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Calendar of 5K Races in Illinois

The 5K distance is the perfect introductory distance for novice runners, as well as a challenging test of endurance and speed for competitive runners. Casual runners who want to take their training to the next level can benefit greatly from a 5K race. The best part of a 5K race is that they are accessible to all fitness types, ages and levels.

Here you will find a listing of the 5K races registered with JogRunRace for Illinois.

Upcoming 5K races in Illinois

Sat, Aug 27Pontiac 5K for United WayPontiac, IL
Sat, Aug 27Charger Challenge 5k and 5k RelayCollinsville, IL
Sat, Aug 275-O 5K 2016Collinsville, IL
Sat, Aug 27Hanna City Hustle 5K RunHanna City, IL
Sat, Aug 27RACE TO STOP HUNGER 5KRoselle, IL
Sat, Aug 27Insane Inflatable 5K - Belvidere, ILBelvidere, IL
Sun, Aug 28Bubble ME 5k Family Fun RunChicago, IL
Sat, Sep 3Cross Country Run to the Castle 5kOregon, IL
Sat, Sep 32nd Annual Catlin Lions Fish Bash 5K Run/WalkCatlin, IL
Sat, Sep 34th Annual Tiger 5KWestville, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

Sat, Aug 27Insane Inflatable 5K - Belvidere, ILBelvidere, IL
Sat, Aug 27Pontiac 5K for United WayPontiac, IL
Sat, Aug 27Charger Challenge 5k and 5k RelayCollinsville, IL
Sat, Aug 275-O 5K 2016Collinsville, IL
Sat, Aug 27Hanna City Hustle 5K RunHanna City, IL
Sat, Aug 27RACE TO STOP HUNGER 5KRoselle, IL
Sat, Aug 27Run for Prevention 5K SpringfieldSpringfield, IL
Sat, Aug 27Leu Civic Center Duathlon and 5KMascoutah, IL
Sat, Aug 27Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle RaceJoliet, IL
Sat, Aug 27Parkie's 5kBolingbrook, IL

New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

Sat, Oct 22Dash for Disabilities 5KOak Lawn, IL
Sat, Nov 5St. Francis Falcon 5K Run/WalkLa Grange Park, IL
Sat, Nov 12Off-Road Orchard 5KMarine, IL
Sun, Apr 23McHenry County Human RaceCrystal Lake, IL
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March 10, 2014

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March 22, 2014

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