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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

Sun, Mar 203rd Annual Cuddeback Memorial 5kOfallon, IL
Sat, Apr 2Gateway Pet Guardians 5k-9O'fallon, IL
Sun, Apr 24McHenry County Human RaceCrystal Lake, IL
Sun, May 1SuperManny Mission 5K & SuperKids MilerRomeoville, IL
Sun, May 22Dash for the DogsBarrington, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

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New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

Sun, May 1SuperManny Mission 5K & SuperKids MilerRomeoville, IL

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February 1, 2012

The 5K is the most popular race distance. It is a distance that will challenge you yet short enough that anyone can complete. The 5K is one of my favorite running distances. The 5k is a short enough distance that anyone can run but, at the same […]

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February 19, 2012

Starting a new exercise routine can often be a daunting and intimidating task. We help ease you into a running routine with 10 easy yet effective tips. Today many people are becoming aware of the need to incorporate exercise into their daily […]

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October 12, 2013

Running is truly a versatile form of exercise. It doesn’t require a gym membership and can be a social sport or an entirely solitary one. Although some people prefer to run alone to use the time spent running to think, dream, and even meditate, […]

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October 14, 2013

Running is terrific exercise but it requires hard work, dedication and know-how. Every runner should know the basics about gear, scheduling and nutrition. This is a step you cannot afford to overlook. Buying bargain shoes is definitely […]

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February 23, 2014

Are you thinking of taking up jogging but know that you can't run for very long before getting tired and stopping? Well, the first and most important thing to do is to not be ashamed. Everybody has to start somewhere, and anyone who decides to […]

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March 10, 2014

All it takes for some people is a 5K run. They get bitten by the running bug and then they’re off, competing in races until they achieve what becomes their ultimate goal. Some people take up running to lose weight and get fit; others do it […]

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March 28, 2014

Stress fractures are a common injury among runners, whether they run marathons or run casually to stay fit. Most runners try to prevent stress fractures since they can keep them off the running track for up to three months as the bone heals. […]

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March 29, 2014

If you want to get into running, the only essential piece of equipment you need is a good pair of shoes, right? But what constitutes a good pair of shoes? If you work in a shoe store, you may be familiar with the way that runners seem to cycle […]

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March 30, 2014

Many runners are embracing a growing trend toward minimalist running shoes. Minimalist running shoes are simply shoes designed to provide the closest experience to barefoot running possible while still protecting the feet from rocks, broken […]

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