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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. NOTE: The 2018 Annual Race Guide can be found on our website at www.chicagosuburbanfamily.com. Check back for updates in every bi-monthly issue.

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SEPTEMBER

  • Making Strides Walks – Benefits Breast Cancer research for the American Cancer Society. For all area events, please go to makingstrides.acevents.org.
  • Relay For Life – Benefits the American Cancer Society. For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Jubilee Days 5K Run – Sat 9/1 at 8 AM. Benefits Zion Park District Foundation. 847-746-5500.
  • Running With Balloons – Sat 9/1 at 7 AM. Harvard. harvardballoonfest.com.
  • Buffalo Grove Stampede – Sun 9/2 at 7:30 AM 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk and 5K wheelchair race. USATF certified. Buffalo Grove. 847-850-2125. bgparks.org.
  • Twilight Shuffle 5K – Sun 9/2 at 6 PM 5K Run/Walk. Libertyville. mainstreetlibertyville.org.
  • Verizon Half Madness – Sun 9/2 at 7 AM. Half marathon. USATF and CARA certified. Benefits Batavia Food Pantry. Batavia. 630-244-5224.
  • Frank E’s Fling Mile – Mon 9/3 at 8:45 AM. Strollers permitted. All ages. Naperville. lastfling.org
  • GLASA Twilight 5K Run, Walk and Roll – Sat 9/8 at 5:15 PM. Children’s Fun Run 4:45. Lake Forest. glasatwilight.org.
  • Dash in the Dark 5K – Sat 9/8 at 7:30 PM. Hosted by Fox Valley Rugby. Pottawatomie Park, St. Charles. 630-440-6082. foxvalleyrugby.org.
  • Get Your Rear In Gear – Sat 9/8 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run. Benefits colon cancer research. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. join.coloncancercoalition.org.
  • Itasca Oktoberfast 5K – Sat 9/8 at 9 AM. USATF certified. Itascaoktoberfast5k.org.
  • Last Chance BQ.2 – Sat 9/8 at 6:30 AM. Boston Marathon qualifier. USATF certified. Geneva. bq2races.com.
  • PATCH Run with the Lion 5K – Sat 9/8 at 8:30 AM. 5K Run/Walk and 1MI Kids’ Race. Benefits the PATCH Foundation. Aurora. pdc30.com.
  • Run Mag Mile – Sat 9/8 at 7 AM. 5K and 10K. Grant Park, Chicago. Runmagmile.com.
  • Sunrise Shuffle 5K – Sat 9/8 at 8:30 AM. Kids’ Fun Run. Proceeds benefit Bloomingdale Parks Foundation. Bloomingdale. Signmeup.com/125069.
  • St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer – Sat 9/8 at 9:30 AM. 5K Run/Walk to end childhood cancer. Soldier Field, Chicago. fundraising.stjude.org.
  • Alpine Races – Sun 9/9 at 7:30 AM. Half-Marathon, 5K and Youth MI courses. USATF certified. Benefits local charities. Lake Zurich. alpinerunners.com.
  • Hero Hustle – Sun 9/9 at 8 AM. 10K/5K Runs and 1MI Obstacle Runs. CARA certified. Glenview. herohustle.com.
  • Naperville Trails Half Marathon – Sun 9/9 at 8:30 AM. USATF certified. Wheaton. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Pedal the Parks – Sun 9/9 at 9 AM. 10 miles pedaling through parks. 630-920-1969. Burrridgeparkfoundation.org.
  • SEA Blue Prostate Cancer 5K Run and Walk – Sun. 9/9. Lincoln Park, Chicago. seablueprostatewalk.org
  • Zoo Run Run – Sun. 9/9. Fun Run and Walk inside Brookfield Zoo. czs.org/ZooRunRun.
  • Race Judicata Run/Walk 5K – Thurs 9/13 at 6:30 PM. Chicago. cvls.org.
  • Foodie 5K – Sat 9/15 at 9 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Northern Illinois Food Bank. Romeoville. 630-443-6910.
  • Makin’ Tracks 5K – Sat 9/15 at 8 AM. 5 K USATF and CARA certified. River Fores. 708-366-6660. rfparks.com.
  • NAMIWalksChicago – Sat 9/15 at 4 PM. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits local National Alliance on Mental Illness. DuSable Harbor. Chicago. namiWalks.org.
  • Respond Now 5K Run For Hunger – Sat 9/15 at 10 AM. Benefits families requiring basic human needs. Olympia Fields. respondnow.org.
  • Run 4 Home – Sat 9/15 at 8 AM. 10K and 5K Run/Walk and 1 MI. USATF and CARA certified. Benefits DuPage PADS to end homelessness.Wheaton. dupagepads.org.
  • Run The Shores – Sat 9/15 at 8 AM. 5K and 1 MI race. USATF certified. Benefits local food pantry. Lake Barrington Shores. lakebarringtonshores.org.
  • The Bridge Color Run – Sat 9/15 at 9:30 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Supports Bridge Youth Services. Palatine. 847-359-7490. Bridgeyouth.org.
  • The Great Pumpkin Run –Sat 9/15 at 8 AM. 5 K. Choose the Tough Pumpkin option and run with a pumpkin. Keller’s Farmstand, Oswego. thegreatpumpkinrun.com.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sat 9/15 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Gallery Park, Glenview. 847-324-0386.
  • Advocate Health Care Fox Valley Marathon – Sun 9/16 at 7 AM. Half Marathon, 20 MI, and Full Marathon. USATF certified. St. Charles. fv26.com.
  • CASA Kane County Fox Valley KIDS’ Marathon – Sun 9/16 at 3 PM. 1.2 MI USATF certified. Benefits CASA Kane County. St. Charles. dev.fvkids.com.
  • 9/11 Heroes Run – Sun 9/16 at 9:11 AM. Honors the 911 heroes of 9/11 and the wars since then, civilian and military. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. 911heroesrunchicagoil.itsyourrace.com.

