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Fun Runs/walks

The foodie 5k

Cantigny Park

DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 9:00a Start Time

DETAILS: Enjoy scenic views on a certified 5K course through the park followed by a fun, family-friendly festival featuring food trucks, a Kid's Zone, and entertainment. Participants receive a $2 food truck voucher, a swag bag with sponsor giveaways, an exclusive medal and a Foodie 5K t-shirt (must register before shirt deadline to receive t-shirt)!

COST:  $45 for all participants aged 13+, $25 for youth aged 6 – 12, $0 for children aged 0 – 5, $15 for optional Kid’s Dash following the 5K

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St. Charles Amazing Race

Baker Community Center

DATE: Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 12:00p Start Time

DETAILS: Teams will compete in physical and mental challenges.  Using clues, teams will race around St. Charles performing tasks that require brainstorming, communication, strategy, and teamwork.  Register as a RECREATION or COMPETITIVE TEAM for this 5K!

COST:  $50/team

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hops for hope 5k

Mt. St. Mary's Park

DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2020 | 12:00p Start Time

DETAILS: Throughout the 5K there will be Refueling Stations (Beer Stops) featuring local craft breweries handing out 3-ounce beer samples to runners. Throughout the 5K you will sample 6 different craft beers. At the Awards Ceremony you will be able to receive 2 pints of your favorite craft beer you sampled throughout the 5K.

COST:  $35 - $45

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Fox Valley Kids Marathon

Various Locations

DATE: Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 3:00p Start Time

DETAILS: Walk or run 1 mile on your own with adult supervision 25 times over the summer.  Record your mileage and color in our mileage log sheets. Then, on Race Day (September 21), come pick up your race bib and race shirt, and run your final 1.2 miles with hundreds of other kids, and get your finish medal.

COST:  $10

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Cougars 5K Run/walk

Northwestern Medicine Field

DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2020 | 8:00a Start Time

DETAILS: Runners, walker, families with strollers…all are welcome! There’s no better way to end a race than right at home plate. Participants will receive a high-five from Ozzie and Annie during the final turn while getting a look at themselves on the video board as they cross the finish line. Proceeds from this year's race will benefit the many charitable programs of the Kane County Cougars Baseball Foundation, Inc. 

COST: $10

Geneva

Healthy Kids running series

Gunnar Anderson Country Forest Preserve | 719 Batavia Avenue, Geneva

DATE: Sunday, April 26 - May 24, 2020 from 3:00p - 4:00p

DETAILS: The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, 75 yard dash,  the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy. It doesn't matter how fast or slow you run because all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements courtesy of our sponsors!

COST: $35 (covers all five weeks)

Geneva

fun bun run

Kane County Government Center | 719 S. Batavia Avenue, Geneva

DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:30am

DETAILS:  The Hope for Haitians Board of Directors welcomes all individuals, couples and families to join us in Geneva, Illinois for a morning of good food, fast running, comfortable walking and a great time during the Ninth Annual 5K. This year we are raising funds to build a school in Garde Saline, Haiti.

 

COST: $25 for participants 13 and older (12 and under are FREE)

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MMTT Youth Triathlon 

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Health & Fitness Center | 296 Randall Road, Geneva

DATE: Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 7:00am

DETAILS: This is our 20th year of putting this amazing event on that has exposed the sport of triathlon to thousands of youth.  Ben Kanute, 2016 RIO Olympian in Triathlon, did his first triathlon at this race!  Come on out and give your children the gift of exercise by having them participate in this fun event!

COST: $50

Geneva

Operation Save-A-Joe 5K

Peg Bond Pavilion, Batavia

DATE: Sunday, May 17, 2020 from 8:00a - 10:30a

DETAILS: Save-A-Joe 5K is a 5K walk/run to support the mission of Save-A-Joe Veteran Charities.  The local communities in the Fox Valley help our Veterans with Education, Housing, Therapy, and Finances.  The mission of Save-A-Joe, Inc. is to partner with our local small businesses, corporate sponsors, and our community members to raise money to assist these veteran service organizations. One Hundred Percent of all proceeds will be donated to two organizations this year, one which fights veteran homelessness and the other that carries out “Operation Sweet Tooth” for deployed armed forces.

COST: $40 

Batavia

Dublindee kilted 5k

Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling | 296 Williams Place, East Dundee

DATE: Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 8:00a - 10:00a

DETAILS: The Kilted 5k run and walk to benefit the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry & Friends of the Fox River. First 300 receive a kilt and a logo pint glass, a cold beverage and breakfast buffet.

COST: $40 

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