Wilmette, IL

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Updated on:
Tue, 2017-06-27 06:51

Fun Run & Walk 2017

**Many thanks to our generous longtime Stars and Stripes Sponsor, DeGiulio Kitchen Design!**

To view and download the 2017 Fun Run/Walk information/registration brochure, click here

Download the Fun Run/Walk Route Map

Register for the Adult race online here

Register for the Youth race online here

Register for the Walk for Fun online here

This year's Fun Run, Walk For Fun and Youth Run, will be held on Tuesday, July 4, in Gillson Park--the day after the family fun and fireworks event. Day of race registration opens at 7 a.m.

The 4-mile run and 2-mile walk begin at 8 a.m. as participants in the Fun Run and Walk for Fun start wending their way through Gillson Park and the streets of Wilmette. There are eight categories in the Fun Run contest--from age 10-13 through age 70 plus! Awards are presented in all Fun Run categories. The Walk for Fun is for recreation only—no awards are presented. 

The Youth Run has four age groups—6-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13—to accommodate the large number of entrants. Tot Run participants are age 5 and under. Kids' Races begin at 9:15 a.m. and run at 10 minute intervals. See schedule below. All children’s races take place inside the park. Awards are given in each of the childrens' categories.

The Early Bird adult registration fee is $25, and $10 for the Youth Run.

The day of event adult fee is $30, and $15 for the Youth Run.  Note: Tots (5 & under) run for free and registration is not required.

You can register online or in person at any Park District facility. We will continue to accept race registrations online or at any of our facilities through Wednesday, June 28.  After the 28th, pre-registration will be closed and registration will not open up again until 7 a.m. on race day, July 4.

For participants who do register before the 29th, race packets will be available for pick up at the CRC on Saturday, July 1 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, July 2 from 9 a.m.-5.p.m. They will also be available starting at 4 p.m. on July 3 at the information tent in Gillson Park.

We will send an email to all participants that are pre-registered, to let them know when the packets are available.

Join your neighbors and friends, and start your 4th of July with a bang! For more information call the Wilmette Park District at 847/256-6100.

7 a.m. | Open Registration at the Big Tent
7:45 a.m. Runners warm up
8 a.m. | Adult Fun Run, Men and Women, 14 & Up
8 a.m. | Adult Walk For Fun, Men and Women, 14 & Up
9:15 a.m.| Youth Run, ages 6-7
9:25 a.m.| Youth Run, ages 8-9
9:35 a.m.| Youth Run, ages 10-11
9:45 a.m. | Youth Run, ages 12-13
9:55 a.m. Tot Run, 5 & Under


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