September 14, 2019 at 8:00 am


Event Details

Charitable Proceeds


 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.  

Registration Information


 Register Early! 5K Run registration fee increases $5.00 on September 1 and another $5.00 on race morning! $30 to September 1 (online) $35 to September 13 (online) $40 on Sept 14 (by Fox River behind Around the Corner Candy) $20 for walkers at any time Registration link: 

Race Location


 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. 

Free T-Shirt


 All runners and walkers will receive a free "dry fit" T-Shirt embossed with the race logo similar to the picture above. Be sure to indicate the size needed when registering. Dogs and strollers are allowed for the Walk, but only run-worthy strollers for the 5K. We have to keep in mind that a portion of the 5K involves two-way traffic. 

About the Course


 The race begins 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.  Here is a Google Map Pedometer link to the course:  

Pre-Race 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. 

Free Massage from Bodyworks Core Center

Our own Lion Mario Martinez will be offering free massages after the race under the Heritage Fest tent!

Click for Link to Mario's website

Additional Information



 The map above is of downtown West Dundee, south of Route 72. Do not attempt to park on 2nd Street, Oregon Street, or 1st Street north of Oregon Street. Please see the map above; areas indicated in green are good for parking, those marked with red diagonal lines are not. The Car Show will occupy Second Street between Route 72 and Oregon Street. 



The overall top three females and top three males will be awarded trophies as seen above.  Also, the first three females and males in each of the following age groups will receive medals:

9 & under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over

Race Morning Timeline


 Race day registration will open at 6:30 AM by the Fox River behind Around the Corner Candy. 5K Run and 1.6 Mile Walk will start at 8 AM. 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. This event will begin at approximately 9:00 am. 

Water Bottle


Also from First American Bank, the above pictured 8 oz water bottle will be in the goody bag, perfect for carrying while running a 5K.  A nutri-grain bar as well as information on other races and purchase deals from several sponsors will be included.  

Reusable Shopping Bag


First American Bank,, located in West Dundee at 218 W. Main Street has donated the goody bag pictured above. This great reusable bag will be given to all participants at either the pre-packet pickup on Friday, September 14 or the morning of the race, September 15. 

Post Race Party & Raffle


A free beverage from Emmett's Brewing Co. will be included for runners that attend the party.   Bananas and bagels will also be available at this event within the Heritage Fest Main Stage Tent, just north of the businesses on the north side of Route 72.

 After the race the Lions will be holding a raffle in conjunction with the awards ceremony and post-race party. In addition to a 50/50 raffle, there will be several Gift Certificates.   

Mail-in Registration Form

Must be received by September 10


Contact Us

Please email Ed Bates, Race Director, with any questions at