Wilmette, IL

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Updated on:
Thu, 2017-04-27 04:51

Fun Run & Walk 2017

Coming soon: Download the 2017 Fun Run/Walk registration brochure

Download the Fun Run/Walk Route Map

Coming soon: Register for the race online

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    This year's Fun Run, Walk For Fun and Youth Run, will be held on Monday, 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.

     Early adult registration fees coming soon, the day of the event the adult fee is coming soon. Registration for children is coming soon. Note: Tots (5 & under) run for free and registration is not required.

You can register online or in person at any Park District facility. After the online registration deadline coming soon, walk-in registration will be available at the Community Recreation Center ONLY. Registration will also be available in Gillson Park on the morning of the race beginning at 7 a.m.

Join your neighbors and friends, and start your 4th of July Weekend 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, 10 & Up
8 a.m. | Adult Walk For Fun, Men and Women, 10 & 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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