Fun Runs + walks

Farmyard Fitness relay day

LOCATION | Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd, St. Charles, IL

DATE | TBA

COST | $25 per person

DETAILS | Test your farm strength and spring into a new workout routine with a relay day! Get your heart rate rising across this 1-mile relay course, as you confront several farmyard obstacles. After crossing the finish line, enjoy some healthy snacks and hydration with friends and family.

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HELP + HOPE 5k

LOCATION | LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St, St. Charles, IL

DATE | May 21, 2022 | 8am

COST |  $30 - $35

DETAILS | Benefitting the Second Act/Scene 2 organization which provides our community with high-quality, professional mental health counseling and social work services at reduced cost to those in need. All funds raised at this event goes straight into providing mental health sessions to those who cannot afford it. All ages; pets are welcome! Run or walk with your family in the beautiful forest preserve.

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shamrockin' along the fox

LOCATION | Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave, St. Charles, IL

DATE | March 12, 2022 | 9am

COST |  $40

DETAILS | A morning 8K & Fun Run to kick off St. Charles’ St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Come dressed in your Irish best! This 8K race course meanders along the Fox River for amazing views of nature with the early signs of Spring. This chipped timed event incorporates various terrain. Be prepared for the weather. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Refreshments provided. Awards presented per age group. In partnership with Dick Pond Athletics & St. Charles Business Alliance. All ages.

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dash4cash

LOCATION | Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave, St. Charles, IL

DATE | May 7, 2022 | 12pm

COST |  $25 for a team of 4

DETAILS |  A race course that combines 4 land and water activities: • Pedal Boating on the Fox River • Old-School Sack Race • Inflatable Obstacle Course • Step Challenge in the Park. For ages 10+. One team member must be age 18+. 1st place wins $100! 2nd & 3rd place receive 4 minigolf passes. Light snacks and water provided for race participants. Course route dependent on river water levels.

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amazing race st. charles

LOCATION | Various locations throughout STC

DATE | April 24, 2022 | 12pm - 3pm

COST |  $60 per team

DETAILS | An exciting competition for the whole family, groups of friends, beloved neighbors, your favorite coworkers & more! Based off of the hit reality TV show, The Amazing Race™, teams will compete in physical and mental challenges. Using clues, teams will race around St. Charles performing tasks that require brainstorming, communication, strategy and teamwork. Lunch on your own at final destination. For ages 10+. One person must be age 16 or older.

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step into spring walk

LOCATION | James O. Breen Community Park, Campton Hills Road, St. Charles, IL

DATE | TBA

COST |  $10, discounts for each additional walker.

DETAILS | Put a spring in your step this season with a 1/2 mile family fun walk. Challenge yourself and others at several activity stops along the way. Who can hop like a frog? Discover bug yoga! Test your luck at the Egg Exercise Station. Bunny hopping, bag tossing, and bowling are just a few of the games you'll play as you walk your way through the Street of Silly Sayings. Each participant receives a goody bag filled with a take-home craft kit, sweet treat, and more.

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batavia mother's club fox trot

LOCATION | Peg Bond Center, 151 North Island Avenue, Batavia, IL

DATE | April 30, 2022 | 8am

COST |  $10 - $50, depending on race selection and purchase date

DETAILS | Lace up your sneakers and get ready for the friendliest race on the Fox! Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation is excited to bring back the Fox Trot 5K/10K and kids run in-person in 2022! Due to the change at the Fabyan bridges, the route is slightly different than previous years, but Start and Finish lines will still be near the Peg Bond Center and Island Avenue in downtown Batavia. Funds raised through this event will support local charities in the Fox Valley area, as well as Batavia schools.

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run for life 5k

LOCATION | Peg Bond Pavillion, Batavia, IL

DATE | Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 9a

COST |  $35 for adults, $30 for kids

DETAILS | Come out and run along the Fox River for the Run For Life 5K Run/Walk. Race starts and finishes at the Peg Bond Center in downtown Batavia. Race day registration is available. All proceeds from the race benefit Suicide Prevention Services in Batavia.

