5k Runs in Chicago, Illinois

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JUN22
C. A. R. Foundation 5K

On your mark. Get set. GO! Join the CAR Foundation for a Saturday morning 5K Run/Walk, a family FUN-draiser! Whether youre a competitive runner, looking to briskly walk with your pals, or just dusting off your sneakers, we welcome all levels to participate! All participants will receive a t-shirt, as well as healthy snacks and refreshing beverages.

$35 - $40
C. A. R. Foundation 5K
JUN29
Michael Flisk Memorial Guns N' Hoses 5K

The FourthAnnual Guns N' Hoses 5K Run/Walk will wind through the historic streets of the North Beverly neighborhood in Chicago. If you've never run this route, you are in for a treat - this chip timed, USATF Certified 5K course, is one of the most beautiful and scenic routes in the City of Chicago.

$20 - $40
Michael Flisk Memorial Guns N' Hoses 5K
JUL15
Burgers & Beer 5K

Burgers & Beer has been a Universal Sole tradition for over eight years! It started as a grass roots fun run from Universal Sole's Lakeview store to bring people together for an easy fun run in the neighborhood followed by a cold beer and burgers from various Lakeview neighborhood bars! It has always been about bringing the Chicago running community together for a once a month event where friends can catch up, folks can make new friends and everyone enjoys a fun run in Chicago's historic Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods

$40
Burgers & Beer 5K
JUL25
Run for Gus

Help advance pediatric brain tumor treatment and research at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago! Sign up for the Annual Run for Gus 5K Run/1 Mile Walk/400 Meter Kids Race to raise important funds in support of the thousands of children battling brain tumors.

$40
Run for Gus
AUG11
BTN Big 10K

This summer all the fun and excitement of the Big Ten Conference returns to Chicago for the annual BTN Big 10K! Compete for your Big Ten team in the 10K race or 5K run/walk. Afterward, kick off the college football season in style with thousands of Big Ten fans at the ultimate post-race Tailgate party! Packed with Big Ten mascots, cheerleaders, food, live music, beer, interactive games, exciting prizes, BTN talent, and much more!

$25 - $55
BTN Big 10K
SEP7
Run Mag Mile

The Run Mag MileTM 10k & 5k course highlights the citys biggest attractions. We hold our races to the highest quality standards, from start to finish, course design and accuracy, emergency medical plans that exceed industry standards all in the name of your safety. Along those lines, all RAM Racing events have a USATF-certified course with a distance that has been certified for accuracy. Please note that although well try our best to avoid it, the course and start time is subject to change.

$39
Run Mag Mile
JUN30
Red, White & Blue 5K
Winnetka, IL, United States

Bring your family, friends and neighbors out to join in on the fun! This race is a great way to kick-off the Fourth of July festivities. Check-in for the race will occur from 7-7:45am. Any participants walking during the race must use the sidewalk. This event is held rain or shine. No refunds will be offered to participants on the day of the event due to weather.

$15
Red, White & Blue 5K
JUN23
Hadassah CNS Step It Up 5K
Glencoe, IL, United States

Fun-filled 5k, 3k, or 1k Family Walk/Run to benefit Melanoma Research at Hadassah Medical Organization. This year's event includes music, scavenger hunt, kids super hero walk*, JCC Chicago/Marvin Lustbader Health Club provided stretching and chair yoga for non-walkers, prizes, and more!

$36
Hadassah CNS Step It Up 5K
SEP15
Head for the Cure 5K - Chicago

The first Head for the Cure 5K was held in Kansas City in 2003. Since then, more than 115,000 people have joined our efforts to defeat brain cancer step by step! In addition, over 30,000 donors have supported our 5K participants. Together we have raised in excess of $12 million! Whether you're a casual walker, a competitive runner, or simply want to support brain cancer research and programs through our variety of events, a Head for the Cure event is something you don't want to miss.

$32
Head for the Cure 5K - Chicago
AUG17
Roland G. Simon 5K Prostate Run

This race is the third annual 5K walk, race, bike event sponsored by the Prince Hall Masons in the state of Illinois to bring awareness to and support for Prostate cancer, early detection, treatment options, and on-going research. The race is open to anyone interested in participating in the conversation of Prostate Cancer Awareness or who want to support those affected by Prostate Cancer.

$25
Roland G. Simon 5K Prostate Run
JUL6
Expanding Lives Annual 5K
Winnetka, IL, United States

A family-friendly community race to fundraise for the Chicago-based nonprofit Expanding Lives. For more information check out www.expandinglives.org. Our event includes a 5K race for both adults and children, and lots of other kid's activities, followed by a raffle at the end.

