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Whether you are a beginner or an experienced runner, there are plenty of races going on in the Heritage Corridor that you should check out! Beat your personal best and get moving at these races:


Quarryman Challenge 5k/ 10 mile - May 7, 2022

The Lemont Quarryman Challenge 5K and 10-mile race offers runners a challenging course in Lemont’s unique, scenic and small town setting. The 5K and 10-mile race start and finish in historic downtown Lemont and wind through the hilly neighborhoods of Lemont. 

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CARA Spring Trail Chase  - May 21, 2022

Experience the beautiful trails at The Forge: Lemont Quarries with a 10k course. The course is generally flat and well-maintained crushed limestone with some wooden surface bridge crossing, some gravel, and wood chip. The course begins within "The Lawn" which is The Forge outdoor music venue and continues along the I&M canal Passage, through the Lemont Heritage Quarry Trails and through The Forge Adventure Park grounds.  

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Liberty 5-K Run/Walk - July 3, 2022

The Liberty 5K is a chip-timed run on a certified course that takes runners through nostalgic Downtown Morris, area parks, and neighborhoods. The route is completely paved and primarily flat, with slight hills. Modifications have been made to offer an in person, safe and socially distanced run, that can easily transition into a traditional run. Click here to get pricing and registration info 

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Off Road Triathlon - July 23, 2022

This is a unique short course multi-sport event that offers an exhilarating, adventurous experience for triathletes of all abilities, including beginners to professionals. The course runs through the trails within the park and the adjoining trails of the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area and the I&M Trails.

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CARA Summer Trail Chase 5K - August 21, 2022 

CARA Summer Trail Chase 5K - August 21, 2022 In partnership with the Chicago Area Runners Association, The Forge: Lemont Quarries welcomes you to experience the trails of the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area with a 5K course.

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Starved Rock Country Marathon and Half Marathon – May 14th 2022

This year the half marathon course will start in the heart of Starved Rock State Park and encompass the scenery of the Illinois River and the beautiful landscape in and around Starved Rock State Park.

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Get up and get moving this summer at all the above upcoming races! Make sure to register in advance, as many of these events are limited capacity. For more outdoor adventures and events visit

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