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Race Information

The Elgin Valley Fox Trot is celebrating its 37th year! This event offers races for all levels of competition, including a 10 mile run, a 5k run and a 2 mile Walk for a Cause. The race is endorsed by the Chicago Runners Association (CARA) and is on the 2014 CARA circuit.

10 Mile Race

Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Start time:
7:30am
Start/finish location: Intersection of Kimball and Douglas
Course Map: COMING SOON, new 10 mile course map
Special Note: Walkers, roller blades, strollers, dogs, bikes and skateboards are not allowed on the course.  Timing chips will be used.


5k Race


Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Start time:
7:45am
Start/finish location: Intersection of Kimball and Douglas
Course Map: Click here
Special Note: Walkers, roller blades, strollers, dogs, bikes and skateboards are not allowed on the course.  Timing chips will be used.

2 Mile Walk


Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Start time
: 7:55am
Start/finish location: Intersection of Kimball and Douglas
Course Map: Click here
Special Note: Strollers and leashed dogs are allowed on the course. 

Cash Prizes and Awards

Weather permitting, the awards ceremony will be outside with a post party. Trophies will be presented to the top three finishers in each age division, and the top overall male and female finishers.

Award divisions for the 10 mile and 5k races will be as follows: age 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-59, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over, male and female.

In addition to a trophy, the overall top three male and female winners in the 5k and 10 mile will receive a cash prize. All cash prizes will be mailed out within 90 days of the final race results following the winner completing the cash prize paperwork. Please see below for the breakouts:

   1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Male 10 Mile $250 $150 $75
Female 10 Mile $250 $150 $75
Male 5k $200 $100 $50
Female 5k $200 $100 $50

CARA's Runners Choice Circuit

This race was selected to be part of CARA’s 2014 competitive circuit of races, named the RUNNERS’ CHOICE CIRCUIT.  CARA members can compete on this Circuit for year-end Overall, Age Group, Clydesdale/Athena (weight) and Club awards.

This race is a CARA CERTIFIED RACE.  It has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines.  These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.

Due to CARA’s advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country.  To view the Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.

The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland.  CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life.

 CARA Certified Race