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Sign up for an endurance race. Take on a new challenge, support a good cause or run/walk/roll for the health of it. Be certain to select an event within your range of conditioning and consult a physician before beginning any exercise program. The 2018 Annual Race Guide can be found on our website at www.chicagosuburbanfamily.com. Check back for latest race updates in every bi-monthly issue.

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JULY

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Stampede Run – Sun 7/1 at 7:30 AM. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. USATF certified. Arlington Heights. 773-617-0284.
  • Freedom Fun Run 5K/1MIle Walk/Run and Fireworks – Sat 7/2 at 7:45 AM. Knights Park, Sandwich. 815-786-8044.
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Family Fitness Run 10K/5K and 2 K Fitness Walk – Wed 7/4 at 7:15 AM. Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington. runsignup.com.
  • Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th – Wed 7/4 at 7:15 AM. 4 MI Run and 1K Kids’ race. CARA and USATF certified. Elmhurst. 630-269-4872. 4on4th.com
  • Firecracker 5K Run/Walk – Wed., 7/4 at 8 AM. 50-yard Dash (Ages 3-6) and100-yard Dash (Ages 6-10). Certified {Scenic} Course IL-09121-JW. 3S260 Warren Ave., Warrenville. 630-393-7279. warrenvilleparks.org
  • Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run – Wed. 7/4 at 8 AM. 4-mile run/walk for ages 5+. Benefits Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund. Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn. FreedomFourRun.com
  • Great Western Freedom 4 – Wed 7/4 at 6:30 AM. 4MI Run, 2MI Walk and Kids’ Dash. USATF and CARA certified. St. Charles. 630-587-2144.
  • Independence Day 5K – Wed 7/4. 5K Run/Walk. Riverside. 708-442-7025.
  • Stars and Stripes 5K – Wed 7/4 at 8 AM. Tinley Park. tinleyparkdistrict.org.
  • Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk – Wed 7/4 at 7:30 AM. Meadowhill Park, Northbrook. nbparks.org/events/liberty-loop-5k-runwalk/
  • Bubble Run Chicago – Sat 7/7 at 8 AM. 5K Running through “Foam Bogs.” Benefits Handing H.O.P.E. Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet. bubbleRun.com.
  • Expanding Lives 5K – Sat 7/7 at 8 AM. Benefits Expanding Lives scholarships. expandinglives.org.
  • Answers for Angels 5K – Sun 7/8. USATF certified course. Tinley Park. answersforangels.com.
  • Lake Zurich Triathlon – Sun 7/8 at 6:30 AM. 1.5K Swim/40K Bike/10K Run. Also Sprint Tri. USATF certified. Lake Zurich. lakezurichtri.com.
  • Christmas in July 5K/10K – Fri and Sat 7/13-14. 5K, 10K, Santa Claus Fun Run and ultra races of 6, 12 and 24 hrs. USATF Certified. Lisle. 847-894-0461.
  • Chinatown 5K and Youth Run – Sat 7/14. Chinatown, Chicago. 312.882.3188. chinatown5k.wixsite.com.
  • The Glo Run Night Race 5K and 10 K – Sat 7/14 at 7:25 PM. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 224-757-5425. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 – Sat 7/14 at 7:30 AM. 10 MI Run. Benefits Big Rig Books. Darien. Runsignup.com.
  • 5K Run! To End Homelessness – Sat 7/14 at 8:00 AM. 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. USATF Certified. Benefits A Safe Haven Foundation. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. asafehaven.org.
  • Lake County Runway 5K/Walk Race – Sat 7/14 at 8 AM. Benefits Wings of Mercy. Grayslake. wingsofmercy.org.
  • McHenry River Run – Sat 7/14 at 8 AM. 10K and 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. McHenry. 815-363-2100.
  • 5K Dash N’ Splash – Sun. 7/15 at 7:30 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Certified Course. Mallard Lake Forest Preserve. 630-837-2468. hpparks.org/5k

