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Be sure to check the official race website for the most up-to-date information as circumstances may have changed since time of print.

The 2021 ANNUAL RACE GUIDE from the March/April issue can be found on our website. Check back in every issue for updates.

MAY

  • VIRTUAL Walk MS 1- and 3-Mile Walk. Multiple suburbs and Chicago. nationalmssociety.org
  • VIRTUAL Chicago Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. promisewalk.org
  • VIRTUAL WBEZ 91.5K. Chicagoland. wbez5k.org/register (5/1-31)
  • VIRTUAL A Safe Place EmpoweRun 5K Run/Walk. Libertyville. asafeplaceforhelp.org (5/1-31)
  • VIRTUALThe Michael J. Fox Foundation’s 5K/10K/Half Marathon. foxtrot.michaeljfox.org (5/7-9)
  • VIRTUAL Run for 102 5K & 1 Mile Run Run. LaGrange Park. timetoruntiming.com (5/9-15)
  • VIRTUAL BT5K Your Way. Livestream. abta.org/get-involved/bt5k/ (5/8-22)

SATURDAY, MAY 1

  • Highlander Assault 4, 8, 12 and 24-Mile Obstacle Course Races. Holiday Hills. highlanderassault.com

SUNDAY, MAY 2

  • Techno Trot 5k Run/Walk And ½ Mile Kids’ Race. Winthrop Harbor. whsd1.org
  • Great Western Half Marathon. St. Charles. foxrivertrailrunners.org
  • Run to Remember 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. Chicago. cpdmemorial.org
  • VIRTUAL Walk MS 1- and 3-Mile Walk. Multiple suburbs and Chicago. nationalmssociety.org

SUNDAY, MAY 2

Walk for Wellness House – 1 Mile Walk. Multiple Locations and Times In DuPage & Cook. Sun., 5/2/21. Benefitting Programs for People Affected by Cancer. 630-654-5191. www.walk.wellnesshouse.org
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SATURDAY, MAY 8

Lemont Quarryman Challenge – 5K and 10-Mile Race. Sat., 5/8. CARA Certified. Race starts and finishes in Historic Downtown Lemont and winds through the hilly neighborhoods of Lemont. www.quarrymanchallenge.com. DO THE Q
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  • Starved Rock Country Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. Ottawa.starvedrockcountrymarathon.org

SUNDAY, MAY 9

  • VIRTUAL Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run. Barrington. allcommunityevents.com/mothersday5k

SATURDAY, MAY 15

  • G.L.O.W. 5K Run. Naperville. naperglow5k.com
  • Lilac Mutt Strut 5K. Lombard. lombardlilactime.com
  • Walk to Cure Arthritis. Chicago + Libertyville. walktocurearthritis.org
  • USole Four Mile Classic Run/Walk. Chicago. universalsole.com
  • VIRTUAL Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides 5K Walk. Chicagoland. fightcf.cff.org

SUNDAY, MAY 16

  • Walk to Cure Arthritis. Chicago. walktocurearthritis.org
  • Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run. Northbrook.lewblondrun.org

THURSDAY, MAY 20

  • She Runs the Fox. Batavia. foxrivertrailrunners.org

SATURDAY, MAY 22

  • CARA Spring Trail Race 10K at The Forge. Lemont. cararuns.org/springtrailchase
  • Walk and 5K Run to Help Children with Dyslexia. Bloomingdale. runfordyslexiachicago.org
  • Got2Run for Education 8K and 2.62-Mile Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. got2run.org
  • VIRTUAL World Vision USA 6K Run. bit.ly/signup6ktoday (5/22)

SUNDAY, MAY 23

  • CARA Spring Trail Race 10K at The Forge. Lemont. cararuns.org/springtrailchase
  • Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon, 10k and Junior Dash. Chicago. chicagospringhalf.com
  • Chicagoland Spring Marathon and Half Marathon. Schaumburg. allcommunityevents.com

SUNDAY, MAY 30

  • Race to the Flag 5k Run/Walk. Westmont. RacetotheFlag.org

JUNE

  • VIRTUAL Run for the Zoo. Lincoln Park, Chicago.lpzoo.org (6/5-13)
  • VIRTUAL ABC7 Gibbons 5K Run/3K Walk. Chicago. gibbons5k.com (6/17-20)

SATURDAY, JUNE 5

Cori’s Triathlon – Sat. 6/5 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/special-events/coris-kids-triathlon
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  • Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals. Wheaton. wheatonparkdistrict.com
  • Run For LIFE 5k. Batavia Riverwalk. SPS5k.org
  • VIRTUAL Chicago Mini-Walk to Defeat ALS. Chicagoland. web.alsa.org/chicagowalk

SUNDAY, JUNE 6

  • Take Steps Chicago Walk. Chicago. crohnscolitisfoundation.org
  • Lake Geneva Wine Run 5K. Lake Geneva, WI.winerun5k.com/events/lake-geneva-wine-run-5k

FRIDAY, JUNE 11

  • The LeaderShop’s LaGrange Rocks 5K Run/Walk. LaGrange. theleadershop.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 12

  • Take Steps Walk. Naperville. crohnscolitisfoundation.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 13

  • Naperville 10K. Naperville. Naperville10k.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 26

  • Run Your Mutt Off 5K. Warrenville. naperhumane.org
  • Bike MS: Tour de Farms 1-day event with multiple route options. St. Charles. nationalmssociety.org
  • VIRTUAL Purple Stride 5K Run/Walk. Chicago. purplestride.org

SAVE THE DATE

Western Springs 44th Annual Tower Trot – Sat. 9/18. 8:30 a.m. 10K, 5K, & Fun Run, plus Double Run (10K & 5K). Benefits Healing Hearts for Ashley Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs. 708-246-9070. www.wsprings.com/towertrot

Montgomery 5K and 10K River Run – Sat., 10/2. Pre-Race Registration 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.raceroster.com/events/2021/40232/montgomery-river-run

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