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Join us for the annual 5K event during Aurora's largest four day festival!  Come at 8am to receive communion and a blessing before hitting the pavement and trail on the USATF certified 5K course.  8:30am Kids Fun Run start, 9am 5K start, 9:55am Tot Dash, 10am awards and celebration with chili and beer in the Big Tent. Professional digital timing and DJ to pump you up for your run!

Registration fees

Kids Fun Run Closed

Kids 13 and under

  1. $10.00
    Jul 8 - Oct 16

Tot Dash Closed

Kids 3 and under

  1. Free
    Jul 8 - Oct 16

5K Closed

Registration closed
  • 5K race participant

    1. $20.00
      Jul 8 – Aug 31
    2. $25.00
      Sep 1 – Sep 30
    3. $30.00
      Oct 1 – Oct 16


Water will be available on 5K course with fruit, beverages, sponsor samples, & chili and beer (21 & )  in Big Tent after race!


Split times will be given at 1 and 2 miles.


Results will be posted and announced after the race in the Big Tent and at Chicago Area Runners Association, Chicago Athlete, and on the MercyFest ’14 website


Parking is available at Waubonsie Valley High School just south of Our Lady of Mercy on Eola Road.


OLM is located a quarter of mile north of the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Eola Road next to Waubonsie Valley HS and the FVPD Eola Community Center.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be Friday, October 17th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on race day beginning at 7:00 a.m. at MercyFest. 

Race Day registration is from 7:00-8:30am


Plaques and a gift card will be awarded to the top male and female in the 5K.  Medals will be presented to the top three male and female 5K finishers in each age group.  Long sleeve wicking shirts for all pre-registered 5K runners.  T-shirts for race day registered runners and Youth Run but are not guaranteed.  Raffles will be held at the conclusion of awards ceremony and one must be present to win.  Medals will be presented to the top three finishers of the Youth mile run.

Event Schedule

  • October 17 6:00 PM CDT - Packet Pick Up Friday

  • October 18 7:00 AM CDT - Packet Pick Up Saturday

  • October 18 8:00 AM CDT - Morning Prayer Service

  • October 18 8:30 AM CDT - Kids Fun Run

  • October 18 9:00 AM CDT - 5K RACE!!!!!

  • October 18 9:55 AM CDT - Tot Dash

  • October 18 10:00 AM CDT - Awards, Chili and Beer in Big Tent

Contact Information

Event Location

701 South Eola Road, Aurora, IL

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