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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.

November

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Cantigny 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 11/4 at 9 AM. Benefits Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 630-260-8167. signmeup.com/119653.
  • Race of the Dead 5K – Sat. 11/4 at 8 AM 5K Run. USATF Certified. Chicago. uno5k@uno-online.org.
  • Ooh La La 5K – Sun. 11/5 at 7:30 AM. Benefits St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. https://oohlalachocolate5k.itsyourrace.com/register.
  • Veterans 5K – Sat. 11/4 at 8:15 AM 5K Run/Walk, Kids 5K and Kids Fun Run. USATF certified. Benefits the Veterans Drop-In Center. Rockford. lee.fawber@gmail.com.
  • Chevy Chase 5K – Sun. 11/5 at 8 AM. Chevy Chase Golf Course, Wheeling. Chevychase5k.com.
  • Ooh La La Chocolate 5K – Sun. 11/5 at 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk. Geneva. 630-232-2395.
  • Panting for Paws 5K – Sun. 11/5 at 8:30 AM 5K Run/Walk. CARA Certified. Benefits Helping Paws Animal Shelter. Crystal Lake. 815-338-4400.
  • Tinley Turkey Trot 5K – Sun. 11/5 at 8 AM 5K Run/Walk. Vogt Woods, Tinley Park. tinleyparkdistrict.org.
  • Breath Deep Busse Woods 5K Run/Walk and 10 K – 8:30 AM 10 Run, 8:45 AM 5K Run/Walk. Benefits lung cancer research. Longevity.donordrive.com.
  • Jingle Bell Run – Sat. 11/11 at 9 AM Run/Walk. Benefits Arthritis Foundation. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. 312-690-9739. www.jbr.org/WesternSuburbs
  • Run for the Rescues – Sat. 11/11 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.
  • Gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile Sun.11/ 12 at 8:30 AM. Check out this scenic chip-timed course! Oswego, IL 630.554.1010. oswegolandparkdistrict.org
  • Krispy Kreme 5K – Sat. 11/12  at 10 AM 5K Run/Walk. Northwestern University, Evanston. Jamesskala2019@u.northwestern.edu.
  • Red Eye 5K – Sun. 11/12 at 7:15 AM 5K Run/Walk. Joliet. dryan@jolietpark.org.
  • Blacklight Run – Sat. 11/18 at 5 PM 5K Fun Run. Toyota Park, Bridgeview. blacklightrun.com.
  • Gobble, Gobble Run or Wobble – Sat. 11/18 5K Turkey Trot at 9 AM. Benefits St. Linus School and local charities. stlinusoaklawn.org.
  • Mooseheart Holiday Lights 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 11/18 at 5 PM. Benefits residents of Mooseheart Child City and School. 630-966-2255. http://support.moosecharities.org/2017HolidayLights5K.
  • New Lenox Gobbler Gauntlet 5K and Lile Gobbler 50 Yard Dash – Sat. 11/18 at 8 AM. Sanctuary Golf Course, New Lenox. runsignup.com.
  • Turkey Trot – Sat. 11/18 at 8:00 AM, 5-K Race, 8:45 AM Kids’ 1-mile Race. Centennial Park, Addison. 630-233-7275.
  • Orland Hills Turkey Trot – Sat. 11/18 at 10 AM 5K and 9 AM 1 Mi Run. Orland Hills. ohrecreation. Org.
  • Squeez’d Girls On The Run 5K – Sat. 11/18 at 8 AM. Grant Park, Chicago. gotrchicago.org.
  • Chili Chase 5K Run/Walk – Sat 11/19 at Yorkville American Legion. 630-553-4357.
  • Lincolnwood Turkey Trot – Sun. 11/19 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 11/19 at 7:30 AM. Lisle Community Park. lislechamber.com.

Roselle Turkey Tango/Trot 5k  – Thanksgiving morning, Thursday Nov 23 at 8 a.m. 5k run/walk. Chipped time, USATF certified. Hot Chocolate and post race refreshments. Long sleeved shirt. Roselle, Illinois. www.Roselle5k.com .

