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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, May 28Run for Bonifest 5KEdwardsville, IL
Sat, May 28Elgin Valley Fox Trot 10k, 5k and 2 Mile Walk for a CauseElgin, IL
Sat, May 28Crooked River 5K Walk/RunPecatonica, IL
Mon, May 30It's 5 O'clock Somewhere 5KNorth Riverside, IL
Mon, May 30Kennekuk road Runners Memorial Day 5K Run and WalkDanville, IL
Fri, Jun 3Shriners Parade 5KBelleville, IL
Sat, Jun 4Tractor Trot 5k - 7th AnnualMalta, IL
Sat, Jun 4Volition America Elk Grove Half Marathon and 5KElk Grove Village, IL
Sat, Jun 4Be a Hero to a Hero 5K Fun Run/WalkCrystal Lake, IL
Sat, Jun 4Run the Ridge 5K/1KBurr Ridge, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

Sun, May 222016 Run With the Bulldogs 5KWaukegan, IL
Sun, May 22Dash for the DogsBarrington, IL
Sat, May 21Chicago Undy Run/WalkChicago, IL
Sat, May 21FCC 5k to Raise $5kCLINTON, IL
Sat, May 21NickFest 5k Challenge and Kids Fun RunO Fallon, IL
Sat, May 213rd Annual Woodstock Krazy Color 5KWoodstock, IL
Sat, May 21Rams on the Run 5KRockdale, IL
Sat, May 212ND ANNUAL COP-RUN 5KOdell, IL
Sat, May 215K for 5A's & 1 Mile Dog WalkGodfrey, IL
Sat, May 21Cop-Run 5KOdell, IL

New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

Mon, May 30It's 5 O'clock Somewhere 5KNorth Riverside, IL
Mon, May 30Kennekuk road Runners Memorial Day 5K Run and WalkDanville, IL
Sat, Jun 4Run the Ridge 5K/1KBurr Ridge, IL
Sat, Jun 4Run for Refugees 5KGeneva, IL
Sat, Jun 4Mazon United Methodist 5KMazon, IL
Sat, Jun 4Volition America Half Marathon and 5KElk Grove, IL
Sat, Jun 4Countryside 10 K and 5KSidney, IL
Sat, Jun 4Walk For Wishes MolineMoline, IL
Sun, Jun 5Hinsdale Humane Society Pet Walk and 5KHinsdale, IL
Thu, Jun 9Sunset Shuffle 5KGlenview, IL

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