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April 2020

Foodie 5K

April 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$15 – $45

Enjoy scenic views on a certified 5K course through the park followed by a fun, family-friendly festival featuring food trucks, a Kid's Zone, and entertainment. Participants receive a $2 food truck voucher, a swag bag with sponsor giveaways, an exclusive medal and a Foodie 5K t-shirt (must register before shirt deadline to receive t-shirt)!

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Hope Hustle STCE 5K Run/Walk and Youth 1 Mile

April 19, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
St. Charles East High School, 1020 Dunham Road
St. Charles, IL 60174 United States
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$30

To bring the St. Charles community together and focus on promoting positivity through teamwork, as well as promoting suicide prevention efforts and awareness. Race Distance:1 Mile, 5K Race-Day Registration Open:7:00 A.M. Race-Day Packet Pickup Info:7:00 A.M. Pre-Race Packet Pickup Info:Friday, April 17, 2020 in the MAIN FOYER of St. Charles East High School, between the hours of 6:45AM and 3:00PM Additional Details:1 Mile Youth Run starts at 8:30. 5K Run starts at 9:00 AM. 5K Walk start at 9:45 AM

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Mustang Trot 5K

April 19, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Downers Grove South High School, Dunham Road and 63rd Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516
$20 – $25

The 8th Annual Mustang Trot 5K Run/Walk will be on Sunday, April 19, 2020! This event, presented by the Downers Grove South High School Key Club, is open to everyone regardless of what school they attend or where they live! This year’s school-wide philanthropy is DGS Thinks Globally and Acts Locally. The monies raised will be split between two environmental organizations: SCARCE in Glen Ellyn, and the Rainforest Trust. SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) helps…

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Chicken Run 5K and “Lil” Peeps Kid’s Run

April 25, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd
St. Charles, IL United States
$10 – $40

Why Chickens?? Why not! This race is a "Cluckin' good race" We will have a runner in a chicken costume with a flag belt, grab the belt, get a prize, then eat the best chicken in the Fox Valley.

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Barnyard Dash 5K and Pig Pen 1-Miler

April 25, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road
Aurora, IL 60504 United States
$15 – $29

Celebrate the spring season and run or walk the Barnyard Dash 5K! This scenic, USTAF-certified trail races around beautiful Blackberry Farm. This unique race event features a 5K starting at 8:30 a.m. and a shorter Pig Pen 1-miler at 9:45 a.m. Families are encouraged to sign up for the Pig Pen 1-miler with children ages 5 & up.r

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Shelter 5K Run/Walk 4 Kidz

April 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Busse Woods, Grove 5
Elk Grove Village, IL United States
$15 – $30

This family-friendly event features a scenic course, kids activities, pre- and post- race refreshments, music and more! Be one of the first 100 participants to sign up and receive a free t-shirt! 5K awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age category. Come out and show your support for the kids and families that need us most!

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Longwood Run With the Lions 5K

April 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. James Farm Warrenville, IL United States
$15 – $30

Welcome to the annual RUN WITH THE LIONS 5K & the free 100 meter Lion Cub Dash! Join us back where it all began on a scenic course through St. James Forest Preserve. Feel free to race, run, or walk this chip-timed event, where every paid participant will receive a Tech-material Tee Shirt, a Finisher's Medal, as well as a goody bag chock full of swag! The 100 meter Lion Cub Dash is free of charge and open to anyone…

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Good Life Race

April 26, 8:45 am - 11:00 am
Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 Scoville Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
$5 – $30

We have a special race for our youngest runners. Then Junior Dash lets our 5 and under children run with two time Olympic Trials Qualifier Jane Murphy in a fun race where everyone is a winner! All 5K, youth mile and fitness walk adult participants will receive a soft-style race shirt. Lots of treats from area establishments. Schedule of Events 1 Mile Youth Race (for kids 5-12) 8:45 AM Women’s 5K Race 9:10 AM 5K Fitness Walk 9:11 AM (right…

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