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2020 Annual Race Guide

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The absolute best way to keep yourself running is to find a race in the 2020 Annual Race Guide. Just sign up, pay for it, and put it on your calendar. A fixed race date will help you stay focused, and keep you on a regular running schedule. Nothing feels better than crossing the finish line. A beginner can run any race — you just need to allow enough time to train for it. Check back for race updates in each bi-monthly edition.

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MARCH

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

  • Running o’ the Green 8K Run. Tinley Park. tinleyparkdistrict.org.
  • The CORE Indoor Triathlon Swim, Bike and Run. Lemont. lemontparks.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

  • Oak Forest Fleadh 5K Run/Walk. Oak Forest. oak-forest.org.
  • Broken Oar’s Shiver Run 5K Run/Walk and Kids 5K. Barrington. brokenoar.com.
  • Shamrock Beer Run 5K Novelty Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. shamrockbeerrun.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

  • Fight for Air Climbing event. Chicago. Action.lung.org.
  • Tri Your Luck Indoor Triathlon. Palatine. palatineparks.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

  • St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk. Naperville. stpaddysday5k.org.
  • Dublindee Kilted 5K Run. East Dundee. dundeestpats.com.
  • St. Paddy’s Day 5K, 10K, and Kids’ Dash. Deer Park. villageofdeerpark.com.
  • Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Race 10K Run. Batavia. runandachieve.com.
  • Run S.O.B. Run 5K. Yorkville. runsobrun.com
  • Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. McHenry. mchenrykiwanis.org.
  • St. Paddy’s Day 5K and 8K Run/Walk. Chicago. chicagoevents.com.
  • Pi Day “Pi K” Fun Run/Walk. Chicago. racethread.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

  • Amita Health St. Paddy’s Half Marathon and 5K. Bolingbrook. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Advocate Indoor Sprint Triathlon. Barrington. active.com/barrington-il/triathlon.
  • March Madness Half Marathon. Cary. hillstriders.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

  • MeltFest 5K Run/Walk. Rockford. meltfest.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

  • Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Run and 2-Mile Walk. Chicago. franoutreach.org/run-walk-hops.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Ride 16, 20 and 36-Mile Bike Rides. Wheeling. wheelmen.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

  • March4Meg 5K. Evergreen Park. march4meg.com.
  • Chicago Lakefront 50K George Cheung Memorial Race. Chicago. chicagoultra.org.
  • Cycle for a Cause. Palos Hills. morainevalley.edu/fitrec/events/cycle-for-a-cause-2/

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

  • Together We Tri Indoor Triathalon. Glenview. togetherwetri.com/triathlons.

APRIL

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

  • Two Brothers Brew Trot 1.5 Mile Fun Run. Warrenville. warrenvilleparks.org
  • Fast Cat 5K/10K and 1 mile Kids Run. Plainfield. runfastcat.com
  • April Fools 5K Run and Kids’ Dash. Bloomingdale. ducatchiropractic.com.
  • Chi Town Half Marathon and 10K Run. Chicago. halfmarathons.net.
  • The Universal Sole Spring “No Frills” Trail Challenge. Willow Springs. universalsole.com

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

  • Mistwood Hole in Run 5K Run/Walk. Romeoville. mistwoodgc.com/hole-in-run.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

  • Chocolate Chase Rabbit Race 5K. Palos Heights. palosheights.org
  • Bunny Rock Chicago 5K and Egg Hunt. Chicago. bunnyrock5k.com.
  • Bunny Wabbit Run 5K, 10K, 15K Run and Kids’ Dash. Libertyville. froghopssports.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

Fun Run in Color 5K – Benefits Wheaton Rotary Club AM and the Play For All Playground and Garden Foundation. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com/racewheaton

  • UPDATE: THIS RACE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

LEARN MORE

  • Lakefront 10-Mile and 5K Run. Chicago. caralakefront10.com.
  • Running with Friends 5K. New Lenox. newlenoxparks.org/friends-of-the-parks/
  • Sly Fox Half Marathon and 10K Run. St. Charles. slyfoxhalf.com.
  • Foodie 5K. Wheaton. SolveHungerToday.org/Foodie5K
  • Spring Chance BQ.2 Boston Marathon Qualifier. Geneva. bq2races.com.
  • Earth Day 50K, 15-Mile and 5-Mile Run. Crystal Lake. earthdaytrailrace.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

