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03/24/2012 Southern Illinois Spring Classic Distance: Half-marathon, 5k, and 1mile Location : Parkside Elementary, 1900 Cedar St. Lawrenceville, IL State : Illinois Contact : Lisa Sanders Phone : Fax : 618-943-5858 Website : www.southernillinoisspringclassic.com Email : sisc12@hotmail.com Additional Info : $200 CASH PRIZE: Overall Male and Female Finisher of  Marathon $100 CASH PRIZE: Overall Male and Female Finisher of 5K
04/07/2012 Bunny Rock 5K Chicago Distance: 5K Location : Montrose Harbor Chicago, IL State : IL Contact : Heather Frayn Phone : 847-829-4538 Fax : Website : http://www.bunnyrock5k.com/index.html Email : events@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com Additional Info : Adrenaline Sports Management presents the 2nd Annual Bunny Rock 5k at Montrose Harbor in Chicago, IL. Run while jamming out to 80's Rock music throughout the course and receive a pair of bunny ears, sunglasses, and a bunny rock dri-fit t-shirt to wear on your run. Fun family activities like a petting zoo and an egg hunt will take place after the race for children ages 2-8 years old. The Easter bunny will be hoping around taking pictures too! Register today to run and rock the Bunny 5K.
04/14/2012 Rockdale Ramblin" Run Distance: 10k Location : Rockdale State : IL Contact : Donna Gale Phone : 815-741-7275 ext 206 Fax : Website : JPDrun3.com Email : dgale@jolietpark.org Additional Info : The Joliet Park District brought back this popular event from the 1970s and 1980s known as the Toughest 10K in the Midwest. In 2011 over 500 runners participated. This USATF/CARA Certified course runs through the streets of Rockdale and Joliet, Illinois. The course is on paved streets with some hills. Custom Hooded Sweatshirt for the first 600 registered runners Post Race Party The 1st in the "run3" series...Participate in all 3 JPD races to receive a custom "run3" hooded sweatshirt. Pre registration $35 Race Day $40
04/14/2012 Bunny Dash 5k Distance: 5k, 1mi Location : Deer Grove East Forest Preserve, Palatine State : Illinois Contact : Tiffany Palermo Phone : 847-823-4538 Fax : Website : www.bunnydash.com Email : tpalermo@articulatepromotions.com Additional Info : Adrenaline Sports Management and Whole Foods Market proudly present the Fourth Annual Bunny Dash 5k in Palatine, IL at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. The fourth year race will be "Going Green" in support of Earth Month. The race will take place on Saturday, April 14th with races starting at 8:30AM. As competitors race through the course, various activities are available for families and kids of all ages. From an Egg Hunt to a Live Petting Zoo to the Easter Bunny, this event is full of delight and excitement that will definitely leave you wanting more.Want to go one step further? We'll be awarding a prize to the "Greenest" Athlete at the race--someone biking to the event, wearing the greenest clothing, etc. For information and registration, visit www.bunnydash.com or contact Tiffany Palermo at tpalermo@articulatepromotions.com.
04/14/2012 Rockdale Ramblin' Run 10K Rockdale Grade School, Rockdale, Illinois Illinois Donna Gale 815-741-7275 jpdrun3.com dgale@jolietpark.org The Joliet Park District brought back this popular event from the 1970s and 1980s known as the "Toughest 10K in the Midwest." In 2011, over 500 runners participated. This USATF/CARA certified course runs through the streets of Rockdale and Joliet, Illinois. The course is on paved streets with some hills. Custom hooded sweatshirt for first 600 registrants. Post Race Party. Pre-Registration $35; Race Day Registration $40
04/14/2012 Russell Woods 5K Trail Run Distance: 5K and a 2K walk/run Location : Russell Woods, Genoa State : Illinois Contact : Ross Bubolz Phone : 815895-5215 Fax : Website : http://www.stmarysycamore.org Email : Additional Info : 5K starts at 9:00, 2K starts at 10:00. This DeKalb County's First Trail Run in its premier Forest Preserve. Wind through native growth timber on wide trails and single track as well as along the Kishwaukee River.
04/21/12 Clark County Spring 5k & Biathlon + 1 mile fun walk/run Distance: 1 mile, 3.1 mile and 15 mile bike Location : Mill Creek Park, north of Marshall, Illinois State : Illinois Contact : Clark County Trails Phone : 217-889-3901 Fax : Website : www.clarkcountyparkdistrict.com Email : Additional Info : Fundraiser for the Clark County Park District Trails Coalition  1 mile fun run/walk start time: 1:30 pm IL, 2:30 pm IN, 5k/Biathlon to follow @ 2 pm IL time  Teams allowed/encouraged.  5k/Biathlon entry fees are non-refundable. To be guaranteed a Tech shirt please register by Early Bird date of 3/23/12  Enjoy light refreshments while door prizes and 5k/Biathlon awards are presented (individual male & female age categories plus teams)  All participants MUST wear an ANSI or Snell approved helmet during the cycling portion of the event
4/22/2012 AshleyCan Pediatric Cancer Foundation 5K Run / 2 Mile Walk / Kids Run Distance: 5K Run / 2Mile Walk / Kids Run Location : Perry Farm Bourbonnais State : Illinois Contact : Maureen Montgomery Phone : 815-922-4106 Fax : Website : www.ashleycan.org Email : info@ashleycan.org
04/28/2012 Fox Trot 5K Run/Walk Distance: 5K Location : Batavia State : IL Contact : Margie Goliak Phone : 630-748-1501 Fax : Website : http://bataviamothersclub.org/featured-event Email : foxtrot@bataviamothersclub.org Additional Info : 5K along the beautiful and scenice Fox River. Starts at 8 am in downtown Batavia, close the the Riverwalk. All proceeds benefit organizations in the Fox Valley that service and enrich the lives of children. Chip timed and tech tees for the first 400!
