5K Races In And Around Chicago

Half Marathon RaceAvid fans of health and fitness in Chicago have an incredibly wide variety of 5k races to pick from.  Here’s a list of some of best upcoming races so you can plan accordingly.

  • Cinco De Miler - This run, celebrating Cinco De Mayo, takes place on May 6 at 9:00 AM.  It, fittingly, has a Cinco De Mayo theme so upon completing the course participants are greeted with a fiesta including breakfast burritos, churros and of course chips and salsa.  There will also be pinatas, and live music from El Guapo.
  • The Ridge Run - Are you a pro runner looking for recognition?  The ridge run is happening on Memorial Day weekend and features cash prizes for the top contestants.  The run takes place on Monday, May 28th but there are varying start times to for the different competition levels.  Check their website for specifics.
  • Mud Wars - Want something more than just running?  This non-traditional race features a 5k course, but littered with 9 obstacles and 3 mud pits, all designed by a former marine.  Check it out on July 28th.

From dirt to burritos, there’s a 5k in Chicago for every cause.  Find one you can get behind and start running!