Railside 4/7 - Elburn, IL 

Charity Race Series



Welcome to the Railside 4/7, a series of races organized by Railside Charities NFP, benefiting local charities on Saturday, August 18th, 2018.


We will host a 1-mile fun run/walk, a 4-mile run and a 7-mile run. All races start and finish at John Stewart Elementary School, 817 Prairie Valley St, Elburn, IL.


Unique to our event, the 4-mile and 7-mile courses cross the Union Pacific West rail line via the Anderson Road bridge, offering a stunning view of Elburn and the surrounding countryside.



Registration Fees

1 Mile Fun Run

1 Mile Fun Run - All kids ages 1-12 will receive a commorative whistle when they cross the finish line

    1. $7.00
      Jan 15 - May 4
    2. $10.00
      May 5 - Aug 13

4 Mile

4 Mile Run

    1. $30.00
      Jan 15 - May 4
    2. $35.00
      May 5 - Aug 13

7 Mile

7 Mile Run

    1. $35.00
      Jan 15 - May 4
    2. $40.00
      May 5 - Aug 13

General Information

1-Mile Fun Run starts promptly at 7:15 am

7-Mile and 4-Mile race will begin promptly at 7:45 am

Race Timing

We use a disposable chip timing tag for the 4-Mile & 7-Mile that runners receive at packet pick up on the back of their race bibs. It is a lightweight-foam backed chip and remains attached to the race bib. 
Runners MUST wear their race bibs on the front of their clothing in order to be timed accurately. The bib cannot be covered, holding it in your hand or putting it in your pocket will NOT read the chip. Do not bend the chip.  Smart watches such as Garmin and smart phones can interfere with the timing chip frequency.  Please do not adjust your watch or phone as you cross the finish line and come through the chute.  Disputes for times on Smart watches and smart phones will not be taken into consideration. 

Packet Pick-Up
Railside Citrus Insurance Agency, 109 N. Main St, Elburn.  Thursday & Friday,  August 16th 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm & August 17th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.   Walk-in Registration Welcome

Race Day Registration
Race day registration will be open from 6:00am until 7:00am at an additional $5 per participant. (cash only please).

All participants age 1-12 in the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a commerative train whistle when they cross the finish line.

Awards go to the top three Male and Female Overall and top three Male and Female in the following age groups:  9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & older.


Ample parking at John Stewart Elementary School



Event Schedule

  • August 14 11:59 PM CDT - Online Registration Closes

  • August 16 12:00 AM CDT - Packet Pickup at Railside Citrus Insurance Agency 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm and Friday 9 am - 3 pm

  • August 18 6:00 AM CDT - Race Day Registration 6:00-700am

  • August 18 7:15 AM CDT - 1 Mile Fun Run

  • August 18 7:45 AM CDT - 4 Mile

  • August 18 7:45 AM CDT - 7 Mile

Contact Information

Event Location

Elburn, IL, United States

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