04/29/2012 The 5th Annual Walk the Walk for Autism Distance: 3 miles Location : Hinsdale (55th and Grant Streets, Hinsdale Central High School) State : Illinois Contact : Diana DeLeon Phone : 630-810-1200 Fax : Website : www.charliesgift.org Email : Additional Info : It's time to walk! Register now for the 5th Annual Charlie's Gift Walk the Walk for Autism on Sunday, April 29th at 8am. The 3 mile Walk will begin and end at Hinsdale Central High School (55th and Grant Streets). The Registration Fee is $25 per participant and includes a Long Sleeved T-Shirt (available on a first come first serve basis only to registered participants). The Presenting Sponsor for the Walk this year is BMO Harris Bank. For more information about Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Michael Roth at The Community House by calling 630-323-7500. Register or make a donation today by visiting www.charliesgift.org or www.thecommunityhouse.org. All of the proceeds from the Walk the Walk for Autism will help to support the programs and services at Charlie's Gift Autism Center. Charlie's Gift is a program of The Community House dedicated to providing support for children and families facing Autism, Sensory Processing Concerns and related disorders. Charlie's Gift is located at 1048 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove. For more information about the Walk or the services provided at Charlie's Gift, please call 630-810-1200.
04/29/2012 Celebrate Differences 5K Steps Toward A Brighter Future Distance: 5K Location : 61 Franklin Street, Oswego State : Il Contact : Rebecca Christiansen Phone : 630-885-3006 Fax : Website : http://www.celebratedifferences.org/5kinfo.html Email : rboms4@comcast.net Additional Info : Celebrate Differences, in cooperation with Dreyer Medical Clinic, is hosting the first annual 5K Steps Toward A Brighter Future on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 9:00AM through the heart of downtown Oswego, Illinois. This event is for racers, runners and walkers. All proceeds from this event benefit Celebrate Differences in their mission to improve the lives of those children with a disability! Register online at: https://register.itsracetime.com/Register/?event=9477
04/29/2012 Spring Fling 5K Race Distance: 5K Location : Chicago State : Illinois Contact : Samara Phone : 847-829-4536 Fax : Website : http://chicago2012.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1014374 Email : amelia@lungcancerfoundation.org Additional Info : The 3rd Annual Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Chicago 5k Walk/Run to raise awareness and funding for Lung Cancer research will be held on Sunday April 29th, 2012. Location: Lincoln Park, Grant Monument Chicago, IL Registration: 8AM-8:55AM Shotgun start: 9AM Celebration: 11AM Day of Event Activities: DJ Face Painters Kids Dash- Bring your kids on Sunday and join us for a 10 and 20 meter kids dash at 8:55AM. We will have prizes for our winners!! Awards for Top Individual Fundraiser and Team! Awards for the most creative Team and Individual in Spring Fling attire! Participants are encouraged to wear bright colors! Think peace, love, and flower power attire!
05/12/2012 Children's Memorial Hospitial: Move for the Kids 5K Distance: 3.1 Miles Location : 2300 Childrens Plaza State : IL Contact : Courtney Rohrbach Phone : Fax : Website : www.childrensmemorial.org/moveforthekids Email : raceinquiries@childrensmemorial.org Additional Info : Join us to celebrate the June opening of our new facility, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago, by participating in the Move for the Kids 5k Run/Walk presented by Navistar on May 12 at 8 a.m. The special course will trace our move from our current Lincoln Park facility to Lurie Childrens. Receive an exclusive t-shirt and enjoy complimentary food and beverage, live music and entertainment for the whole family! Plus, our 5k runners and walkers will be among the first to receive a tour of Lurie Childrens! Visit www.childrensmemorial.org/moveforthekids to learn more!