  • Champion of Trees 10K Run. Lisle. mortonarb.org.
  • Women’s Half Marathon and 5K. Naperville. napervillewomenshalf.events.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

  • Shelter, Inc. 5K 4 Kidz Run/Walk. Elk Grove. hshelter-inc.org/5k-runwalk-for-kidz-2/
  • Saw Wee Kee Spring 3-Mile Trail Run. Oswego. oswegolandparkdistrict.org.
  • ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge 5K. Arlington Heights. abc25challenge.org.
  • March for Babies 3-Mile Walk. St. Charles. marchforbabies.org.
  • Barnyard Dash 5K. Aurora. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.
  • Batavia Mothers’ Club Fox Trot 5K and 10K Run. Batavia. bataviamothersclub.org.
  • Run with the Lions 5K Run/Walk. Warrenville. runwiththelions.com.
  • TCS Run, White and Blue 5K. Shorewood. trinitychristian.info.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

13th Annual Walk the Walk for Mental Health – Sun., 4/26 at 8:30AM. Benefits The Counseling Center of The Community House, 415 W. 8th St., Hinsdale. www.thecommunityhouse.org.

  • Ravenswood Run 5K Run and Kids’ Race. Chicago. ravenswoodrun.com.
  • Good Life 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. Oak Park. goodliferace.com.
  • Run, Walk and Roll 5K/1mile. Bloomingdale. marklund.org/series/5kbloomingdale/
  • McHenry County Human Race 5K Run/Walk and Toddler Race. Crystal Lake. volunteercentermchenrycounty.org.
  • Lisle Lions Roarin’ 5K and Fun Run. Lisle. lisleroarin5k@gmail.com
  • Stepping up to Wellness 5K Run and 1-Mile Run/Walk. Libertyville. cancerwellness.org.
  • Huskies Heroes Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. herseydeafalumni.org
  • Walk MS 1- and 3-Mile Walk. Chicago. nationalmssociety.org.

MAY

SATURDAY, MAY 2

17th Annual Run for the Kids: Superhero Hustle – 5K Run/2 Mile Walk. Sat. 5/2 at 9AM. Proceeds benefit Children with Developmental Disabilities and Delays . 830 S. Addison Ave, Villa Park. 630.620.4433. eastersealsdfvr.org/runforthekids.

  • UPDATE: The Superhero Hustle is currently rescheduled for August 1. Register today and join us for a virtual “warm up” on May 2. eastersealsdfvr.org/runforthekids

LEARN MORE

  •  Techno Trot 5k Run/Walk And ½ Mile Kids’ Race. Winthrop Harbor. whsd1.org/domain/227
  • A Safe Place EmpoweRun 5K Run/Walk. Libertyville. asafeplaceforhelp.org.
  • Cinco de Miler 5-Mile Run. Chicago. cincodemiler.com.
  • Hanover Township Sprint 2 Spring 5K Run/Walk. Elgin. sprint2spring.com.
  • Run to Remember 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. Chicago. cpdmemorial.org.
  • Illinois Lupus 1- and 3-Mile Walk. Chicago Heights. lupusil.org.
  • Terrain Race 2-Day Event with 5K and Kids’ Obstacle Races. Chicago. terrainrace.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 3

23rd Annual Great Western Half Marathon – Sun., 5/3 at 7:15AM. LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve. 37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles. Out and Back, USTAF Certified Course. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics of IL. www.foxrivertrailrunners.org

  • UPDATE: As of March 17, 2020, the Great Western Half Marathon is cancelled.  If you have registered, an email was sent out letting participants know we are offering a full refund OR a deferral to the 2021 event.  Any questions, please email greatwestern@foxrivertrailrunners.org

LEARN MORE

Walk for Wellness House – 5K Run, 3K Walk. Sun., 5/3. Registration opens 7 AM. Program begins 8:00 AM. Wellness House, Hinsdale. 630-654-5191. www.walk.wellnesshouse.org.

