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Fitness/Race Events for May and June

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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. Check back for updates in every bi-monthly issue.

NOTE: The 2019 Annual Race Guide and a more comprehensive listing of races can be found on our website at www.chicagosuburbanfamily.com.

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SATURDAY, MAY 4

16th Annual Run for the Kids: Superhero Hustle – 5K Run/2 Mile Walk. Sat. 5/4 at 9AM. Proceeds benefit Children with Developmental Disabilities & Delays. 830 S. Addison Ave, Villa Park. 630-620-4433. www.eastersealsdfvr.org/runforthekids.

  • Techno Trot 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Half-Mile Run. Winthrop Harbor. runsignup.com.
  • Cinco de Miler 5-Mile Run. Chicago. cincodemiler.com.
  • Superhero Hustle 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk. Villa Park. eastersealsdfvr.org/runforthekids.
  • Hanover Township Sprint 2 Spring 5K Run/Walk. Elgin. sprint2spring.com.
  • Run to Remember 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. Chicago. cpdmemorial.org.
  • A Safe Place EmpoweRun 5K Run/Walk. Libertyville. asafeplaceforhelp.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 5

Walk to Cure Arthritis Chicago – Sunday 5/5. Benefits the Arthritis Foundation. www.walktocurearthritis.org.

21st Great Western Half Marathon – Sunday, 5/5 at 8AM. Sycamore Speedway. A point-to-point, USATF Certified, RRCA Championship Event. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Illinois. www.foxrivertrailrunners.org.
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Walk for Wellness House – 5K Run, 3K Walk. Sunday, 5/5. Registration open at 7 AM. Event begins at 8:00AM. Wellness House, Hinsdale. 630-654-5191. www.walk.wellnesshouse.org.

Village of Willowbrook’s 5th Annual Spring Fling 5K … 1m Kids Fun Run & Community Fair – Sunday, 5/5. Pre-race registration starts 7:30AM, Race starts 9AM. 1m Run starts 10:00 AM. Community Fair runs 7:30 AM – 11AM. Portion of proceeds to Gateway SRA. Borse Community Park, 208 Midway Dr.. 630-323-8215. https://register.chronotrack.com/r/46590

  • Walk to Cure Arthritis Fundraising Walk. Chicago. walktocurearthritis.org.
  • Run Thru the Hills 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk. Lake in the Hills. itsyourrace.com.
  • Southwest Half Marathon and 10K. Palos Heights. southwesthalfmarathon.com.
  • Breathe Deep North Shore 5K Fun Run and 2-Mile Walk. Deerfield. lungevity.org.
  • Great Western Half Marathon. Maple Park. foxrivertrailrunners.org.
  • March for Babies 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. Woodstock. marchforbabies.org.
  • Walk MS 1- and 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. St. Charles, Naperville, Oak Lawn and Orland Park. nationalmssociety.org.
  • Walk for Wellness House 5K Run and 3K Walk. Hinsdale. wellnesshouse.org.
  • Illinois Lupus 1- and 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. Vernon Hills. lupusil.org.
  • Makin’ Strides for Strays Fundraising Walk. Naperville. adoptpetshelter.org.
  • Spring Fling 5K Run and 1-Mile Kids Run. Willowbrook. athlinks.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

Groovin’ in the Grove 5K & 10K – Sat., 5/11 at 9AM. 5K Run & Kids 1K, 1/2K, 100 Yd Dash. Warrior Fitness Challenge. USATF & CARA certified. Benefits Sharing Connections. Midwestern University, Downers Grove. raceroster.com/events/2019/20583/groovin.

Pink 5K Run/Walk – Saturday 5/11 at 8AM. USATF & CARA certified. Team and individual registration accepted. 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, 10K and Kids’ Runs. Downers Grove. raceroster.com.
  • Starved Rock Country Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. Ottawa. runsrc.com.
  • Quarryman Challenge 10-Mile and 5K Race. Lemont. quarrymanchallenge.com.
  • Pink 5K Run/Walk. Oak Brook. obparks.org/pink5k.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

  • Komen Chicago Race for the Cure 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. chicagoland.info-komen.org.
  • Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. Barrington. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Cooley Run 5K. Huntley. info@ckmc.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

She Runs the Fox 5K – Run or Walk. Thursday, May 16, 6:30PM. Batavia. foxrivertrailrunners.org.
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  • Universal Sole Four Mile Classic Run/Walk. Chicago. universalsole.com.
  • She Runs the Fox 5K Batavial. http://foxrivertrailrunners.org

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Walk to Cure Arthritis – Libertyville:  Saturday 5/18. Benefits the Arthritis Foundation. www.walktocurearthritis.org.

