Special Events

Aquatic Egg Hunt

Find a golden egg and win an Easter basket! All participants will receive a goodie bag. Three age/skill groups: 0-5 years/non swimmers; 6-10 years; 11-13 years or strong swimmers. Parents are required to be in the pool or on deck assisting their child.

Date: Saturday, April 13

Who: Ages 13 & under

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Byron High School Pool

Fee: $5 resident/ $7 non-resident


Sock Hop

Fun, Music, and Games! Calling all Byron 3rd - 5th grade students; it's time to grab your crazy socks and show off your dance moves to the musical entertainment of Sound Productions D.J. Ryan Nelson. Back again is the very popular 5th grade lip-sync contest! All lip-sync groups must sign up at the park district office and music must be pre-approved. Pre-registration is required. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

Date: Friday, May 17Sock Hop 2018

Who: Byron 3rd - 5th Grade Students

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Byron Middle School Gymnasium

Fee: $10 per person


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**Now an official Rockford Road Runners circuit race! www.rockfordroadrunners.org

Tiger 10 Miler

Join us for the second annual Tiger 10 Miler Trail Race! This exciting race will take runners on ten miles of twists, turns, and hills within the Byron Forest Preserve and the more secluded Nardi Equine Prairie. All participants will receive a custom finisher's medal, shirt and special awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age group. Overall male & female winners and also male and female masters winners will receive awards. This is a "cup free" race so please bring your handheld water bottle or hydration pack as we won't have paper cups at our three aid stations in order to keep our trails clean and be environmentally friendly.

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m.* - 11:00 a.m.

* Walkers are welcome and will start at 7:30am. "The early start is assigned by performance and is not done by or for convenience to competitors. The early start is out of respect to our volunteers and hopefully will shorten the amount of time they spend working on race days".

Location: Byron Forest Preserve

Fee: $40/person before August 6th
$50/person August 7th - September 5th
$60/person September 6th or race day

Age Groups
0 - 14 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 & older



If you have questions about this race, contact Race Director, Nick Warrner at 815-234-6218 or email nwarrner@byronparks.org.
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