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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, 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

Sat, Jan 7Chicago Polar Bear Dash Half Marathon, 10K & 5KChicago, IL
Sun, Jan 1Commitment Day 5K - ChicagoChicago, IL

New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

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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 31, 2013

With approximately 60% of Americans having a desire to lose weight, it is no wonder our lives are bombarded with weight loss options. Some of these options are completely ridiculous, some actually dangerous, most with over-exaggerated results. ...

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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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February 20, 2014

What sets strong, confident runners apart from struggling, injury-prone weekend warriors? Strong, confident runners possess total body strength necessary to stabilize the body while not exerting additional energy. Muscles such as the ...

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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 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 22, 2014

Should you stretch before running? Some runners do – and some don’t. It would seem that stretching would be a way to reduce the risk of injury. After all, running with warm muscles sounds like a good preventative strategy – but is it? ...

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