General Info

Race Start Times
6:00pm     Kids’ One Lap Race (ages 7 and under):
Race will be on the track inside the LTHS Practice Field at Cossitt and Gilbert Avenues
6:15pm     Kids’ One Mile Race (ages 11 and under):
Race starts & finishes on Cossitt Ave just E of Gilbert (click red markers on map)
7:00pm     5K Run/Walk Race (3.1 miles):
Race starts & finishes on Cossitt Ave just E of Gilbert (click red markers on map)

Come Early: Please plan to arrive about an hour before your or your child’s race (whichever is earlier). Allow time to check in your gear, stretch, drink water, and/or use the porta-potty.

Packet Pickup
Wednesday, June 7th: 12 Noon to 7 PM
Thursday, June 8th: 12 Noon to 7 PM
The LeaderShop, 4903 Willow Springs Road, La Grange (across from LTHS South)

IF NECESSARY, Pick up Your Packet on Friday, June 9: 2:00 to 5:45 PM at
LTHS practice field located at Cossitt and Gilbert Avenues, La Grange.
No packets will be distributed past the close of the packet pickup on
Friday, June 10th at 5:45pm. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Friends and/or family members may pick up your packet for you. Just send them with a copy of your confirmation email.

Minimum Pace Requirement (5K Race)
Please note that a 15-minute mile pace or faster is required. If you fall below this pace, the race organizers can no longer guarantee course support. Medical support, portable toilets and road closures will begin to become unavailable to participants. The local police and race organizers will ask you to either move onto the sidewalk or require you to be transported further up on the course to catch up to the 15 min. per mile group.

Visit our course page for more information.

Starting Line
All runners will line up for the race start time at 7pm. Your timing does not begin until your bib passes the start line. Please be sure to check your bag at gear check before proceeding to the start line area. Strollers are allowed but must begin at the back of the pack at the start line.

Gear Check
Gear check will be available race day to all registered participants from 6pm – 8:30pm. Gear check bags must be 12″ x 8″ or smaller. The LeaderShop is not responsible for lost, damaged or misplaced items. Please be sure to mark your bag before leaving it at gear check.

Bags may be left at official gear check tent ONLY. Unattended bags will be immediately removed from the premises and discarded. 

Race Timing
Each participant will receive a B-Tag timing chip attached to their bib when they pick up their race materials at packet pickup. Please do not remove the B-Tag from your bib.

Results for each participant will include finish time and pace. Official results will be posted online by the following Monday, June 13th.

In order to receive an accurate time, please be sure your bib is:

  • Your bib and not mixed up with another family member’s or friend’s
  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Pinned in all four corners
  • Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

Top finishers will receive La Grange Rocks medals!
1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male and female finishers will be awarded medals for the 5K and 1-mile races.
All 1st, 2nd & 3rd place male and female finishers in the 5K and 1 Mile races will receive medals.
All participants are only eligible for one award medal.

5K Race Age Groups: male and female groups for ages:

10 & Under
11 – 12
13 – 14
15 – 16
17 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69
70 & Up
1-Mile Race Age Groups:
boys and girls groups for ages:
7 & Under
9 – 10

The awards ceremony will take place in the post race party at approximately 8pm. If you are a top finisher and are unable to pick up your medal after the race, please contact Bruce at The LeaderShop: or 708.579.5898 to arrange delivery.