Chicago Runs You Might Like - July 2017

Chicago Runs You Might Like - July

Head and heart battle, 
Concentrate on feet and breath, 
Soon you are at peace. 

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

Run The Runway

Date: July 1, 2017
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

Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th


Date: July 4, 2017
Distance: 4 miles

Looking for something to do while celebrating America's birthday? Join Elmhurst Running Club and over 1,000 runners for 4 miles on July 4th, starting on Prospect Ave. This USATF-certified race is fast and flat with just three short hills to navigate. The event attracts fast runners, with the race regularly won in under 20 minutes.

> Get more info about the Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th

Strike Out ALS 5k

Date: July 11, 2017
Distance: 5k

Since 2010, this unique event has attracted thousands of Chicago area runners and has raised more than $300,000 for the Les Turner ALS Foundation. The race starts at the iconic home plate of Comiskey Park and finishes with a lap around the warning track of the ballpark. Stay for the after-party at the ChiSox Bar & Grill and celebrate by enjoying a discounted menu with drink specials.

> Get more info about the Strike Out ALS 5k


Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Date: July 15, 2017
Distances: 5k, 10k Half marathon

Rock 'n' Roll fans, this is the race for you. The event features live rock bands every mile along the course, setting the tempo for a half marathon block party where runners and spectators will be dancing in the streets. The Rock n Roll Half Marathon featues a flat, fast course for the ultimate tour of Chicago and a post-race concert to cap off your race experience.

> Get more info about the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Hemingway 8k

Date: July 15, 2017
Distance: 8k

Have you ever wanted to participate in the Running of the Bulls? The Hemingway 8k is a great warmup to a real bull run and you won't have to travel to Spain. This 8k road race includes members of the Oak Park Runners Club dressed as bulls to run as pacers.

> Get more info about the Hemingway 8k

Burgers and Beer 5k

Date: July 17, 2017
Distance: 5k

Finally an event focused on your post race needs. It started as a grass roots event from Universal Sole's Lakeview store to bring people together for an easy fun run of 3 or 5 miles coupled with a cold beer and burgers from various Lakeview neighborhood bars. With the growth and popularity of the Burgers & Beer Fun Runs, folks demanded an official Burgers & Beer race! Well, here we are, the 6th annual Burgers & Beer 5k is officially here on July 17th, 2017!

> Get more info about the Burgers and Beer 5k

BTN Big 10k

Date: July 23, 2017
Distance: 10k, 5k

College football fans, this is the event for you. The BTN Big 10K race kicks off the college football season as fans celebrate their favorite Big Ten team. Participants dress up in their favorite school colors and compete for their Big Ten teams in the 10K race and the 5K run/walk.

After the race, enjoy the over-the-top FanFest and Tailgate party packed with mascots, cheerleaders, food, music, beer, interactive games, prizes, BTN talent, former Big Ten player appearances and much more!

> Get more info about the BTN Big 10k

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 Jun 13, 2017