  • UPDATE: Virtual Walk for Wellness House has been postponed to June 28, 2020. All Walk registrants will receive a Walk t-shirt and are invited to participate at a place convenient to them. You choose the course, when you start, and the people (or animals!) walking with you! You may complete a 3K Walk, 5K Run or participate in any way that moves you. In honor of the 30th Anniversary of Wellness House, those with physical limitations can also choose to do a 30 Step Walk (in the place of the 10 Step Walk which has traditionally occurred at the start of the Walk).Most importantly, you will continue to make a difference for people affected by cancer right here in our community through your participation in the Walk for Wellness House. Join us as we build community and celebrate our collective achievement on June 28, 2020! #NeverWalkAlone http://events.wellnesshouse.org/
  • North Shore Walk for Autism Speaks. Northfield. act.autismspeaks.org
  • Run for 102 5K & 1 Mile Run Run. LaGrange Park.
  • March for Babies 3-Mile Walk. Arlington Heights. marchforbabies.org.
  • Spring Fling 5k Run/Walk. Willowbrook. willowbrookil.org
  • Walk to Cure Arthritis. Chicago. walktocurearthritis.org
  • March for Babies 3-Mile Walk. Woodstock. marchforbabies.org.
  • Breathe Deep North Shore 5K Fun Run and 2-Mile Walk. Deerfield. lungevity.org.
  • Walk MS 1- and 3-Mile Walk. Multiple suburbs and Chicago. nationalmssociety.org.
  • Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Care Walk. Chicago. thalassemia.org.
  • Run For Your Life Safety 5K. Tinley Park. tinleypark.org
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides 5K Walk. Wilmette. fightcf.cff.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 9

Lemont Quarryman Challenge – 5K and 10-Mile Race. Sat., 5/9. CARA Certified. Race starts and finishes in Historic Downtown Lemont and winds through the hilly neighborhoods of Lemont. Challenge Yourself! www.quarrymanchallenge.com. Register Today at GetMeRegistered.com!

  • UPDATE: The health and safety of all those involved with this event is our main priority. We have rescheduled the 2020 Quarryman Challenge 5K & 10-Mile to Saturday, November 7, 2020. Check out our FAQ’s if you have any questions.  Thank you & see you on the hills November 7

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10th Anniversary Pink 5K Run/Walk – Sat., 5/9 at 8AM. USATF and CARA certified. Benefits Hinsdale Hosp. Foundation. Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Rd. Oak Brook. 630-990-4233. www.obparks.org/pink5k.

Groovin’ in the Grove 5K and 10KSat., 5/9 at 9AM. 5K/10K Runs and Kids 1K, 1/2K, 100 Yd Dash Warrior Fitness Challenge. USATF and CARA certified. Benefits Sharing Connections. Midwestern University, Downers Grove. www.raceroster.com/27134.

  • UPDATE: Groovin in the Grove has been cancelled for 2020.  Race date for 2021 is May 08

  • Fun Bun Run 5K. Geneva. hopeforhaitians.org/5k-walk-run/
  • Fox Trot 5K Run/Walk. Bolingbrook. foxtrot.michaeljfox.org/chicago
  • Apple Blossom 5K Run. Bartlett. bartlettparks.org.
  • Kendall Youth SKY 5K Run/Walk. Yorkville. facebook.com/sky5k/.
  • Starved Rock Country Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. Ottawa. starvedrockcountrymarathon.org.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides 5K Walk. Frankfort. fightcf.cff.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 10

  • Komen Race for the Cure 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. chicagoland.info-komen.org.
  • Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. Barrington. allcommunityevents.com/mothersday5k
  • Girls on the Run 5K Run. Grayslake. gotrchicago.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 14

6th Annual She Runs the Fox – Thurs., 5/14 at 6:30PM. Non-competitive, female friendly run or walk! 3.1 Mile walk/run along the beautiful Fox River Trail. All funds collected benefit Mutual Ground Fabyan Windmill. Crissey Ave, Batavia. www.foxrivertrailrunners.org

  • UPDATE: As of March 17, 2020, She Runs the Fox is postponed.  Please check our website later for a new date.  No date has been set at this time.

LEARN MORE

  • USole Four Mile Classic Run/Walk. Chicago. universalsole.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 16

  • Hops for Hope 5K Beer Run/Walk. St. Charles. Hopsforhope5K.com.
  • Race to Wrigley 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. race-cubs.com.
  • Walk to Cure Arthritis. Libertyville. walktocurearthritis.org
  • Got2Run for Education 8K and 2.62-Mile Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. got2run.org.
  • Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run. Northbrook. lewblondrun.org.
  • Night Nation 5K Novelty Run. Chicago. nightnationrun.com.
  • StemStep 5K Run, Family Walk and Kids’ Dash. Chicago. stemstep5k.com.
  • G.L.O.W. 5K Run. Naperville. naperglow5k.com.
  • Girls on the Run 5K. Joliet. gotrchicago.org.
  • Lilac Mutt Strut 5K. Lombard. lombardlilactime.com.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides 5K Fundraising Walk. Naperville and Rolling Meadows. fightcf.cff.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 17

