Start Time: 8:00 a.m. (Assembly Time: 7:30 a.m.)
The 5K is a run/walk. The runners will go first, and after they have
successfully cleared their first loop around the lake, the walkers will
be released shortly thereafter.
Location: Whalon Lake, Royce Rd. Naperville, IL. Whalon Lake is at
the intersection of Royce Road and Lisson Road. You can access
Royce Road from either Weber Road/Washington Blvd. or from
Route 53. Route 53 runs parallel to Weber Road. If you are driving
north on Weber Road, turn right on Royce Rd., and if you are driving
north on Route 53, turn left on Royce Road. (The directions
are reversed if driving south on Washington Road or Route 53.)
Registration Fees: Pre-Registration Fee is $35 and on-site
registration is $40 for ages 4 and up. Children 0 to 3 years of age
and in a stroller, are free with a paying registrant. The registrant
must participate as a walker and line-up at the back of the line for
the safety of all participants.
Registration will close once we reach maximum capacity.
*T-shirts are included in your pre-registration cost. Those who
register on-site will not receive a t-shirt.
5K Bib Numbers: Bib numbers must be worn at all times during
the 5K. It should be pinned to the front of the runner/walker.
You may pick-up your bib and t-shirt pre-race. You may also
pick-up your bib and t-shirt the day of the race.
Distance: The race is a USATF Certified 5K course. Our USATF course
certificate number is IL16050NM.
Timed: Only the runners who pre-register will be timed. Those who
register on-site will not be timed.
Water Stations: Drinking water will be provided along the course.
Medical Stations: Medical aid will be available.
Parking: There are two parking options at Whalon Lake. One parking
lot is near the Konicek Shelter. The second parking option is near
the Lakeside Shelter, which is closest to the boating docks.
Both parking options are within the Whalon Lake preserve and
conveniently close to the race course. But, the race will begin and
end near the Lakeside Shelter.
Awards: Awards will be given to the first place male and
female runners. The Awards Ceremony will commence
after the last runner finishes the course.
Gear Check: There is no gear check. The parking is conveniently
located near the race course and you may keep your belongings in
your vehicle. However, we are not responsible for any stolen items.
Weather: There is no raincheck for this event. We will run/walk rain
or shine. However, if the race is cancelled due to strong weather
advisories, a raincheck will not be issued. The proceeds from your
donations will go to great use and benefit the
Spirited Pearls Foundation.
Course Route: You will begin your route at the Start Line heading
northbound and circle a little over halfway around the loop before
coming to your first mile. You will continue around the loop,
passing where you started the race, to round out mile two.
Then, you will continue your loop and end at the Finish Line
just short of where you started.