Rotary Run 3.14 Pie
Nov
26
8:30pm 8:30pm

Rotary Run 3.14 Pie

This hometown race benefitting the Rotary Club of La Grange is a great way to kick off your Thanksgiving Day with your friends and family! The Rotary Run 3.14 Pie is a pi-K, the distance is approximately 3.14 (pi – get it?). Winding through the tree-lined streets of mid-village La Grange, this is one scenic course you don’t want to miss! The race is USATF certified and chip timed as a 5K and ends at the 3.14 “Finish 4 Pie Line”.  Register soon, the first 750 registrants will receive a FREE Sara Lee pie!  Make room for the feast. 

This is our 5th year and the race has quickly become a family tradition so register soon in order to get a spot! 

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Tombstone 5K
Oct
17
9:00am 9:00am

Tombstone 5K

The Tombstone 5K Run/Walk includes a B-tag timed race through the beautiful historic cemetery of Mount Greenwood on 111th Street. An untimed 5K walk will also be offered. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maeve McNicholas Memorial Foundation and Heart Connection Family Bereavement Program at Little Company of Mary Hospital in honor of Team Nate.

Participants are encouraged to run in costume. Female/Male overall winners and best costume will win a gift certificate to Running Excels!

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Das Boot Oktoberfest 5K - Morton Grove Park District
Oct
3
8:05am 8:05am

Das Boot Oktoberfest 5K - Morton Grove Park District

5K Runners/walkers of all ages can participate in this race!
Register by September 1st to guarantee t-shirt size. Participants will receive the following: Oktoberfest race t-shirt, 1 free beverage ticket for after the race (beer or pop) and entry to post-race refreshment area and Oktoberfest pancake breakfast.
Oktoberfest One Mile Walk Starts at 9 am

Walkers of all ages can participate in this event. Register by September 1st to guarantee t-shirt size. Paticipants receive: Oktoberfest race t-shirt, 1 free beverage ticket for after the race (beer or pop), entry to post-race refreshment area and Oktoberfest pancake breakfast. 

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Mary Queen of Heaven 5K
Oct
3
8:00am 8:00am

Mary Queen of Heaven 5K

Join us on Saturday, October 3 for the fourth Annual Mary Queen of Heaven 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the MQH Men’s Group, as we run and walk to promote fellowship, health and fitness in our faith community while supporting our mission to support charitable causes and endeavors.  The entry fees are $30 per adult (over 18), $15 per student (10 to 18) and $10 for children under 10.

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CASA
Sep
27
7:00am 7:00am

CASA

  • 2430 East Lincoln Hwy New Lenox, IL 60451 (map)
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In 2014, CASA served 65% of children in need, or 316 kids. But that’s not enough! YOU can make a difference. Help to Save a Child and Stop Child Abuse.  The mission of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Will County is to draw from community resources to provide well-trained volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in our juvenile court system.

Runners will enjoy breathtaking scenery throughthe Hickory Creek Preserve and running on
Old Plank Trail. All surfaces will be paved, but we kindly ask that no strollers be used due to the fact that pathways are narrow.

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Fallen Hero 5K
Sep
26
8:00am 8:00am

Fallen Hero 5K

Be a part of the 2nd annual Our Fallen Hero 5k run/walk event, honoring the sacrifice made by PFC Aaron Toppen. Come out and enjoy a 5K run/walk on a USATF certified course that will take you through the streets of Mokena. Participants will run part of the course on Townline road which is soon to be dedicated as Aaron Toppen Memorial Drive. After the run, stick around for the awards ceremony and post-race refreshments and entertainment. All pre-registered participants will receive a custom-designed T-shirt, a “goodie-bag”, post-race refreshments and one raffle entry. **Must complete course within 60 minutes**

Course
The USATF certified course that will take you through the streets of Mokena. Participants will run part of the course on Townline/PFC Aaron Toppen Memorial Drive. It start and finishes at Willowview Park. Mile markers and water stations will be available on the course.

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SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk & Run
Sep
13
10:15am10:15am

SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk & Run

Join us for the SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Chicago Walk & Run. Now in its 11th year, the event is very special in part because it’s grown within the prostate cancer community to mean different things to different people. 