Glow In The Park Lantern Walk – Sun 9/16 at 5 PM. Family-friendly activities, live music, inflatables, and an illuminated paper lantern parade. Benefits Lurie Children’s Hospital. Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn. 630-8582462. www.gepark.org/glow.

  • Midway Fly Away 5K Family Run and Walk and Kids’ Midway Miler – Sun 9/16 at 9 AM. Benefits Special Olympics. Southwest Airlines Hangar, Midway Airport, Chicago. 312-527-3743.
  • MMRF Race for Research – Sun 9/16 at 9 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. walkrun.themmrf.org.
  • North Shore Triathlon – Sun 9/16 at 6:45 AM. 500m swim, 20K bike, 5K run. Wilmette. 847-256-2330.
  • Respiratory Health Association’s Hike For Lung Health – Sun 9/16. 1-3 MI walk. Benefits Respiratory Health Assoc. Lincoln Park, Chicago. 312-628-0223.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sun 9/16 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk. North Central College, Naperville. 815-272-2010.
  • Heart Walk – Fri 9/21 Chicago; Sat 9/22 Oak Brook; Sun 9/23 Northfield. Benefits American Heart Assoc. 312-476-6625.
  • Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk – Sat 9/22 at 11 AM. Benefits American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. Chicago. afsp.donordrive.com.
  • Cougar 5K Walk/Run – Sat 9/22 at 9 AM. St. Xavier University, Chicago. 773-298-3592.
  • Harvest Hustle Twilight All-Terrain 5K – Sat 9/22 at 5:30 PM. Benefits Geneva Park District Scholarship Fund. Geneva. 630-232-4542.
  • Moraine Hills Run for the Hills 5K, 10K and Half Marathon – Sat 9/22 at 8:30 AM. Moraine Hills State Park. friendsofmorainehillsstatepark.org.
  • Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes – Sat 9/22. Didier Farms, Lincolnshire. stepout.diabetes.org.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sat 9/22 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk. St. Charles. 815-272-2010.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sat 9/22 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Busse Woods, Groves 28-30, Elk Grove Village. 847-324-0386.
  • Walk To Defeat ALS – Sat 9/22 at 10 AM. Rock Valley College, Rockford. web.alsa.org.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sun 9/22 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Pottawatomie Park, St. Charles. 815-272-2010.
  • Flying Feet Fun Run – Sat. 9/22 5K at 8 AM & Family 1-Mile at 9 AM. Gallery Park (Behind Park Center) Glenview. glenviewparks.org/event/flyingfeet/
  • AIDS Run and Walk Chicago – Sun 9/23 at 10:35 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Soldier Field, Chicago. events.aidschicago.org.
  • Chicago Half Marathon/5K – Sun 9/23 at 7 AM. USATF and CARA certified. Chicago. chicagohalfmarathon.com.
  • Chicagoland MG Walk – Sun 9/23 at 10 AM. Benefits myasthenia gravis research. Fullersberg Woods, Oak Brook. 855-MGWalks.
  • Dekalb Corn Classic 10K – Sun 9/23. NIU campus and surrounding area. Dekalbcornclassic.org.
  • Have Fun? You Won! Kids’ Triathlon – Sun 9/23 at 11 AM. 100M Swim, 3 MI Bike Ride and Half MI Run. Oswego East High School, Oswego Park District. oswegolandparkdistrict.org.
  • Illinois Lupus Walk – Sun 9/23. 5K Fun Run, 1MI and 3 MI routes. Lincoln Park, Chicago. lupusWalkil.org.
  • Lions Run For Hope – Sun 9/23 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk. Benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Wellness House. Stickney. 708-795-0997. Lionsrunforhope.org.
  • Starry Night 5K – Sun 9/23 at 4 PM. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Arlington Race Track, Arlington Heights. team.curethekids.org.
  • Quad Cities Marathon – Sun 9/23 at 7 AM. Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay and 5K. USATF certified. Benefits prostate cancer research. Moline. qcmarathon.org.
  • Run for Life 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ 1 Miler Run/Walk and Toddler Dash – 9/23 at 8:30 AM. Blue Star Memorial Woods, Glenview. 708-334-1477.
  • Run to Read – Sun 9/23 at 7:00 AM. 5K Run, 1MI Family Fun Walk, Mascot Dash and Kids’ Dash. Benefits School District 54 literacy programs. Schaumburg. 847-357-5028.
  • Light the Torch Night Run – Fri 9/28 at 5:30 PM 5K Novelty Run/Walk. Benefits FT Cares Foundation. Wheaton. 630-510-5135.
  • DG 5 & 8 Miler – Sat., 9/29. Challenging, scenic race is conveniently paired with Harvest Fest! Lincoln Center & Fishel Park – Downers Grove. dgparks.org
  • Illinois Warrior Dash – Sat 9/29 at 8 AM. and Noon. 5K Obstacle Run. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Balmoral Park, Crete, IL. warriordash.com.
  • Judson University 5K Run/Walk – Sat 9/29 at 8:30 AM. Elgin. judsonu.edu.
  • Skin Cancer, Take A Hike! – Sat 9/29 at 9:30 AM. Family and pet friendly. Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village. 847-240-1748. events.aad.org.
  • Play for Peace 5K Run/Walk – Sat 9/29 at 4 PM. Benefits communities affected by conflict. Bartlett. playforpeace.org.
  • Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes – Sat 9/29. Jackson Park, Chicago. stepout.diabetes.org.
  • Street Beat 5K, Walkathon and B-Well Bensenville – Sat 9/29 at 8 AM. Family Health Expo follows race. Bensenville Park District. 630-766-7515.
  • Terrain Race – Sat 9/29 at 8 AM. 10K and 5K Obstacle Races and Kids’ Mini Monkey Course. Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet. terrainracing.com.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sat 9/29 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Orland Park. 815-272-2009.

Barkapalooza Dog Walk & Pet Expo – Sun. 9/30 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Lisle Community Park. All proceeds benefits the homeless animals at the shelter. West Suburban Humane Society 630-960-9600 x25. www.WSHS-DG.org.