  • Frontline OCR 5K Obstacle Race. Byron. frontlineocr.com.
  • Got2Run for Education 8K and 2.62-Mile Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. got2run.org.
  • Walk to Cure Arthritis Fundraising Walk. Libertyville. walktocurearthritis.org.
  • Walk to Cure Arthritis 1- and 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. Mettawa. events.arthritis.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.
  • Walk for Dyslexia 5K Run/Walk. Bloomingdale. walkfordyslexiachicago.org.
  • Girls on the Run 5K Run. Joliet. gotrchicago.org.
  • Lilac Mutt Strut 5K Run. Lombard. lombardlilactime.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

  • Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon, 10k and Junior Dash. Chicago. chicagospringhalf.com.
  • Sock Hop Hustle 5K Run/Walk. Olympia Fields. ofparks.org.
  • The Backbones Annual 5K Run, Walk and Roll. Prospect Heights. backbonesonline.com.
  • Chicagoland Spring Marathon and Half Marathon. Schaumburg. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides 5K Fundraising Walk. Chicago. fightcf.cff.org.
  • Dash for the Dogs 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Family Walk. Barrington. animalhouseshelter.com.
  • Des Plaines River Canoe, Kayak and SUP 18.5-Mile River Race and 5.25-Mile Minithon. Libertyville. canoemarathon.com.
  • Chicago Promise Walk 5K Run/Walk. Elk Grove Village. promisewalk.org.
  • Darien Dash 10K/5K Run and Kids’ Fun Run. Darien. dariendash.com.
  • Move for Kids Fundraising Walk and Kids’ Dash. Chicago. luriechildrens.org/moveforkids.

THURSDAY, MAY 23

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

SATURDAY, MAY 25

Run For The Brave 5K Run/Walk/Ruck – Saturday, 5/25 at 8AM. Benefiting Illinois Veterans. Plainfield, Illinois. 630-302-2638. www.welcomeyouhome.org.

Western Springs 42nd Annual Tower Trot – Sat. 5/25 8:30AM. 10K, 5K, & Fun Run, plus Double Run (10K & 5K). CARA & USATF certified. Benefits Healing Hearts for Ashley. Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs. 708-246-9070 www.wsprings.com/recreation.

  • SALUTE, INC. 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. saluteinc.org.
  • Run for the Brave 5K Run/Walk/Ruck. Plainfield. welcomeyouhome.org.
  • Bubble Run Chicago 5K Novelty Run. Joliet. bubbleRun.com.
  • Soldier Field 10-Mile Run. Chicago. soldierfield10.com.
  • Tower Trot 10K, 5K and Fun Run. Western Springs. wsprings.com/recreation.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

  • MB Bike the Drive Up to 30-Mile Bike Ride. Chicago. bikethedrive.org.
  • MMTT Youth and Elite Triathlon. Geneva. mmtt3.org.
  • Race to the Flag 5K Run/Walk. Westmont. racetotheflag.org.

MONDAY, MAY 27

BAPA Ridge Run 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, and 1-Mile Kids’ Run. Chicago. bapa.org.

JUNE

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Cori’s Triathlon – Sat. 6/1 at 8AM. One of the largest youth triathlons in the area! This fun event designed for kids 6-14. Welcomes all skill levels! Oak Brook. 630-990-4233. www.obparks.org/coris

