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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

Fri, Sep 30FT Cares Light The Torch 5K Run/Walk 2016Wheaton, IL
Fri, Sep 306th Annual, Run for Hope- 10k, 5k, and Fun RunVienna, IL
Fri, Sep 30Wurst 5KHampshire, IL
Sat, Oct 1Fallen Heroes 5KBourbonnais, IL
Sat, Oct 1Cancer Schmancer 5KGrayslake, IL
Sat, Oct 1Stone Bridge Half Marathon and 5kRoscoe, IL
Sat, Oct 1OEF 5K Trail RunOrangeville, IL
Sat, Oct 1The Sole Challenge at Arrowhead Lake 10K/5K hosted by Sole Sistas of the 618Johnston City, IL
Sat, Oct 1Mt. Vernon Fall Fest 5K Fun Run / WalkMt. Vernon, IL
Sat, Oct 1Faith and Fitness 5k/10k event- 2016Chicago, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

Sun, Sep 25Chicago Half Marathon & 5KChicago, IL
Sat, Sep 24Matt's Mile &5kGrayslake, IL
Sat, Sep 243rd Annual Swifty Swine 5KClinton, IL
Sat, Sep 24Jordan Michael Filler Foundation 3rd Annual 5K Run/WalkHighland Park, IL
Sat, Sep 242016 Frolic 5K and Mile WalkLerna, IL
Sat, Sep 24Run For Learning 5K | Fun RunGrayslake, IL
Sat, Sep 242016 Harvest Hustle 5KGeneva, IL
Sat, Sep 24K9 5KMarine, IL
Sat, Sep 24FAF Appleknocker Run 5K & 1 mile & kids dashesFlora, IL
Sat, Sep 24Run! Forest Run! 10 & 5KAurora, IL

New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

Fri, Sep 306th Annual, Run for Hope- 10k, 5k, and Fun RunVienna, IL
Fri, Sep 30Wurst 5KHampshire, IL
Sat, Oct 1Cancer Schmancer 5KGrayslake, IL
Sat, Oct 12nd Annual Christmas Without Cancer 5K Run / WalkEvergreen Park, IL
Sat, Oct 1FoMAC Fall 5K & Fun Run/WalkChicago, IL
Sat, Oct 1Race to the Taste 5KMorton Grove, IL
Sat, Oct 1Youth-Race to the Taste 5KMorton Grove, IL
Sun, Oct 2Cal's Angels 5k Run, 2 Mile Walk, and Kids Fun RunHuntley, IL
Sun, Oct 2Fox Chase 5K and Youth MileFox River Grove, IL
Sat, Oct 8Candy Corn 5K RunCarmi, IL
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