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Nov & Dec Fitness Events

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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.

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NOVEMBER

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Cantigny 5K Run/Walk – Sat 11/3 at 9 AM. Benefits Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-8167. signmeup.com/125434.
  • Loubird 5K for Epilepsy – 11/3 at 8 AM. Betsey Warrington Park, Huntley, IL. loubird.com.
  • Veterans 5K – Sat 11/3 at 9 AM 5K Run/Walk, Kids 5K and Kids Fun Run. USATF certified. Benefits the Veterans Drop-In Center. Rockford. 815-289-8386. gorockford.com.
  • Hot Chocolate 15K/5K – 11/4 at 7 AM. Grant Park, Chicago. hotchocolate15k.com.
  • Ooh La La Chocolate Half Marathon and 5K Run and Walk – Sun 11/4 at 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk. Geneva. oohlalachocolate5k.itsyourrace.com.
  • SkyRise Chicago – Sun 11/4 at 7 AM. Climbing race inside the Willis Tower, Chicago. 312-238-3315.
  • Tinley Turkey Trot 5K – Sun 11/4 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk. Vogt Woods, Tinley Park. tinleyparkdistrict.org.
  • Turn Back Time 5K and 1 MI Walk – Sun 11/4 at 8 AM. Wear costumes from your favorite decade. Chevy Chase Golf Course, Wheeling. 847-465-7679.
  • Gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile – Sun 11/11 at 8:30 AM. Check out this scenic chip-timed course!Oswego, IL. 630-554-1010. www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org
  • Orland Hills Turkey Trot – Sat 11/10. 1 MI Juniors Run at 9 AM and 5K Run at 10 AM. Kelly Park, Orland Hills. ohrecreation.org.
  • Panting for Paws 5K – Sat 11/10 at 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk and 1 MI Run/Walk. CARA Certified. Benefits Helping Paws Animal Shelter. Crystal Lake. 815-338-4400.
  • Run 4 The Rescues – Sat 11/10 at 9 AM 5K Race and Family Fun Run. Benefits Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption. LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, west of St. Charles. Run4rescue.itsyourrace.com.
  • Red Eye 5K – Sun 11/11 at 6:15 AM 5K Run/Walk. Joliet. itsyourrace.com.
  • Gobble, Gobble Run or Wobble – Sat 11/17 5K Turkey Trot at 9 AM. Benefits St. Linus School and local charities. stlinusoaklawn.org.

Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run, Western Suburbs – Sat 11/17 at 9 AM 5K Run/Walk. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 773-917-5601. www.jbr.org/westernsuburbs.

  • Mooseheart Holiday Lights 5K – Sat 11/17 at 5 PM. Mooseheart Child City and School, Mooseheart. support.moosecharities.org/2018holidaylights5K.
  • New Lenox Gobbler Gauntlet 5K – Sat 11/17 at 8 AM. Sanctuary Golf Course, New Lenox. newlenoxparks.org.
  • Squeez’d Girls On The Run 5K – Sat 11/17 at 8 AM. Grant Park, Chicago. gotrchicago.org.
  • Turkey Trot – Sat 11/17 at 8 AM. 5K Race, 8:45 AM Drumstick Dash (3-12 years). Centennial Park, Addison. addisonparks.org.
  • Chili Chase 5K Run/Walk – Sun 11/18 at 8:30 AM. Yorkville American Legion. 630-553-2582.
  • Lincolnwood Turkey Trot – Sun 11/18 5K and 10K Race 8:45 AM; 5K Fitness Walk 9 AM and Drumstick Dash 10:20 AM. Proesel Park, Kostner Ave., Chicago. lincolnwoodil.org.
  • Lisle Chamber Turkey Trot Tune-Up 5K – Sun 11/18 at 7:30 AM. Lisle Community Park. lislechamber.com.
  • Beat the Bird 5K – Thu 11/22 at 9 AM. Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook. 312-401-4392.
  • Bonfield Express Turkey Trot 5K – Thu 11/22 at 8:30 AM. Downtown Downers Grove. bonfieldexpress.com.
  • Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot 5K – Thu 11/22 at 9 AM. Elmhurst. dangibbonsturkeytrot.org.
  • Flying Turkey 5K – Thu 11/22 at 9 AM 5K. Evanston. www.evanstonflying5k.com.
  • The Fox and The Turkey Races – Thu 11/22 at 7:30 AM for the Four Mile and 7:30 AM for the Youth One Mile. Batavia. foxrivertrailrunners.org.
  • Hertz Trout Valley Turkey Trot – Thu 11/22 5K at 9 AM and 12 and under 1 MI at 8:30 AM. Cary. ttcca.org.
  • Long Grove Turkey Trot – Thu 11/22 at 8:40 AM 5K & 8K Run/Walk & Kids Dash. USATF Certified. Long Grove. 224-757-5425. allcommunityevents.com.
  • McHenry Turkey Trot for Hospice – Thu 11/22 5K Run/Walk at 8 AM. McHenry High School East Campus. mchenryturkeytrot.com.
  • Naperville Noon Lions 5K Turkey Trot – Thu 11/22 at 8 AM. Naperville. napervilleturkeytrot.com.
  • North Shore Turkey Trot – Thu 11/22 10K & 5K. Highland Park. northshoreturkeytrot.com.
  • Orland Park Turkey Trot – Thu 11/22 at 8 AM. 2.5 MI run. Village of Orland Park. orlandpark.org.
  • Palatine Park District Turkey Trot – Thu 11/22. 2 and 5 MI run. Palatine Park District. Harper College Campus, Palatine. palatineparks.org.
  • Pilgrim Pie Run For Rotary – Thu 11/22 at 8:30 AM. Lyons Township High School North Campus. pilgrimpierun.com.
  • Thanksgiving Day 5K – Thu 11/22. 5K Run/Walk at 8 AM. Bring voluntary food or monetary donation. Benefits Food Pantry. Lippold Park, Crystal Lake. hillstriders.com.
  • Turkey Trot 5-Mile Predicto Race – Thu 11/22. The top finishers to finish in the time they predicted win this Thanksgiving Day race at 8AM Lake Ellyn Park. Glen Ellyn Park District. www.gepark.org.
  • Rockford RoadRunners Turkey Trot – Thu 11/22 5K Run/Walk at 9 AM. Rockford. runsignup.com.

