Chicago Double Racing Festival pits runners against each other in a test of endurance, both physical and mental. The day begins with a 5- or 10K run, with first place finishers earning a bright yellow jersey. Then, runners take a break for an hour, recouping and preparing for the next leg of their journey. Heats meet back at the starting line to compete once again, this time in a 3- or 5K dash. Every participant earns a medal and t-shirt, with top finishers taking home special accolades and cash prizes.
An extremely rare, often life-threatening condition, hereditary angioedema causes symptoms including swelling of the face, airway, and intestinal wall. It only occurs in 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50,000 people—making awareness key to finding treatments for the disease. That's why cities across the country—and even Puerto Rico—host HAE in Motion 5K races and walks throughout the summer and fall to help fund the efforts of The US Hereditary Angioedema Association. Money raised by race participants goes toward research and the development of new drugs and therapies.
With plants originating from 40 countries in the northern hemisphere, a trip through the 1,700 acres of The Morton Arboretum is like a trip across America, China, and Europe. More than 222,000 plants are protected and showcased on the grounds—an internationally renowned outdoor tree museum located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois. Throughout the year, scores of nature-focused events, activities, and educational offerings for adults, children, and professionals keep nature enthusiasts engaged and educated. In addition to 16 miles of walking trails and nine miles of roads, guests can also rent bicycles, skis, and snowshoes or grab a bite to eat at the Ginkgo Restaurant and Café. Additionally, guests can also bring children to the award-winning four-acre Children’s Garden, get lost in the one-acre hedge maze, or hike 16 miles of trails through woods and around lakes.
Downers Grove's Lyman Woods Interpretive Center is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
Feeling hungry? Sit down for a bite to eat at this club 's restaurant.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this club — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Book a travel experience of a lifetime at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville and indulge in the breathtaking scenes and sites.
The generous parking spots located in the area will make drivers feel at ease.
A night spent dancing to a DJ at the club burns calories and works up a sweat, so why not put the dance floor on a 5K course? That's exactly what Night Nation Run has done—participants run, walk, or dance their way through a race course illuminated by interactive light shows and pumping with electronic dance music from live DJs. After partying through multiple DJ stages, revelers finish at a raucous main-stage after party. Headliner DJs soundtrack the event on the main stage while participants celebrate crossing the finish line as a member of the Night Nation.