5/19/2012 Hooves to Heal Charity 5K Run 1Mile Walk Distance: 5K 1M Location : 825 Indian Oaks Trail, Marengo, IL 60152 Contact : Barbara Chandler Address : PO Box 691 City : Marengo State : IL Zip : 60152 Country : USA Phone : 847-321-0556 Fax : Website : www.hoovestoheal.org Email : hoovestoheal@yahoo.com Additional Info : Online Registration: http://racetime.info/registrationcalendar/may/
05/19/2012 Got2Run . . . For Education Distance: 2.62 Micro-Marathon Run/Walk, 8K Run Location : 200 E. Sigwalt, Arlington Hts. State : IL Contact : Jeff Chamberlin Phone : Fax : Website : http://www.Got2Run.org Email : RaceDirector@NWRoadRunners.org Additional Info : This event has been designed to promote wellness in school children (and their parents!). Childhood Obesity Statistics: * Only 4% of children between the ages of 6 and 11 were considered overweight in a 1971-1974 survey, while 18.8% of children at this age were overweight in a more recent 2003-2004 survey. * Participating in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity on most days can help a child maintain a healthy weight. * More than one or two hours of screen time (TV, computers, video games) each day is a risk factor for childhood obesity. * Overweight teenagers have a 70% chance of becoming overweight adults. * Less than one third of adults are at a healthy weight. Event Host: Northwest Road Runners is a local running club that was established for the purpose of organizing a kid's running race in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Our goal is to get kids (and their parents) interested in running as a healthy lifestyle choice, not just for this year, but for the rest of their lives. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 charity which will distribute funds raised back to the schools of the participant's choice to fund activities that encourage wellness. Participants: Northwest suburban school children, parents, teachers and the general public are all encouraged to participate. The event will be promoted to over 100 public and private schools serving over 60,000 children in the northwest suburbs of Chicago including Mt. Prospect, Arlington Hts, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove Village, Prospect Heights, Des Plaines, and Wheeling. Location: Race will be held in the beautiful Scarsdale and Scarsdale Estates area on the winding tree-lined streets. The 2.62 and 8K will follow the same course until within a block of the 2.62 finish to allow parents to run with their child, then go back out to complete their 8K. What You Get: * All participants receive a high quality tech shirt, even youth sizes * All participants receive a 2.62 bumper sticker for their car to show off just like the marathoners! * All participants under 20 receive a cool backpack tag with the 2.62 race logo * All participants receive great healthy food and drink at the finish line courtesy of our wonderful sponsors!
05/20/2012 Gateway Triathlon Distance: olympic-1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run Sprint 500m, 20k bike, 5k run or Du Location : Carlyle State : IL Contact : Kenny Krell Phone : 231-546-2229 Fax : Website : http://www.3disciplines.com Email : info@3disciplines.com
05/20/2012 Road Scholars 5K Run/Walk Distance: 5K Location : Rosary High School 901 N. Edgelawn Drive Aurora State : IL Contact : Debbie Olson Phone : 630-896-0831 X 19 Fax : Website : http://rosaryhs.com/pages/events_5krun.asp Email : 5K@rosaryhs.com Additional Info : Go at your own pace, make it an all out race, or take a nice Sunday walk - just join us on Sunday, May 20, 2012 and be part of the fun! All ages are encouraged to participate. Make the Road Scholar 5k Run/Walk a competition,a social event, or a family gathering. The course runs 3.1 miles through the residential west side of Aurora and returns to Rosary High School. An assortment of refreshments will be available to the participants. Awards for the top male and top female finisher, as well as the top three finishers in each category will be presented following the end of the run/walk.
05/28/2012 Hoof it for Hephzibah Distance: 5K Location : Newton Park State : IL Contact : Tina Hutchinson Phone : 630-858-3023 Fax : Website : www.hoofitforhephzibah.com Email : tinabhutchinson@aol.com Additional Info : Please join us for the 12th annual Hoof It for Hephzibah 5K family fun run. The event benefits Hephzibah Children's Assocation, an organization helping children in need. We will run through Glen Ellyn's charming neighborhoods, starting and ending in Newton Park. After the 5K all children can enter the kids race. 50 yard dash or 1/4 mile. Come out for a fun family morning!

06/09/2012 Run for the STARS 5k Distance: 5k Location : Wheaton State : IL Contact : Mark Ahrenholz Phone : 630-945-6371 Fax : Website : www.runforthestars.com Email : markahrenholz@comcast.net Additional Info : Run For the Stars 5K †June 9th WHEATON - The вЂ�Run for the Stars 5K†race will be held in Wheaton on Saturday, June 9th, 2012. Now in its ninth year, 'Run For the Stars' is one of the larger Chicago area 5k races based on number of runners. The race features electronic timing, a short-sleeve technical shirt for participants, custom medals for all who place, and awards for the top three finishers in each age group. Participants will also be eligible for a bib raffle that includes a grand prize for a week at the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, plus other exciting prizes. DonвЂt miss your chance to participate in this fun, family-friendly event. Walkers are welcome! The start and finish line of the 5k is across from historic Wheaton College and College Church. The 'Run For The Stars' takes you through a beautiful, tree-lined neighborhood around the College on a fast and flat certified course. Water stations, race marshals and plenty of other volunteers will help make it a safe and enjoyable race. Race proceeds benefit the disabled by providing housing, job skills, and camp scholarships. For registration and race information, visit the race website at http://www.runforthestars.com. For additional questions, contact race director Mark Ahrenholz at (630) 945-6371, or by e-mail at markahrenholz@comcast.net.
06/14/2012 ABC 7 Jim Gibbons 5K Distance: 5K run / 3K walk Location : Chicago's Lincoln Park ' at 2550 N. Cannon Drive in Chicago State : IL Contact : Colin Fidler Phone : 847-424-0600 Fax : 847-424-0606 Website : www.Gibbons5K.com Email : Gibbons@LRFmail.org Additional Info : Cash prizes for top 3 finishers male and female. The online registration fee is $35 for adult runners - $15 for children 14 and under. The Gibbons 5K experience is even more fun if one participates and raises money as part of a team. Teams consist of three or more individuals who run, walk, volunteer or any combination of the three. Teams also register online at www.Gibbons5K.com. Participants who raise money via the automatically-generated fundraising pages for the event, can benefit from a host of new, premium prizes including Apple iPod Shuffles, 32' LCD HDTVs, Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, Beats By Dre headphones, NorthFace (Women's Osito or Men's Vicente), gift cards, and much more. Special prizes await those who raise $5,000 or more for the LRF.
