Race Wheaton

Wheaton offers a 5K for multiple seasons!

Register for all races and receive a 20% discount

Registration for 2017 races is open through April 18, 2017 at 11:59pm (CST).

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  • Fun Run in Color | April 22
  • Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals | June 3
  • Light the Torch Night Run | September 29
  • Lions Club Reindeer Run | December 2

 

SPRING RACE: Fun Run in Color

Date: April 22, 2017 | Race Start: 9am | Location: Downtown Wheaton

Coming back to Wheaton for its fifth year, a 5K family friendly run/walk that takes place in the heart of Wheaton, IL. Runners and walkers weave through the streets of downtown and Northside Park, ending in Memorial Park for a final color party on Karlskoga Avenue. This untimed event emphasizes fun over competition. It’s open to both avid and first-time runners as well as families and children of all ages.

The Fun Run in Color ends with a Post-Race Party featuring post-race refreshments, vendors, sponsors, DJ entertainment, and, of course, a final color throw!

For detailed race description, a map of the course, and more click here.

 


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SUMMER RACE: Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals

5K/10K & 1/2 Mile Zippity Run*+

Date: June 3, 2017 | Race Start: 7:30am | Location: Memorial Park/Downtown Wheaton

The Cosley Zoo Run is hosted by the Cosley Foundation to raise funds for the development and renovation of exhibits at Cosley Zoo. One of the suburbs’ largest 5K/10K Runs. First 2,500 runners receive a long-sleeve tech t-shirt.  Post-race includes music, awards and refreshments.

For a detailed race description, a map of the race route, partnership information, and more: click here.

 

FALL RACE: Light the Torch Night Run*

Date: September 29, 2017 | Race Start: 7pm | Location: Downtown Wheaton

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

The FT Cares 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.

For a detailed race description, a map of the race route, partnership information, and more: click here.

 

RRun-logo-2015_redWINTER RACE: Lions Club Reindeer Run*+

Date: December 2, 2017 | Race Start: 8:30am | Location: Downtown Wheaton

A spirited winter 5K featuring holiday spirit, post race refreshments and lots of holiday cheer! The first 1,250 runners receive a long sleeve tech t-shirt and antlers.

For a detailed race description, a map of the race route, partnership information, and more: click here.

 

For more information, please contact:

Ryan Miller
rmiller@wheatonparks.org
630-510-5135

 

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