Race begins at the corner of Oregon Avenue and South 1st Street in downtown West Dundee
Race ends at the corner of Johnson Street and South River Street in downtown East Dundee
Ending location is approximately three blocks from the start
West Dundee Downtown Public Parking on the South Side of Route 72 or on 1st Street south of Oregon Avenue
About This Event
All proceeds from the race will benefit the Elgin and Dundee Township Lions Clubs and their charities. Participants will be encouraged to donate used eyeglasses and/or a non-perishable food item to the race. These are the two primary charities of Lions Clubs International.
Register Early! 5K Run registration fee increases
$5.00 on September 1 and another $5.00 on race morning!
$30 to September 1
$35 to September 13
$40 on September 14
$20 for walkers at any time
Special pricing for families: $3 off for runners and $2 reduction for walkers (10%) for any combination of two or more registrants. Discount given at check out.
registered runners and walkers will receive an official Lions Heritage Fest
T-shirt! We expect that more will be
available for sale after the race.
Chip Timing for All Runners
At no additional cost to participants this year, all runners will be “chip” timed to insure an accurate account of your race results!
About the Course
The race will begin in downtown West Dundee, travel west from Oregon Avenue and 1st Street, turn south on 2nd Street, through South End Park, cross the Fox River on a pedestrian bridge, continue south on the Fox River Trail, turn back north before Hickory Drive, and finish in East Dundee. The beginning of the course has a gradual incline, but most of the race is flat; the elevation climb is 54 feet.
Race Morning Time Line
Registration on race morning (Sept 14) opens at 6:30 and closes at 7:45 AM. The 5K Run and 1.75 Mile Walk will start at 8:00 AM
Day Packet Pickup
Pre race day packet pick up will take place on Friday, September 13 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Emmett’s Brewing Company, 128 W. Main Street, West Dundee, IL. You can also pick up your packet on race morning starting at 6:30 AM.
The top three females and top three males will be awarded as well as top three in each of the following age groups (male & female)
9 & under
60 & over
Awards and Post Race Party
All awards will be presented at the post-race celebration within the Heritage Fest Main Stage Tent, just north of the businesses on the north side of Route 72 in downtown West Dundee. A free beverage as well as bananas and bagels will be available for runners that attend the party. This event will begin at approximately 9:00 am.
A water stop will be located along the race at the 1 and 2.4 mile marks. Water will also be available near the start and finish line.
September 14 6:30 AM CDT - Race day registration
September 14 8:00 AM CDT - 5K Run and 1.6 Mile Walk Start