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Fun Runs

Looking for a regular weekly run? How about a group to run with? Check out the weekly fun runs in your area to find a few new running buddies. 

Mondays

Dick Pond Athletics Schaumburg, 927 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg. 847-985-9720, 6 p.m.

Running for Kicks, 7158 West 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL. 708-448-9200, 6 p.m.

Universal Sole, 3052 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. All abilities. 773-868-0893, 6:15 p.m; Burgers & Beer Fun Runs on 7/11, 8/8, 9/12, 10/17, 11/14, 12/12 

Fleet Feet Sports, 124 E. Schiller Street, Elmhurst, Ill. 630-559-3338, 6:30 p.m.

Fleet Feet Sports, 1620 N. Wells Street 312-587-3338, 6:30 p.m.

Fleet Feet Sports, 4762 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-271-3338, 6:30 p.m.

The Competitive Foot and the Oak Park Runners Club. The Competitive Foot, 102 N. Marion, Oak Park. 708-524-0030, 6:30 p.m.

Human Race Sports Women's Only Fun Run, 15148 LaGrange Road, Orland Park. 708-349-4724, 9 a.m.

Evanston Running Club Year-round in Northwest Evanston at Harrison and Elm, taking a route through the neighborhoods, 6:30 PM. 

The Runner's Soul La Grange - Luna Chix run, 5 South La Grange Rd, 708-354-7685, 6:30 p.m. 

Running for Kicks, 7158 West 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL. 708-448-9200, 6 mile run at 6 p.m.

Runner's High 'N Tri, 121 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-670-9255, 6:30 p.m.



Tuesdays

Elmhurst Running Club speedwork runs. Prairie Path near Spring Road, Elmhurst. 630-941-0926, info@elmhurst-runners.com, 6:30 p.m.

Fleet Feet Sports Women’s Fun Runs, 3-6M. All skill levels welcome. Fleet Feet Sports, 1620 N. Wells Street. 312-587-3338, 6:30 p.m.

Frontrunners Frontwalkers, the totem pole near Addison, Lincoln Park, Chicago. Group goes to a local restaurant afterward. 312-409-2790, info@frtwchicago.org, 6:30 p.m.

Lincoln Park Pacers Running Club, at CARA bulletin board, Diversey and the Lakefront Path. All skill levels. 773-561-1392, 6:30 p.m.

Running Away Multisport, 1634 W. North Ave., Chicago. 773-395-2929, 6:30 p.m.

Evanston Running Club Year-round in Southeast Evanston at Greenlead and the Lakefront, running north along the lake, 5:30 a.m.

Dick Pond Athletics Lisle, Speed workouts (June - October) 2775 Maple Ave., Lisle. 630-357-6884, 6 p.m. 

Running Excels, 10328 S. Western Ave. 773.629.8587, 6:30 p.m.

lululemon athletica, 930 N. Rush St. 5K and 10K fun runs. All levels welcome. 6:30 p.m.

CARA Fun Run, Equinox, 200 W. Monroe, Chicago. Locker room use for CARA members. 12:00 p.m. (noon)

ASICS Fun Run, 1630 N. Damen, Chicago, 6:30 p.m.


Wednesdays

Run Chicago Track Workouts. Lakeshore Park Track, Chicago Ave. between Michigan Ave. and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. 708-771-7866, info@runchicago.net, 5:30 or 6:15 a.m.

Run Chicago Track Workouts. Concordia University, Monroe and Division, River Forest. 708-771-7866, info@runchicago.net, 6 a.m.

Niles West/Oakton Running Club Track Workouts. Outdoor track April through November and indoor track December through March, Niles West High School, Skokie. coachmpsavage@hotmail.com, 6 p.m.

Universal Sole, 3052 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. All abilities. 773-868-0893, 6:15 p.m, Wednesday Womens Run on 4/20, 5/25, 6/22, 7/20, 8/24, 9/21, 10/26, 11/30

Running for Kicks, Track workout at Chicago Christian High School, 12001 S. Oak Park Ave. Palos, Heights, 6 p.m.

Fleet Feet Sports Women’s Fun Runs, 3-6M. All skill levels welcome. Fleet Feet Sports, 4762 N. Lincoln Ave, 773-271-3338, 6:30 p.m.

The Running Depot, 30-H North Williams St., Crystal Lake. Does not run in winter months. 815-788-9755, 6:30 p.m.

Human Race Sports Women's Only Fun Run, 15148 LaGrange Road, Orland Park. 708-349-4724, 9 a.m.

Evanston Running Club November -May at SPAC on the Northwestern University campus, a 5.5 mile route heading south, or as far as you want to go, 6:30 PM.

Evanston Running Club April-October at Evanston Township High School, Dodge and Church, west side of the school, 6:30 p.m.