  • March for Babies 3-Mile Walk. Lisle. marchforbabies.org.
  • Move for Kids Walk and Kids’ Dash. Chicago. luriechildrens.org/moveforkids.
  • Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon, 10k and Junior Dash. Chicago. chicagospringhalf.com.
  • Chicagoland Spring Marathon and Half Marathon. Schaumburg. letsdothis.com.
  • Darien Dash 10K/5K Run and Kids’ Fun Run. Darien. dariendash.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 21

  • J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge 3.5-Mile Run. Chicago. jpmorganchasecc.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Western Springs 43rd Annual Tower TrotSat. 5/23 at 8:30AM. 10K, 5K and Fun Run, plus Double Run (10K and 5K). Benefits Healing Hearts for Ashley Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs. 708-246-9070. www.wsprings.com/towertrot.

  • UPDATE: Due to concerns of the health and safety of our participants, the 2020 Tower Trot has been cancelled. See everyone on Saturday, May 29th, 2021.

Run For The Brave 5K Run/Walk/Ruck – Sat., 5/23 at 8AM. Benefiting Illinois Veterans. Plainfield, Illinois. 630-341-1222. www.welcomeyouhome.org.

  • Soldier Field 10-Mile Run. Chicago. soldierfield10.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

Race to the Flag 5k Run/Walk – Sun., 5/24 at 8AM . USATF and CARA Certified, Chip Timing. Benefits People’s Resource Center Ty Warner Park, Westmont. www.RacetotheFlag.org.

  • MB Bike the Drive Up to 30-Mile Ride. Chicago. bikethedrive.org.
  • MMTT Youth and Elite Triathlon. Geneva. mmtt3.org.

MONDAY, MAY 25

  • Brew Run 5K. Itasca. runsignup.com.
  • BAPA Ridge Run 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, and 1-Mile Kids’ Run. Chicago. bapa.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

Walk and 5K Run to Help Children with DyslexiaSat., 5/30, 7:30AM check-in. 9AM start 5K timed run/walk and kid’s 50 yard dash. USATF certified. Free parking, entertainment, food and fun. Benefits the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Metropolitan Chicago. 383 Lake St, Bloomingdale. www.runfordyslexiachicago.org.

  • UPDATE: The Run to Help Children with Dyslexia is now a VIRTUAL EVENT. For more information and to register click here

  • Girls on the Run 5K Run. Chicago. gotrchicago.org.
  • Autism Speaks 3-Mile Walk. Chicago. autismspeaks.org.
  • Whipper Snapper Youth Triathlon. Arlington Heights. ahpd.org.
  • Take Steps Chicago Walk. Chicago. online.ccfa.org.
  • Zero Prostrate Cancer Run/Walk. Joliet. support.zerocancer.org.
  • Highlander Assault 4, 8, 12 and 24-Mile Obstacle Course Races. Holiday Hills. highlanderassault.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 31

  • Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run/Walk. Chicago give.abta.org.
  • Chicago Promise Walk 5K Run/Walk. Elk Grove Village. promisewalk.org.
  • Dash for the Dogs 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Family Walk. Barrington. animalhouseshelter.com.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides 5K Walk. Chicago. fightcf.cff.org.

JUNE

MONDAY, JUNE 1

  • Virtual Wine Run 5K. Chicago. runsignup.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

  • Chasing the Sun 5K Run/Walk. New Lenox. runsignup.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

LaGrange Rocks 5K Run/Walk – Fri., 6/ 5 at 7PM. 5K run/walk and kids races. USATF and CARA certified. Start/Finish Cossitt Avenue and  Willow Springs Road in LaGrange. Benefits The LeaderShop’s Youth Programs. www.theleadershop.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals – 5K, 10K & ½ Mile. Sat., 6/6 at 7:30AM. Location Downtown Wheaton. Benefits Cosley Zoo. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com/racewheaton

