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.

FALL RACE: Light the Torch VIRTUAL 5K Night Run

Run the 5K route of your choice anytime between Saturday, October 3 and Saturday, October 17

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

Due to the guidance from the State of Illinois, this year’s race will be VIRTUAL!

Participants are encouraged to adhere to the Chicago Area Runners Association’s social distancing running guidelines.

All registered runners will be mailed a race shirt. Shirts will be mailed in late October to the address used during race registration.

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020 | Race Start: 6:30P
Location: Downtown Wheaton

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WINTER RACE: Lions Club Reindeer Run VIRTUAL 5K

Run the 5K route of your choice anytime between Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 19, 2020

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

Get into the holiday spirit in a virtual and active way with this festive 5K!

This winter 5K is sure to put you in the holiday spirit – in fact, we even encourage it! Pick a route or jump on your treadmill in your best Santa hats or assortment of jingle bells and Run Run Rudolph to the finish line of your choice! Runners receive a long-sleeve tech t-shirt and a certificate after they submit their time online.

Participants are encouraged to adhere to the Chicago Area Runners Association’s social distancing running guidelines.

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.

Date: December 5-December 19, 2020
Location: Various

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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 Virtual 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 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

2020 RACE RESULTS