  • Flying Turkey 5K – Thur. 11/23 at 9 AM 5K. Evanston. www.evanstonflying5k.com.
  • Beat the Bird 5K – Thur.. 11/23 at 9 AM. Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook. 312-401-4392.
  • Bonfield Express Turkey Trot 5K – Thur. 11/23 at 8:30 AM. Downtown Downers Grove. endurancecui.active.com.
  • Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot 5K – Thur. 11/23 at 9 AM. Elmhurst. 630-415-2816.
  • The Fox and The Turkey Races – Thur. 11/23 at 8:15 AM for the  Four Mile and 7:30 AM for the Youth One Mile. Batavia. foxandturkey@foxrivertrailrunners.org.
  • Hertz Trout Valley Turkey Trot – Thur. 11/23 at 5K at 9 AM and 12 and under 1 Mi. at 8:30 AM. Cary. runsignup.com.
  • Long Grove Turkey Trot – Thur. 11/23 at 8:40 AM 5K & 8K Run/Walk & Kids Dash. USATF Certified. Benefits Northern Illinois Food Bank. Long Grove. 224-757-5425.
  • McHenry Turkey Trot for Hospice – Thur 11/23 5K Run/Walk at 8 AM. McHenry High School East Campus. mchenryturkeytrot.com.
  • Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot – Thur. 11/23 at 8 AM. Naperville. napervilleturkeytrot.com.
  • North Shore Turkey Trot – Thur. 11/23. 10K & 5K. Highland Park. 847-243-8500.
  • Orland Park Turkey Trot – Thur. 11/23 at 8 AM. Village of Orland Park. 708-403-6100.
  • Palatine Park District/Lavelle Law Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot – Thur. 11/23. 2 mi and 5 mi run. Palatine Park District. 847-991-0333.
  • Pilgrim Pie Run For Rotary – Thur. 11/23 at 8:30 AM. Lyons Township High School North Campus. lagrangerotary.org.
  • Thanksgiving Day 5K – Thur. 11/23 5K Run/Walk at 8 AM. Bring voluntary food or monetary donation. Benefits Food Pantry. Lippold Park, Crystal Lake. hillstriders.com.
  • Turkey Day Run Chicago – Thur. 11/23 5K/8K at 8 AM. Benefits Chicago Food Depository. Chicago. register.chronotrack.com.
  • Turkey Trot 5-Mile Predicto Race – Thur. 11/23. The top finishers to finish in the time they predicted win this Thanksgiving Day race. 8AM-9AM. Lake Ellyn Park. Glen Ellyn Park District. www.gepark.org.
  • Rockford RoadRunners Turkey Trot – Thur. 11/23 5K Run/Walk at 9 AM. Rockford. Runsignup.com.
  • Roselle Exploding Turkey Tango Trot – Thur. 11/23 5K Run at 8 AM. Lake Park High School, Roselle. roselle5k.com.
  • Wauconda Turkey Trot – Thur. 11/23. 4mi Run. Benefits Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry. Wauconda. 847-526-8684.
  • Butterball Burner – Fri. 11/24 Family Fun Run 5K at 9 AM. H-F Racquet and Fitness Club. Homewood, IL. myracepal.com.
  • Cook 5K/10K Run and Walk – Sat. 11/25 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. 11/25 5K at 9 AM and Kid’s Dash at 8:40 AM. Grant Park, Chicago.  runsignup.com.
  • Schaumburg Turkey Trot – Sat. 11/25 at 8:30 AM Half marathon & 5K. USATF certified. Benefits Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America. Schaumburg. 224-757-5425.
  • Ugly Sweater 5K – Sat. 11/25 at 9 AM. Part of the 2017 Holly Days. westmontrotaryclub.org.
  • Carraig Pub 5K – Sun 11/26 5K and 1.5 Mile Walk 10:30 AM. Chicago Gaelic Park. raceroster.com.

December

  • Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent.
  • Arctic Frog Endurance Run – Sat. 12/2 at 7:45 AM 50K & 25K Runs. Libertyville. sparky_1212@yahoo.com.

Chilly Chili 5k Run/Walk – Sat., Dec. 2nd at 10 am. 5k run/walk. USATF certified. Schaumburg Golf Course, 401 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg. 847-490-7015. www.parkfun.com

  • Frosty 5K – Sat. 12/3 at 8:30 Walk and Run. Kids Fun Run Free. West Chicago. westchicago.org.
  • Lions Club Reindeer Run – Sat. 12/2 at 8:30 AM 5K. USATF & CARA Certified. Wheaton. 630-510-5135.
  • Rotary Santa 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile – Sat. 12/2 at 10 AM with 10 and under run at 9:30 AM. Arlington Heights. signup.itsracetime.com.
  • Santa Hustle – Sat. 12/2 5K at 9 AM and 1 Mile Rudolph Run at 8:30 AM. Soldier Field, Chicago. santahustle.com.
  • Snowflake Shuffle – Sat. 12/2 at 9 AM 5/10K Run and Walk. Benefits TriCity Family Services. St. Charles. 630-232-1070.
  • Kiwanis Santa Run For Kids – Sun. 12/3 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk for Kids at 9 AM. Raue Centere for the Arts, Crystal Lake. kiwaniscystallake.com.
  • Greater LaGrange YMCA Reindeer Run – Sat. 12/9 5K at 8:30 AM and Kids Dash at 9:30 AM. Brookfield Zoo. active.com.
  • Jingle Bell Run – Sat. 12/9 at 9 AM Run/Walk. Benefits Arthritis Foundation. Soldier Field Museum Campus Drive, Chicago. 312-690-9739. www.jbr.org/Chicago.
  • Viking Winter Dash – Sat. 12/9 at 11 AM 15K & 5K Run/Walk. Crystal Lake. 317-219-3789.

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