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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, Feb 3Charleston Challenge: Mid-Winter Classic - 15KCharleston, IL
Sat, Mar 17Hamilton County Rotary 5k/10kMc Leansboro, IL
Sat, Apr 21Kendall County Juvenile Justice Council SKY 5KYorkville, IL
Sat, Apr 21Kick Abuse at Kickapoo 5KEdwards, IL
Sun, Apr 22McHenry County Human RaceCrystal Lake, IL
Sun, Apr 22McHenry County Human RaceCrystal Lake, IL
Sun, Apr 22Naperville Women's Half Marathon & 5KNaperville, IL
Sat, Apr 28BlazeATrail 5KRiver Forest, IL
Sun, Jun 32nd Annual Millstadt Half Marathon & 5kMillstadt, IL
Sat, Jun 23HD5k/10kBelvidere, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

Sat, Dec 92017 Holiday Hilltop 5K Run/Walk and 1/2 Mile Fun Run/WalkShiloh, IL
Sat, Dec 9Jingle Bell Run - ChicagoChicago, IL
Sat, Dec 9CHRISTmas Ugly Sweater 5KEdwardsville, IL
Sun, Dec 39th Annual Frigid 5kLemont, IL
Sun, Dec 3Jingle Bell Run - KankakeeKankakee, IL
Sat, Dec 2Chilly Chili 5kSchaumburg, IL
Sat, Dec 2Ring-A-Bell 5K Run/Walk 2017Quincy, IL
Sat, Dec 2Jingle Bell Jog 5K Fun Run/WalkLitchfield, IL
Sat, Dec 2Frosty Frolic 5KMaryville, IL
Sat, Dec 2The Salvation Army Ring-A-Bell 5K Run/WalkQuincy, IL

New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

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March 28, 2014

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