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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, Jun 24Fit for Life Run/Walk Series - Healthy Heart 5KLitchfield, IL
Sat, Jun 24SCHEELS 5K/10K Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central ILSpringfield, IL
Sat, Jun 24Fit for Life Run/Walk Series - 5K, 4K & 10K racesLitchfield, IL
Sat, Jun 24Gifford Community Celebration 5K and 1KGifford, IL
Wed, Jun 28Run Wild 5K Pre-RunCary, IL
Sat, Jul 1Firecracker 5kMc Leansboro, IL
Sat, Jul 1Carthage Family Fitness Color Me Fit 5KCarthage, IL
Sat, Jul 1Firecracker 5k - 19th AnnualMcleansboro, IL
Sun, Jul 22017 Firecracker 5k and 2 mile walk for S.M.I.L.E.Highland Park, IL
Tue, Jul 4Galva Freedom Fest 5K run / walkGalva, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

Thu, Jun 22Short Run on a Long Day 5k Run/WalkFrankfort, IL
Sun, Jun 18WaucondaFest 5K Run/WalkWauconda, IL
Sun, Jun 18Poloniada 5K RunElk Grove Village, IL
Sun, Jun 18Father's Day 5K 2017Park Ridge, IL
Sun, Jun 18Father's Day 10K/5KCary, IL
Sat, Jun 17Covered Bridge Run 5K & 5 MileGlen Carbon, IL
Sat, Jun 172017 Cove School One Step at a Time 5kGlenview, IL
Sat, Jun 17Minooka Summerfest 5k Race 2017Minooka, IL
Sat, Jun 17Choose Peace 5k - Allerton ParkMonticello, IL
Sat, Jun 171st Annual Piyesta Pinoy Fil-Am STX 5KBolingbrook, IL

New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

Tue, Jul 4Galva Freedom Fest 5K run / walkGalva, IL
Sat, Jul 29Oneida GML 5K Run/WalkOneida, IL
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