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JULY

THURSDAY, JULY 4

  • Freedom Four 4-Mile Run. Glen Ellyn Park District. gepark.org.
  • Firecracker 5K Run/Walk. Warrenville. warrenvilleparks.org
  • Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th 4-Mile Run and 1K Kids’ Race. Elmhurst. 4on4th.com.
  • Great Western Freedom 4-Mile Run, 2-Mile Walk and Kids’ Dash. St. Charles. lazarushouse.net.

SUNDAY, JULY 7

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

SATURDAY, JULY 13

  • 5K Run! to End Homelessness 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. Chicago. asafehaven.org.
  • McHenry River Run 10K and 5K Run/Walk. McHenry. runsignup.com.
  • Warrior Dash 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Obstacle Races. Joliet. warriordash.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 14

  • ET Lake Zurich Triathlon Olympic and Sprint Swim, Bike and Run. Lake Zurich. lakezurichtri.com.
  • Lustgarten Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Naperville. lustgarten.org

MONDAY, JULY 15

  • Usole Burgers & Beer 5K Run. Chicago. universalsole.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

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

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Downers Grove Park District’s BBQ Bolt – Saturday, July 20, 2019, 5-mile run, 5k run/walk, 1-mile walk and a post-race picnic in the park. McCollum Park, Downers Grove, IL www.dgparks.org.

Fiesta Del Sol 5K, A Run for the Kid – Sat. 7/20 at 7:30 AM. 5k run/walk & special event, certified course. Benefits the Hanover Park Park Foundation. Heritage Park, Hanover Park. 630-837-2468. Hpparks.org/5k.

  • Splashes, Dashes & Spokes Youth Triathlon. St. Charles. stcparks.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.
  • Insane Inflatable 5K Novelty Race. Joliet. insaneinflatable5k.com.
  • Wauconda Park District Kids’ Triathlon. Wauconda. waucondaparks.org.
  • Finish with the Flag Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids’ Dash. Hoffman Estates. allcommunityevents.com.
  • North Shore Taco Run 5 K Run/Walk. Highwood. runsignup.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

  • Wauconda Park District Adult Olympic and Sprint Triathlon. Wauconda. waucondaparks.org.
  • Chicagoland Inline Marathon, Half Marathon and 7K. Hoffman Estates. allcommunityevents.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

  • Summer Sunset Races 5K and Kids’ Races. Geneva. foxrivertrailrunners.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 25

  • Run for Gus 5K Run, 1-Mile Walk and Kids’ Race. Chicago. foundation.luriechildrens.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

Splash Pedal Dash & Dash Pedal Dash – Sun. 7/28 at 5:15 AM. Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon, chip-timed event. Schaumburg Park District Meineke Recreation Center. 847-490-7020. www.parkfun.com  or register at www.active.com.

  • Glenview Park Center Sprint Triathlon and Aqua Bike Race. Glenview. glenviewparks.org.

AUGUST

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

  • CowaLUNGa Bike Ride. Gurnee. resphealth.org.
  • Food Fest 1 Mile Race. Romeoville,. romeoville.org

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

  • Homestretch for Heroes 5K Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. saluteinc.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

  • Illinois Lupus 1- and 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. Naperville. lupusil.org.
  • Stan’s Donut 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. Chicago. donut5k.com.
  • Amazing Race. Fox Valley. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
  • Raceway Woods 5K Run/3K Walk. Carpentersville. raceway5k.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

Woodridge Rotary Mini Triathlon – Sun. 8/11/19. Main Event (7 AM) . 250 yd. Swim, 6.2 mi. Bike, 2 mi. Run. Kids’ Event (10:30 AM)  – 100 yd. Swim, 3.1 mi. Bike, 1 mi. Run. Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park, Woodridge. 630-353-3300. www.woodridgeminitri.org.

  • BTN Big 10K Grant Park btnbig10k.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

  • Muckfest Chicago 5K Obstacle Mud Race. Grayslake. muckfest.com.
  • Back to School Bubble Fun Run. Park Ridge. BubbleFunRun.org

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

  • Rugged Maniac 3-Mile Obstacle Course Race. Wilmont, WI. ruggedmaniac.com.
  • Tough Mudder 5K Obstacle Mud Race. 2-Day Event. Rockford. toughmudder.com.
  • Parkies 5K Run Bolingbrook bolingbrookparks.org

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

  • Chicago Triathlon Sprint and International Distance courses plus Kids’ Triathlon. Chicago. chicagotriathlon.com.
  • Fort2Base 11.5- and 3.45-mile Run. North Chicago. fort2base.com.

SAVE THE DATE

Sunrise Shuffle 5K – Sat. 9/7. Pre-race registration begins at 7:30 AM. Kids Fun Run starts at 8:45 AM. Race starts at 9 AM. Proceeds benefit Bloomingdale Parks Foundation. Johnston Recreation Center 172 S. Circle Ave., Bloomingdale, IL. Post-race refreshments by Wolfden Brewing Company. https://www.signmeup.com/130053.

Step  Up For Prostate Cancer! 15th Annual SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. Sun. 9/15 in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Family Fun Zone, Free lunch, NEW-Man’s Best Friend Pup Parade. Enter code: SFAMILY19 to receive $5 off per entry fee. Proceeds benefit Us TOO International. www.SEABlueProstateWalk.org.

Evanston Bicycle Club’s 3 5th Annual North Shore Century – Sunday, September 15, 2019. Scenic go-at-your-own pace routes of 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles. SAG support; Well-stocked rest stops on all routes. Helmets strongly urged! All rides leave from Dawes Park in Evanston, 6:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. www.northshorecentury.org .
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