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Fitness/Race Events thru October…

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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.

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SEPTEMBER

  • 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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