Fall Color 5k Run/Walk

October 6, 2019

8:00 am -

Morton Arboretum

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Schedule and Location

Sunday, October 6, 2019
8:00 a.m. 5K starting time
9:30 a.m. Kids Dash starting time

Start/Finish: Visitor Center area
The run takes place on the East Side road.


Satisfy your inner champion on our scenic, rolling course through the crisp autumn air. Bring the family for the Kids Dash, Fall Color Festival, and postrace party. Participation supports the Arboretum’s work to plant and protect trees.


Event highlights include:

  • NEW THIS YEAR! – Men and Women size technical shirts
  • B-tag™ timing strip
  • Recovery food
  • Chicago Area Runners Association Certified Race
  • USTAF Certified Course (IL15004NM)
  • Postrace party with live music
  • A complimentary postrace Arboretum beer, Arbor Oak
  • Photo booth
  • FREE admission to explore our 1,700 acres, including the award-winning Children’s Garden
  • Awards for top overall male and female winner/plus top three male and female winners in each age division
  • Walkers welcome!
  • View the 5K Course Map
  • Race results on Athlinks

Kids Dash

Designed for youngsters ages 2 to 10 years, the Kids Dash takes place at the 5K start/finish line in the heart of the festivities. The race will begin at 9:30 am and be staged in the following heats:

2-4 years – 50 yards
5-6 years – 1/4 mile
7-10 years – 1/2 mile
All Kids Dash participants will receive an event t-shirt and a finisher’s ribbon. View the Kids Dash Course Map


Packet Pick-up Information:

Pre-register and pick up your bib number, B-tag™ timing strip, technical T-shirt, course map, and other race information at:
Dick Pond Athletics 2775 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL

Packet pick-up is available as follows:
Thursday, October 3: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 4: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 5: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Other packet pick-up options are available for an additional fee.

Packet Mailing – $10
Your race packet, including race bib, t-shirt and other materials, will be mailed to you before the race week. Final day to select this option is September 21, 2019.

Race-Day Packet Pick-up – $10
Pick-up your Race Packet at The Morton Arboretum on race-day.

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