Chicago Runs You Might Like - December

Chicago Runs You Might Like - December

A haiku from Santa:


It is holiday season! Here are a few runs in the Chicago area that will help you celebrate the holidays and rev up your appetite for the festive season. Put on your favourite ugly christmas sweater, down a glass of egg nog and go chase the reindeer.

Lions Club Reindeer Run

Date: Dec 2, 2017
Time: 8:30 am
Distance: 5k
Price: $40

This winter 5K run features lots of spirit, post-race refreshments and holiday cheer! The first 1,250 runners receive a long sleeve tech t-shirt and antlers.

> Get more info about the Lions Club Reindeer Run

Santa Hustle Chicago

Date: December 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Distances: 5k
Price: $45

Coupon Code: Get 5$ off with coupon code 'RUNGUIDE'

If you like dressing like Santa Claus, enjoy dancing to some holiday music, devouring candy, and joining in on an epic after party then grab your favorite friends and family, get in the holiday spirit, and make your way to the Santa Hustle 5k. 

> Get more info about the Santa Hustle Chicago

Viking Winter Dash

Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 10:30 am
Distances: 5k, 15k, Half Marathon
Cost: $49-$89

Held in Veteran Acres Park, this is a race for the hearty! Three distances, a 5K, 15K and half marathon give runners a great opportunity to break up their winter hibernation with some competitive trail running.

 > Get more info about the Viking Winter Dash

Ugly Sweater Run

Date: December 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Distances: 5k
Cost: $45

Rummage up the Ugliest Sweater you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the Merriest 5K of the year. The Ugly Sweater Run is a national series of fun runs where thousands of runners don their best/most impressive ugly Christmas sweater and follow a 5k (ish) course through city streets and scenic parks

 > Get more info about the Ugly Sweater Run

Jingle Bell Run/Walk Chicago

Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Distance: 5k
Cost: $43

Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 or 10 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.  

> Get more info about the Jingle Bell Run/Walk Chicago

New Years Eve 5k

Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Distance: 5k
Cost: $35-$55

Join Chicago Sport & Social Club for Chicago’s newest tradition! This year's 5K will start and end at Chicago’s historic lakefront property, Theater on the Lake. There’s no better way to start your day and earn your right to party into the New Year!

> Get more info about the New Years Eve 5k

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Published on Nov 10, 2017