Race Wheaton

Stay active all year!

Bundle Your Races and Save

The Race Wheaton package includes a commemorative race shirt from each run and other awesome perks for being a part of this challenge.

Register for Race Wheaton when you visit any of the registration pages for the races.

Interested in a sponsorship opportunity? Please contact Margie Wilhelmi at mwilhelmi@wheatonparks.org.


Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K and Kids’ 1/2 Mile

Saturday, June 4 | 7:30A Start 5K/10K | 8:45A Start 1/2-Mile Kids Run
Memorial Park

Join 2,500 runners and walkers for the 41st Annual Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals, one of the Chicago suburbs’ largest 5K/10K runs. Don’t miss this popular community race event that supports Cosley Zoo! Registration includes a race shirt and finisher medal for all participants.

Questions? Contact Gail Creer at gcreer@wheatonparks.org or 630.510.5105.

Register for Run for the Animals or Race Wheaton


Light the Torch 5K Night Run

Saturday, October 1 | 7P | Downtown Wheaton

Race through luminary lanes at the Light the Torch 5K Night Run and end with live entertainment, carnival rides, food and beer garden at October Fest hosted by DuPage County Historical Museum! Presented in partnership by the Wheaton Park District and FT Cares Foundation, this 5K run/walk is a unique race through downtown Wheaton after sunset. Come decked out! The more glow, the better. Registration includes a commemorative shirt and glow giveaways. Shirt sizes are first-come, first-served.

A portion of proceeds benefits FT Cares Foundation and its mission of transforming lives.

Questions? Contact Joseph Viso at jviso@wheatonparks.org  or 630.510.5064.

Register for Light the Torch or Race Wheaton


Lions Club Reindeer Run 5K

In-Person | December 3 | 8:30A | Downtown Wheaton

Virtually | December 3-17

Get your holiday cheer on in the most festive, active environment imaginable. This winter 5K is sure to put you in the holiday spirit – in fact, we even encourage it! Come out in your best Santa hats or assortment of jingle bells and Run Run Rudolph to the finish line! All runners receive a long-sleeve tech t-shirt and antlers.

Questions? Contact Joseph Viso at jviso@wheatonparks.org  or 630.510.5064.

Register for Reindeer Run or Race Wheaton
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2023 RACES


Fun Run

Details: TBA

Please check back for details about the 2023 Fun Run!

Questions? Contact Joseph Viso at jviso@wheatonparks.org  or 630.510.5064.