LEARN MORE

  • Foodie 5K. Libertyville. SolveHungerToday.org/Foodie5K
  • Chicago Gospel Run 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Half-Mile Kids’ Run. Chicago. gospelrun.com.
  • Cori’s Kids Triathlon Swim, Bike and Run. Oak Brook. obparks.org.
  • Great Steps Neurofibromatosis 3-Mile Walk. Naperville. nfmidwest.org.
  • Run the Ridge 5K and 1K Run/Walk. Burr Ridge. runtheridge5k.com.
  • Trot Against Trafficking 5K Run, 1-Mile Walk and Kids’ Race. trotagainsttrafficking.com.
  • THE DASH Around Lake Opeka 5K & Millennium Mile. Des Plaines. dpparks.org/programs/the-dash-5k-2020

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

Run for the Zoo 5K/10K – 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run. Sun. 6/7 at 7:30AM. Kids Safari Stampede Obstacle Course, USATF-certified. Benefits Lincoln Park Zoo. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. www.lpzoo.org/run-zoo

LEARN MORE

  • March for Babies 3-Mile Walk. Chicago. marchforbabies.org.
  • North Shore Classic Half Marathon and 5K. Highland Park. northshoreclassic.com.
  • Tour de Cure Ride with multiple route options. Aurora. tour.diabetes.org.
  • Walk for Wishes. Chicago. illinois.wish.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

  • Fight for Air Ride 2- or 3-day bike ride from Crystal Lake to Lake Geneva, WI. fightforairride.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

  • Take Steps Walk. Naperville. crohnscolitisfoundation.org.
  • Walk and Roll 5K Run/Walk, 10K Skate, 15K Bike and Kids’ Dash. Chicago. walkrollchicago.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

  • Naperville 10K. Naperville. Naperville10k.com
  • Tunnel to Towers 5K Run. Lake Zurich. eventbrite.com.
  • ET Batavia Triathlon, Duathlon, Youth Splash and Dash, and Kids’ Dash. Batavia. bataviatriathlon.org.
  • Honor Ride Chicago Bike Ride. Evanston. evanstonsubaru.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

  • ABC7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk. Chicago. gibbons5k.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

  • Breaking the PTSD Stigma 5K. St. Charles. notallwoundsbleed.com.
  • Miles for Migraines 2 Mile Walk, 5K/10K. Chicago. milesformigraine.org.
  • Not All Wounds Bleed 5K. St. Charles. notallwoundsbleed.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

  • Father’s Day 10K/5K Run and Kids’ Dash. Cary. ttcca.org.
  • PrairieFest 5K Run and 1-Mile Dog Jog. Oswego. oswegolandparkdistrict.org.
  • Father’s Day 5K & 10K Wheaton. runsignup.com
  • Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate. Evanston. ywca-ens.org/rah/
  • Daisy Dash 5k & Kids Fun Run. Clarendon Hills. Daisydash.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

  • Bike MS: Tour de Farms 2-day event with multiple route options. St. Charles. nationalmssociety.org.
  • PurpleStride 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. purplestride.org.
  • Run the Runway. Wheeling. chiexec.com/rtrcea2020/

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

Virtual Walk for Wellness House – 5K Run, 3K Walk. This is a NEW DATE.  Wellness House, Hinsdale. 630-654-5191. www.walk.wellnesshouse.org.

  • UPDATE: Virtual Walk for Wellness House has been postponed to June 28, 2020. All Walk registrants will receive a Walk t-shirt and are invited to participate at a place convenient to them. You choose the course, when you start, and the people (or animals!) walking with you! You may complete a 3K Walk, 5K Run or participate in any way that moves you. In honor of the 30th Anniversary of Wellness House, those with physical limitations can also choose to do a 30 Step Walk (in the place of the 10 Step Walk which has traditionally occurred at the start of the Walk).Most importantly, you will continue to make a difference for people affected by cancer right here in our community through your participation in the Walk for Wellness House. Join us as we build community and celebrate our collective achievement on June 28, 2020! #NeverWalkAlone http://events.wellnesshouse.org/
  • Swedish Days Ride. Maple Park. fvbsc.org.
  • Chicago 10K Run. Chicago. runmfg.com.
  • Patriot Run 5K Run/Walk. Crystal Lake. mchenrycountypatriotrun.org

JULY

SATURDAY, JULY 4

  • Freedom Four 4-Mile Run. Glen Ellyn Park District. gepark.org.
  • Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th 4-Mile Run. Elmhurst. 4on4th.com.
  • Stars and Stripes 5K and 8K Walk/Run Series. Tinley Park. tinleyparkdistrict.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 5

  • Frontier Days Stampede 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. Arlington Heights. frontierdays.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 11

  • McHenry River Run 10K and 5K Run/Walk. McHenry. ci.mchenry.il.us.

