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NOTE: The 2017 Annual Race Guide and a more comprehensive listing of the July and August races can be found on our website and HTML version at www.chicagosuburbanfamily.com  Check back for updates in every bi-monthly issue.

JULY

Freedom Four 4-Mile Run. Tue 7/4 at 8 AM. Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. 4-mile run/walk for ages 6+  Benefits Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund. www.FreedomFourRun.com

Firecracker 5K Run/Walk. Tues., 7/4 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk. 50-yard Dash (Ages 3-6) and 100-yard Dash (Ages 6-10). Certified {Scenic} Course IL-09121-JW. 3S260 Warren Ave. Warrenville, IL 60555. 630-393-7279 www.warrenvilleparks.org

5K Dash N’ Splash. Sun. 7/9at 7:30 AM. 5K Run/Walk. Certified Course. Mallard Lake, Forest Preserve. 630-837-2468. www.hpparks.org

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Run the Runway at CEA – Sat. 7/1 at 8 AM 5K Run and 1mi. Walk. USATF certified. Wheeling. 847-537-2580 ext 111.
  • Freedom Fun Run – Sun., 7/2 Tot Trot at 7:45 AM, 1 Mile at 8:00 AM, 5K at 8:30 AM. Sandwich Park District. Knights Park, Sandwich. 815-786-8044. sandwichparkdistrict.org
  • Stampede Run – Sun. 7/2 at 7:30 AM 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ race. USATF certified. Arlington Heights. stampede@frontierdays.org.
  • Uncle Sam 5K and Kid’s Dash – Sun. 7/2 at 8 AM. Tap House Grill, Palatine. www.unclesam5k.com.
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Family Fitness Run – Tues. 7/4 at 7:15 AM 10K, 5K Runs and 2K Fitness Walk. USATF certified. Barrington. 847-620-4500.
  • Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th – Tues. 7/4 at 7:15 AM 4 mi Run and 1K Kids’ race. CARA and USATF certified. Elmhurst. 630-269-4872.
  • Firecracker 5K Run/Walk – Tues., 7/4 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk. 50-yard Dash (Ages 3-6) and 100-yard Dash (Ages 6-10) Certified {Scenic} Course IL-09121-JW. 3S260 Warren Ave. Warrenville, IL 60555. 630-393-7279. warrenvilleparks.org
  • Great Western Freedom 4 – Tues. 7/4. 4 mi Run, 2 mi Walk & Kids Dash. USATF and CARA certified. St. Charles. 630-248-3091.
  • Freedom 4 – Tues. 7/4. 4 mi Run. Glen Ellyn. 630-858-2462.
  • Independence Day 5K – Tues. 7/4. 5K Run/Walk. Riverside. 708-442-7025.
  • Stars and Stripes 5K – Mon. 7/4 at 8 AM Tinley Park. 708-342-4200.
  • Chicago Challenge – Sat. 7/8 at 1 PM 5K Novelty Run/Scavenger Hunt. Chicago. info@challengenation.com.
  • Chinatown 5K – Sat. 7/8 at 8 AM 5K and Youth Runs. Chinatown, Chicago. 312-882-3188.
  • Expanding Lives Annual 5K – Sat. 7/8 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Expanding Lives. Northfield. 773-676-4208.
  • The Frontline OCR – Sat. 7/8 at 7:30 AM 5mi. Obstacle Run. Lockport. frontlineocr@gmail.com.
  • Michael Browning Memorial Run to Remember – Sat. 7/8 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Michael Browning Memorial Scholarship Fund. West Chicago. michaelbrowningmemorialfund@gmail.com.
  • Rundevous Race – Sat. 7/8 at 8:30 AM 4 mi Adventure/Novelty Race. Benefits Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Crystal Lake. 815-814-1100.
  • Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 – Sat. 7/8 at 7:30 AM 10 mi Run. Benefits Big Rig Books. Darien. 708-352-0081.
  • 5K Dash ‘N Splash– Sun. 7/9 at 7:30 AM 5K Run/Walk. Hanover Park. 630-837-2468.
  • 5K Run! To End Homelessness – Sat. 7/15 at 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. USATF Certified. Benefits A Safe Haven Foundation. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 773-435-8374.
  • Lake Zurich Triathlon – Sun. 7/9 at 6:30 AM 1.5K swim/40K bike/10K Run. Also Sprint Tri. USATF certified. Lake Zurich. 847-727-2681.
  • Miles for Melanoma – Sun. 7/9 at 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Melanoma Research Foundation. Montrose Harbor, Chicago. 800-673-1290.
  • Answers for Angels 5K – Sat. 7/15 at 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. Tinley Park. 815-600-3215.
