Join us in the never-ending battle of north VS south and run (or walk) your way across home plate! This 5K (3.1 mile) USATF-certified, and transponder-timed course takes you through the beautiful streets and forest preserve in Mokena. Split times, markers and a water station will be available on the course. An hour after race start, registered children 10 and under can participate in a race around the bases, at approximately 9:00am. After the completion of the race & kids dashes, stay for the awards ceremony, refreshments and healthy snacks. Medals will be given to first, second and third place winners in all age categories. Awards will also be given to the best overall male and female runners.

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


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 the detailed course map at the bottom of this page


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. Kid's dashers registered by May 18th will also recieve a T-shirt!



Early-bird:          5K Race: $20         Kid's Dash: $10

After May 18th:   5K Race: $25         Kid's Dash: $10

Race Day:           5K Race: $30         Kid's Dash: $10

*T-shirts are NOT guaranteed if registering after May 18th. 



A portion of the proceeds benefit the Mokena Park Foundation. 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. The scholarship requirements and application can be found online at, or stop by our office for information!



All racers who register by May 18th, are guaranteed a dri-fit race T-shirt. When registering please be sure to choose a size and a team to determine what shirt you will recieve! 



Packet Pick-Up

Racers registered by May 29th, can pick up their race bags & packets before race day. 

Thursday, May 30

Friday, May 31



Administration Center

Administration Center

10925 W. La Porte Rd

10925 W. La Porte Rd

Mokena, IL 60448

Mokena, IL 60448




Pre-Race Festivities

Come early and get warmed up with a pre-race workout before the 8am race start!

Goodie Bags

Each Participant will receive a goodie bag with a participant ribbon & baseball items including coupons and race bag swag from our sponsors. Details of what will be in each goodie bag will be posted at

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+.


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.

Race Results

Available online 48 hours after the race at or


Detailed Course Map

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