SUNDAY, JULY 12

  • ET Lake Zurich Triathlon Olympic and Sprint Swim, Bike and Run. Lake Zurich. lakezurichtri.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 16

  • Sundowner 5K Run, Splash Dash, and Kids’ Races. Joliet. jpdrun3.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 18

  • PCOS Challenge 5k Run / Walk. Chicago. pcoschallenge.org.
  • Hemingway Running of the Bulls 8K Run. Oak Park. hemingway8k.com.
  • Humana Rock n’ Roll Chicago 2-Day Event with Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. Chicago. runrocknroll.com.
  • Wauconda Park District Kids’ Triathlon. Wauconda. waucondaparks.org.
  • Taco Run 5K. Highwood. celebratehighwood.org/

SUNDAY, JULY 19

  • Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Walk. Naperville. lustgarten.org.
  • 5K Run! to End Homelessness 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. Chicago. asafehaven.org.
  • Wauconda Park District Adult Olympic and Sprint Triathlon. Wauconda. waucondaparks.org.
  • AMITA Health Fit America Fest Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K. Hoffman Estates. allcommunityevents.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 23

23rd Annual Summer Sunset 5k and Youth Races – Thurs., 7/23 at 6PM. Geneva Community High School 799 Gray Street, Geneva. Family friendly event full of fun and racing! All proceeds benefit  FRTR Youth Scholarship Fund.. www.foxrivertrailrunners.org
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FRIDAY, JULY 24

  • Christmas in June 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Run. Lisle. runners4wellness.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 26

  • Glenview Park Center Sprint Triathlon and Aqua Bike Race. Glenview. glenviewparks.org.
  • Splash Pedal Dash Triathlon/Dash Pedal Dash Duathlon. Schaumburg. parkfun.com

AUGUST

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

17th Annual Run for the Kids: Superhero Hustle – 5K Run/2 Mile Walk. Sat. 5/2 at 9AM. Proceeds benefit Children with Developmental Disabilities and Delays . 830 S. Addison Ave, Villa Park. 630.620.4433. eastersealsdfvr.org/runforthekids. NEW DATE…moved from May 2 to August 1

  • CowaLUNGa Bike Ride. Gurnee. resphealth.org.
  • SunnyVibes 5K. Yorkville. Raceroster.com/events

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

  • Naperville Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, Aqua Bike, and Kids’ Triathlon. Naperville. napervilletri.events.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

  • Illinois Lupus 1- and 3-Mile Walk. Naperville. lupusil.org.
  • Raceway Woods 5K Run/3K Walk. Carpentersville. raceway5k.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

  • Woodridge Rotary Mini Triathlon and Kids’ Triathlon. Woodridge. trisignup.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

  • Home Stretch for Heros 5K. Arlington Heights. saluteinc.org.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

  • Race Judicata 5K Run/walk. Chicago. cvls.org/judicata.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

  • Healthy West Chicago 5K Fun Run and 100-meter Kiddie Dash. West Chicago. healthywestchicago.org.
  • Muckfest Chicago 5K Obstacle Mud Race. Grayslake. muckfest.com.
  • Rugged Maniac 3-Mile Obstacle Course Race. Wilmont, WI. ruggedmaniac.com.
  • Tough Mudder 5K Obstacle Mud Race. 2-Day Event. Rockford. toughmudder.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

  • Fort2Base 11.5- and 3.45-mile Run. North Chicago. fort2base.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

  • Chicago Triathlon Sprint and Kids’ Triathlon. Chicago. chicagotriathlon.com.
  • TCX Palos Adventure Race. Willow Springs. transconx.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

  • Harmon Hundred 25, 50, 75 100-Mile Bike Rides. Wheeling. wheelmen.com.
  • Illinois Lupus Walk. Chicago. lupusil.org.

SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

  • Downers Grove Park District BBQ Bolt 5K Downers Grove. Dgparks.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

  • Itasca Oktoberfast 5K Run. Itasca. itascaoktoberfast5k.org.
  • Run Mag Mile 10K and 5K Run. Chicago. runmagmile.com.
  • Last Chance BQ.2 Boston Marathon Qualifier. Geneva. bq2races.com.
  • Mutt Strut 5K. Dekalb. TailsHumaneSociety.org
  • Here for LIFE Walk. Saint Charles. spsamerica.org
  • Run Your Mutt Off 5K. Naperville. naperhumane.org

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

5th Annual Bike for the Kids – Sun. 9/13 at 12PM. Distances include 2-mile family bike ride  and 12, 25, 50 and 100 mile routes. Proceeds benefit Children with Developmental Disabilities and Delays. 799 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin. 630.620.4433 . www.eastersealsdfvr.org/bikeforthekids
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  • Brookfield ZooRunRun 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Kids’ Dash. Brookfield. czs.org.
  • Shoop Scoot 5K. Minooka. signup.itsracetime.com.
  • Glow in the Park Lantern Walk. Glen Ellyn. gepark.org
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk. Naperville. act.alz.org.
  • Evanston Bicycle Club’s North Shore Century. Evanston. northshorecentury.org

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

  • 4th Annual CrossTrail Classic 5K. Bolingbrook. bolingbrookparks.org
  • Fox Valley Kids’ Marathon 1.2-Mile Race. St. Charles. fvkids26.com.
  • Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk. Chicago. afsp.donordrive.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

  • Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and 20-Mile Race. St. Charles. fv26.com.
  • Midway Fly Away 5K Family Run and Walk Midway Airport. sochicago.org
  • Chicago 5K Run/1.7 Mile Walk for Brain Aneurysm. Glen Ellyn. bafound.org
  • North Shore Triathlon. Wilmette. trinorthshore.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

  • NAMI Run for Mental Health 5K Run/Walk. Jackson Park, Chicago. namiwalks.org.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K. Joliet and St. Charles. act.alz.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Lions Run for Hope 5K – Sun., 9/27 at 8AM. 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. Benefits Wellness House, Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Stickney, IL. www.lionsrunforhope.org.

  • Barkapalooza Dog Walkathon. Lisle. Wshs-dg.org
  • Oui Run 5K. Chicago. Ouirun5k.org.
  • Quad Cities Marathon, 1-Mile and Kids’ Race. Moline. qcmarathon.org.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K. Glenview. act.alz.org.
  • Run to Read. Schaumburg. sd54.org
  • Chicago Half Marathon and 5K Run. Chicago. chicagohalfmarathon.com.
  • DeKalb Corn Classic 10K and 5K Race. DeKalb. dekalbcornclassic.org.
  • Kids’ Triathlon. Oswego. oswegolandparkdistrict.org.

OCTOBER

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

Light the Torch Night Run 5K – Sat., 10/3 at 6:30PM. Location Downtown Wheaton. Benefits the FT Cares Foundation Partners. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com/racewheaton

LEARN MORE

  • Montgomery River Run 5/10K. Montgomery. runningguru.com
  • RUN4PAWS 5K & 2K Puppy Path. Downers Grove. Run4paws5k.com
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K Fundraising Run/Walk. Orland Park and Libertyville. act.alz.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

A Run for Health – Sun. 10/4 at 8AM at The Community House 8th and Madison, Hinsdale. 3K, 5k, and 10K Run / 3K and 5K Walk, Walk ‘N Roll & Mutt Strut. CARA certified. Benefits local and global charities. www.rotaryruncharityclassic.org.

  • Rotary Run Charity Classic – Hinsdale’s 26th Annual Fun Family Race
  • Brain Up 5K Walk/Run. Frankfort. brainup.ngo.
  • Walk for Wishes. Elk Grove Village. illinois.wish.org
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk. Elk Grove Village and Crystal Lake. act.alz.org.
  • Bucktown 5K Run. Chicago. bucktown5k.com.
  • Let’s Move Elgin 10K/5K Run and Kids’ Race. Elgin. letsmoveelgin.com.
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Fox Valley. St. Charles. secure.acsevents.org
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of DuPage. Wheaton. secure.acsevents.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

  • Des Plaines River Trail Run. Lake County. desplainesrivertrailraces.com/
  • Anderson’s Walk 4 Animals. South Elgin. andersonanimalshelter.org.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. act.alz.org.
  • NAMI Run for Mental Health 5K Run/Walk. Evanston. namiwalks.org.
  • International Chicago 5K Run. Chicago. chicago5k.com.
  • Scarecrow Scramble Nighttime 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Race. Lisle. lislepartnersforparks.org.
  • Superhero 5K Pumpkin Run/Walk Highwood. Celebratehighwood.org

