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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, Apr 295K for 1KBelvidere, IL
Sat, Apr 295k at Mount Prospect Irish FestMount Prospect, IL
Sat, Apr 29The 2nd Annual Darth Dash 5K & 0.5K DetourLewistown, IL
Sat, Apr 29Loop the Lakes 5k Run/WalkVernon Hills, IL
Sun, Apr 302017 Divas Half Marathon & 5K in ChicagolandLake Zurich, IL
Sun, Apr 302017 Whistle While You Walk/Run 5kVilla Park, IL
Sat, May 6DC Dash 5K Run/WalkAlton, IL
Sat, May 6EmpoweRun/Walk 5KLibertyville, IL
Sat, May 64th Annual Hanover Township Sprint 2 Spring 5kElgin, IL
Sat, May 13Fat Ass 5k & Street Party for CharitySpringfield, IL

Recent 5K races in Illinois

Sun, Apr 23HOPE Scholarship 5KBerwyn, IL
Sun, Apr 23Naperville Women's Half Marathon & 5kNaperville, IL
Sun, Apr 23McHenry County Human RaceCrystal Lake, IL
Sun, Apr 23Chicago Crosstown 5KChicago, IL
Sat, Apr 22The Race Against Extinction Earth Day 5K Run/Walk & Bear Cub Kids Fun Run - ChicagoChicago, IL
Sat, Apr 22Earth Day 5K-2017Godfrey, IL
Sat, Apr 22Wabash Valley 5k Prison BreakMarshall, IL
Sat, Apr 155th Annual Rocky Ledges 5K Trail RunCarbondale, IL
Sat, Apr 15Blake's Shining Star 5K and 1 Mile Fun RunNeoga, IL
Sat, Apr 155k For AchievementEdwardsville, IL

New/Updated 5K races in Illinois

Sat, May 27Paws for A Cause 5kHomewood, IL
Sun, May 28Paws for A CauseOswego, IL
Mon, May 29Honoring the Legacy Memorial Day Run (5K)Belleville, IL
Sat, Jun 3ZERO Prostate Cancer Run Walk ChicagoChicago, IL
Sat, Jun 10Dash Against Discrimination Color RunBloomington , IL
Sat, Jun 10Paws For A Cause 5KElk Grove Village, IL
Sat, Jul 8A1C Zachary Cuddeback Memorial 5kO'fallon, IL
Sun, Jul 23Paws For A Cause 5KChicago, IL
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