  • Christmas in July 5K/10K – Fri. and Sat. 7/15-16. 5K, 10K, Santa Claus Fun Run and ultra races of 6, 12 and 24 hrs. USATF Certified. Lisle. 847-894-0461.
  • The Glo Run – Sat. 7/15 at 8:55 PM 5K Run/Walk Novelty Run. Chicago. 224-757-5425.
  • Hemmingway 8K Running of the Bulls – Sat. 7/15 at 7:45 AM Oak Park. info@hemingway8k.com.
  • Hot Doggy Dash and Splash – Sat. 7/15 at 10 AM. 3K walk/run (run with pets optional). Dog splash party at end of race. Addison. 630-233-7275.
  • Lake County Runway 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 7/15 at 9:30 AM Benefits Wings of Mercy. Grayslake. 616-396-1077.
  • McHenry River Run – Sat. 7/15 at 8 AM 10K and 5K Run/Walk. USATF Certified. McHenry. 815-363-2100.
  • Humana Rock and Roll Chicago Half Marathon – Sun. 7/16 at 6:30 AM USATF certified. Chicago. 800-311-1255.
  • Run for Hunger – Sun. 7/16 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk and ½ mi Kids’ Fun Run. USATF certified. Benefits multiple local food pantries. Elmhurst run4hunger@eypc.org.
  • The Universal Sole Burgers and Beer 5K Run/Walk – Mon. 7/17 at 7 PM Benefits Girls in the Game. Soldier Field, Chicago. 773-868-0893.
  • Sundowner 5K – Thurs. 7/20 at 7 PM 5K and Youth Runs. USATF and CARA certified. Joliet. 815-741-7275.
  • Elmhurst Cycling Classic– Fri. 7/21 at 11 AM Amateur and pro divisions, bike parade. Elmhurst. http://www.elmhurstcyclingclassic.com
  • Eggs & Legs 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 7/22 at 8:30 AM Benefits Fischer Farm. Bensenville. 630-766-7015.
  • Sunset Half Marathon – Sat. 7/22 at 5:30 PM Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Dash and Glo Run. USATF certified. Hoffman Estates. 224-757-5425.
  • Venus de Miles Ride and Run – Sat. 7/22 at 8:45 PM Women’s 60mi. and 25mi. bike rides and 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Greenhouse Scholars. Lake Forest. 303-459-5467.
  • BTN Big 10K  – Sun., 7/23. 10K Run/Walk. at 7 AM. 5K Run/Walk. at 8 AM. Grant Park, Chicago. 847-243-8500. www.BTNBIG10K.com. Mention code: BTNFAM17 at register for FREE item.
  • Chicagoland Inline Marathon – Sun. 7/23 at 7:30 AM Marathon, Half Marathon and 7K Inline Skate Races and Kids’ Dash. Hoffman Estates. 224-757-5425.
  • Get Your Rear in Gear – Sun. 7/23. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Colon Cancer Coalition. Tinley Park. 952-378-1237.
  • Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk– Sun. 7/23. Naperville. 516-803-2304.
  • Wauconda Triathlons – Sun. 7/23 at 6:30 AM Sprint and Olympic distances. Kids’ Triathlon on 7/23. Wauconda. 847-526-3610.
  • Summer Sunset 5K – Wed. 7/26 at 6:15 PM 5K Run/Walk and Youth Runs. USATF Certified. Benefits FRTR Youth Scholarship Fund. Geneva. summersunset@foxrivertrailrunners.org.
  • Run For Gus – Thurs. 7/27 at 5 PM 5K Run/Walk & 400m Kids’ Race. CARA Certified. Benefits Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital. Diversey Harbor, Chicago 312-227-4000.
  • CowaLUNGa Bike Ride – Sat. 7/29 – 7/31. Covers 190 miles between Illinois and Wisconsin with option of biking fone, two or three days. Respiratory Health Association. 312-628-0210.
  • Gratitude and Grace Race – Sat. 7/29 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk and Youth Runs. USATF Certified. Benefits Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Feed My Starving Children. Lisle. 847-421-4544.
  • Splashes, Dashes & Spokes Youth Triathlon – Sat. 7/29 at 8am. Kid-Friendly, Kid Distances, Kids Only. Otter Cove Aquatic Park. 3615 Campton Hills Road. St. Charles, IL 60175. 630-513-6200. www.stcparks.org
  • Illinois Sepsis Challenge – Sat. 7/29 at 9 AM 5K Fun Run and Walk.. Benefits Sepsis Alliance. Orland Park. illinoissepsischallenge@gmail.com.
  • Insane Inflatable 5K – Sat. 7/29 at 8:30 AM 5K Novelty/Obstacle Run. Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet. 815-722-5500.
  • Glenview Park Center Sprint Triathlon – Sun. 7/30 at 6:30 AM 300 yd. swim, 10 mi bike, 5K Run. Glenview. 847-724-5670.

