Welcome to the Inaugural
“Stride & Soar 5K” Run/Walk!
This USATF 5K run will be held in Sandwich Illinois at the beautiful Sandwich County Fairgrounds. Runners will be treated to a new certified 5K course. The course offers all runners a challenge, but seasoned runners will find the new course a welcome addition. The start and finish will be in the Sandwich County Fairgrounds with the main course winding through bucolic Sandwich Illinois.
As the leaves fall, why not pick up your feet and join us!
Runners will be excited to receive a hoodie and custom finisher medals and custom age awards!
Pre-Registered Runners $40.00
Pre-Registered Runner without a sweatshirt $25.00
Tenderfoot Trot $15.00
Day of Race Registration $45.00
In addition to a superb run, all race entries will include admission to the STEM-O-Rama event held on the fairgrounds on race day ($10 value). This STEM event is open to the public and appropriate for all ages. This event is being presented by the Boy Scouts of America’s Three Fires Council.
Can I sign up on the day of the race?
Yes, we will take registrations on the day of the race.
Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
Packet pickup will be held at Dick Pond Athletics in St. Charles, IL on Thursday, September 28, 2017. For questions please contact Chicago Race Management LLC at 630-479-8116.
Can I pick up a friends or family member’s race packet?
Yes, you can pick up for family members, up to 5 packets. You may not pick up for friends.
If I miss the deadline for the guaranteed t-shirt, can I still get the size I asked for?
Yes, we will make every effort to ensure everyone receives a t-shirt. Sizes may be limited after deadline.
Are baby strollers allowed on the course?
Yes, but for the safely of all our athletes and volunteers, we ask you to be aware of the runners around you during the race.
Can I wear my headphones while on the course?
Yes, but for your safety please be aware of your surroundings during the race.
Can I walk the 5k race?
Yes, walkers will be asked to go to the back of the start, so runners may take off first.
How long will the course be open if I want to walk the 5k race?
The course will be open from 7:30am until 9:00am to give ample time for all athletes to participate and complete the course.
Will the race still happen if there is inclement weather?
We will make every effort to hold the race, keeping in mind the safety of our athletes and volunteers. In the event of inclement weather, start time may be delayed in order to hold the race.
Can I get a refund if I can’t run the race?
No, we cannot refund registration fees. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
Will there be water stops and what will be served?
Yes, water will be available half way through the 5K route.
Can someone else run the race for me?
No. All participants must run under their number. Participant bib numbers may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to another person. Sale, trade and/or transfer of race entry/bib number is strictly prohibited and may result in the disqualification of and/or banning offenders from participating at future events.