Schedule and Location
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Visitor Center, East-side roads
8:00 a.m. 5K starting time
9:30 a.m. Kids Dash starting time
Run for the Trees
Satisfy your inner champion on our scenic, rolling course through the crisp autumn air. Participation supports the Arboretum's work to plant and protect trees. Bring the family for the Kids Dash, Fall Color Festival, and post-race party.
New this year! Race Fundraising
This year, you can make your race even more meaningful by fundraising. Every dollar raised supports the Arboretum's mission to create a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. Note: Race entry fees still apply.
Early Bird Registration
Tuesday, May 15 - Saturday, August 18
$35 Member/$40 nonmember
Sunday, August 19 - Saturday, September 22
$40 member/$45 nonmember
Race Week Registration
Sunday, September 23 - Saturday, September29
$45 member/$50 nonmember
Race Day Registration
$50 member/$55 nonmember
$25 (Don't want to get up early but still want to support The Morton Arboretum? Become a virtual runner, and we will mail you a shirt.)
Event Highlights include:
- Technical t-shirt
- Post-race party with live music
- Complimentary post-race beer. We're proud to share that we'll be pouring the Arboretum's own beer—Arbor Oak Amber Ale made from oak chips from our own trees!
- ChronoTrack B-Tag timing system
- Awards for top overall male and female winners in each age division
- Free admission to explore our 1700-acres, including the award winning Children's Garden
*Jogging strollers are permitted. Participants with strollers MUST start in the back section of the starting line. This is very important for the safety of all our runners. All participants must cross the start line no later than 8:12 am.
Designed for youngsters ages 2 to 10 years, the Kids Dash takes place on a loop course 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.
Registration for the Kids Dash is limited to 400 kids. Register early before it sells out!
Packet Pick-up Information
Pre-register and pick up your bib number, 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, September 27: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 28: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 29: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
THERE WILL BE NO FREE PACKET PICK-UP ON RACE-DAY.
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 Sunday, September 16.
Race-Day Packet Pick-up - $10
Pick-up your Race Packet at The Morton Arboretum on race-day.
Mail or email registration must be received by Monday, September 24.
Pre-registration at The Morton Arboretum will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25.
Online registration will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28.
You can register at any packet pick-up time but t-shirt availability will be limited.
Register from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 30, at The Morton Arboretum’s Registration Tent near the Visitor Center. Please arrive early to ensure proper registration.
Contact email@example.com with questions about registering, fundraising, etc.
The Morton Arboretum thanks the following Fall Color 5k Run & Walk sponsors