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    Not All Wounds Bleed 5K
    Sat 8th Jun
    St. Charles, IL, United States
    $20 - $25
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    Not All Wounds Bleed 5K

    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St, St. Charles, IL 60175, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Not All Wounds Bleed is a non-profit organisation based in St. Charles Illinois. Our all volunteer staff is dedicated to raising awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) while providing links to resources that can assist those coping with post-traumatic stress and their families.

    The Not All Wounds Bleed 5k Run/Walk is our flagship awareness and fundraising event and takes place during PTSD Awareness Month every June.

    Join us on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles, IL as we break the PTSD Stigma one step at a time.

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    Girls Run The World Aurora
    Sat 1st Jun
    $25
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    Girls Run The World Aurora

    299 W Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Girls Run the World 5K will aid in the expansion of the Girls Run The World leadership program that services three high schools in Aurora. This event will celebrate the accomplishments of the young women in the program and young ladies all over Aurora, while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

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    PrairieFest 5K
    Sun 16th Jun
    Oswego, IL, United States
    $35
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    PrairieFest 5K

    Oswego, IL, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Run through Oswegos friendly neighborhoods during the PrairieFest 5K! This 3.1-mile USATF certified course is well marked with split times at every mile and chip timing. Awards for first through third place finishers in each age group. The One Mile Prairie Dog Jog race begins directly following the 5K start at the Prairie Point walking path. Competitive runners start at the front of the pack, and those with pets start directly behind. All dogs must be on a leash and current with their shots.

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    A Salute to Service 5K
    Sat 15th Jun
    Batavia, IL, United States
    $35
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    A Salute to Service 5K

    317 W Wilson St, Batavia, IL 60510, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A Salute to Service 5k is an event hosted by American Legion Batavia Post 504. It will be held, just after Flag Day and just before Fathers Day. This is a great way to honor the service of someone from your family. It will consist of a fun run a shorter military cadence style run that will start at 8am followed by a chip timed 5k run at 8:30am.

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    WCPF Sweetness Run - Walk
    Sat 1st Jun
    Yorkville, IL, United States
    $34
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    WCPF Sweetness Run - Walk

    Yorkville Grade School, 201 W Somonauk St, Yorkville, IL 60560, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    OUR MISSION is to take an active role in helping those less fortunate to find stability while providing positive opportunities needed to live their lives with dignity and pride.

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    Viking 5K Fun Run/Walk
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Wheaton, IL, United States
    $37
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    Viking 5K Fun Run/Walk

    3S580 Naperville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Bring your warrior helmets, horns, beards, and braids for this years Viking 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash. All proceeds support Conquer Myasthenia Gravis. Going strong for 47 years, Conquer MG has given support, information, advocacy, and research funding to those struggling with the rare autoimmune disease. Myasthenia gravis patients get a discount!

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    Miles for Migraine Race - Chicago
    Sat 15th Jun
    $20 - $40
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    Miles for Migraine Race - Chicago

    Naperville, IL, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Miles for Migraine will host its 4th annual 2-mile Walk/ 5K/ 10K Walk/Run in Chicago at Diversey Harbor at Lincoln Park. This Fundraiser for Migraine & Headache Awareness, Treatment & Research will take place Saturday June 15. Our events are not just for walkers and runners.

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    Tiara Trot to Fight Substance Abuse
    Sat 29th Jun
    Batavia, IL, United States
    $25
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    Tiara Trot to Fight Substance Abuse

    317 W Wilson St, Batavia, IL 60510, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Who will be crowned the winner of the Tiara Trot?! Join Fox Valley Resident, Nicole Cook : Mrs. America 2019 for a 5k fun run/walk and fundraising event benefitting The Victoria Siegel Foundation* and Lighthouse Recovery Foundation** in St. Charles!

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    Swedish Days Lopp 5K
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Geneva, IL, United States
    $35
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    Swedish Days Lopp 5K

    Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve, 719 S Batavia Ave, Geneva, IL 60134, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Located along the scenic Fox River in Geneva, the Swedish Days Lopp 5K promises an unbelievable race experience. As part of the Swedish Days Festival supported by Northwestern Medicine, we encourage you to tie-in with the Scandinavian theme with your attire. This spirited race is an annual tradition you don't want to miss.

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    Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals
    Sat 1st Jun
    Wheaton, IL, United States
    $40
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    Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals

    208 W Union Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K and 1/2-Mile Race Event. Support Cosley Zoo by participating in one of the Chicago suburbs largest and most popular 5K/10K runs!

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    5K SCADaddle for Research
    Sat 8th Jun
    Wheaton, IL, United States
    $15 - $30
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    5K SCADaddle for Research

    140 N Main St, Wheaton, IL 60187, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our chip-timed 5K trail Run/Walk takes place on a USATF certified crushed limestone course at the main entrance of beautiful Danada Forest Preserve, Wheaton, IL. The course winds through the preserve's beautiful landscape.

