Chicago Runs You Might Like - October

Chicago Runs You Might Like - October

I run, I escape
The crazy world fades away
My pace is my peace

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

Prairie State Half Marathon

Date: October 7, 2017
Distance: 10k, Half Marathon

The annual Prairie State race is a run through the historic downtown streets & neighborhoods of Long Grove. The course passes by the famous covered bridge! The diverse and beautiful course is USATF certified. 

> Get more info about Prairie State Half Marathon

Ditka Dash

Date: October 14, 2017
Distances: 5k

Join thousands of runners and walkers at Soldier Field for the Ditka Dash 5K. All participants will receive an awesome mustache, cold beer, an official Ditka Dash finisher shirt, aviator sunglasses, and a race shirt just like Da Coach used to wear!

> Get more info about the Ditka Dash

World's Largest Corn Maze Run

Date: October 15, 2017
Distances: 5k

Run or walk a 5k through the World's Largest Corn Maze. Definitely an a-maze-ing experience that is so corny it's crazy! Weave through 100's of turns on the clearly marked course as fast as you can.

> Get more info about the Worlds Largest Corn Maze Run

Pumpkin In The Park 5k

Date: October 21, 2017
Distances: 5k

Take in the alternative views of beautiful Lincoln Park during the spooky Pumpkins in the Park 5K! And if you've got the stomach for it, take part in the pie eating contest! Awards will also be given for several categories in the costume contest.

> Get more info about Pumpkin In The Park 5k

Frank Lloyd Wright Races

Date: October 22, 2017
Distances: 5k, 10k

This is a popular race held in Oak Park, IL. The 10k route winds its way past eight Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, including the Home and Studio on Chicago Avenue, in the fall season. These routes are chip-timed and wind through with stunning architectural viewes, beautiful fall colours, and a CARA-certified routes.

 > Get more info about the Frank Lloyd Wright Race

Pumpkin Spice 5k

Date: October 22, 2017
Distance: 5k

The Pumpkin Spice 5K Run/Walk takes place during the most beautiful time of year in Chicago and along its spectacular lakefront. Bring the family for a run or walk through the historic lakefront area of Chicago's Jackson Park, and at the end of the run enjoy pumpkin spice treats of all kinds.

> Get more info about the Pumpkin Spice 5k

Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K

Date: October 22, 2017
Distances: 5k, Half Marathon

Coupon: Get $5 off registration with code CAL-RG-SAVE-5

The Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon draws participants from across the globe to Naperville’s lively downtown, historic sights and beautiful neighborhoods. The event has established itself as one of the premier endurance events in the Midwest and Naperville as a destination for running enthusiasts. 

> Get more info about the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K


Halloween Hustle 5k

Date: October 28, 2017
Distance: 5k

Trick or Trot this year at the annual Halloween Hustle 5k Walk and Run. The event focuses on the festive "spooktacular" Halloween theme by incorporating runners dressed up in their best Halloween Costume and with an overall "Halloween-y" atmosphere.

> Get more info about the Halloween Hustle 5k

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Chicago

Date: October 29, 2017
Distance: 5k, 15k

Hot chocolat lovers this is the event for you! The chocolate really begins to flow at the post-race party, where you can enjoy finisher's mugs filled with hot chocolate, chocolate fonduew and tasy dippable treats! Plus music and a family friendly kid-zone.

> Get more info about the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Chicago

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 Aug 22, 2017