06/16/2012 Strictly Street Rod Club 32nd Annual Rod Run Distance: Location : Dunning Park, Iroquois, Illinois State : Illinois Contact : Dave Phone : 815-428-7564 Fax : Website : http://strictlystreetrodclub.com Email : rfine7666@yahoo.com Additional Info : Open to all pre 1990 cars and trucks. Registration is 10am to 12:30pm, fee is $15.00, including free admission to truck and tractor pulls. Goodie bags, special awards, rat rod awards, and club picks. Pre-registered cars receive free T-shirt, 1st 100 cars receive a dash plaque. Food and drink available. Check out strictlystreetrodclub.com for past years pictures and to print out a registration form. For more info write to Strictly Street Rods, POB 131, Martinton, Il, 60951, or call Dave at 815-428-7564, or email rfine7666@yahoo.com
06/30/12 2nd Annual Mayhem ay Mill Creek ...Extreme 10k Trail Run Distance: 10k Location : Mill Creek Park, Marshall, Illinois State : Illinois Contact : Clark County Park District Phone : (217) 889-3901 Fax : Website : www.clarkcountyparkdistrict.com Email : Additional Info : 1 mile mini Mayhem starts at 8:30 am, Mayhem begins at 9 am. Packet pickup from 7:30- 8:30 am. Be prepared to get wet.
07/19/2012 Sundowner 5K 5K Pilcher Park; Joliet, Illinois Illinois Donna Gale 815-741-7275 x 206 jpdrun3.com dgale@jolietpark.org Custom Short Sleeved Performance Shirt; Registration limited to first 1,200 runners. Since its beginning in 2000, the annual Sundowner 5K has become a "must run" event for area runners. The unique characteristics of this race are the scenic USATF/CARA certified course on a beautiful tree-lined, paved trail in historic Pilcher Park. There will also be a 1 Mile Junior Jog for children twelve years old and under as well as a 200 Yard Dash for small children. Ribbons awarded to all youth participants. The race attracted over 975 runners and over 100 youth participants in 2011. Families look forward to the great Outdoor Post Race Party in the Pavilion. Pre-Registration $30 Race Day $35
07/26/2012 The 10th Annual Run for Gus 5k Run/1 Mile Walk - Racing to beat pediatric brain tumors Distance: 5k / 1 mile walk / 400m Kids Race Location : Diversey Harbor in Lincoln Park, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago State : IL Contact : Nick Lynch Phone : 606-205-3764 Fax : Website : http://www.runforgus.org Email : nicklynch55@yahoo.com Additional Info : Join the fight against pediatric brain tumors at the 10th Annual Run for Gus 5K Run/1 Mile Walk benefiting Children's Memorial Hospital, which is becoming Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and opens downtown on June 9, 2012. The Run for Gus will start and finish at Diversey Harbor in Lincoln Park and will take participants along Chicago's famous lakefront path. Registration is $35 (children 12 and under are $10 for 5k; free for Kids Race). Day of event onsite registration is $40. Top male and female winners will receive prizes, as will top fundraisers and raffle winners. Prizes include round-trip airfare and a week-long stay at a Travel Advantage Network property, as well as airfare and hotel stays at 4 Seasons properties. All participants will receive an exclusive Run for Gus performance running shirt. The Deloitte after-party will be held across the street from the race site at the Peggy Notebaert Museum. Attendees will enjoy free food, beer and wine. The CH Robinson 400m Kids Race will begin at 6:15pm. Families can enjoy entertainment before (5:30pm ' 6pm) and after (6:30pm ' 7:30pm), including magicians, face painting and music from Mr. Singer and Kerry Appleberry. The 5K course is USATF certified (IL-04061-JW) and professionally timed. All 5K participants will receive a bib with a timing chip on race day. Time clocks will also be displayed at miles one, two and at the finish. The 1 Mile Walk will not be timed. About Children's Memorial: Children's Memorial is building a world-class children's hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, opening on June 9, 2012. The 23-story, state-of-the-art hospital is located in downtown Chicago on the campus of our academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and will offer the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. The hospital seeks the support of the entire community to complete Lurie Children's and help make Chicago the healthiest place in the nation for kids. Contact: Nick Lynch, Run for Gus Co-Chair, 606-205-3764 Joe Kontuly, Run for Gus Co-Chair, 773-316-1975 Liz Keating, Children's Memorial Foundation, 312-848-0176
08/11/2012 The Champion's Run Distance: 5k & 10k Location : Montrose Harbor State : IL Contact : Samara Moulopoulos Phone : 847-829-4536 Fax : Website : http://www.thechampionsrun.com Email : samara@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com Additional Info : Champion's Run 10K & 5K in Chicago, IL on 8/11/12. Event Details: The 10K and 5K are open to all types of runners. The USATF certified course runs around beautiful Montrose Harbor in downtown Chicago. Please visit www.thechampionsrun.com for details or contact Samara Moulopoulos at 847-829-4536.