Camaraderie and empowerment for prostate cancer survivors and their families battling the disease
Compassion and support for those participating as a tribute to the memory of a loved one who lost his battle with prostate cancer
Education for those seeking information about some of the latest developments in prostate cancer treatments
Alignment of event sponsors’ goods and services with the needs of the prostate cancer community
Funding for Us TOO International, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing prostate cancer survivors and their families with educational resources and support services free of charge

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Brat Trot 5k
Sep
12
8:30am 8:30am

Brat Trot 5k

This 5K fun run/walk benefitting BEDS Plus is a great way to start your Fall racing schedule.   The race starts and finishes in front of the beautiful Emmanuel Church and is a scenic tour of the La Grange historic district you don’t want to miss!  The race is USATF certified and chip timed.  Register soon, the first 500 registrants will receive a tech tee in their goody bag!  NEW THIS YEAR:  A 1K FUN RUN FOR KIDS 9 AND UNDER!

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY POST-RACE BREAKFAST OF BRATWURST AND BADERBRAU BEER!

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High Holiday
Aug
23
8:03am 8:03am

High Holiday

Join us for the THIRD Annual High Holiday Hustle 5K Run / Walk and 1-Mile Family Stroll!     1710 S. Highland Avenue, Lombard, IL

COST

$32 per individual, online pre-registration, $35 per individual, race day (cash only), $100 per Family of Four / Group of Four

Chip Timing for All 5K Runners!    Free TECH Shirt for the first 500 5K Participants!

Food and Beverages will be provided to all 5K Race Runners, Walkers, Strollers, and Dashers!  Music, Bouncy House, Vendor Samples, and more! 

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Christmas in July Race Series
Jul
17
to Jul 19

Christmas in July Race Series

Something for Everyone!! 5K/10K, 6/12/24-Hour + Santa Fun Run

The Christmas in July Races will take place in Lisle Community Park on July 17-18, 2015. These races are in the evening and will include Santa Claus Fun Runs, 5K, 10K, as well as, 6/12/24-Hour timed event races. This is a great venue for the entire family with strollers allowed during the 5K and 10K races. Surely no one would mind if Santa showed up so early this year that he was wearing shorts, and even sweating a little. So much the better if it gave us all an excuse to dress up and get into the holiday spirit just a few days after the July 4th fireworks celebration.

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St. Jude Race to the Flag 5K
May
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

St. Jude Race to the Flag 5K

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This is a chip timed 5K WALK/RUN benefitting St. Jude Children's Hospital and Honoring our veterans on Memorial Day Weekend. The event coincides with the Red, White and BBQ weekend.
Pancake Breakfast
All registrations include a Pancake Breakfast which is hosted by the Lions Club to be held immediately following the race by the registration tent. Participants must be wearing their race bib to receive their free breakfast. Those who are not participating in the race can still enjoy the breakfast at a cost of $3.00 for children under 12, $4.00 for seniors and $5.00 for adults.
Packet Pickup
Packet pickup will be at the Westmont Park District Community Center - 75 E. Richmond, Westmont Thursday, May 21 from 12:00pm - 7:00pm and Friday, May 22 from 9:00am - 4:00pm 
 

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Annie Ryan Run
May
17
9:00am 9:00am

Annie Ryan Run

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16th Annual Annie Ryan Run -  5K & 1 Mile Kids Dash

Sunday, May 17, 2015

On May 17, 2015, we will proudly host the 16th Annual Annie Ryan Run to benefit Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Children’s Programs. We do it in memory of a little girl who left us too soon but whose spirit and smile will always be with us.

Annie Marie Ryan was born August 10, 1984, the youngest of our six children. For twelve and a half wonderful years we were blessed with her presence. She was a feisty child, full of life and love, with a smile that could light up a room! We lost Annie to a brain tumor in January of 1997. As a family, we came to the realization that the only way we could really heal was to try to help other children.

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Noah's Hope Cupcake Classic 5K
May
17
8:30am 8:30am

Noah's Hope Cupcake Classic 5K

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This year marks the 5th annual Run for Hope, now Cupcake Classic. The Cupcake Classic (formerly Run for Hope) is a Kids One-Mile run, and a 5K run (or walk for those that just want to stroll through this beautiful Downers Grove neighborhood) to raise money for the Noah's Hope Fund. It is a timed event which starts near Blackstone Drive and 67th Street, and takes participants through the surrounding neighborhood of Downers Grove.
The name has been changed to Cupcake Classic, because once participants cross the finish line they will be participating in the area's largest birthday party. It is a birthday party to celebrate Noah and Laine VanHoutan's birthdays, and to help us continue the fight against Batten Disease. As runners and walkers cross the finish line they will receive a delicious birthday cupcake.
After the event, celebrate with your family and friends at the post-race festivities on the North-East grounds of McCollum Park, behind the Fire Station. Ronald McDonald join in the celebration, along with face painters and balloon artists.
The Noah's Hope Fund was developed by the VanHoutan family from Downers Grove whose 2 children are suffering from Batten Disease, a terminal disease in which there currently is not a cure. 

