30th Annual Groovin in the Grove 10K, 5K, Little Groovers 1K, 100 Yd Dash
REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN BUT IF YOU REGISTER AFTER SUNDAY, MAY 05 YOU WILL HAVE TO PICK UP YOUR PACKET ON RACE DAY, WHICH OPENS AT 7:30AM. YOU ARE ALSO NOT GUARANTEED A RACE SHIRT.
30th Annual Race sponsored by the Midwestern University Sports Medicine Club to benefit Sharing Connections (located in Downers Grove). A great family event for Mother's Day weekend that benefits a very worthwhile cause. NEW THIS YEAR – We have added a 10K Option.
Warrior Fitness Challenge
The race will once again feature the Warrior Fitness Challenge which participants 14 and older can add to their race registration for an additional fee. The fitness challenge will be put on by the Midwestern University SAMOPS Organization (Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons). All proceeds from the fitness challenge will go to benefit Operation Support Our Troops. The Warrior Fitness Challenge will provide you with a fitness testing score graded by official military personnel. You will be graded based on the results from a 2 minute push up test, a 2 minute sit-up test and your time for the 5K Race. Points are awarded based on your performance and factor in your age.
(8-10 yrs. old)
(5-7 yrs. old)
(4 and Under)
Warrior Fitness Challenge with the 5K Race. Pushups Testing, Sit Up Testing and time at the 2 mile marker on race course.
Warrior Fitness Challenge with the 10K Race. Pushup Testing, Sit Up Testing and time at the 2 mile marker on race course.
USATF certified course, starts and ends on the campus of Midwestern University at the Recreation & Wellness Center. The course has a couple hilly sections. Split times and water available on the race course. All kids races take place entirely on the campus of Midwestern University and the course is closed to all vehicular traffic.
5K Course Map
10K Course Map
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No ID is required on race day.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is plenty of FREE parking available with volunteers directing you where to go.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Baby Joggers & Strollers are allowed, you just have to start at the back of the pack.
No Bikes, Skates or other wheel vehicles allowed on the race course.
Pets are not allowed.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Don Evans at : firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-971-6401
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No printed ticket is required on race day.
What about inclement weather?
The race will take place rain or shine. No refunds
Will be posted on mychicagoaa.com
Course Cut Off Time?
There will be no course cut off time.
Awards & Results?
The Awards & Results will be based on the results that are provided by the official race timing company (Race Time). All results provided by Race Time will be considered final and used for determining all award winners.
Pre-Race Day Packet
Packet pickup is also available on Race Day and takes place at Midwestern University in the Recreation & Wellness Center. Packet Pick Up opens at 7:30am on race day.
Race Day Registration will open at 7:30am on race day. Race Day Registration will be $50 for the 10K, $40 for the 5K and $20 for the Little Groovers Events.
Limited spots for the Warrior Fitness Challenge MAY also be available on Race Day for $60.
From I-88 East - exit at Highland Avenue, Turn RIGHT on Highland Avenue, Turn Left on 31st Street, Go 3/4 mile and turn Right at Midwestern University Entrance and follow the signs
From I-88 West - exit at Highland Avenue, Turn LEFT on Highland Avenue, Turn Left on 31st Street, Go 3/4 mile and turn Right at Midwestern University Entrance and follow the signs
May 11 9:00 AM CDT - 1K Start
May 11 9:10 AM CDT - 1/2K Start
May 11 9:20 AM CDT - 100 Yard Dash Start
May 11 9:45 AM CDT - 10K & 5K Start