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Race Wheaton

Register for the remaining 2018 Races for only $75*

Registration Includes…

3 Races and a Commemorative Race Wheaton shirt

A Race 4 All Seasons

  • SPRING RACE: Fun Run In Color (Complete)
  • SUMMER RACE: Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K, 10K, 1/2-Mile
  • FALL RACE: Light the Torch Night Run
  • WINTER RACE: Lions Club Reindeer Run

Interested in a sponsorship opportunity? Please contact Kristina Nemetz at knemetz@wheatonparks.org.

SUMMER RACE: Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K*+ and 1/2-Mile

Date: June 2, 2018 | Race Start: 7:30A | Location: Memorial Park/Downtown Wheaton

Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K and 1/2-Mile Zippity Zoo events are hosted by the Cosley Foundation to raise funds for the animals at Cosley Zoo as well as exhibit development projects, public programs, and conservation projects. Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals is one of the suburbs largest 5K/10K running events. The 5K/10K events are CARA certified and the course is USATF certified.

*5K/10K and ½-mile

+ CARA Certified

Race Details

FALL RACE: Light the Torch Night Run*

Date: September 28, 2018 | Race Start: 7P | Location: Downtown Wheaton

Presented in partnership by Wheaton Park District and the FT Cares Foundation.

The Light the Torch 5K Night Run/Walk is a unique race event through downtown Wheaton after sunset. Participants receive glow giveaways, race through luminary lanes, and end with a street fest, featuring a DJ, carnival rides, and food trucks. This is a timed race, runner bibs are chipped.



WINTER RACE: Lions Club Reindeer Run*+

Date: December 1, 2018 | Race Start: 8:30A | Location: Downtown Wheaton

A spirited winter 5K featuring holiday spirit, post race refreshments and lots of holiday cheer! The first 1,500 runners receive a long sleeve tech t-shirt and antlers.


+ CARA Certified

Lions Club R Run logo

SPRING RACE: Fun Run in Color

See you in 2019!

Race Start: 9A

Location: Downtown Wheaton

Fun Run in Color 2018 is a color filled run walk for all ages and abilities. This untimed run features a wave start, four color stations, and an after party with a final color toss. Color is 100% biodegradable and non-toxic.

A portion of the proceeds from this run benefit the Play for All Playground & Garden Foundation.

Race Details
fun run in color

More Information

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Artis