Splash Pedal Dash Triathlon/Dash
Pedal Dash Duathlon
Sun. 7/30 at 6:30 AM.
Meineke Recreation Center, Schaumburg
847-490-7015.
www.parkfun.com/programs/special-events/triathlon-duathlon

  • Bob Leonard 5K Run/Color Run – Sun. 7/30 at 7:30 AM 5K Run and 1K Family Color Run. St. Charles. 630-479-8116.
  • Northwestern Run For Walk – Sun. 7/30 at 7:30 AM 4.1mi Run, 5K Walk and Kids’ Dashes. USATF and CARA Certified. Evanston. 847-467-3758.
  • Run for Veterans 5K– Sun. 7/30 at 9 AM 5K Run/Walk. Burr Ridge. 630-654-8181.

August

Food Fest 1 Mile Race
Thurs., 8/3 at 5:45 PM
Kicking Off RomeoFest!
900-1050 W. Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-886-6222
www.Romeoville.org/RomeoFest
LEARN MORE

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • KIDS 2K for Kids Fun Run –  Sat. 8/5 at  9AM This 1.25-mile race is for kids ages 4-10. Newton Park. Glen Ellyn Park District. gepark.org/2k.
  • I Tried A Triathlon – Sun. 8/6 at 8 AM 250yd Swim, 6mi. Bike, & 2mi. Run. Oswego. 630-554-1010.
  • Naperville Sprint Triathlon – Sun. 8/6 at 7 AM 20K Bike, 5K Run, 400m Swim. Naperville. 504-454-6561.
  • Homestretch for Heroes 5K Walk/Run – Tues. 8/8 at 6:30 PM Arlington Park Racetrack, Arlington Heights. saluteinc.org.


Western Suburbs Lupus Walk
Sat. 8/12 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

