Tiger 10 Miler - Presented by Byron Bank
Join us for the fifth annual Tiger 10 Miler Trail Race presented by Byron Bank! 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 our unique age group awards go 3 deep in 5-year brackets. Overall male & female winners and also male and female masters winners will receive awards and a cash prize. Special awards will be given starting this year (2022) for five year finishers of the Tiger 10 Miler. Those five years don't have to be consecutive, just five total finishes. 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. Following the race, the after party will be held at Hairy Cow Brewing Company from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Race participants will kick back and enjoy a complementary meal while awards, cash prizes, and door prizes are distributed! "Like" or "follow" us on the socials @Tiger10Miler for updates and pictures of the course.
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m.* - 11:00 a.m.
Check-in: 7:00-7:45 a.m. at the Byron Forest Preserve Jarrett Prairie Center
Pre-race Packet Pickup: Friday 9/16 at the Byron Park District front desk 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 500 N. Colfax St. Door 55, Byron, IL 61010
Race Day Packet Pickup: 7:00 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
* Walkers are welcome and will start at 7:30 a.m. The early start is assigned by performance is not done by or for convenience to competitors and Byron Park District reserves the right to decide entry or not to early start. 18 minute mile pace will finish the course in 3 hours. 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
$55/person before July 7th
$65/person July 8th - August 31st (8/31 is the last day to guarantee a shirt)
$75/person September 1st - race day.
*Online registration closes at noon on Friday 9/16.
0 - 19 Yrs
20 Yrs - 24 Yrs
25 Yrs - 29 Yrs
30 Yrs- 34 Yrs
35 Yrs- 39 Yrs
40 Yrs- 44 Yrs
45 Yrs- 49 Yrs
50 Yrs- 54 Yrs
55 Yrs- 59 Yrs
60 Yrs- 64 Yrs
65 Yrs- 69 Yrs
70 Yrs & Older
Head to the Byron High School Swimming Pool for a one-of-a-kind night of GLOW Swimming. Enter the splash contest and hang out with friends! Glow bracelets and necklaces will be available for purchase.
Date: Sept. 23
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Byron HS Swimming Pool
Join us for a fun filled afternoon on the prairie. There will be hayrides, goodies and games!
Date: October 23
Time: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Jarrett Prairie Center
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Turkey Trot 5K
Get ready to spread some holiday cheer and participate in the third annual holiday house decorating showdown! We are calling on Park District residents to decorate their houses for a chance to win bragging rights and some fun prizes too! New this year is the option to nominate your neighbor! Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries.
Registration Deadline: December 12
Judging: December 13 | Lights must be on by 6:00 pm
For a complete list of our current program offerings including dates, times and fees, please visit our online registration site here: