Race Wheaton

Please check back for the Race Wheaton 2021 packages to go on sale.

The Wheaton Park District’s Race Wheaton package is full of extras that you won’t get by just signing up for each race individually. Register for each race individually for $35 per runner (advance pricing 30 days in advance of the run) or register for the Race Wheaton package for $100 ($25 per race). Race Wheaton package includes additional shirts for runners and other awesome perks for being a part of this annual challenge.

Interested in a sponsorship opportunity? Please contact Amy Seklecki at aseklecki@wheatonparks.org.

Join us next year…

SPRING RACE: Fun Run in Color

This is no old-fashioned run. This is the Fun Run in Color.

Here’s how it works: You show up in your brightest white shirts, shorts, and shoes and we shower you along the route with vibrant color made from safe, food-grade, biodegradable cornstarch. By the time you cross the finish line, you’ll be a brilliant color palette of warm and cool hues. With wave starts, four color stations, and a final color toss at the after-party, you’re guaranteed to go home wearing colors you’ve never worn before. Have no fear, these colors are non-toxic and easily come off in the wash.

The Fun Run in Color is an untimed 5K run/walk for all ages and abilities, presented by the Wheaton Park District and the Rotary Club of Wheaton AM. All participants will receive a race shirt and a finisher’s medal. A portion of the proceeds from this run benefit the Play for All Playground & Garden Foundation.

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021 | Race Start: 8:30A | Location: Downtown Wheaton

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

One of the Chicago Suburbs’ Largest 5K/10K Runs. Don’t miss this popular community race event that supports Cosley Zoo!

Registration opens January 2021. Race registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Questions? Contact Carey Moreland at cmoreland@wheatonparks.org or 630.510.4961.

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Location: Downtown Wheaton


FALL RACE: Light the Torch 5K Night Run

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Light the Torch Virtual Run, we look forward to seeing everyone in 2021!

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

2021 Date: TBD | Race Start: TBD | Location: Downtown Wheaton

WINTER RACE: Lions Club Reindeer Run 5K

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Lions Club Reindeer Run Virtual 5K, we look forward to seeing everyone in 2021!

Presented in partnership by Wheaton Park District and Wheaton Lions Club Charities

Wheaton Lions’ Club Charities primarily supports programs that serve the visually and hearing impaired, programs that help people with diabetic-related health issues, and many local social service groups.

2021 Date: TBD | Time: TBD | Location: Downtown Wheaton

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