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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 CANCELED

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 accepting registrations. Follow us @EastersealsDFVR for event updates in the weeks ahead.

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.

  • 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

LEARN MORE

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 10K – Sat., 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.

  • 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 Trot – Sat. 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.

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 Dyslexia – Sat., 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.

  • 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

  • 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
LEARN MORE

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

  • 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
LEARN MORE

  • 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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