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    Summer Solstice Four Miler
    Fri 21st Jun
    Yorkville, IL, United States
    $35
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    Summer Solstice Four Miler

    301 S Bridge St, Yorkville, IL 60560, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    In partnership with the State Champion Yorkville Cross Country program, you'll be able to participate in a Friday night Solstice four-mile run commencing and finishing right in the heart of Downtown Yorkville.

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    Christmas in July
    Fri 14th Jun
    $40 - $850
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    Christmas in July

    Lisle Community Park C4 Field, 1825 Short St, Lisle, IL 60532, USAView event
    About the event

    Oh you know, just your average Christmas themed run in the middle of summer. This mostly flat course allows participants to hit PRs in the 5k race or one of the timed events. Come for the festive medals and all-year-round good cheer. You might even earn the 100-mile belt buckle in the 24-hour event.

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    LOVE>FEAR 5K
    Sat 1st Jun
    Downers Grove, IL, United States
    $30
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    LOVE>FEAR 5K

    5739 Dunham Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60516, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Run/Walk, Volunteer, Sponsor, Raise Funds, Raise Awareness: We all can play a part and help #Take13Back!

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    Father's Day 5K Run/ Walk
    Sat 15th Jun
    Wheaton, IL, United States
    $25 - $40
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    Father's Day 5K Run/ Walk

    Wheaton, IL, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us on Fathers Day Sunday, June 16th, 2019 for a fun and exciting 5k run. The race will take place in Wheaton, IL at the Danda Forest Preserve starting at 8:00 am. Awards ceremony will begin at 8:50 with timing provided by J3 Timing.

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    Race to the Flag
    Sun 26th May
    Westmont, IL, United States
    $12 - $25
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    Race to the Flag

    Westmont, IL, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We appreciate the support youve given to the event in the past, and hope that you will continue to be part of the 10th annual Race to the Flag 5k!

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    Sugar Grove Corn Boil 5K
    Sat 27th Jul
    Sugar Grove, IL, United States
    $20 - $25
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    Sugar Grove Corn Boil 5K

    50 Cross St, Sugar Grove, IL 60554, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Run along residential streets of Sugar Grove in this fast, flat 2-lap course. The 3.1 mile USATF certified course (#IL-16014-WR) is electronically timed and features traffic control, splits at 1 and 2 miles, first aid and water stations, and post-race snacks.

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    Run for Sam 5K Beer Run
    Mon 27th May
    Elk Grove Village, IL, United States
    $30 - $35
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    Run for Sam 5K Beer Run

    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This event will feature the scenic Busse Woods trails and some of the best craft brews in the industry.

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    GiGi's Playhouse 5K
    Sun 9th Jun
    Hoffman Estates, IL, United States
    $15 - $30
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    GiGi's Playhouse 5K

    1760 Hassell Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    GiGis Playhouse will host the 2019 Chicagoland 5k run, 1-mile walk and Dash for Down syndrome. This family event is one you dont want to miss. This event is designed for the entire family and where people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. We will be having fun activities for all you enjoy.

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    Big Heart 5K
    Sat 17th Aug
    Geneva, IL, United States
    $15
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    Big Heart 5K

    102 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The annual Big Heart 5K is a unique transatlantic race. We will run once race in two locations/continents with synchronized start and timing. This will be your opportunity to compete with someone from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the Kristoffer Larson Big Heart Memorial Foundation.

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    Special Gifts Theatre 5K - Northwest
    Sun 9th Jun
    Elk Grove Village, IL, United States
    $15 - $25
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    Special Gifts Theatre 5K - Northwest

    1485 Lively Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Special Gifts Theatre (SGT) is an educational and therapeutic theatre company for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The SGT 5k Run & 3k Walk is a fun family friendly event complete with snacks, awards, performances & more an event you wont want to miss!!

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    BBQ Bolt
    Sat 20th Jul
    Downers Grove, IL, United States
    Free - $40
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    BBQ Bolt

    1022 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    Run for Serenity 5k
    Sat 3rd Aug
    Wheaton, IL, United States
    $40
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    Run for Serenity 5k

    140 N Main St, Wheaton, IL 60187, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Run for Serenity is a race that changes lives and offers hope. Join us on August 3, at Cantigny Park to help end overdose and stop the stigma Together we can beat addiction.

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    Champions for Children 5K
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Hoffman Estates, IL, United States
    $5 - $30
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    Champions for Children 5K

    1760 Hassell Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

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    $15 - $35
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    Sundowner 5K

    Joliet, IL, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for a local summer tradition ... 20 years running! This USATF-certified course route was redesigned and repaved in 2017 and features a scenic wooded route through historic Pilcher Park. Of course, the Sundowner wouldnt be complete without the Splash Dash a 1 Mile Junior Jog for kids ages 6-12 and a 50 Yard Dash for kids age 6 and under.