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

  • Bank of America Marathon. Chicago. chicagomarathon.com.
  • World’s Largest Corn Maze 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. Spring Grove. allcommunityevents.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

  • Light the Night Walk. Chicago and Oak Brook. lightthenight.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

  • Flapjack Brewery 5K Run/Walk Berwyn. Eventbrite.com
  • Run with the Nuns 5K Run/Walk. Lemont. runwiththenuns.org.
  • This Runs for Jack 5K Run/Walk. Glen Ellyn. jacksfund.org.
  • Light the Night Walk. Glenview. lightthenight.org.
  • Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5K Run. Naperville. runnaperville.com.
  • Race for the Kids 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. Chicago. rbcraceforthekids.com.
  • JJC Foundation 5K Run and Walk. Joliet. Runsignup.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

  • Just Say Boo 5K. Oak Brook. runandachieve.com/justsayboo5k.
  • Pumpkins in the Park 5K Run and Kids’ Sprint. Chicago. pumpkins5k.com.
  • Halloween Walk. LaGrange. cm.lgba.com
  • Forte 5K. Channahon. Forte5k.com
  • Wine Run 5k. Chicago. Runguides.com
  • Wicked Wine Run. Wheaton. Wickedwinerun.com
  • Lake Bluff PTO Pumpkin Chase 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Lake Bluff. Runningguru.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

  • Red Eye 5K Run. Joliet. jpdrun3.com.
  • Sycamore Pumpkin Run 10K Road Race Sycamore. Discoversycamore.com
  • Haunted Oak 5K. Homer Glen. Runsignup.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

Moraine Valley Community College – Health, Fitness and Recreation Center Halloween 5K Run/Walk Children’s 1K Race. Sat. 10/31 at 9AM. USATF-IL certified. Family activities included! Palos Hills www.morainevalley.edu/fitrec.
LEARN MORE

  • Hot Cider Hustle 2-Day Event with 8-Mile Run and 5K Run/Walk. Wheaton. hotciderhustle.com.
  • Halloween Hustle 5K. Palatine. Halloween5k.com.
  • Haunted Halloween Half Marathon and 5K. Chicago. register.chronotrack.com
  • Healthy Driven FraidyCat 5K, Ghost Run 10K and Meow Mile. Oswego.

NOVEMBER 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1

  • Turkey Trot 5K and 8K Walk/Run Series. Tinley Park. tinleyparkdistrict.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

  • Cantigny 5K. Wheaton. Cantigny.org

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8

  • Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Run and 2-Mile Walk. Chicago. hotchocolate15k.com.
  • Gobbler Hobbler 10K and Mashed Potato Mile. Oswego. oswegolandparkdistrict.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14

  • Hot Cider Hustle 8K. Chicago. allcommunityevents.com

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

  • Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run. Wheaton. jbr.org/westernsuburbs

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26

24th Annual The Fox and The Turkey  – 4 miler and Youth 1 mile race. Thurs., 11/26 at 7:15AM. Near Downtown Batavia. 21 N Water Street, Batavia. Join us for this family tradition and Run like a Fox or be a Turkey on Thanksgiving Day! Benefits the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry. www.foxrivertrailrunners.org
LEARN MORE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

  • Schaumburg Half Marathon and 5K. Schaumburg. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Grant Park Turkey Trot. Chicago. Allcommunityevents.com
  • Long Grove Turkey Trot 8K/5K Run and Kids’ Dash. Long Grove. runsignup.com.
  • North Shore Turkey Trot 10K and 5K Run. Highland Park. northshoreturkeytrot.com.
  • Beat the Bird 5K. Fullersberg Woods, Oakbrook. endureitsports.com

DECEMBER

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

Reindeer Run 5K – 12/5 at 8:30AM. Location Downtown Wheaton. Benefits the Lions Club Charities and the DuPage County Historical Museum. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com/racewheaton

LEARN MORE

  • Arctic Frog Endurance Run 50K, 25K and 15K Races. Libertyville. froghopssports.com.
  • Arlington Heights Rotary Club Santa Run. Arlington Heights. Rotarysantarun.org

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

  • Deer Park Cocoa Classic 5K. Deer Park. runsignup.com.
  • Viking Dash Trail Run 15K, 10K, 5K and 13.1-Mile Races. 2-Day Event. Crystal Lake. vikingdashtrailrun.com.
  • Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run. Chicago. jbr.org/chicago

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

  • New Year’s Eve 5K Run. Chicago. newyearseve5k.com.

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