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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, Aug 82015 Cisne Reunion "Thunder Road" 5k Run/WalkCisne, IL
Sat, Aug 8Lincoln-Douglas 5KFreeport, IL
Sat, Aug 15Hecker Tiki Trot 5K & 1/2mi Fun RunHecker, IL
Sat, Aug 15A Pace for PeteyTuscola, IL
Sat, Aug 22Lift Up Africa 5k & Fun Run for HamomiRock Falls, IL
Sat, Aug 22AGS Back to School 5K DashAlbion, IL
Sat, Aug 29Do Something 5KUrbana, IL
Sat, Aug 29McDonough County Grin and Bear ItMacomb, IL
Sat, Aug 292nd W.O.W. Park Night-time 5k Run/Walk with Glow SticksCarthage, IL
Sat, Aug 292015 Think Pink 5K/10K Walk/RunPalestine, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

Sun, Aug 2The Biggest Loser RunWalk Chicago Half Marathon/5KChicago, IL
Sun, Aug 2Biggest Loser RunWalk- Half Marathon/5K-Chicago, ILChicago, IL
Sat, Aug 1Easter Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties 5K Run/Walk for the KidsOttawa, IL
Fri, Jul 31FHN Heart & Sole Family 5k Run/WalkFreeport, IL
Sat, Jul 25Beacon Pathway to Hope 5K Run/Walk & FREE Kids 1-Mile Fun RunBelleville, IL
Sat, Jul 25Remember 5K/1 Mile Fun WalkShelbyville, IL
Sat, Jul 25Alexian Brothers Sunset Half Marathon, 10k & 5kHoffman Estates, IL
Sun, Jul 19Divine Nine 5KChicago, IL
Sun, Jul 19Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5K - ChicagoChicago, IL
Sat, Jul 187.18.15 THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Chicago 1m/5k adventure race for adults & kids grades k-12Aurora, IL

New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

Sat, Aug 8Lincoln-Douglas 5KFreeport, IL
Sat, Aug 22AGS Back to School 5K DashAlbion, IL
Sat, Aug 22Lift Up Africa 5k & Fun Run for HamomiRock Falls, IL
Sat, Aug 29Do Something 5KUrbana, IL
Sat, Aug 292015 Think Pink 5K/10K Walk/RunPalestine, IL
Sat, Aug 29McDonough County Grin and Bear ItMacomb, IL
Sat, Sep 12Brat Trot 5KLa Grange, IL
Sun, Sep 13Light Your Fire 5k Run/WalkBelvidere, IL
Sat, Sep 19AG in the Classroom 5K run and 1 mile family walkSumner, IL
Sun, Oct 18Pant For The Pantry 5KNew Lenox, IL

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October 5, 2013

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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 5, 2013

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February 23, 2014

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March 10, 2014

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March 12, 2014

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