Chicago Runs You Might Like - June 2017

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 3, 2017
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 4th, 2017
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 4, 2017
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

The Color Run Chicago

Date: June 4, 2017
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 10 - 11, 2017
Distance: OCR

If you are looking for an obstacle course run that will test your limits, the Spartan Race is for you. The course is located just over an hour outside Chicago in Marseille, IL. It is filled with fast double-track, short steep hills, gnarly technical off-trail runs, and down ravines and rivers. The terrain is relentless so plan your footwear accordingly.

> Get more info about the The Spartan Race 

Tiki Run Chicago

Date: June 18, 2017
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

PNC Chicago Bears 5K

Date: June 24, 2017
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! This year's event will also feature the first-ever "Kids Dash." The Kids Dash will begin under the iconic Chicago Bear tunnel in the Northeast Corner and will end with kids finishing on the field with Staley Da Bear! 

> Get more info about the Chicago Bears 5K

Proud to Run 5k and 10k

Date: June 24, 2017
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


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