Puma Fun Run, 108 N. State St., Chicago. 312.263.9006. Runs of 3-6 miles on the Lakefront Path. All abilities welcome. 6 p.m.

CARA Fun Run, Equinox, 1750 N. Clark, Chicago. Locker room use available to CARA members. 6:15 p.m.

Bloomingdale Fun Run, Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 Glen Ellyn Road, Bloomingdale. All runners and paces welcome. 6 p.m. Questions, contact Dan Wigg at 630.294.8413



Thursdays

Universal Sole, 3052 N Lincoln, Chicago.  Women only.  773-868-0893, 6:15 p.m.

Dick Pond Athletics Lisle, 2775 Maple Ave., Lisle. 630-357-6884, 6 p.m.

Human Race Sports, 15148 LaGrange Road, Orland Park. 708-349-4724, 6 p.m.

Niketown Running Club, 669 N. Michigan Ave. 3-7 mile run/walk along the Lakefront. 312-642-6363, 6:15 p.m.

Naperville Running Company, 20 West Jefferson, Naperville. 630-357-1900, 6:30 p.m.

Chicago Hash House Harriers Thirstday hashes, various locations around Chicago. 312-409-BEER, 7 p.m.

Libertyville Running Club, The Runner's Edge 111 E. Cook Ave, Libertyville.  847-549-1108, 6:30 p.m.

Andersonville Running Club, The Runner's Edge Andersonville 5243 N. Clark, Chicago.  773-649-0853, 6:30 p.m. 

The Runner's Soul La Grange, The first Thursday of each month, runners and walkers, stay for social after run,5 South La Grange Rd, 708-354-7685,  6:30 p.m. 

The Runner's Soul Elmhurst, 6:30 p.m.

Evanston Running Club April-October, "Nooner" 4 mile from at Church Street and the Lakefront, 12 p.m.

DNA Athletics 16133 Weber Rd. Crest Hill. 815-588-0908, May - Septmeber 6:15 p.m.

Running Excels, 10328 S. Western Ave. 773.629.8587, 6:30 p.m.

Bloomingdale Running Club, Old Town Park (Franklin and Third Street). 3 - 5 Mile Routes, Call 224.653.8094 or visit this site for more info., 6 p.m.


Saturdays

Park Forest Running & Pancake Club track/speed workouts. The Grainery in Frankfort and Yankee Woods. Starts at 8 a.m. in winter months, 8 a.m., 7 a.m. starting on 5/1

Run Chicago Marathon/Long Run Training. Meet at Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Lincoln Park, Chicago. 708-771-7866, info@runchicago.net, 7 a.m.

LaGrange Park fun runs, corner of Oak and Sherwood, LaGrange Park. CARA, 312-666-9836, 7:30 a.m.

Fleet Feet Sports, 4762 N. Lincoln Ave, 773-271-3338, 8 a.m.

Lincoln Park Pacers Running Club, at CARA bulletin board, Diversey and the Lakefront Path. All skill levels. 773-561-1392, 8 a.m.

Lisle Windrunners 10-mile runs. April-Nov., Herrick Lake Forest preserve Butterfield entrance, Wheaton. Dec.-March, Wheaton Recreation Center, 8 a.m.

New Balance Running Club, 2369 N Clark St., Chicago. 773-348-1787, 8 a.m.

The Running Depot, 30-H North Williams Street, Crystal Lake. Runs all year. 815-788-9755, 7:30 a.m.

Chicago Walkers, 8 a.m. Advanced Workout (late Feb.-Oct.), 9 a.m. Fitness Walk. Across from east entrance to Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. president@chicagowalkers.org.

Frontrunners Frontwalkers, the totem pole near Addison, Lincoln Park, Chicago. Group goes to a local restaurant afterward. 312-409-2790, info@frtwchicago.org, 9 a.m.

Walkers and Beginning Runners Group, Dick Pond Athletics Schaumburg, 927 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg. 847-985-9720, 9:30 a.m.

Evanston Running Club May-October or November-April at SPAC on the Northwestern Campus, as far as you want to go, 8 a.m.

Dick Pond Athletics Lisle, Weekly trail run. Time and location varies. 2775 Maple Ave., Lisle. 630-357-6884, wayne@dickpondathletics.com for more info.


Sundays

Bi-weekly runs, Second City Hash House Harriers, various locations throughout Chicago, 2 p.m.

Chicago Hash House Harriers weekly hashes, various locations around Chicago. 312-409-BEER, 2 p.m.

Glen Ellyn Runners Fun Runs, Sunday, 8 a.m.  Prairie Path Park, Glen Ellyn, Metra West parking lot, CARA, 312-666-9836, 8 a.m.

Park Forest Running and Pancake Club fun runs. Distances vary. Schubert Woods, Park Forest. Margaret Brady, 708-798-5086, 8 a.m.

      CARA website photos courtesy of Chad Marek, www.endurancephoto.com, copyright 2007.