This year we have re-vamped our old Summertime Stride and we are launching the all new Chi-town Showdown 5K. This new 5K is coming to Mokena, Main Park on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to kick off the Annual Crosstown Classic in Chicago, between the Chicago Cubs & the Chicago White Sox. This new race will have the north side fans racing against the south side fans in a fun spirited race!

Who will you be rooting & racing for on race day?



Showdown Scholarship:This year the Mokena Park District Foundation has created a new scholarship program that will benefit underprivileged children in our community. A portion of the 5K proceeds will be designated to start the all-new Showdown Scholarship. The Showdown Scholarships will go to a child in the community who needs funding to jumpstart their path to athletic success. The scholarship will fund participation in either a park district or one of our community affiliates athletic programs. Applicants must reside within the boundaries of the Mokena Community Park District. Please download the Scholarship Application HERE. 

Applications for the 2018 Showdown Scholarship are due by May 1, 2018, and will be awarded at the Chi-town Showdown 5K on May12, 2018.

Course Details: 5K (3.1 mile) USATF-certified course and transponder-timed run & walk through the beautiful streets of Mokena. Split times & markers and water stations will be available on the course. This course is timed by T&H timing utilizing a chip timing system.  *See below for course map

Kid’s Dashes: Registered children 10 and under can participate in a race around the bases at approximately 9:00 a.m.  Kid’s dash distances and heats will vary by age.  All participants will receive a ribbon/prize.

Pre-Race Festivities: Come early and get warmed up with a pre-race workout before the singing of our National Anthem to kick off the race.

Swag Bags: Each Participant will receive a goodie bag with a chi-town showdown participant ribbon & baseball items including coupons and swag from our sponsors. Details of what will be in each goodie bag will be posted shortly.

Post-race Party & Awards: After the race, race participants are encouraged to stick around and enjoy post-race refreshments, food & awards while visiting with friends, family & fellow runners. The awards ceremony will start after the kid’s dashes have completed and will include awards to the Best Overall Male and Female run winners as well as the top three winners in the following age categories:  9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. 

Safety: For safety reasons, bikes, skates & scooters are NOT allowed on the course. Jogging strollers & Pets are permitted. We ask that you position yourself behind the runners as to not interfere with the start of the race. Walkers will be encouraged to start behind the runners.

Sponsorship: Interested in sponsoring this new 5K? Click HERE for sponsorship information!

Race Results: Available at, 48 hours after race day.

Race Photos: All race photos will be available at


 Thank you to our Chi-Town Showdown Sponsors