Roselle 5th Annual Turkey Tango/Trot 5K – Thurs. Nov. 22nd at 8 AM. Thanksgiving Morning. 5K Run/Walk, Chipped Time, USATF certified. Hot Chocolate and post-race refreshments. Roselle, IL. www.Roselle5K.com.

  • Wauconda Turkey Trot – Thu 11/22 4 MI and 2 MI Runs at 9:15 AM. Benefits Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry. Wauconda. waucondaturkeytrot.com.
  • Butterball Burner – Fri 11/23 Family Fun Run 5K at 9 AM. H-F Racquet and Fitness Club. Homewood, IL. hfparks.com.
  • COOL 5K/10K Run and Walk – Sat 11/24 at 9:30 AM. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Old School Forest Preserve, Libertyville. secure.getmeregistered.com.
  • Grant Park Turkey Trot – Sat 11/24 5K/10K at 8:45 AM. Benefits Playworks Illinois. Grant Park, Chicago. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Schaumburg Turkey Trot – Sat 11/24 at 8:30 AM Half Marathon & 5K. USATF certified. Benefits Misericordia. Schaumburg. allcommunityevents.com.
  • Ugly Sweater 5K – Sat 11/24 at 9 AM. Part of the 2018 Holly Days. 630-344-9140. westmontrotaryclub.org.
  • Carraig Pub 5K – Sun 11/25 5K and 1.5 Mile Walk 10:30 AM. Chicago Gaelic Park. 708-687-9323.

DECEMBER

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.

Chilly Chili 5k Run/Walk – Sat. Dec. 1st at 10 AM. 5K Run/Walk . USATF certified. Schaumburg Golf Course, 401 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg . 847-490-7015. www.parkfun.com.
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Arlington Heights Annual Rotary Santa Run & Walk – Sat. Dec. 1st at 10 a.m. 5K run, 1 mile walk & kids reindeer run. Proceeds fund Rotary projects that benefit local & global communities. Downtown Arlington Heights. www.RotarySantaRun.org
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10th Annual Frigid 5K & Candy Cane Kids Dash – Sun. Dec. 2nd at 8 AM. Centennial Park. 16028 127th St., Lemont. 630-257-6787. Register at www.Active.com.

  • Arctic Frog Endurance Run – Sat 12/1 at 7:45 AM 50K, 25K and 15K Runs. Libertyville. ultrasignup.com.
  • Frosty 5K – Sat 12/1 at 7:30 Walk and Run. Kids Fun Run Free. West Chicago. westchicago.org.
  • Lions Club Reindeer Run – Sat 12/1 at 8:30 AM 5K. USATF & CARA Certified. Wheaton. 630-690-4880.
  • Santa Hustle – Sat 12/1 5K at 9 AM and 1 Mile Rudolph Run at 8:30 AM. Soldier Field, Chicago. santahustle.com.
  • Snowflake Shuffle – Sat 12/1 at 9 AM 5/10K Run and Walk. Benefits TriCity Family Services. Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve, St. Charles. 630-232-1070. snowflakeshuffleitsyourrace.com.
  • Kiwanis Santa Run For Kids – Sun 12/2 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk for Kids at 9 AM. Raue Center for the Arts, Crystal Lake. kiwaniscystallake.com.

Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run, Chicago – Sat 12/08 at 9 AM 5K Run/Walk. Chicago History Museum. 312-248-4593. www.jbr.org/chicago.

  • Greater LaGrange YMCA Reindeer Run – Sat 12/8 5K at 8:30 AM and Kids Dash at 9:30 AM. Brookfield Zoo. ymcahicago.org.
  • Viking Dash Trail Run/Walk – Sat/Sun 12/8-9 at 11 AM 15K, 13.1K, 10K and 5K Run/Walk. Crystal Lake. vikingdashtrailrun.com.

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