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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

Mon, Apr 21We Stand With Boston Virtual Run (Springfield)Springfield, IL
Mon, Apr 21We Stand With Boston Virtual Run (Chicago)Chicago, IL
Fri, Apr 25Illinois Marathon 2014Champaign, IL
Fri, Apr 25DuPage Human Race 2014Downers Grove, IL
Fri, Apr 25Arbor Dash 5K at Klehm ArboretumRockford, IL
Sat, Apr 26Riverbend MS 5K RunAlton, IL
Sat, Apr 26The Rainbow RunLebanon, IL
Sat, Apr 26WIU Leatherneck Battalion 5K Run/WalkMacomb, IL
Sat, Apr 26McLeansboro Sea Otters Day-Glo 5KMcleansboro, IL
Sat, Apr 265th Annual Shriner's Shuffle 5K/2KGreenville, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

Sun, Apr 20"Bunny Wabbit" Easter 5k & 10k | No. 1 of 4Libertyville, IL
Sun, Apr 20FrogHops 5k and 10k Race Series - 1 of 4Libertyville, IL
Sat, Apr 19Kola's 5K bunny run...Urbana, IL
Sat, Apr 19Take A Step for Kids 5K/10K Run & 5K WalkLibertyvillle, IL
Sat, Apr 19Soldier Dash 5k Obstacle RacePeoria, IL
Sat, Apr 19Saint Clare Eggstraordinaire 5kO'fallon, IL
Sat, Apr 19The Hop To It Virtual Run (Springfield)Springfield, IL
Sat, Apr 19The Hop To It Virtual Run (Chicago)Chicago, IL
Tue, Apr 15Sullivan 5KSullivan, IL
Sun, Apr 132nd Annual Braidwood Route 66 10k run/5k walkBraidwood, IL

New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

Mon, Apr 21We Stand With Boston Virtual Run (Springfield)Springfield, IL
Mon, Apr 21We Stand With Boston Virtual Run (Chicago)Chicago, IL
Fri, Apr 25Illinois Marathon 2014Champaign, IL
Sat, Apr 26FOP 88 5K Foot PursuitCharleston, IL
Sat, Apr 26Longwood Run With the Lions 5KWarrenville, IL
Sun, Apr 27Cystic Fibrosis 5k run / 2 mile walkStillman Valley, IL
Sat, May 3EmpoweRun / Walk 5KLibertyville, IL
Sat, May 3YLDR International Run for Fun: GENEVA, ILGeneva, IL
Sat, May 3Cinco de Mayo 5k RaceBelvidere, IL
Sun, May 4Bucs Thundering Towards a Cure 5K Color Walk/RunBelvidere, IL

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