$25 - $30
Expanding Lives Annual 5K
SEP21
Hyde Park 5K

The 6th annual Hyde Park 5K Run/Walk takes place on a scenic, lake front course during the peak of autumn. It starts in the Harold Washington Park, which is located near the corner of 53rd & Hyde Park Blvd and goes over the pedestrian overpass and north along the run path down to 43rd, then turns around and heads back to the Harold Washington Park. The course is 5K. The event makes for a terrific family and friends outing. And, the course is USATF certified. Individual and team registrations are welcome.

$20 - $35
Hyde Park 5K
AUG17
My Block, My Hood, My City Community Run

Join My Block for a 5K run around the beautiful Marquette Park. Known for its 9-hole golf course, soccer fields, and summer barbecues, Marquette also has a rich history of activism. Most notably the civil rights marches of 1966, where Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference protested housing discrimination in Chicago. Race day includes live music, a history hunt, and prizes for top runners and top fundraising teams.

$35
My Block, My Hood, My City Community Run
JUL4
Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk
Northbrook, IL, United States

Enjoy an annual holiday tradition with a scenic run or walk on a certified 5K course through Techny Prairie Park and Fields and Meadowhill Park. Winners receive medals, and pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt and gift bag. Children 5 and younger can run/walk at no charge but need to be registered.

$15
Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk
SEP21
Dispelling Myths 5K

The Dispelling Myths 5K is an annual run to commemorate I'm a Black Woman Who's anniversary. This event is geared to Black women either beginning their fitness journey or a fitness journey enthusiast! The goal is to dispel the myths between Black women and physical fitness by showing the world that Black women run!

$40
Dispelling Myths 5K
OCT5
Chicago 10 Mile

There's nothing small about the steps that brought you this far. The hundreds of mornings and afternoons you chose sweat over rest. The personal records you crushed for no one but yourself. The Chicago 10 Mile & 5K is your opportunity to show the Windy City what you're made of. To beat the wind, not run like it. And cross the finish line powered by a much stronger force: Will.

$40 - $80
Chicago 10 Mile
OCT12
International Chicago 5K

Chicago is more than just a big city. Its a city of neighborhoods and people that represent vibrant and diverse backgrounds and cultures. Every October, runners from across the country and around the world travel to Chicago to experience this international city by running through it at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Whether youre running the Chicago Marathon, cheering on friends or looking to be part of the excitement of race weekend, we invite you to join us on Saturday, October 12 for the Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K.

$35
International Chicago 5K
SEP14
Faith and Fitness 5K/10K

The Faith and Fitness 5K/10K is an out-and-back course. It is set in beautiful Jackson Park, near the historic Hyde Park area in the peak of autumn. The Race begins at 63rd and South Lake Shore Drive and then proceeds out onto the scenic Lakefront path heading North.

$40
Faith and Fitness 5K/10K
JUL20
BBQ Bolt
Downers Grove, IL, United States

The 5-mile and 5K events will start behind the concession stand on the road behind the Fire Station. The 1-mile walk will also start behind the concession stand but on the park path.

Free - $40
BBQ Bolt
JUN22
Champions for Children 5K
Hoffman Estates, IL, United States

Get involved in the community and support the work of the Childrens Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County (CAC). Register as an individual, team or simply donate to the cause. Your donation helps us provide healing therapy, free of charge, to children who have suffered physical and sexual abuse.

$5 - $30
Champions for Children 5K
AUG24
Horner Hustle
Park Ridge, IL, United States

Mike Horner lived in Edison Park with his wife, Heather Dunne and their daughter, Mary Helen. When Mike was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in December 2015, his family and friends were blindsided. How could someone so healthy be so sick? Mike lost his battle with pancreatic cancer shortly after Mary Helens first birthday, 9 months after his diagnosis, and minutes before his 46th birthday. Please join the Horner, Dunne, Balducci, and Pietryla families as they partner with Project Purple to host the first 5K Horner Hustle Fun Run/Walk in Park Ridge, IL, raising funds for early detection and, ultimately, a cure for pancreatic cancer.

$35
Horner Hustle

What you need to know about 5k Runs

A 5k run is the perfect distance for a beginner, it’s 3.1 miles and is the shortest and most popular road running distance. It’s a great goal to include in your fitness regime because there’s no pressure, people walk, jog or sprint so it’s totally up to you.

Find local 5k running races

There are loads of great 5k events, they tend to attract a great crowd and are very family orientated. From runs around the London Parks, to night runs and family events, you won’t be short of 5ks to choose from. Most marathon events such as London or Berlin have a 10k and a 5k race as well so it’s worth checking the larger events.

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