  • Bucktown 5K – Sun 9/30 at 8:30 AM. 5K Run. USATF Certified. Benefits the 100 Club of Chicago. Chicago. bucktown5K.
  • Cancer Schmancer 5K – Sun 9/30 at 9 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Grayslake. 773-698-6905.
  • KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge – Sun 9/30 at 10 AM. Completion-based obstacle course. Chicago. eventbrite.com.
  • Let’s Move Elgin 5K – Sun 9/30 at 8 AM. 10K and 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run. letsmoveelgin.com.
  • Plainfield Harvest 5K Run/Walk and Kidz Miler – Sun 9/30 at 9 AM. Plainfield. plainfieldharvest5K.com.
  • Walk For Wishes – Sun 9/30 at 10 AM. Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation. Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village. 312-602-9425. secure2.wish.org.

OCTOBER

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Highlander Assault – Sat 10/6 at 7:40 AM. 4 MI, 8 MI and 12 Mile Paint Ball and Obstacle Runs. McHenry. highlanderassault.com.
  • Highwood Superhero 5K Run/Walk – Sat 10/6 at 9 AM at Highwood Pumpkinfest. Highwood. runsignup.com.
  • International Chicago 5K – Sat 10/6 at 7:30 AM. Daley Plaza, Chicago. 312-904-9800.
  • Giant Steps for Autism 5K – Sat 10/6. Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove. mygiantsteps.org.

Montgomery 5K and 10K River Run – Sat., 10/6. Pre-Race Reg. Starts 7:30 AM. Race Starts at 9 AM. Portion of Proceeds to Montgomery VFW Post #7452, Montgomery Foundation and Rotary Club. Village of Montgomery, 200 North River Street. 630-466-6700. www.signmeup.com/125824.

