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Virtual Fun Run

Winnetka Park District is excited to host our annual 5k race in a safe and enjoyable way. Please read the rules, instructions, and helpful tips to get started.

  • This event runs from Monday, July 6 through the end of day Sunday, August 2. Submissions must be sent in by Monday, August 3 by 10am.
  • Participants must complete 30 miles or more in that time frame to receive a medal.
  • All participants who complete the 56-mile challenge will receive a medal and special commemorative t-shirt.


We know that staying inside can be difficult, this is why we created a virtual race to keep you inspired, healthy and motivated during these unprecedented times. All you have to do is register, go the distance, track it, and send it in! You can walk, run, sprint, or crawl your way to victory. Once registered, you will submit your mileage thru the link provided to you along with an excel document. You can enter your workout, take a screenshot of your workout or record it manually. If you reach 30 miles in 28 days, you’ll receive a medal! Want to go the extra mile? Hit 56 miles in 28 days and you will also receive a special commemorative t-shirt along with the medal!


  • Have fun!
  • Be safe! Please remember to keep a minimum of 6 feet between you and others (social distancing).
  • Log your miles via any GPS smartphone app (mapmyrun app works well) or our manual log.
  • Enter your miles and time through the provided link (will be sent to participants July 3). The runner is solely responsible for tracking their miles and submitting them before the deadline.
  • You can submit your data daily, weekly, or just once!
  • Don’t forget to submit your distance, without it, we can’t send you a medal for hitting 30 miles or more.

Helpful Tips

  • 20 minutes of walking = 1 mile
  • 07 miles a day for 28 days = 30 miles
  • Visit https://www.runnersworld.com/ for helpful tips
  • Drink plenty of water and don’t forget to stretch
  • You can track your distance ANYWHERE! Run up and down your driveway, go for a lap in the backyard, take a stroll around the block (safely!), etc.


$13 – Sign up by June 15 (all race information will be sent out July 3)
$18 – Sign up after June 15 (all race information will be sent out July 3)
$25 – Sign up July 4 and after (all race information will be sent out July 6)

Register Online


July 6, 2020 at 8:00 am
August 2, 2020 at 11:30 pm
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