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Run or Walk the "Homestretch for Heroes" 5K course through the grounds of Arlington International Racecourse and finish your last 1/2 mile on the actual racetrack. Experience the poly-track surface, rolled and packed for runners. The race will be called by John Dooley and there will be a live call to post as the starting gates open (race begins) at twilight, 6:30 PM.


Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30pm


  • FIRST 500 registrants receive a "Racing Silk" (Tech Shirt)!
  • Friends watch on the Jumbotron as you Finish on the Track! 
  • “Win”, “Place” and “Show” awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female finishers.
  • Receive one free concession item.


*Parking is free. Spectators are admitted free. Concessions available after the race. 


A Water station will be located along the course. This race is professionally timed.



NOTE: Once online registration is closed, you may still register at packet pickup or on race day between 5:00pm- 6:15pm


All participants must finish in less than ONE hour.


All proceeds benefit SALUTE, INC. a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that passionately pursues meeting the financial, physical and emotional needs of the military service members, veterans and their families.

Registration fees

Homestretch for Heroes Closed

Registration closed
    1. $30.00
      May 10 – Jul 31
    2. $35.00
      Aug 1 – Aug 5

Packet Pickup

We highly recommend that you pick up your t-shirt and bib PRIOR to race day.

You may pick up your bib and shirt during store hours at runners high ‘n tri located in Arlington Heights at 121 W. Campbell St. on Saturday, August 6th or you may pick up your packet on race day (August 9th) starting at 5:00pm and no later than 6:15pm. Go to the Pre-Registered Runners line.

Event Schedule

  • August 9 5:00 PM CDT - Same Day Registration Opens

  • August 9 6:30 PM CDT - 5K Twilight Start

  • August 9 7:30 PM CDT - Awards Ceremony

  • August 9 9:00 PM CDT - Park Closes

Contact Information

Event Location

Arlington International Racecourse, West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL, United States

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