  • NAMI Run For Mental Health 5K – Sat 10/6 at 9 AM. 5K Run/Walk. USATF certified. Benefits local NAMI chapter. Batavia. nami5k.com.
  • Prairie State Half Marathon and 10K – Sat 10/6 at 8:30 AM. USATF certified. Benefits WINGS. Long Grove. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K Run – Sat 10/6 at 7 PM. Chicago. chicagoevents.com.
  • Run4Paws 5K – Sat 10/6 at 9 AM. 5K and 2K Puppy Path walk. Benefits Magnificent Mutts and Meows Rescue. Downers Grove. run4paws5K.com.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sat 10/6 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Joliet. 815-272-2009.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sat 10/6 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Libertyville. 847-324-0386.
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon – Sun 10/7 at 7:30 AM. Chicago. chicagomarathon.com.
  • Chicagoland Buddy Walk – 10/7. Raise awareness and support for Down syndrome. Bolingbrook Golf Club, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9400.
  • College of DuPage Food Truck Rally and Sunset 5K –  Sat 10/13 at 5:30 PM; 100 Youth Dash 4:30 PM; Food Trucks 2-8 PM; Kid Zone/Touch-A-Truck 2-7 PM. College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn. cod.edu.
  • Des Plaines River Trail Run – Sat 10/13 at 7 AM. 50 MI, Marathon and Half Marathon. Vernon Hills. 847-476-5645.
  • Epic Fall Festival 5K – Sat 10/13 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ 1 MI. Wilmot Mountain, WI. wilmotmountain.com.
  • Scarecrow Scramble Nighttime 5K – Sat 10/13 at 3 PM 5K Run/Walk, Tot Dash and Festival. USATF Certified. Lisle. 630-353-4304.
  • Fall Color 5K Run and Walk – Sun 10/14 at 8 AM. 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. USATF certified. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. 630-968-0074.
  • Heart Haven Hustle 5K and 1 Mile – Sun 10/14 at 9 AM. Promenade Bolingbrook. USTAF certified. runsignup.com.
  • Race For the Kids – Sun 10/14. 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ MI and Kids’ Dash. CARA certified. Benefits Comer Children’s Hospital. Chicago. 773-702-1000.
  • Rotary Run – Sun 10/14 at 8:30 AM. 10K Run, 5K Run, 3K Run, 5K Walk, 100 Meter Walk n’ Roll, Mutt Strut Dog Walk. Hinsdale. kintera.org.
  • Run With the Nuns – Sun 10/14 at 8 AM. 5K and Youth Dash. Lemont. carriepeters2@sbcglobal.net.
  • Superhero 5K – Sun 10/14 at 9 AM costumed 5K. Benefits Rescue Warrior Corp, a no-kill animal shelter. Runwalk.events.com
  • This Run’s for Jack – Sun 10/14 at 8 AM. 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. Benefits Melanoma Fund. Glen Ellyn. jacksfund.org.
  • World’s Largest Corn Maze Run – Sun 10/14. 5K Run/ at 8:25 AM. Walk through a corn maze and Kids’ Dash. Spring Grove. allcommunityevents.org.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sun 10/14 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Lippold Park, Crystal Lake. 815-977-9125.
  • Chicago Country Sole – Sat 10/20 at 7:15 AM. Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run/Walk and Concert. Benefits Back on My Feet. Chicago. 224-757-5425.
  • Monster Dash – Sat 10/20. 5K, 10K, Half and Mt. Doom Challenges. Chicago. chicagomonsterdash.com.