  • Walk to End Lupus Now 1-Mile Fundraising Walk. Chicago. support.lupus.org.
  • Autism Speaks 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. Chicago. autismspeaks.org.
  • Chicago Gospel Run 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Half-Mile Kids’ Run. Chicago. gospelrun.com.
  • Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 10K, 5K and Half-Mile Kids’ Run. Wheaton. wheatonparkdistrict.com.
  • Dash for Detection 5K Run/Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Chicago. dashfordetection.com.
  • Great Steps Neurofibromatosis 3-Mile Fundraising Walk. Naperville. nfmidwest.org.
  • Whipper Snapper Youth Triathlon. Arlington Heights. ahpd.org.
  • Girls on the Run 5K Run. Grayslake. gotrchicago.org.
  • Run the Ridge 5K and 1K Run/Walk. Burr Ridge. burr-ridge.gov.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Run for the Zoo 5K AND Run/Walk and 10K Run – Sun. 6/2 at 7:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run, Kids Safari Stampede Obstacle Course, USATF-certified. Benefits Lincoln Park Zoo. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. events@lpzoo.orgwww.lpzoo.org/run-zoo.
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  • North Shore Classic Half Marathon and 5K. Highland Park. northshoreclassic.com.
  • Run for the Roses 5K and Kids’ Run. Roselle. roselle.il.us.
  • Take Steps Fundraising Walk. Naperville. crohnscolitisfoundation.org.
  • Tour de Cure Fundraising Ride with multiple route options. Aurora. tour.diabetes.org.
  • Mid-American Canoe and Kayak 10-Mile and 6-Mile Race. St. Charles. foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

LaGrange Rocks 5K Run/Walk – Friday, June 7 at 7:00PM. 5K run/walk and kids races. USATF and CARA certified. Start/Finish Cossitt Avenue and Willow Springs Road, LaGrange. Benefits The LeaderShop’s Youth Programs. 708-579-5898. www.theleadershop.org.

  • LaGrange Rocks 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Races. LaGrange. theleadershop.org.
  • Fight for Air Ride 2- or 3-day bike ride from Crystal Lake to Lake Geneva, WI. fightforairride.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

  • Walk and Roll 5K Run/Walk, 10K Skate, 15K Bike and Kids’ Dash. Chicago. walkrollchicago.org.
  • PurpleStride 5K Fundraising Run/Walk. Chicago. purplestride.org.
  • Trot Against Trafficking 5K Run, 1-Mile Walk and Kids’ Race. trotagainsttrafficking.com.
  • Take Steps Chicago Fundraising walk. Chicago. online.ccfa.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

  • Tunnel to Towers 5K Run. Lake Zurich. eventbrite.com.
  • Girls on the Run 5K Run. Chicago. gotrchicago.org.
  • ET Batavia Triathlon, Duathlon, Youth Splash and Dash, and Kids’ Dash. Batavia. bataviatriathlon.org.
  • Honor Ride Chicago Non-Competitive Bike Ride. Evanston. evanstonsubaru.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

  • Christmas in June 2-Day Event with 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Run. Lisle. runners4wellness.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

The DASH Through Des Plaines 5K and 1-Mile – Presented by Millennium Bank. Benefits the Des Plaines Park District Scholarship Fund. Sat., 6/15 at 8 a.m. USATF Certified. 1500 E. Prairie Ave., at Pearson St. Register online at www.RunSignUp.com
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  • LM5K 5K Run/Walk. Villa Park. rememberlaur.com.
  • Superhero 5K Run/Walk. Palatine. journeystheroadhome.org/superhero-5k

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

  • 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 Run/Walk. Wheaton. runsignup.com
  • Itasca Oktoberfast 5K Run. Itasca. itascaoktoberfast5k.org.
  • Run Mag Mile 10K and 5K Run. Chicago. runmagmile.com.
  • GLASA Twilight Run, Rock, Roll 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Race. Lake Forest. glasatwilight.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

  • Bike MS: Tour de Farms 2-day event with multiple route options. St. Charles. nationalmssociety.org.
  • Fun & Fit Family Day 5K Run, 2-Mile Walk and Kids’ Dash. Libertyville. lambsfarm.org.
  • Miles for Melanoma 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. melanoma.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

  • Swedish Days Ride Bike tour over paved country roads. Maple Park. fvbsc.org.
  • Take Steps Fundraising Walk. Glenview. crohnscolitisfoundation.org.
  • Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Care Walk. Chicago. thalassemia.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

  • Chicago 10K Run. Chicago. runmfg.com.

SAVE THE DATE

Fiesta Del Sol 5K – A Run for the Kids. 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. www.Hpparks.org/5k.

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

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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