2019 Fun Runs and Races in the Southwest Suburbs

Get your family excited about fitness by registering for one of the many fun runs and races in the southwest suburbs! These events are perfect for demonstrating to your children that an active lifestyle is not only good for you, but fun. Many of these races are community parties with live music, food, and games for kids… all while supporting local churches, schools, causes, or organizations. Most races allow registration the day-of-the-event, so even last-minute planners can get in on the fun!

2019 Fun Runs and Races in the Southwest Suburbs

March 2019 Races and Fun Runs

Fast Cat (Plainfield)
Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 8:30 am

March 4 Meg 5K Run/Walk (Evergreen Park)
Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 9:00 am

No Foolin’ 5K and Little Fools 1 mile (Shorewood)
Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 8:00 am

April 2019 Races and Fun Runs

Healthy Kids Running Series Spring 2019 (Shorewood)
April 7 – May 12, 2019 | 3:30 pm

Stephen Smith Family Fun Run (Tinley Park)
Saturday, April 27, 2019| 9:30 am or 11:00 am

May 2019 Races and Fun Runs

New Lenox PTO 5K Running in Color (New Lenox)
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 8:00 am

Run for the Brave 5K Run/Walk/Ruck (Plainfield)
Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 8:00 am

June 2019 Races and Fun Runs

Holy Family School 5K (Shorewood)
Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 8:30 am

Chasing the Sun 5K (New Lenox)
Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 5K Run/Walk and stroller run at 7:00 pm

Trinity Triumph 5K (New Lenox)
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 7:00pm

August 2019 Races and Fun Runs

Woodridge Rotary Club Mini Triathlon (Woodridge)
Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 7:00 am & 10:30 am

September 2019 Races and Fun Runs

Jane’s Warriors 5K Run and Walk (Orland Park)
Saturday, September 8, 2019 | 8:30 am

Homewood 0.3k Run (Homewood)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 4:00 pm

Plainfield Harvest 5K and Kidz Miler (Plainfield)
Sunday, September 29, 2019 | Kidz Race at 8:30 am; 5K at 9:00 am

Did we forget one of your favorite local races? Please comment below with your fun run suggestions! Don’t forget to check out all the great local races in the Western suburbs, as well as more outdoor activities for families.

About the Author

Jill Kowalski
Jill is the mom of two energetic little girls, ages two and four, who keep her seriously busy. She and her husband grew up in Orland Park and are now raising their family there as well. When Jill and her family have free time, they love to check out local parks or drop-in at fests where their girls can take over a dance floor. She is always looking for cheap, yet entertaining and worthwhile things to do. When she is not wrangling her kids, Jill has a passion for starting, and sometimes finishing, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, trying out random recipes she finds on Pinterest, and organizing every nook and cranny of her life.

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