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McHenry Co. Racing Guide

Viking Dash is a run/hike at Veterans Acres in Crystal Lake.




Jan. 6

S-NO-W FUN Run, Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva

Jan. 7

Frozen Gnome 50K/10K, Veteran Acres, Crystal Lake


March 3

Shiver Run 5KBroken Oar, Port Barrington

March 17

McHenry Shamrock Shuffle, 5K and kids’ dash, McHenry East Campus High School

March 18

March Madness Half Marathon, Cary-Grove High School


April 21
Earth Day 50K/15M/5M, winding single track, rolling hills, blossoming spring flowers, open prairies and pine forest, Veteran Acres Park and Sterne’s Woods, Crystal Lake

April 22

Human Race 5K Run/Walk, fundraising for more than 50 nonprofits and volunteering organizations, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake

April 28

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, to create awareness and raise funds for mental health, McHenry High School-West Campus

April 29

Run Thru the Hills, walk, run and stroll distances for all levels (BYO ruck sack), AMC Lake in the Hills 12

Viking Strong 5K Run/Walk, raise awareness about teen depression, Lippold Park, Crystal Lake


May 6

March for Babies, improving health of babies, Emricson Park, Woodstock

Walk MS McHenry County, Sunset Park, Lake in the Hills

Bob Blazier Run for the Arts, Raue Center for the Arts, Crystal Lake

Walk Trot 5K, Dream Riders, Crystal Lake

May 13

Cooley Run 5K & Superhero Dash, pediatric brain tumor fundraiser, Betsey Warrington Park, Huntley

May 20

Girls on the Run 5K, promoting healthy living for girls, Woodstock North High School

Dash for the Dogs, raising funds for the medical bills of special needs animals at Animal House Shelter (Huntley), Citizens Park, Barrington


June 3

Udder Century, flat to rolling rural routes of 32, 50, 62, 75 or 100 miles through the dairy lands of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Start-finish: McHenry County College, Crystal Lake

June 8-10

Fight for Air Ride, cycle Crystal Lake to Lake Geneva to support of the American Lung Association

June 9

Relay for Life of Huntley-Marengo, fighting against cancer, Huntley Park District

June 15-16

Relay for Life of McHenry County, fighting against cancer, Prairie Grove School, Crystal Lake

June 16

Woodstock Challenge Runs & Pool Party, 10K run, 5K run/walk, and 1-mile and 1/2-mile kids/family run, Woodstock Water Works/Emricson Park, Woodstock

June 17

Father’s Day 10K/5K, honoring men’s health, Cary-Gove High School, Cary


July 14

McHenry River Run, 5K walk/run and 10K run hosted by McHenry Parks & Recreation Department, McHenry High School, East Campus

July 28

Savage Race, 25 obstacles, 5-7 miles, Richardson Adventure Farm, Spring Grove

July 29

Savage Blitz, 15-20 obstacles, 3+ miles, Richardson Adventure Farm, Spring Grove


September 29

Run Wild: Race for Open Space 5K, Hickory Grove Conservation Area, Cary


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