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saw wee kee trail run series

LOCATION | Saw Wee Kee Park, 7350 Sundown Ln, Yorkville, IL

DATE | February 26, April 23, June 4, October 22, 2022

COST |  Sign up for each run individually at $30 each or sign up for all 4 and get 20% off! ($24 each race)

DETAILS | Join the Oswegoland Park District in this new fun and challenging trail run series at the beautiful Saw Wee Kee Park. The soft path, with its twists and turns, ups and downs, makes for a great all natural run whether the weather makes it a muddy mess, or a fragrant wildflower filled dash. Runners are bib-timed and sent in every few minutes. Each race features a different course and different piece of the medal! Attend each of the four runs in the series and complete the 2022 medal! There are no refunds for this race.

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run s.o.b. run

LOCATION | 129 E Hydraulic St, Yorkville, IL

DATE | March 12, 2022 | 9am

COST |  $35

DETAILS | Come join The 6th Annual Run S.O.B Run and PUT YOUR FAVORITE SAINT PATRICKS DAY GEAR ON. Sign up alone, as a family or with your four legged friend. This 5K is a fun-filled event for all ages. Live Music all day and parade to follow!

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fun run in color

LOCATION | Wheaton Park District Community Center, located at 1777 S Blanchard St., Wheaton, IL

DATE | April 9, 2022 | 8:30am

COST |  $30 -$40

DETAILS | Here’s how it works: You show up in your brightest white shirts, shorts, and shoes and we shower you along the route with vibrant color made from safe, food-grade, biodegradable cornstarch. By the time you cross the finish line, you’ll be a brilliant color palette of warm and cool hues. With wave starts, four color stations, and a final color toss at the after-party, you’re guaranteed to go home wearing colors you’ve never worn before. Have no fear, these colors are non-toxic and easily come off in the wash. The Fun Run in Color 2022 will host an after race color party. Be sure to stay in the park for DJ entertainment, giveaways, and the final color throw! Final race route and location TBA.

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Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K & Kids’ 1/2-Mile

LOCATION | 208 W. Union Avenue Wheaton, IL

DATE | June 4, 2022 | 7:30am and 8:45am (kids' run)

COST |  $15 - $40

DETAILS | One of the Chicago Suburbs’ Largest 5K/10K Runs. Don’t miss this popular community race event that supports Cosley Zoo!

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2k glow run/walk

LOCATION | Ackerman Park, 800 St Charles Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL

DATE | April 23, 2022 | 7pm

COST |  $25 R / $37 NR

DETAILS | On your mark, get set, glow! This 1.25-mile nighttime fun run featuring black bubble lights and color stations is not to be missed. Before and after the race, enjoy rockin' glow party with a DJ. Pre-race activities start at 7pm and the 1st wave of runners will take off at 7:45pm. Maximize your glow by wearing as much white or neon as possible. Fee includes t-shirt, glow sticks, and access to pre and post-race event activities.

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elgin valley fox trot

LOCATION | Grove and Kimball Street, Elgin, IL

DATE | June 5, 2022 | 7:30am

COST |  $20 - $60

DETAILS | The 45th Annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot 10 Mile & 5K is scheduled for June 5, 2022. Registration is now open! Event includes free photos, refreshments, t-shirt, and post race party.

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barnyard dash 5k

LOCATION | Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Rd. Aurora, IL

DATE | April 23, 2022 | 8:30am

COST |  $32 / $18

DETAILS | Celebrate the spring season and run or walk the Barnyard Dash 5k! This is a scenic race around beautiful Blackberry Farm and the Gilman Trail. Race features include an event t-shirt and race medal for all runners registered by April 13th, chip-timed results for all participants, and a prize for top overall male and female runners. Ages 5+ 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m. and 1-Miler begins at 9:45 a.m.

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st. paddy's day 5k

LOCATION | Centennial Beach, 500 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL

DATE | March 12, 2022 | 8am

COST |  $25 - $35

DETAILS | The Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise, in cooperation with West Suburban Irish, is hosting the annual 5K Race, Run, or Walk. Participation in this event is a great way to join into the St. Paddy's Day Spirit. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide health related services to those in need. This event is for racers, runner, and walkers. The course is a measured 5K race, and professional timing services (e.g., chip time) will be used to ensure race time accuracy. A disposable timing chip is attached to each numbered race number. Those registering prior to the race will receive a Technical Running Shirt in either mens or womens.

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