Chicago Runs You Might Like - August 2017

Chicago Runs You Might Like - August

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

World Vision 6K For Water

Date: August 5, 2017
Distance: 6k

Did you know that 6 km is the average distance that people in Africa have to walk for water? Join the World Vision 6K for Water in Chicago and help raise funds for this important resource. If you want more of a challenge, you can also consider running the "Jerrycan Challenge", where participants carry a 35-40 lb jerrycan through the 6K course, just like some people in Africa have to do to transport water.

> Get more info about World Vision 6K For Water

Stan's Donut Dash 5K and Kid's Dash

Date: August 12, 2017
Distance: 5k, Fun Run

Donut fans, this is the event for you! There will be music played as well as donuts throughout the entire race from start to the finish. Stan's Donuts will be sponsoring the Donut Dash and if you are a true donut advocate you know you cannot pass up Stan's Donuts!

> Get more info about Stan's Donut Dash and Kid's Dash

Warrior Dash Illinois

Date: Aug 12, 2017
Distance: 5k Obstacle Course Run

The Warrior Dash is a 5k obstacle course race that anyone can conquer. Whether you’re an elite athlete or just beginning the challenge, you’ll take down 12 world-class obstacles and venture through mud-caked backroads as you make your loop to the finish line. You’ll be rewarded with a finisher medal (that doubles as a bottle opener), a sweet t-shirt, fuzzy Warrior helmet, and ice-cold beer.

> Get more info about the Warrior Dash Illinois

Chicago 10K

Date: August 13, 2017
Distance: 10k

Runners looking to test themselves in a 10k, this is the event for you. The Chicago 10k boasts a large field of runners including world class athletes and casual walkers. The 10k (6.2 mile) race starts and finishes in Chicago's iconic Grant Park.

> Get more info about the Chicago 10K

Rugged Maniac Chicago

Date: August 26, 2017
Distances: 3 mile Obstacle Course Run

August is the month of obstacle course runs in Chicago. In the Rugged Maniac you will climb towers of shipping containers, rocket down a massive water slide, crawl through underground tunnels and leap over fire. After your race expect a party with thousands of other maniacs in an all-day festival with mechanical bulls, adult bounce houses, dancing, games and activities. 

> Get more info about the Rugged Maniac Chicago

Tough Mudder Chicago

Date: August 26, 2017
Distances: Obstacle Course Run

Runners who enjoy mud and hardship, this is event for you. The course doesn't have a lot elevation but it makes up for in multiple gauntlets of crazy obstacles. Diverse and dirty, this Windy City sidewinder of a course will take you through sprawling fields, vegetated woodlands and riverside trails, making it one of the most unique Tough Mudder courses out there.

> Get more info about the Tough Mudder Chicago

Chicago Lung Run

Date: Aug 27, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k

The Chicago Lung Run is a 10k, 5k and 1 mile event and is one of the largest lung cancer events in Chicago. Join runners, lung cancer survivors, and hospital staff support lung cancer research by signing up for the Chicago Lung Run.

> Get more info about the Chicago Lung Run

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 Jul 25, 2017