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Fun Runs + walks

Hops for Hope 5K + Brewfest

LOCATION | Mount Saint Mary Park, St. Charles, IL 60174

DATE | October 1, 2022 | 12pm - 5:30pm

COST | $15 - $70 per person

DETAILS | Hops for Hope 5K is a twist on the traditional 5K! Awarded Top 100 Races in America by BibRave, our 5K is timed and the course is certified, whether you are a serious runner or walker who loves beer, this event is for you. Not into beer? No problem! Save on registration and skip the beer! ​The 5K will start at the beautiful Mount Saint Mary Park in St. Charles and head towards Geneva on the scenic path through Wheeler Park and ends back at Mount Saint Mary Park for the BrewFest!


Throughout the 5K there will be 6 Beer Stops featuring local craft breweries handing out 3-ounce beer samples to runners. Post 5K will be the BrewFest! You will get 18 samples of beer while listening to a live band with local restaurants, raffles and our Adaptive Bike Giveaway Presentation (the reason we are all at the event!) Hops for Hope 5K & BrewFest is a fundraiser for Project Mobility, a is a local nonprofit that provides the freedom of mobility to children, adults, and wounded soldiers with disabilities through adaptive cycling. Check-in begins at 10am.

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Tiny tots track meet

LOCATION | Thompson Middle School, 705 W Main St, St. Charles, IL

DATE | September 17, 2022 | 10am - 1pm

COST |  $12 R / $18 NR

DETAILS | For future Olympians! Organized by age, tots will participate in four running events and one field event. While this track meet is semi-competitive, all contendors are winners. AGES: 3 - 7

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mummy mile fun run

LOCATION | River Bend Community Park, 6N517 Geneva Ave, St. Charles, IL

DATE | October 8, 2022 | 9am - 10:30am

COST |  $10 first runner, $7 for additional runners

DETAILS | Have a hocus pocus GHOUL time with a little exercise and a SKELE-TON of fun this SPOOKY season! For all or part of your run/walk, try morphing into a MUMMY with arms and legs stretched out. No bending your knees! Trick or Treat at the candy/prize stations and learn some silly Halloween jokes along your way. Take home a special Halloween DIY craft. After your 1-mile walk/run, sit for a SPELL and enjoy a BREW (pre-packaged snack & beverage). Awards presented for Best Halloween Costume. All ages welcome. Ages 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required. Ages 3 & under FREE.

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strides 4 pies 5k

LOCATION | Primrose Farm Park, 37 W 755 Bolcum Road, St. Charles, IL

DATE | November 12, 2022 | 8:30am

COST |  $35 - $45

DETAILS |  Gather your flock of friends and family for a fun-filled ‘easy as pie’ 5K race! Those with the fastest strides will win a savory pie… apple, pumpkin, cream, custard…the possibilities of pies are endless! This chip-timed course features terrain with gravel, grass and paved trails. Pre- and post-race snacks provided. Top finishers in each age group. Finisher awards to all participants.

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bat race 5k/10k

LOCATION | 27 North River Street Batavia, IL

DATE | October 29, 2022 | 8:30am

COST |  $5 - $40

DETAILS | Bat Race is a chip-timed, Halloween-themed race hosted in conjunction with Batavia’s BatFest. It draws runners from all over the Chicagoland area to the beautiful Fox River Trail bike path and serves as a fundraiser for the Batavia United Way to provide support for Batavians in the areas of education, health and financial stability. This event is designed for runners of all ages and abilities. Participants can choose to walk or run the 5K or run the 10K course. We even have a Kids’ Fun Run event for our youngsters.


The Fox and the Turkey 4 mile/1 mile Youth

LOCATION | Downtown Batavia, IL

DATE | November 24, 2022 | Youth: 7:30am, 4 miler at 8:10am

COST |  $10 - $35

DETAILS | Join us on Thanksgiving Day as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of a holiday tradition. Our charity partner is the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry.


hustle s'more 5k, 10k, kids mile

LOCATION | Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Rd, Geneva, IL 60134

DATE | September 24, 2022 | 8am - 11am

COST |  $20 - $40

DETAILS | Run through the prairie of Peck Farm Park at the Hustle S’more 5K & 10K! Check-in begins at 8:00am. Pre-registration is recommended. The Kids Mile is for ages 3-12 and the first wave will begin at 8:00am. The Hustle S’more 5K & 10K will follow at 9:00 am. Proceeds support the Geneva Park District Scholarship Fund, which provides recreational opportunities to community members in need.


Annual Run, Walk and Roll – Geneva 5k/1 mile

LOCATION | Marklund Hyde Center, 1S450 Wyatt Dr., Geneva, IL

DATE | October 16, 2022 | 8:30am

COST |  $30 - $50

DETAILS | Marklund’s Run, Walk & Roll was established in 2013 as a fun and community friendly way to raise awareness and support for Marklund’s programs and services.


Morton Arboretum Fall Color 5K Run and Walk

LOCATION | Morton Arboretum | 4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle, IL 60532

DATE | October 1, 2022 | 8am

COST |  $45 - $50

DETAILS | Help kick off the Fall Color Festival with the annual 5K on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Satisfy your inner champion on the Arboretum’s scenic, rolling course through the fresh autumn air. Celebrate your finish with live music and a complimentary beer (participants age 21+) at the post-race party. Participation supports the Arboretum’s work to plant and protect trees.


gourdy's pumpkin run 5k

LOCATION | 2500 Johnson Rd Oswego, IL

DATE | October 1, 2022 | 8am

COST |  $49-$54

DETAILS | Gourdy's Pumpkin Run (formerly The Great Pumpkin Run) celebrates everything that is great about fall with a healthy dose of physical activity! Run or walk this 5K path near the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, and corn maze on our farm! (These paths are not paved because, well, it's a farm!) Think you’re tough? Register for the Tough Pumpkin option and carry a pumpkin with you throughout the run. It’ll be a race you’ll never forget! Registration is now open.


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