Lustgarten Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Naperville, IL – Sunday, July 15, 2018. 5k or 1.5-mile walk. Naperville Pavilion (Riverwalk Grand Pavilion). 516-737-1550. www.lustgarten.org.
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  • Sundowner 5K, Splash Dash, 1MIle Job and 50 Yd Dash – Thu 7/19 at 6:30 PM. Part of Joliet Park District Run 3.1 5K 3 Ways. Joliet. jpdRun3.com.
  • Hemmingway 8K Running of the Bulls – Sat 7/21 at 7:45 AM. Oak Park. hemingway8k.com.
  • Humana Rock and Roll Chicago 5K and Half Marathon – Sat-Sun 7/21-22 at 6:30 AM. USATF certified. Chicago. 800-311-1255.
  • Insane Inflatable 5K – Sat 7/21 at 8:30 AM. 5K Novelty/Obstacle Run. Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet. 815-722-5500.
  • Splashes, Dashes & Spokes Youth Triathlon – Sat., 7/21 from 8-11 AM. Kid-Friendly, Kid Distances, Kids Only. Otter Cove Aquatic Park, 3615 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles. 630-513-6200. stcparks.org
  • Sunset Half Marathon – Sun 7/21 at 7:30 AM. Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Dash and Glo Run. USATF certified. Hoffman Estates. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Venus de Miles Ride and Run – Sat 7/21 at 7 AM. Women’s 60MI and 25MI bike rides and 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Greenhouse Scholars. Lake Forest. Venusdemiles.com.
  • Wauconda Triathlons – Sat 7/21 Kids’ Triathlon and Adult Triathlon on Sun 7/22. 6:30 AM. Sprint and Olympic distances Wauconda. waucondaparks.org.
  • Chicagoland Inline Marathon – Sun 7/22 at 7:30 PM. Marathon, Half Marathon and 7K inline Skate Race and Kid’s Dash. Hoffman Estates. 224-757-5425. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Get Your Rear in Gear – Sun 7/22. 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run. Benefits Colon Cancer Coalition. Tinley Park. coloncancercoaltion.org.
  • Run For Hunger – Sun 7/22 at 8 AM. 5K Walk/Run and 1/2 MI Kid’s Fun Run. Elmhurst. run4hunger.org.
  • Summer Sunset 5K and Youth Races – 7/25 at 6:30 AM. Benefits FRTR Youth Scholarship Fund. raceroster.com.
  • Run For Gus – Thu 7/26 5K Run/Walk and 400M Kids’ Race. CARA Certified. Benefits Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital. Diversey Harbor, Chicago 312-227-7298.
  • Elmhurst Cycling – Fri 7/27 at 11 AM. Amateur and pro divisions, bike parade. Elmhurst. elmhurstcyclingclassic.com.
  • Illinois Sepsis Challenge 5K Fun Run and Walk – Sat 7/28 at 9 AM. Centennial Park, Orland Park. sepsis.org.
  • Bob Leonard 5K/10 River Run and Colonial Café 1K Family Color Run – Sun 7/29 at 7 AM. Pottawatomie Park Grand Pavilion, St. Charles. bobleonardrun.itsyourrace.com.
  • Run For Walk 5K – Sun 7/29 at 7:30 AM. 4.1 MI run, 5K walk, kids’ races and youth mile. Evanston. athlinks.com.
  • Run for Veterans 5K – Sun 7/29 at 9 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Burr Ridge. 630-654-8181.
  • Splash, Pedal, Dash Triathlon/Dash Pedal Dash Duathlon – Sun., 7/29 at 6:30 AM Triathlon/Duathlon. Meineke Recreation Center, Schaumburg. 847-490-7015. parkfun.com/programs/special-events/triathlon-duathlon

AUGUST

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Uncle Sam 5K and Kids Dash – Sun 8/1 at 9 AM. Wear red, white and blue, party follows. Tap House Grill, Palatine. unclesam5k.com.
  • Food Fest 1Mile Race – Thu, 8/2. Romeoville, IL 60446. 815-886-6222.
  • 2K for Kids Fun Run – Sat 8/4 at 9 AM. 1.25 MI race, ages 4-10. Newton Park, Glen Ellyn. gepark.org.
  • CowaLUNGa Bike Ride – Sat-Mon 8/4-6. Bike one, two or three days IL – WI. Respiratory Health Association. 888-880-LUNG.
  • Glenview Park Center Sprint Triathlon – Sun 8/5. 300 YD Swim, 10MI Bike, 5K Run. Glenview. 847-724-5670.
  • Naperville Sprint Triathlon – Sun 8/5 at 7 AM. 375 Meter Swim, 22K Bike and 5K Run. Duathlon is 1MI Run, 22K Bike, 5K Run. Aquaike is 375 Meter Swim and 5K Bike. Kids’ Triathlon 175 Meter Swim, 11K Bike and 5K. active.com.
  • The Universal Sole Burgers and Beer 5K Run/Walk – Mon 8/6. Benefits Girls in the Game. Soldier Field, Chicago. universalsole.com.
  • Homestretch for Heroes 5K – Tues 8/7 at 6:30 PM. Arlington Park Racetrack, Arlington Heights. saluteinc.org.
  • Amazing Race – Saturday, 8/ 11 at 9 AM. Teams of 4 race through fun, mental and physical challenges for prizes, pizza and bragging rights.T-shirt for all participants. Prisco Community Center, Aurora. 630-859-8606. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
  • ECFA’s 5K4Kids Run/Walk and Kids 1/2 MI Fun Run – Sat 8/11 at 8:45 AM. Danada Forest Preserve, Wheaton. dupageforest.com.

