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Saturday, September 30
Hickory Grove Highlands | 500 Hickory Nut Grove Lane, Cary
Connect with your wild self on this run through the wide open spaces!
This 5K trail race journeys through woodland, prairie and riverfront habitats. Enjoy the colors of fall with stunning views of wildflowers, grasses and towering oak and hickory trees along the wooded trail.
Run Wild 5K — FREE Preview-Runs Just for Adults, 14+
Don’t miss this summer training opportunity for the Run Wild–Race for Open Space 5K. Get a sneak peek of the race route while learning training and trail etiquette tips that will make you a better trail runner. Local running experts Seth Kopf of Kopf Running, RRCA & USATF Certified Running Coach [6/28], and Michele Hartwig, Race Director at Ornery Mule Racing & Founder of MUDD running club (McHenry County Ultrarunning Dudes & Dudettes) [8/12], will guide the group through a warm up, a 30-minute fun run, and a cool down session immediately following the run. Pre-registration is highly recommended.
This electronically-timed, course features moderate terrain to provide an exciting and challenging experience for runners of all skill levels.
$30 April 1-July 31
$35 August 1-Sept. 27, 12:00 p.m.
$40 on Race Day: Register onsite 7 – 8 a.m. (cash or check payment only)
Includes t-shirt, race bib, and snacks
Friday, September 29, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Prairieview Education Center,
2112 Behan Rd., Crystal Lake
or On-site Race Day 7–8 a.m.
Park & Free Shuttle:
Fel-Pro RRR Conservation Area
1520 Crystal Lake Rd., Cary
(1.5 mile distance from the race site).
Note: Last shuttle at 11:00 a.m.
Day of Event Schedule
7–8 a.m. Registration (cash or check only)
8:30 a.m. Race Start
9:30 a.m. Awards (overall & age group)
Thanks to our Starting Line sponsors: