Chicago Races 2012 | Road Races, Walks, and Running Stores in Chicago

Chicago Races, Runs and Walks

Though just the tip of the running story iceberg, here are a few resources for Chicago running sites, stores, races, and clubs. Send your race link/information and we will add it to the list.

Chicago Running Races September 2012

Sunday September 23, 2012 - 7am - North Chicago, Illinois
2012 Fort2Base - Great Lakes Naval Base
10 Nautical Miles (11.5 mile) or 3 Nautical Miles (3.45 mile) 

Sunday September 23, 2012 - 8:30am - Lincoln Park, Chicago, Il
Run for Blood 5k - Diversey Harbor
$20- $30

Chicago Running Races October 2012

Sunday October 7, 2012 - Chicago Marathon
Also: Run for Team Dignity

Sunday October 14, 2012 - 9am - Chicago, Il
Comer Kids' Classic 5k Run/Walk & Kids' Dash
Pets and kids of all ages welcome - There will be music, activities and food.

Saturday October 20, 2012 - 8:30am - LaGrange Pakr, Il
Falcon 5k Run/Walk
Refreshments and entertainment provided immediately following the race
Awards given to the top 3 female and male finishers, 10 and under, 11-14, 15-18 age groups

Sunday October 21, 2012 - 9am - Lincoln Park, Chicago, Il
First Annual Chicago Title 9k Run 2012
$40 entry

Saturday October 27, 2012 - Naperville, Il
Halloween Hustle 5k

Saturday October 27, 2012 - 8am - Naperville, Il
Naperville Crime Stoppers Running Scared 5k
$30/kids $20 thru 10/1, $35/$25 thru 10/26
Costumes encouraged - McGruff the Crime Dog will be cheering on runners!
Register by October 1 to recieve a free race shirt!

Previous Chicago Races 2012

Marathons in Chicago

Marathons in Chicago

04/02/12
Bunny Dash 5K
Deer Grove East Forest Preserve, Palatine, IL, 60074
5K race, 1 mile youth race, and 100 yard dash/egg hunt. Fun for the whole family!
Please visit the website for details or contact Bryan Ganek at 847-829-4536.

4/17/12
LTHS Foundation 5K Run/Walk
LTHS, 1333 E. 7th Street, Lockport, IL
The LTHS Foundation 5 Run/Walk includes awards for top three runners in each age category, live entertainment, food vendors and area wellness and health organziations.
Call Kim Brehm at (815) 588-8121 or email her at kbrehm@lths.org for more information.

04/23/12
Bunny Rock 5K
Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 60614
5K run/walk.
Please visit the website for details or contact Bryan Ganek at 847-829-4536.

04/23/2012
5k for Earth Day
Humboldt Park Boat House, 1400 N. Sacramento Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
"Please join Green Dot Environmental" as we celebrate the 2nd Annual 5K for Earth Day on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Providing a celebration of the intersection of health, the mainstream green movement and diverse community engagement, this 2nd Annual 5K run/walk highlight the best Chicago of the future set against the historic landmarks of Humboldt Park. Beginning with a family friendly 5k run/walk, the race will culminate at the Humboldt Park boat house with a free Green Living Expo including great music, family entertainment, delicious food, exciting vendors and shopping, environmental education and fun for the whole family.

5k and 10k Events, Chicago IL

5k and 10k Events, Chicago IL

May 1, 2012
2nd Annual Hornet Hustle
Darien Community Park
5K on a quick, fairly flat course. Cash prize for top male/female finishers. 7 age groups with prizes going to the top 3 male/female in each group. Don't forget all the food, music, and fun!

5/7/2012
Advocate Good Samaritan Quarryman 10 Mile & 5K
300 Main Street, Lemont, IL 60439
Challenge Yourself at the Quarryman There are lots of running races in Chicagoland, but nothing that is as unique and challenging as the Advocate Good Samaritan Quarryman 10 Mile and 5K in Lemont, Illinois. The Quarryman 10 Mile & 5K offers elite athletes, age group competitors and fitness runners a different, challenging course in Lemont's unique, scenic and small town setting. Visit our community and run one of the most challenging, unique and scenic road races in the Chicago area.

05/22/12
Splish Splash Half & Tropical 8K
Key Lime Cove, Gurnee, IL 60031
Half marathon and 8K run/walk.
Please visit the website for details or contact Bryan Ganek at 847-829-4536.

08/06/12
Champion's run 10K & 5K
Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 60614
The 10K and 5K are open to all types of runners. The USATF certified course runs around beautiful Montrose Harbor in downtown Chicago.
Please visit the website for details or contact Bryan Ganek at 847-829-4536.

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Spas in Chicago

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Tours in the Heart of Chicago

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2012 Bike Rides/Races/Other

Chicago Runs and Walks

Chicago Runs and Walks

10/07/2012
23nd Annual Pumpkin Pie Ride
Ottawa YMCA, 201 East Jackson Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
28,63,103 Mile bicycle ride through rural Illinois farmland or family rides on the I & M Canal. Online registration: www.starvedrockcycling.com or email: starvedrockcycling@yahoo.com.
Pre-Registration fee $20 before 9/21/12, after and Day of $25.
Preregister for your chance to win a door prize! 

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Chicago Running Sites

Chicago Runner at www.chicagorunner.com 
Chicago Amateur Athlete at www.chicagoaa.com 
Chicago Area Runners Association at www.cararuns.org/ 

Chicago Running Store

Runner's High - Arlington Heights
Universal Sole - 3254 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago

Local Races

CASA "Put Your Foot Down!" 5K Run and Family Walk
LaSalle Banks Chicago Marathon
LaSalle Bank Shamrock Shuffle 8K
Chicago Lakefront 50k
Chicago Half Marathon
Race That's Good For Life

Local Running Clubs

Running, Chicago Illinois

Running, Chicago Illinois

Fox River Trail Runners
Illinois Valley Striders
Kankakee River Running Club
 
Lake Zurich Alpine Runners
Lincoln Park Pacers Running Club
Oak Park Runner's Club
Starved Rock Runners, Ltd
LaSalle/Peru-815-795-3936, email: info@starvedrockrunners.org
Our purpose is to promote physical fitness, health and fellowship through distance running and to educate the public as to its benefits.

National Running Sites

Cool Running
HalHigdon.com
Road Runners Club of America
Runners World
WaddleOn.com
The Internet guide to becoming an athlete....for new and renewed athletes of all shapes, sizes, and speeds.

Other Niche Running Sites

www.womens-running.com 
www.highschoolrunner.com
www.newrunner.com 
www.kidsrunning.com
www.nationalmastersnews.com