  • Amazing Race – Sat., Aug. 12 at 9 AM. Prisco Community Center. Teams of 4 race through fun, mental and physical challenges for prizes, pizza and bragging rights. T-shirt for all participants. 630-859-8606 www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
  • Blues on Barton – Sat. 8/12 at 8 AM 5K and Kids Run. Benefits American Brain Tumor Association and local families. Oswego. Bluesonbarton.org.
  • ECFA 5K 4Kids – Sat. 8/12 at 8:45 AM 5k Run/Walk, 1/2 mi. Kids Fun Run, Toddler Trot. Wheaton. 630-653-6400.
  • Illinois Warrior Dash – Sat. 8/12 at 8:30 AM 5K Obstacle Run. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Channahon. 312-725-7722.
  • Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk – Sat. 8/12. 1mi and 3mi Walks. Benefits Lupus Society of IL. Naperville. 312-542-0002.
  • Barrington Honor Ride and Run – Sun. 8/13 at 7 AM 20/30/50mi. Bike Rides & 10K/5K Runs, 1mi. Fun Run & 1mi. Kids’ Ride. Benefits Ride 2 Recovery. Barrington. BarringtonHRR@gmail.com.
  • Chicago 10K – Sun. 8/13 at 8 AM 10K Run/Walk. Benefits Special Olympics Chicago. Grant Park, Chicago. info@chicago10k.run.


Woodridge Rotary Mini Triathlon
Sun. 8/13/17
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
630-353-3329
www.woodridgerotary.org

  • Cori’s Kids’ Triathlon – Sat. 8/19. Swim, Bike, Run. Promotes healthy habits and physical activity for Kids’ ages 6-14. Riverside. 708-442-7025.
  • SuperRun Chicago 5K – Sat, 8/19, 8am – 12pm.Ned Brown Preserve, 1005–1767 W Higgins Rd Elk Grove Village. Benefits UPS for Downs. 847-895-2100.


High Holiday Hustle
Sun. 8/20 at 8:00 a.m.
5K Run/Walk & 1 mi. Family Stroll
USATF Certified
FREE family friendly activities
Open to Everyone!
Lombard
630-627-3912
www.HighHolidayHustle.org

  • Aurora Duathlon – Sun. 8/20 at 7 AM 2 mi. Run, 20K Bike, 2 mi. Run. Blackberry Farms, Aurora. 312-617-9551.
  • WindRunner 10K – Sun. 8/20 at 8 AM USATF and CARA certified. Wheaton. bollinger@appiaservices.com.
  • Life Time Chicago Super Sprint and Kids’ Triathlon – Sat. 8/26 at 7 AM Swim/Bike/Run or Sprint. Foster Beach, Chicago. info@chicagotriathlon.com.
  • Parkie’s 5K – Sat. 8/26 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk. Bolingbrook. 630-739-0272.
  • Rugged Maniac – Sat. 8/26 at 9 AM 5K Obstacle Run. Joliet. info@ruggedraces.com.
  • Scott S’cool Scoot – Sat. 8/26 at 8 AM 5K Run and 3K Walk. Naperville. scoot@scotthomeandschool.com.
  • Tough Mudder – Sat. 8/26 at 8 AM 10-12mi. Obstacle Run. Rockford. 718-414-6726.
  • Fort 2 Base Race – Sun. 8/27 at 7 AM 10 nautical miles (11.5 mi) or 3 Nautical Miles (3.45 mi). CARA Certified. Great Lakes Naval Station, North Chicago. 312-925-6067.
  • Verizon Half Madness – Sun. 8/27 at 7 AM Half marathon. USATF and CARA certified. Benefits Batavia Food Pantry. Batavia. 630-244-5224.

Save the Date

Step  Up For Prostate Cancer!
SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
Sun. 9/10 in Lincoln Park, Chicago
Family Fun Zone, Free lunch, live entertainment
Proceeds benefit Us TOO International
Enter code: SFAMILY17 to receive $5 off per entry fee
www.SEABlueProstateWalk.org
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Bike for the Kids
Sun. 9/17
Distances Range from 12 miles – 100 miles, plus a 2.5 Mile Family Ride
Course Opens: 6:30AM
Family Ride: 1:30PM
Benefits Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley
799 S. McLean Blvd. Elgin, IL
630-620-4433
www.EasterSealsDFVR.org/bikeforthekids

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Walk To End Alzheimer’s
Walks throughout Chicago and Suburbs
During September and October
Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois
www.alz.org/walk
800.272.3900
LEARN MORE

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