Western Suburbs Lupus Walk – Sat. 8/11 at 9AM. 1 or 3 mile walk routes. Benefits the Lupus Society of Illinois. Naperville Riverwalk, Naperville. 312-542-0002. www.lupuswalkil.org.
LEARN MORE

  • Stan’s Donut 5K – Sat 8/11 at 8 AM. 5K Run, 5K Walk and Kids’ Dash. Enjoy donuts through race. donut5k.com.
  • Barrington Honor Ride and Run – Sun 8/12 at 7 AM.. Bike Rides and 10K/5K Runs, 1MI Fun Run and 1MI Kids’ Ride. Barrington. honorridebarrington.com.
  • BTN Big 10K – Sun 8/12 at 7 AM. 10K, 5K and tailgate party. Soldier Field, Chicago. btnbig10k.com.
  • Chicago 10K – Sun 8/12 at 8 AM. 10K Run/Walk. Benefits Special Olympics Chicago. Grant Park, Chicago. Runmfg.com.
  • Rotary Club of Woodridge Mini Triathlon – Sun 8/12 at 7 AM. Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park. woodridgerotary.org.
  • SuperRun Chicago 5K – Sat 8/18 at 8 AM. Deer Grove East Forest Preserve, 1599 Pepper Tree Dr, Palatine. thesuperrun.com.
  • WindRunner 10K – Sun 8/19 at 8 AM. USATF and CARA certified. Wheaton. bollinger@appiaservices.com.
  • Life Time Chicago Super Sprint and Kids’ Triathlon – Sat 8/25 at 7 AM. Swim/Bike/Run or Sprint. Foster Beach, Chicago. chicagotriathlon.com.
  • Muckfest 5K – Sat 8/25 at 9 AM.. Fun, muddy obstacle course that ends with MuckFestival at the finish. Benefits MS Research. Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL. main.nationalmssociety.org.
  • Parkie’s 5K – Sat 8/25 at 8 AM. 5K Run/Walk. USATF and CARA Certified. Bolingbrook. 630-739-0272.
  • Rugged Maniac – Sat 8/25 at 9 AM. 5K Mud and Obstacle Run and Festival. Wilmot, WI. ruggedraces.com.
  • Scott S’cool Scoot – Sat 8/25 at 8 AM. 5K Run or 3 K Walk. Scott School, Naperville. scoot.scotthomeandschool.com.
  • Chicago Illinois Tough Mudder – Sat-Sun 8/25-26.  at 8 AM. 10-12MI. Mud, more than 20 challenging obstacles and other physical feats required. Rockford. toughmudder.com.
  • Fort 2 Base Race – Sun 8/26 at 7 AM. 10 nautical miles (11.5 MI) or 3 Nautical Miles (3.45MI). CARA Certified. Great Lakes Naval Station, North Chicago. 312-925-6067.

SAVE THE DATE

Sunrise Shuffle 5K – Sat. 9/8. Pre-race registration begins at 7 AM. Kids Fun Run starts at 8:15 AM. Race starts at 8:30 AM. Post-race refreshments by Wolfden Brewing Company. Proceeds benefit Bloomingdale Parks Foundation, Johnston Recreation Center, 172 S. Circle Ave., Bloomingdale, IL. www.signmeup.com/125069.
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Celebrate the IMPORTANT MEN in your life!
SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Sun. 9/9 in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Family Fun Zone, Free lunch, Entertainment, prostate cancer education. Proceeds benefit Us TOO International. Enter code: SFAMILY18 to receive $5 OFF per entry fee. www.SEABlueProstateWalk.org.

Pedal the Parks – Sun. 9/9 at 9AM. Fitness fun for the whole family!  10 miles of pedaling through our most beautiful parks. Harvester Park, 15 W 400 Harvester Drive, Burr Ridge. 630-920-1969. www.BurrRidgeParkFoundation.org.

Downers Grove Park District DG 5 & 8 Miler – Sat. 9/29, Challenging, scenic race is conveniently paired with Harvest Fest! Lincoln Center & Fishel Park, Downers Grove, IL. www.dgparks.org.

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