Chicago Runs You Might Like - June 2018

Chicago Runs You Might Like - June

It's way too hot out
My head hurts and my eyes burn
But I will still run

Here are a few Chicago area runs that you may want to consider racing this June!

Chicago Gospel Run 5K

Date: June 2, 2018
Distances: 5k

If you like gospel music then this is the event for you. The Chicago Gospel Run unites gospel enthusiasts with runners, and walkers. The race course includes gospel music at the starting line, at the finish, and along the course.

> Get more info about the Chicago Gospel Run 5k

North Shore Classic


Date: June 3, 2018
Distances: 5k, Half marathon

The North Shore half marathon and 5k course will take you around Highland Park.  The event is very popular and pulls in 4000+ runners. The event is known for its great post race party so stick around and enjoy some beverages.

> Get more info about the North Shore Classic

United Run For The Zoo

Date: June 3, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, children's obstacle course

The United Run for the Zoo is one of Chicago's oldest running events, attracting children and adult athletes of all levels of ability to compete in a myriad of athletic events. Event proceeds go towards The Lincoln Park Zoo and helps to keep it free and open 365 days a year.

> Get more info about the United Run For The Zoo

Tiki Run Chicago

Date: June 17, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10K

The Chicago Tiki Run is a 5k and 10k Hawaiian themed event happening in Lincoln Park. Expect a fast and flat course, and post race luau featuring live music, beer, and of course Hawaiian pizza!


> Get more info about the Tiki Run Chicago

The Color Run Chicago

Date: June 17, 2018
Distance: 5k (ish)

Also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, The Color Run is a unique paint race where participants start the race wearing white and finish plastered in color. The fun continues after the race with a Finish Festival. The party includes music, dancing and massive color throws.

> Get more info about the The Color Run

Spartan Race Chicago

Date: June 23 - 24, 2018
Distance: OCR

Forget pheasants. We’re hunting glory.

Join us at Richmond Hunting Club for a fast-paced Spartan Race that will force you to up your game. After battling acre upon acre of rugged hills, flatlands, woods, open spaces, marshes, ponds, and streams, you’ll leave this venue with more than just a feather in your cap.

> Get more info about the The Spartan Race 


PNC Chicago Bears 5K

Date: June 23, 2018
Distance: 5k

Bears fans and runners unite at the PNC Chicago Bears 5K. All participants get their own Nike Dri-FIT shirt and a custom-designed finisher medal. Once inside the stadium, runners will be broadcast on the videoboard. As runners cross the finish line, a photo will be taken and delivered via e-mail to capture the moment! 

> Get more info about the Chicago Bears 5K

Proud to Run 5k and 10k

Date: June 23, 2018
Distance: 5k 10k

Proud To Run is a 10K run and 5K run and walk that celebrates LGBTQI&A pride. It's been a part of Chicago’s Pride Week activities since 1982.

> Get more info about the Proud to Run 5k and 10k here


Run The Runway

Date: June 30, 2018
Distance: 5k

This is a rare opportunity to run or walk on the main runway and taxiways at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, Illinois. The course is USATF-certified and the 5K race is chip-timed. Come back to the airport after 5:00 pm and enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer tent, an aircraft static display and fireworks at the second annual joint venture between the Village of Wheeling, City of Prospect Heights and Chicago Executive Airport.

> Get more info about Run The Runway 

Looking for More Runs?

Already familiar with these? You can always head to to get a full list of upcoming Chicago road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.

Published on May 08, 2017