08/11/2012 The Champions Run Distance: 5k, 10k Location : Montrose Harbor State : IL Contact : Samara Moulopoulos Phone : 847-829-4536 Fax : Website : www.TheChampionsRun.com Email : samara@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com Additional Info : Champion's Run 10K & 5K in Chicago, IL on 8/11/12. Event Details: The 10K and 5K are open to all types of runners. The USATF certified course runs around beautiful Montrose Harbor in downtown Chicago. Please visit www.thechampionsrun.com for details or contact Samara Moulopoulos at 847-829-4536.
08/16/2012 Team Challenge Free Info Session - Training Program for Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Las Vegas, NV Distance: Half Marathon Location : Whole Foods - Schaumburg - 750 N. Martingale Road - Schaumburg, IL 60173 State : Illinois Contact : Marisa Sarringhaus Phone : 847-827-0404 Fax : Website : www.ccteamchallenge.org Email : msarringhaus@ccfa.org
08/18/2012 Team Challenge Free Info Session - Training Program for Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Las Vegas, NV Distance: Half Marathon Location : Dave & Buster's - Chicago - 1030 N. Clark Street - Chicago, IL 60610 State : Illinois Contact : Marisa Sarringhaus Phone : 847-827-0404 Fax : Website : www.ccteamchallenge.org Email : msarringhaus@ccfa.org Additional Info : You Can: Challenge, Change, Cure. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter will host information meetings throughout August on Team Challenge--a half marathon training program that raises funds for research to fight Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, two seldom-discussed, painful and unpredictable digestive diseases. Team Challenge will send participants all-expenses paid to a half marathon in Las Vegas to run or walk for a cure on December 2. We are currently recruiting. Join the team and help make a difference in the lives of patients with digestive diseases. For more information and to sign up, please visit: www.ccteamchallenge.org
08/25/2012 Theresa Lang Memorial 5K Run/Walk Distance: 5K Location : Joliet State : Illinois Contact : Bridget Wisz Phone : 815-254-6141 Fax : Website : www.signmeup.com/83605 Email : info@tmmartialarts.com Additional Info : Join us on Saturday, August 25, 2012 for the Inaugural Theresa Lang Memorial 5K Run/Walk! Enjoy the same scenic trails that Theresa loved in Joliet and Crest Hill. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to this certified and time chipped event - bring your fighting spirit and winning smile with you! Theresa Lang had a zest for life. She lived life with enthusiasm and greeted everyone and everything with excitement. She was so multifaceted and had so many different interests she was passionate about. She learned how to combine her work, family, fun and leisure passions to give her the most amazing experiences in life. Theresa not only understood the definition of family, she carried that theme to every group she came in contact with. Whether it was theatre, massage therapy, or martial arts & fitness, Theresa lived life to the fullest!!
09/08/2012 Homer Founder's Club 5k Walk/Run Distance: 5K Location : Homer Glen State : Illinois Contact : Michelle Kokaly Phone : 708-301-1800 Fax : 708-301-1805 Website : http://homerfoundersclub5k.com/ Email : michelle@insurewithmichelle.com Additional Info : The Homer Founders Club and Homer Chamber 5K Run-Walk is a certified USA Track & Field course that will wind through scenic Homer Glen neighborhoods. Runners can view the course at the USATF website. The first 200 participants registered will receive a free t-shirt, and prizes will be awarded to the top two runners in each age category: 5 & under, 6-12, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over. The Homer Founders Club will use proceeds to provide additional resources for the Healing Garden, civic and social activities in Homer Glen, and scholarships. A portion of our proceeds will benefit Operation Care Package. Operation Care Package is a volunteer 501 (c)(3) public charity dedicated to their mission that no Hero serving our Nation should be forgotten. Their goal is to support our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen through care packages and letters of encouragement.
09/09/2012 Run and Walk For Prostate Cancer Awareness Distance: 5k Run/ 3K walk Location : 815 Pasquinelli Drive Westmont State : Illinois Contact : Jennifer Broucek Phone : 630-654-2515 Fax : 630-654-2516 Website : www.chicagoprostatefoundation.org Email : jbroucek@prostateimplant.com Additional Info : 5K Run/3K walk. 7am check in, run starts at 8am with walk to start directly after. We will have electronic timing. Baby joggers and dogs are allowed. This is a family event. There will be raffle and prizes. Easy registration and directions to our event are available on our website. Please bring your friends and family to help raise awareness for Prostate Cancer.
09/15/2012 Makin' Tracks 5K Run/Walk Distance: 5K Location : River Forest State : IL Contact : Karen Scherrer Phone : 708-366-6660 x 105 Fax : Website : www.rfparks.com Email : kscherrer@rfparks.com
09/16/2012 Newton Ready to Run 20 Miler Distance: 20 Miles Location : Montrose Beach Harbor State : IL Contact : Chicago Area Runners Association Phone : 312-666-9836 Fax : Website : http://www.cararuns.org Email : info@cararuns.org
09/23/2012 Homewood Schools Fund Run Distance: 5k Location : Millenium School State : Homewood, IL Contact : Jennifer Quirke Phone : 312.375.5853 Fax : Website : http://www.foundation153.org/content/homewood-schools-fund-run Email : Additional Info : Lace up your gym shoes and bring your family to our annual 5K run/walk and 153 yard kids' dash. Our USA Track & Field certified course takes you through our beautiful Homewood neighborhoods. Experience the challenge of a 5K race or if you prefer a slower pace, join other families and friends as they walk in support of our wonderful school district. After the 5K, make sure to stay for the highlight of the day, the 153 yard kids' dash, and cheer for our youngest athletes as they see who can cross the finish line without losing a shoe. Kids can also participate in a variety of activities such as field games and face painting. Hope you can join us for this great community event.
9/23/2012 Race for the Gold 5K Distance: 5K Location : Gilberts State : Illinois Contact : batista Phone : 386.216.1602 Fax : Website : http://www.raceforthegold5k.com/ Email : batista@5kracedirector.com
09/30/2012 Last Try Triathlon Distance: Olympic, Sprint Location : Benton State : IL Contact : Kenny Krell Phone : 231-546-2229 Fax : Website : http://www.3disciplines.com Email : info@3disciplines.com
10/06/2012 Sacred Heart Autumn Dash 5K Run/Walk Distance: 5K Run/Walk Location : Oak Terrace Resort & Spa (3 Miles South of Pana, IL.) Contact : Sacred Heart Organization Of Parents (S.H.O.P.) Address : P.O. Box 314 City : Pana State : Illinois Zip : 62557 Country : United States Phone : (217) 820-3997 Fax : Website : AutumnDash@live.com Email : www.shspana.com Additional Info : Autumn Dash 5K Run/Walk: Beginning at 8:00 AM Oak Terrace Resort & Spa (3 Miles South of Pana,IL.) Registration/Packet Pick Up:7:00-7:30 AM @ Clubhouse Parking Area. Information/Questions: Contact AutumnDash@live.com Entry Forms available at: www.shspana.com Medals awarded and T-Shirts for participants Door Prizes Post Race Wellness Checks Food & Drinks for Runners & Walkers Rain or Shine Strollers Welcome (Sorry, No Pets) All Proceeds to benefit Sacred Heart School in Pana,IL Sponsored by (S.H.O.P.) Sacred Heart Organization of Parents.
10/06/2012 Feel the Learn 5K Run/Walk Distance: 5K Location : Learn More Center at the Town Life Center, North Manchester State : Indiana Contact : Megan Sarber Phone : 2609826138 Fax : Website : http://learnmorecenter.org/wp/?page_id=32 Email : sarah@learnmorecenter.org Additional Info : A scenic residential course that features CHIP TIMING that showcases the educational institutions of North Manchester. Full course can be viewed at: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/42520822 Walkers start at 8:30am; Runners start at 9:00am. Feel the Learn 5K Run/Walk benefits the Learn More Center, an adult basic education center that seeks to eliminate illiteracy and advance adult education in Wabash County, Indiana. The race is a featured event during the town of North Manchester's fall Harvest Festival. Results posted on www.runrace.net and www.learnmorecenter.org.
10/10/2012 Girls on the Run 5K Distance: 5K Location : Mattoon, IL State : IL Contact : Beth Gillespie Phone : 217-234-9494 Fax : Website : https://gotr.proeventreg.com/register Email : beth.gillespie@girlsontherun.org Additional Info : The Girls on the Run 5k is the culmination of GOTR East Central Illinois 10-week season. Join us as local girls celebrate their 'girl power' by running 3.1 miles together with their coaches, families, friends, teachers, and community members. This is a 5k event that is open to anyone who is willing to run, walk, or skip to the finish line! This is non-competitive, celebration 5K, and times will not be recorded nor will results be posted. Everyone that finishes will receive a medal, lots of cheers and the admiration of all spectators. Everyone who crosses the finish line is a winner! For more information on Girls on the Run East Central Illinois please visit: www.girlsontheruneci.org or contact the Council Director, Beth Gillespie, at beth.gillespie@girlsontherun.org Fees: $20 - Pre-Registration (until Thursday November 8th, 2012 5:00 PM CST) $25 Late Registration (Friday November 9th & Onsite Saturday, November 10th 2012) Online Registration Closes: Thursday November 8th, 2012 5:00 PM CST Finishers will receive a medal Saturday November 10th timeline: 7:30am-8:30am: Event Day Registration 8:45am: Opening Ceremony 9:00am: 5k Begins 8:00am-11:00am: Celebration!
10/13/12 Men's Health Urbanathlon Distance: Location : Chicago State : IL Contact : Phone : 1-855-466-2290 Fax : Website : http://www.menshealthurbanathlon.com/ Email : registration@menshealthurbanathlon.com Additional Info : The Men's Health URBANATHLON is a one of a kind competition that combines traditional road race elements with rigorous obstacles and sets them against a backdrop of iconic city landmarks. Post-race, the excitement continues at the Men's Health URBANATHLON Festival, with DJ sets, food and drink, and tons of stuff from our sponsors to demo, sample and take home
10/13/2012 CLS Fall Fun 5k Run/Walk Distance: 5k Location : Sterling State : Illinois Contact : Karla Belzer Phone : 563-343-2803 Fax : Website : https://secure.getmeregistered.com/ChristLutheranSchool5K Email : Additional Info : Join us for the 3rd Annual Christ Lutheran School Fall Fun 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The race begins and ends at CLS in Sterling, IL and features a fast, flat course with water station. Awards given to overall male and female finisher. Medals given to top 3 male and female finishers in 10 age divisions. NEW for 2012: sport performance technical race shirts guaranteed with early registration (prior to 9/26). All proceeds benefit CLS!
