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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, Apr 13Bunny Rock Chicago 5K & Egg HuntChicago, IL
Sat, Apr 20Bunny Rock Hawthorn Mall 5K & Egg HuntVernon Hills, IL
Sun, Apr 28McHenry County Human RaceCrystal Lake, IL
Sun, Apr 282019 Naperville Women's Half Marathon & 5KNaperville, IL
Sat, May 4EmpoweRun 5KLibertyville, IL
Sat, May 45K/8K Superhero RunChicago, IL
Sun, May 199th Annual Dash for the Dogs 5K and 1M Run/WalkBarrington, IL
Sat, Jul 20Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half MarathonChicago, IL
Sun, Jul 28Christmas in July 5K - Rotary Club of WoodstockWoodstock, IL
Sat, Sep 7GLASA Twilight 5kLake Forest, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

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New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

Sat, May 4EmpoweRun 5KLibertyville, IL
Sat, May 45K/8K Superhero RunChicago, IL
Sun, May 199th Annual Dash for the Dogs 5K and 1M Run/WalkBarrington, IL
Sat, Jul 20Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half MarathonChicago, IL

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