Who do I contact if I would like to volunteer?

We love our volunteers! All volunteers will receive a 2019 RACE CREW long sleeve t-shirt.   We need over 200 that day and leading up to the race.  Our 2019 volunteers are sponsored by Illinois Community  Credit Union and Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Health & Wellness Center.



Please call Erin at 815-895-3456 or email her at office@sycamorechamber.com

Where do we park?  Parking is available on side streets north and south of the Armory, there is a parking lot available one block west, on the north side of the street.

Parking IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE ARMORY LOT, THE LOT NORTH OF THE ARMORY ON Kishwaukee Drive, OR ON ELM STREET- YOU WILL BE TOWED! Please pay attention to signs. This street remains open for emergency transport.

Will my belongings be safe if I leave them at the Armory during the run?   There will be a gear check vehicle on Rt 64 on the west side of the Armory, near the Starting Line and then we move it to the Finish Line after the gun goes off.

May I run with my dog or stroller?   We welcome all runners furry and otherwise! However, if you choose to do this please be courteous to fellow runners by beginning the race towards the back of the pack.

Is there a celebration after the race?  There is no formal ceremony, however, awards are given after the race.  Also, our race is held during Sycamore’s Pumpkin Festival with the annual parade beginning at 1:00 and lasts about 2 hours. For more information please visit


Are there portalets on the race route?  Portalet’s will be located on the west side of the Armory only. There are none along the route.  Provided by Waste Management.


Is there food, juice and water available in the Armory after the race?

Bagels, fresh fruit, cookies, water and juices will be available for runners in the Armory. We will also provide delicious beer at the finish line for runners 21+ near the Finish Line just outside the Armory.


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