 at 8:00 a.m., 5-K Race, 8:45 a.m. Kids’ 1-mile Race. Centennial Park, Addison. 630-233-7275.
  • Long Grove Turkey Trot – Thurs. 11/23 at 8:40 a.m. 5K & 8K Run/Walk & Kids Dash. USATF Certified. Benefits Northern Illinois Food Bank. Long Grove. 224-757-5425.
  • North Shore Turkey Trot – Thur. 11/23. 10K & 5K. Highland Park. 847-243-8500.
  • Wauconda Turkey Trot – Thur. 11/23. 4mi Run. Benefits Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry. Wauconda. 847-526-8684.
  • Schaumburg Turkey Trot – Sat. 11/25 at 8:30 a.m. Half marathon & 5K. USATF certified. Benefits Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America. Schaumburg. 224-757-5425.

December

  • Arctic Frog Endurance Run – Sat. 12/2 at 7:45 a.m. 50K & 25K Runs. Libertyville. sparky_1212@yahoo.com.
  • Chilly Chili 5K – TBD. Schaumburg Park District. 847-985-2115.
  • Lions Club Reindeer Run – Sat. 12/2 at 8:30 a.m. 5K. USATF & CARA Certified. Wheaton. 630-510-5135.
  • Viking Winter Dash – Sat. 12/9 at 11 a.m. 15K & 5K Run/Walk. Crystal Lake. 317-219-3789.

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