10/13/2012 5k for Living Alternatives Distance: 5K Location : Crystal Lake Park State : Illinois Contact : Trent Cloin Phone : 217-251-9028 Fax : Website : www.midwestbelieverschurch.org Email : office@midwestbelieverschurch.org Additional Info : 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile Fun Run Special awards given too Overall Winners male and Female Medals given to Top 3 Male and Female in 7 age categories Receive a T-Shirt and Packet on Race day 20.00 Pre-Register/25.00 on Race Day 15.00 for Students All Proceeds from Event will be given to Living Alternatives Find more info and sign up at http://www.midwestbelieverschurch.org/content.cfm?id=320
10/14/2012 10th Annual Comer Kids Classic 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash Distance: 5K Location : 58th Stree and University, University of Chicago Quadrangle State : Illinois Contact : Jodi Rosen Phone : Fax : Website : http://comerchildrenshospital.kintera.org/race Email : jrosen@mcdmail.uchicago.edu Additional Info : Please join us at the 10th Annual Comer Kids' Classic 5K Run ' Walk ' Kids' Dash on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Dedicated to advancing pediatric research, the Comer Kids' Classic takes place in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood and begins and ends on the University of Chicago Main Quadrangle. Share the morning with friends, family and other runners while promoting wellness and showing a commitment to our smallest patients at Comer Children's Hospital. Volunteers are also needed for race day activities.
10/21/2012 12th Annual Care4 Breast Cancer 5k Run/Walk Distance: 5k Location : Woodstock North High School, Woodstock State : IL Contact : Liz Annetti Phone : 815-334-8987 Fax : Website : www.hpclinic.org Email : lannetti@hpclinic.org Additional Info : 12th Annual Care4 Breast Cancer 5k Run/Walk to benift the Family Health Partnership Clinic's Breast Cancer Fund. The Family Health Partnership Clinic is a 501(c)3.
10/27/2012 Halloween Hustle 5K Run and Walk Distance: 5K Location : N. Smith St. and W. Colfax St., Palatine State : Illinois Contact : Mark Long Phone : (224) 357-8327 Fax : Website : http://www.halloween5k.com Email : mlong@articulatepromotions.com Additional Info : The Seventh Annual Halloween Hustle 5k Run & Walk will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. in Palatine, IL. This 5k Run & Walk event is held on a fast, fun, and USATF-certified course that runs through historic downtown Palatine. Registration is only $30 before October 20, 2012! Amenities: All participants will receive a Halloween Hustle custom designed DRY RELEASE T-shirt and a customized trick-or-treat bag. Awards: - Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers as well as the top three runners in each age group, by gender. - Special awards and prizes will be given to: Best Individual Costume and Best Group Costume * Awards for this year's winners we will be greater than ever! Location and Parking: Race day "Base Camp" will be located on the main level in the Parking Garage on the corner of N. Smith and W. Colfax in Palatine, IL. Please park in the top two levels in the parking garage (FREE!). The race will start at the west entrance of the parking garage. For more information on the Halloween Hustle or to register for the race, please visit www.halloween5k.com
10/27/2012 Midwest Super Spartan Race Distance: 8+ miles, 15+ obstacles Location : Cliffs Insane Terrain Park, 2725 E 2625th Rd, Marseilles State : IL Contact : Spartan Race Phone : 802-505-7621 Fax : Website : http://www.spartanrace.com/chicago-obstacle-racing-super-spartan-midwest.html Email : registration@spartanrace.com Additional Info : Super Spartan Race (8+ miles, 15+ obstacles) The Super Spartan course is an 8+ mile battlefield of insane mud running with 15+ obstacles to test your physical strength and mental endurance. Some of our obstacles include climbing over slippery walls, jumping over fire & even surviving a gladiator pit! Are you tough enough for a Spartan Race? Register and you will know at the finish line!
10/27/12 Howl at the Moon 10 k Extreme Trail Night Run and 1 mile Spook Walk Distance: 10k and 1 mile Location : Mill Creek Park Marshall, IL State : Illinois Contact : Mill Creek Park Office Phone : 217-889-3901 Fax : Website : www.clarkcountyparkdistrict.com Email : Additional Info : earlybird registration 9/28/12. Registration forms and details on Park's website. Halloween costumes encouraged.
11/03/12 Autobahn Cruise 5K Distance: 5K Location : The Joliet Autobahn Country Club Contact : Ed Kerfin Address : 3795 South Patterson Rd City : Joliet State : Il Zip : 60436 Country : United State Phone : 708-301-4746 Fax : Website : http://www.autobahn5kplus.com/index-2.html Email : brian.wjol1340@yahoo.com Additional Info : Situated on 350 acres of gently rolling countryside, the Autobahn Country Club features two challenging road courses that, when combined, create the second longest racing venue in the United States. Because of its beauty and location, we have decided to turn it into a premiere course. The length of the race is exactly 5k. This race is USATF sanctioned, CARA Certified, and professionally timed. All proceeds will benefit local charities. The Autobahn also offers plenty of room for spectators, family, and friends. After the race, the Autobahn will provide a heated banquet room for post event party and awards. Race to help local seniors, and stay for plenty of great food and entertainment!
