Special Events

Fall Frenzy Race Series

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Register for one race or all three! We will kick off the race series with the Fall Frolic, head to the prairie for the Harvest Hustle, and conclude with the very popular Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K! Each race has it's own custom race shirt. Participants who sign up for the Fall Frenzy Race Series will receive an additional custom event shirt acknowledging their participation in all three events!

Chip timing will be provided by Tri-3 Sports Timing. Plaques will be awarded to overall male and female finishers and medals will be awarded to top 2 male and female finishers in each age division. Age divisions are as follows: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & above.

FALL FRENZY RACE SERIES:


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Fee: $70.00 adults/$50.00 youth

REGISTER NOW for one race or the entire series!


FALL FROLIC 5K - This race has concluded.

Get ready to celebrate fall as we start the race series at Bald Hill Preserve, home of Illinois largest tree. Shirts are guaranteed to participants preregistered by September 11 at noon. Online registration closes Thursday, September 24 at noon.

Date: Saturday, September 26
Race Day Check-in: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Race Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Bald Hill Preserve, 5502 N. SIlver Creek Rd. Mt. Morris, IL
Fee: $30.00 adults/ $20.00 youth
Pre-registration Bib Pick Up: Friday, September 25, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Byron Park District

HARVEST HUSTLE 5K

Enjoy the beauty of fall and the changing colors at the Stephen and Deirdre Nardi Equine Prairie. Shirts are guaranteed to participants preregistered by October 9 at noon. Online registration closes Thursday, October 22 at noon.

Date: Saturday, October 24
Race Day Check-in: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Race Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Stephen and Deirdre Nardi Equine Prairie, 6405 N. River Rd., Oregon, IL
Fee: $30.00 adults/ $20.00 youth
Pre-registration Bib Pick Up: Friday, October 23, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Byron Park District

TURKEY TROT 5K

This very popular race will be an approximate 5K! Pies will be awarded to participants closest to guessing their time. Time pieces will not be allowed. Back again is the Best "Dressed" Golden Turkey Award. Be sure to wear your best holiday race gear for a chance to win! Shirts are guaranteed to participants preregistered by November 13 at noon. Online registration closes Tuesday, November 24 at noon.

Date: Thursday, November 26
Race Day Check-in: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Race Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Byron Park District, 420 N. Colfax St., Byron, IL
Fee: $30.00 adults/ $20.00 youth
Pre-registration Bib Pick Up: Wednesday, November 25, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Byron Park District

RACE INFORMATION:

  • HEATS
    • We will be creating heats to limit the amount of runners starting the race at a given time. We are currently limiting each heat to approximately 40 runners.
    • You can request to be in the same heat as another runner by emailing ecarow@byronparks.org . We will do our best to accommodate requests.
    • We will notify everyone by email as to what heat they are in on the Friday before race day.
    • Approximate heat starting times:
      • 8AM- Heat 1
      • 8:10AM- Heat 2
      • 8:20AM- Heat 3
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING:
    • Please remember we will be social distancing.
  • WATER:
    • We will provide a water station on the course with mini bottled water. Runners are strongly encouraged to bring their own water for the race.
    • Bottled water will be available after the race.
  • PREREGISTRATION PACKET PICK UP
    • Early bib and shirt pick up will be held 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Byron Park District, 420 N. Colfax St. Byron, IL 61010 Door #54
  • RACE DAY
    • Participants can park on the street or in the lot.
    • Packet pick up and day of registration will be offered at the race site from 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
  • AWARDS/RESULTS:
    • Results will be posted at http://tri-3timing.com/ and Run Sign Up.
    • Awards will be available for pick up at the Byron Park District the Monday following race day, 5:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday -Friday and 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.