Do you have a plan if the race is cancelled due to COVID-19?

As your race directors, we are committed to the health and safety of our runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators. In the event we have limitations with state and local guidelines, we have awesome contingency plans for our event!

We have a virtual option with our timing company to make sure we provide the best and most unique experience possible. Iconic race shirts, awesome bibs, reporting individual race times, and posting race times all part of our contingency plans.

We appreciate your support as we do our best to move forward during these uncertain times.

Keep moving forward and remember, we’re all in this together.

We will allow our runners to practice social distancing while choosing between our Legendary 10k or our brand new 1 mile Fun Run and complete either wherever you want.

Sidewalks, paths, treadmill – you will make the race your own! 

All registered runners will still receive a 2020 Limited Edition Virtual 10K (or 1 Mile Fun Run) Pumpkin Race Shirt and bib, shipped directly to you if necessary.  You simply track your time and submit it to our Race Logistic/Timing Company Lakeshore Athletics.
More details to come …. but only if we absolutely have to go Virtual.   

Who do I contact if I would like to volunteer? Contact Erin at or call 815-895-3456

We love our volunteers! All volunteers will receive a RACE CREW long sleeve t-shirt.   We need over 200 that day and leading up to the race.  Our 2020 volunteers are sponsored by Illinois Community  Credit Union and Northwestern Medicine


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 port-o-lets on the race route?  Port-o-lets will be located on the west side of the Armory only, on Somonauk Street, and in the Park. 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. Thanks to UGG_CUB AND SPANKS COASTER

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