Beginner Friendly Running Events in Chicago

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Christmas in JulyLisle Community Park C4 Field, 1825 Short St, Lisle, IL 60532, USA

We would like to welcome you to the 6th Annual Christmas in July Races, which we like to call the longest summer holiday running party in the country.

Our venue is festively decorated with christmas lights, inflatables, and more and takes place in beautiful Lisle Community Park in Lisle, IL (Just 25 miles outside of Downtown Chicago, IL and easy to get to).

This is a great venue for the entire family. The kids get to run with Santa Claus and receive medals and t-shirts for their participation. Each participant receives awesome swag at the door and top notch finisher medals upon completion. We also hand out unique holiday Nutcrackers as finisher awards. We also have a costume contest for the 5K and fixed-timed events, so if you like, come prepared for that so our amazing volunteers can pick the winners.

If youre running one of our timed events, youre able to camp alongside the trail. Last year, we had 84 camping tents on the grounds and its growing every year. Most decorate their space with holiday decorations, some even bring projection TVs to entertain the kids overnight. Its a blast!

If you have any questions, at all, please contact the race staff at [email protected] and well be happy to answer any of your questions. We look forward to see you in 2019!

$40 - $850
5k • Ultramarathon
Christmas in July
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Father's Day 5K Run/ WalkWheaton, IL, USA

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.

$25 - $40
Father's Day 5K Run/ Walk
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Wine Run 5KDan Ryan Woods Pavilion, W 87th St &, S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, USA

Like Running? Love Wine? This race is for you!

Join us on October 21st for an exciting new event that features the scenic course at Dan Ryan Woods, and the great Wine and Mead produced by locally owned Bev Art Brewer & Winemaker sponsored by Wild Blossom Meadery. With registration options for all wine lovers and runners, this race is a sure thing for a great time! This race is timed and scored by J3 Timing.

$10 - $20
5k • Other
Wine Run 5K
BT5K Chicago1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
BT5K Chicago
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