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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

Fri, Jul 29Glow For The Goal 5KMarion, IL
Sat, Jul 30Mud Mountain 5K Classic and Mile Fun RunEdwardsville, IL
Sat, Jul 30Live Your Life in COLOR 5k/1mi Walk eventRed Bud, IL
Sat, Jul 30MorningStar - Mission: Possible 5K Run/WalkJoliet, IL
Sat, Jul 30Insane Inflatable 5K - Joliet, ILJoliet, IL
Sun, Jul 31Arlington Park 5k Race for Permanently Disabled JockeysArlington Heights, IL
Sat, Aug 6Glow Crazy 5k, Fun Run, and After PartyOakwood, IL
Sat, Aug 6BTN Big Ten 10KChicago, IL
Sat, Aug 6Easter Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties 5K Run/Walk for the KidsOttawa, IL
Sat, Aug 6Run For Their Lives 5K - ChicagoMonee, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

Mon, Jul 25Mini Camp Couch to 5KO'fallon, IL
Sat, Jul 23Foam Glow 5K - Chicago, ILJoliet, IL
Sat, Jul 23Head for the Cure 5K - ChicagoChicago, IL
Sat, Jul 23Beacon Pathway to Hope 5K Run/Walk & Free Kids 1-Mile Fun Run EventBelleville, IL
Sat, Jul 23Zero to 5k ChallengeMatteson, IL
Sat, Jul 23AFA 5kTinley Park, IL
Sat, Jul 23The Glo Run - Hoffman EstatesHoffman Estates, IL
Sat, Jul 23Sunset Half Marathon, 10k & 5kHoffman Estates, IL
Sat, Jul 23Foam Glow 5K™ - ChicagoBridgeview, IL
Mon, Jul 18The Universal Sole Burgers & Beer 5K Run/Walk Presented By Shake ShackChicago, IL

New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

Sat, Jul 30Live Your Life in COLOR 5k/1mi Walk eventRed Bud, IL
Sun, Jul 31Arlington Park 5k Race for Permanently Disabled JockeysArlington Heights, IL
Sat, Aug 6BTN Big Ten 10KChicago, IL
Sat, Aug 6Fight for the Finish 5KEffingham, IL
Sat, Aug 133rd Annual Reagan Wednesday 5K Run/ 1 mile walkLong Point, IL
Sat, Aug 139th Annual Mendota CornaPalooza 5K,10K & Fitness WalkMendota, IL
Sat, Aug 13Color Fun Fest 5K - Chicago, ILGrayslake, IL
Sun, Aug 14The Biggest Loser Race SeriesChicago, IL
Fri, Aug 19Atwood Apple Dumpling Festival 5K Walk/Run 2016Atwood, IL
Sat, Aug 20Run like a Mustang 5KMendon, IL
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