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Restoring Maywood 5K
May
9
8:00am 8:00am

Restoring Maywood 5K

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This hometown race was founded in 2014 by Irving Middle School Heath and Wellness Committee to provide a race to Maywood and its surrounding communities promoting health and wellness, community involvement and to give back to local schools. Winding through the streets of Maywood, this is one scenic course you don’t want to miss! The race is USATF certified and chip timed as a 5K.
 

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SCADaddle 5K
May
2
9:00am 9:00am

SCADaddle 5K

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Join us for our 4th run/walk to raise money for Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) research. Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is a cause of a heart attack and death not associated with the typical risk factors of heart disease.
Unlike the typical heart attack, SCAD is relatively uncommon and often impacts younger, otherwise healthy individuals. SCAD occurs more often in women than men. Research is needed to answer fundamental questions such as what causes SCAD and what are the best treatment options.
The 5K run/walk will take place on an USATF Certified crushed limestone course. The course winds through the preserve’s prairie, woodland, and marsh habitats.
All participants who register by April 18, 2015 will receive a 5K t-shirt. We cannot guarantee a t-shirt to those who register after April 18.
In addition to registering, please consider forming a team and/or creating a personal fundraising webpage, with a fundraising goal. You can ask your family, friends, and co-workers to donate money towards your goal and to post a message of encouragement. You may want to name and dedicate your team or fundraising page to someone who has experienced a SCAD event.
 

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Franfort Half Marathon
Apr
25
7:00am 7:00am

Franfort Half Marathon

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The race will begin just outside of Running Excels -Frankfort on the Old Plank Trail. Sponsor booths and gear check will be located on the Breidert Green. Running Excels Frankfort 24 W Elwood Frankfort, IL 60423

The chip timed Frankfort Half Marathon will begin and end in the beautiful historic district of downtown Frankfort. The race will commence right outside the door of Running Excels on the Old Plank Trail and run westward. After 2.7 miles of running on the scenic, tree-lined Old Plank Trail, the racers will turn off into the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve. The rolling hills of the forest preserve will provide a picturesque tour for the runners as they reach the halfway and turn-around point in the race. The runners will then proceed back through the forest preserve and to the Old Plank Trail for their final journey towards the finish line and the post-race party on the Breidert Green.

FREE PARKING! Free parking is available at the parking lot on the East side of White St. at Elwood and at the lot on White St. and Kansas St. in downtown Frankfort. Runners and spectators are also allowed to park in Running Excels' parking lot at 24 Elwood St.

All finishers will receive a custom medal. The awards ceremony will commence at 10 a.m. on the Breidert Green. The overall male and female finishers as well the top three in each age group will receive awards. We invite runners and their families to stick around after the race to enjoy live music and sponsor booths on the Breidert Green. Take your race bibs to several of the local restaurants for food and drink specials following the post-race party.

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Spring Training 5K/9K
Apr
18
8:00am 8:00am

Spring Training 5K/9K

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The Spring Training 5K/9K Run will take place Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Highlands School in LaGrange, IL. It’s a great way to kick off your spring training! Get a great workout and then enjoy a sports costume contest, race awards, hot dogs and Cracker Jack!  
Race times and post race events
5K / 9K start time is 8:00 a.m.
(9K runners will continue on the route after 5K runners are finished.)
1 Mile Run start time is 10:00 a.m.

Packet pick up April 16 & 17 at The Runner’s Soul, 5 South La Grange Road, La Grange Illinois.  10:00am-8:00pm

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Emerald Isle 1 Mile
Mar
15
11:00am11:00am

Emerald Isle 1 Mile

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The Emerald Isle Mile is a 1 mile run down Western Ave. It will kick off the start of the Southside Irish Parade with the route taking you north down the parade route. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Chicago.

Start of the race will take place at 112th Western Ave and finish at 104th Western Ave.

Top female and male participants will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Running Excels. The top male and female finisher in each age category will a $25.00 gift certificate. (9 & under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & above). New this year! $50.00 will be given to the runner that breaks the course record of 4:32.

All pre-registered runners will receive a unisex dri-fit short sleeve t-shirt along with valuable coupons from area sponsor merchants. Packet pick up location: Running Excels 10328 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60643. 773.629.8587 Packet Pick Up: Friday, 3-14 12pm-7pm, Sat. 3-15 10am-6pm.

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