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    The Dash Through Des Plaines 5k
    Sat 15th Jun
    Des Plaines, IL, United States
    $30
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    The Dash Through Des Plaines 5k

    1500 E Prairie Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A USA Track & Field Certified flat course through residential streets in downtown Des Plaines, IL, with proceeds benefiting the Des Plaines Park District Scholarship Fund. Gear check, water available throughout, and refreshments provided. Chip timed, with splits provided at every mile make this course the perfect course to PR. This race is timed and scored by J3 Timing.

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    Fit America Fest Half Marathon
    Sat 20th Jul
    Hoffman Estates, IL, United States
    $50
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    Fit America Fest Half Marathon

    Hoffman Estates, IL, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Experience the excitement of the AMITA Health Fit America Fest Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run/Walk in Hoffman Estates. Run or walk the 5K or strive to complete the 10K or half marathon run. All distances offer diverse and scenic USATF certified courses with pace teams for the 10K and half marathon. Put your shoes on and accomplish the distance, receive your commemorative moisture wicking tech shirt, bib number and finishers medal*.

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    Christmas in July Half Marathon and 5K Chicago
    Sun 14th Jul
    Cook County, IL, United States
    $55
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    Christmas in July Half Marathon and 5K Chicago

    Busse Woods, Busse Woods, Elk Grove Township, IL 60007, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    How about some Christmas Spirit this summer? Join many other festive runners this July in Indianapolis and Chicago for the annual Christmas in July Half Marathon and 5K! Well run early to beat the summer heat. Well be running the popular Busse Woods trails through wooded and open areas starting in South Grove #5.

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    Dash in The Dark
    Sat 14th Sep
    St. Charles, IL, United States
    $25
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    Dash in The Dark

    Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A race through the heart of the beautiful Fox River Valley. The start/finish line is at Pottawatomie Park, in St Charles. The course takes you across the river, then heads north from there, with portions of the route illuminated with luminaria

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    Epilepsy Fall Fest 5K
    Sat 21st Sep
    Wheaton, IL, United States
    $15
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    Epilepsy Fall Fest 5K

    Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Were excited to announce that the Epilepsy Fall Fest 5K Wheaton at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL will be taking place in the fall this year! On Saturday, September 21st, our Fall Fest will include our traditional 5K Walk/Fun Run, as well as exciting new activities and games.

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    Advocate Good Shepherd Family Fitness Run 5K/10K
    Thu 4th Jul
    Barrington, IL, United States
    $12 - $45
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    Advocate Good Shepherd Family Fitness Run 5K/10K

    Park Ave & S Cook St, Barrington, IL 60010, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Start off the July 4th festivities in downtown Barrington with this summer holiday tradition. Enjoy the challenging and scenic race courses and support the arts in Barrington.

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    Frontier Days Stampede Run
    Sun 7th Jul
    Arlington Heights, IL, United States
    $15 - $35
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    Frontier Days Stampede Run

    500 E Miner St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 5K and 10K Race Routes are USATF Certified.

    Strollers, baby joggers, etc., will ONLY be permitted at the back of the start area for the 5K and 10K races.

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    Illinois Sepsis Challenge 5K
    Sat 27th Jul
    Orland Park, IL, United States
    $35
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    Illinois Sepsis Challenge 5K

    Talk’N Fix, 14300 96th Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Participants will enjoy the scenery as they run or walk around the park in order to raise awareness of Sepsis as a medical emergency.

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    Light The Torch 5K
    Fri 27th Sep
    Wheaton, IL, United States
    $35
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    Light The Torch 5K

    Wheaton, IL, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Race through luminary lanes and end with a street fest of music, carnival rides, and food trucks at the Light the Torch 5K Night Run! Presented in partnership by the Wheaton Park District and FT Cares Foundation, this 5K run/walk is a unique race through downtown Wheaton after sunset.

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    Sunrise Shuffle 5K
    Sat 7th Sep
    Bloomingdale, IL, United States
    $30
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    Sunrise Shuffle 5K

    Midwest Printing and Publishing, Serving W. Suburbs, Bloomingdale, IL 60108, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Support local parks and recreation at the Annual Bloomingdale Parks Foundation Sunrise Shuffle 5K, presented by Sunrise Chevrolet!

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    Raceway Woods 5K Challenge
    Sat 10th Aug
    Carpentersville, IL, United States
    $35
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    Raceway Woods 5K Challenge

    Carpentersville, IL, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Race proceeds raise money to support those in need within our community. We partner with the F.I.S.H Food Pantry and Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township, as well as Aqua Es Vida Water project in Mexico.

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    College of DuPage Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K
    Sat 5th Oct
    Glen Ellyn, IL, United States
    $5 - $15
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    College of DuPage Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K

    425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join thousands of your closest friends at College of DuPage's Food Truck Rally and annual Sunset 5K Run/Walk. This is a not-to-be-missed west suburban event featuring more than 15 sought-after food trucks, a robust Touch-A-Truck for kids of all ages, and a perfectly paved 5K course on a gorgeous fall day.

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