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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, Dec 11Kankakee Jingle Bell RunKankakee, IL
Sat, Dec 17Chicago Jingle Bell RunChicago, IL
Sun, Jan 1Commitment Day 5K - ChicagoChicago, IL
Sat, Jan 7Chicago Polar Bear Dash Half Marathon, 10K & 5KChicago, IL
Sat, Jan 21Chiro-Med Winter Luau 5K & Main Street MileBelleville, IL
Sat, Feb 4Charleston Challenge - Mid-Winter Classic - 15KCharleston, IL
Sat, Mar 11Dixon YMCA Shamrock Shuffle 5KDixon, IL
Sun, Apr 23McHenry County Human RaceCrystal Lake, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

Sun, Dec 48th Annual Lemont Park District Frigid 5kLemont, IL
Sat, Dec 3Chilly Chili 5kSchaumburg, IL
Sat, Dec 3Ring-A-Bell 5K Run/Walk 2016Quincy, IL
Sat, Dec 3The Salvation Army Ring-A-Bell 5K Run/WalkQuincy, IL
Sat, Dec 3Western Suburbs Jingle Bell Run 5KWheaton, IL
Sat, Nov 26Schaumburg Half Marathon & 5k Turkey TrotRolling Meadows, IL
Sat, Nov 26SHACs 3rd Annual Reindeer 5K Run/WalkAnna, IL
Sat, Nov 26Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K Run & Family Walk presented by the PrivateBank 2016Chicago, IL
Thu, Nov 24The Belleville Thanksgiving 5K Run and Turkey ChaseBelleville, IL
Thu, Nov 24Long Grove Turkey TrotLong Grove, IL

New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

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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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November 1, 2013

Want to start running? 5K road races are a great place to look for motivation. Training for a 5K is an attainable goal for anyone, and with numerous races occurring every weekend, 5Ks are easily accessible, family friendly, and a great test of ...

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November 3, 2013

Running is one of the best forms of exercise there is. Not only does it burn significant calories, it can be done almost anywhere – in the neighborhood, at a track, at the beach, or anywhere else you choose to vacation. Running is one of the ...

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November 5, 2013

People often complain that running is not beneficial to them because it is tedious, exhausting, and hard on their bodies. If that's the case, why are so many Americans regularly running and participating in races from the 5k to the marathon? ...

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March 11, 2014

Running is one of the best forms of cardiovascular around. Unfortunately, running lots of miles not only puts stress on the joints, but also increases the risk of injury. Long distance runners who run outside on hard pavement are particularly ...

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March 14, 2014

Running is one of the best exercises around. Not only does it burn significant calories and fat, but it strengthens the cardiovascular system more efficiently than almost any other form of exercise. Many people who run outdoors enjoy the ...

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