Fun Runs + walks
5k for suicide prevention services
Peg Bond Pavillion, Batavia, IL
DATE: Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9:00a start time (8:00a packet and shirt pick up)
DETAILS: Raise awareness of Suicide Prevention Services & Stone Manor Counseling, a local non profit in Batavia supporting education awareness in the community, offers counseling services, as well as operating the National Suicide Prevention hotline
COST: Virtual 5k and IN-PERSON 5K timed races... PRICES TBD (link pending)
batavia Mother's club virtual Fox trot
Riverwalk and Downtown Batavia, IL
DATE: April 16 - 26, 2021
DETAILS: Lace up your running shoes and bring the family to the friendliest race on the Fox River! The Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation (BMCF) is excited to invite you to participate in a virtual race, featuring 5k, 10k and kids race options. Registration will open soon. Funds raised through this event will support local charities in the Fox Valley area, as well as Batavia schools.
COST: Virtual 5k and 10k races, $35 | Fun Run, $15 per participant
Salute to service 5k
151 N. Island Ave, Batavia, IL
DATE: June 12, 2021 | 8am
DETAILS: A Salute to Service 5k is an event hosted by American Legion Batavia Post 504. This is a great way to honor the service of someone from your family. It will consist of a “fun run” a shorter military cadence style run that will start at 8am followed by a timed 5k run/walk at 8:30am. Help us to celebrate 100 Years of The American Legion. Veterans helping veterans and the community. Money raised will be used to support our post and it’s activities.
COST: $35 per participant
Run for Life 5k
The Lodge at Batavia Riverwalk, 800 River Road, Batavia
DATE: June 2021 | TBD
DETAILS: Come out and run along the Fox River for the Run For Life 5K Run/Walk. Race starts and finishes at the Peg Bond Center in downtown Batavia. Race day registration is available. All proceeds from the race benefit Suicide Prevention Services in Batavia.
COST: TBD per participant
not all wounds bleed 5k walk/run
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, St. Charles, IL
DATE: Date TBD
DETAILS: A beautiful 5k adventure through LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles, IL. Enjoy the claiming meditative environment of the woods and prairies while connecting with others during this competitive professionally timed 5k event.
COST: Cost TBD
farmyard fitness relay day
Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles
DATE: April 24, 2021 | 10:30am - 2pm
DETAILS: Test your farm strength and spring into a new workout routine with a relay day! Get your heart rate rising across this 1-mile relay course, as you confront several farmyard obstacles. After crossing the finish line, enjoy some healthy snacks and hydration with friends and family.
COST: $25 per participant
history hustle virtual 5k
VIRTUAL (benefitting the St. Charles History Museum)
DATE: May 10 - 24, 2021
DETAILS: The St. Charles History Museum will host its first ever History Hustle Virtual 5K starting May 10 through May 24, 2021. Anyone can be a part of this historic event, with all proceeds going to benefit the Museum's mission. Registration is now open and will continue throughout the race dates. Individuals who register on or before May 7 will receive a free event T-shirt and medal. Like an in-person 5K, participants will be asked to register and pay an entrance fee of $40 ($30 for Museum members) for each racer. From there, the event goes "virtual," and racers choose their date and time (between May 10 and May 24), select their course (including treadmills), and run/walk their race. Racers return to the registration website to report their completion times. After the last day of racing, results will be available online.
COST: $30 - $40
step into spring walk
James O. Breen Community Park, Campton Hills Road, St. Charles, IL
DATE: April 17, 2021 | 9am - 10am
DETAILS: Put a spring in your step this season with a 1/2 mile family fun walk. Challenge yourself and others at several activity stops along the way. Who can hop like a frog? Discover bug yoga! Test your luck at the Egg Exercise Station. Bunny hopping, bag tossing, and bowling are just a few of the games you'll play as you walk your way through the Street of Silly Sayings. Each participant receives a goody bag filled with a take-home craft kit, sweet treat, and more.
COST: $10 for the first participant, discounts for each additional walker.
cosley zoo run for the animals 5k/10k & kids' 1/2 mile
208 W. Union Avenue Wheaton, IL
DATE: Saturday, June 5, 2021
DETAILS: One of the Chicago Suburbs’ Largest 5K/10K Runs. Don’t miss this popular community race event that supports Cosley Zoo!
barnyard dash 5k
Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Rd. Aurora, IL
DATE: April 24, 2021, 8:30am – 10:30am
DETAILS: Celebrate the spring season and run or walk the Barnyard Dash 5k! This is a scenic race around beautiful Blackberry Farm and the Gilman Trail. Race features include a t-shirt and race medal for all runners registered by April 14th, chip-timed results for all participants, and a prize for top overall male and female runners. Masks are required by all spectators and participants when they are not participating in their race wave.
COST: $25 - $34 per participant