  • Light the Night Walk – Sun 10/20 at 4:30 PM in Chicago and Oak Brook and 10/21 in Glenview. 2-3MI Walk benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 877-LTN-WALK.
  • Naperville Kids’ Marathon – Sat 10/20 at 3 PM 1.2 MI Run. USATF Certified. Naperville. info@naperville26.com.
  • Pumpkins in the Park 5K – Sat 10/20 at 2:30 PM 5K and Kids’ Sprint. Benefits the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks. Lincoln Park. pumpkins5k.com.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Races – Sun 10/21 at 8 AM. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Youth Mile. CARA certified. Oak Park. 708-725-2000.
  • Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon – Sun 10/21 at 7 AM. Half Marathon and 5K. USATF Certified. Naperville. Runnaperville.com.
  • JJC Haunted 5K Run and Walk – Sun 10/21 at 9 AM. 1 MI Kids’ Run. Costumes encouraged. Joliet Junior College.active.com
  • Histio Heroes 5K – Sun 10/21 at 9 AM. 5K Run/Walk, 1MI Fun Run, and Kids’ Fun Run. CARA certified. Benefits Histiocytosis Association. Batavia. 856-589-6606. histio.org./histioheroes.
  • Panty for the Pantry – Sun 10/21 at 8:30 AM. Supports local food pantries. CARA certified. New Lenox. 815-485-0001.
  • Run, Walk and Roll – Sun 10/21 at 8 AM. 5K and 1 MI. Wheelchairs welcome. Benefits Marklund . Geneva. marklund.kintera.org.
  • Chicago Lakefront 50/50 – Sat 10/27 at 6:30 AM. 50 MI/50K Run. Chicago. chicagoultra.org.
  • Halloween Hustle 5K – Sat 10/27 at 8:30 AM. 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. Come in costume. USATF certified. Palatine. halloween5kpalatine.com.
  • Lake Bluff PTO Pumpkin Chase – Sat. 10/27 at 8 AM. 5K Race and 1MI Fun Run. CARA Certified. Lake Bluff. 224-622-9022.
  • Race to Cure Sarcoma Chicago – Sat 10/27 at 8 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits the Sarcoma. Libertyville. Runsignup.com.
  • Trick or Trot 5K/Little Devil Dash 1K – Sat 10/27 at 7 AM. Costume fun run. Villa Park. vpjwc.org.

Healthy Driven FRAIDYCAT 5K GHOST RUN 10K & MEOW MILE– Sun. 10/28 – 9 AM approx. start in Downtown Oswego. 630-554-3505. Use code SFM18 to save $5. www.FRAIDYCAT5K.COMinfo@oswegochamber.org.
LEARN MORE

  • Halloween 5K – Sat 10/27 at 9 AM. 5K and 1K Races. Costumes encouraged. USATF Certified. Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills. morainevalley.edu.
  • Race of the Dead – Sat 10/27 at 8 AM. Pilsen, Chicago. unoraceofthedead.org.
  • Haunted Oak 5K – Sun 10/28 at 4 PM. Run through a haunted course. Homer Glen. runsignup.com.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Sun 10/28 at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 708-669-2475.

SAVE THE DATE

Cantigny 5K Run/Walk – Sat 11/3 at 7 AM. Benefits Midwest Shelter for Homeless Vets. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. www.Cantigny.org.

Gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile – Sunday, November 11 at 8:30 AM. Check out this scenic chip-timed course! Oswego, IL. 630.554.1010. www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org.

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