11/10/2012 Breathe Deep Busse Woods Distance: 5K/10K Location : Busse Woods Forest Preserve Contact : Ralene Hall Address : South Arlington Heights Road City : Elk Grove Village State : Illinois Zip : 60007 Country : USA Phone : 630) 347-7023 Fax : Website : www.lungevity.org/bussewoods Email : BreatheDeepBusseWoods@gmail.com Additional Info : Breathe Deep Busse Woods is a 5K/10K timed run and 5K untimed walk/fun run to raise money for critical lung cancer research. Awards will be given to the top three fundraising teams and for various running achievements. The course is friendly to strollers and wheelchairs. There will be a photographer taking pictures, activities for children, and educational/advocacy activities on event day. There will also be refreshments provided, LUNGevity merchandise will be available for purchase, and be sure to enter the raffle to win fabulous prizes!
11/11/2012 Red Eye 8k Distance: 8k Location : Joliet Memorial Stadium State : IL Contact : Donna Gale Phone : 815-741-7275 ext. 206 Fax : Website : jpdrun3.com Email : dgale@jolietpark.org Additional Info : Sunday, November 11, 2012 7:15AM Start Custom Long Sleeved Performance Shirt for the first 600 registered runners Red Rose to the top 75 female finishers USATF/CARA Certified Course features a winding route through Joliet neighborhoods, joins with a forest preserve trail, runs past Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center and ends in the newly renovated JOLIET MEMORIAL STADIUM on the state of the art track. Post race party featuring a BLOODY MARY BREAKFAST. The final event in the "run3" series. Participants in all three JPD races will receive a custom "run3" hooded sweatshirt. Pre registration $30 Race Day $35
11/17/12 Marshall Elementary Boosters Turkey Trot Distance: 5k and 1 mile fun run walk Location : Marshall Illinois South Elementary State : Illinois Contact : Elemtary Booster Club Phone : (217) 826-8079 Fax : Website : www.marshall.k12.il.us/schools/south-elementary-school/boosters
11/18/2012 Glenbard East Run with the Rams 5K Distance: 5K Location : Glenbard East HS Lombard IL State : IL Contact : Carrie Robicheaux Phone : 6306643272 Fax : Website : http://www.eastboosters.com/Ram_Run_5K.html Email : carrietempmail@yahoo.com Additional Info : 5K race starts at 8AM Kids Run at 9AM Awards to follow. Free Hot Chocolate for runners. Choice of shirt color when registering by 11/1
12/01/2012 Santa Hustle 5K Distance: 5K Location : Grant Park Chicago State : IL Contact : Heather Frayn Phone : 847-829-4536 Fax : Website : http://www.santahustle.com/index.html Email : events@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com Additional Info : Grant Park will be turned into a winter wonderland with lots of fun family activities.

2013

1/27/2013 Aon Step Up for Kids benefiting Lurie Children's Distance: 80 Floors Location : Aon Center, 200 E. Randolph St. State : Illinois Contact : Jamey Harding Phone : 3122277298 Fax : Website : http://luriechildrens.org/StepUp Email : jharding@luriechildrens.org Additional Info : It's time to Step Up for Kids! Register today for the 16th annual Aon Step Up for Kids presented by KPMG, taking place on Sunday, January 27, 2013. Climb 80 floors to the top of the Aon Center, one of Chicago's tallest buildings, while raising money to help the children and families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago! Register and fundraise online at luriechildrens.org/StepUp. All registered steppers will receive an exclusive Step Up for Kids t-shirt and enjoy complimentary food and beverages, and spectacular views of the city at the Mid-America Club Finish Line Celebration. Best of all, the funds you raise will benefit K.I.D.S.S. for Kids, an Affiliated Organization of Lurie Children's, and its $4 million commitment to support the hospital's Family Services Department.
04/21/2013 McHenry County Human Race Distance: 5K Location : McHenry State : Illinois Contact : Rebecca Stiemke Phone : 815-344-4483 Fax : Website : http://www.mchumanrace.org Email : rstiemke@volunteermchenrycounty.org Additional Info : The McHenry County Human Race is a 5K walk/run supporting charities serving McHenry County, IL. Walkers and runners can designate which organization receives the proceeds of their race registration.
06/07/2013 Ragnar Relay Chicago 2013 Distance: 200 Mile Relay Location : Madison to Chicago State : Wisconsin Contact : Andria Phone : 8014995024 Fax : 8014995023 Website : http://ragnarrelay.com/race/chicago Email : info@ragnarrelay.com Additional Info : PICTURE THIS: Running a relay race, that starts in Madison, Wisconsin hopping the state line and ending in Chicago. This running event will push you and 11 pals, day and night, through 200 miles of stunning scenery in the upper Midwest. Starting in Madison, your team will head southeast toward the southern tip of Lake Michigan. The race (and your stamina) will wrap up in the "Windy City" ' Chicago, Illinois. Mark your running calendars; this race is one you won't want to miss.

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