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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:

Liberty 5-K Run/Walk - July 3rd 2021

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

the forge: Lemont quarries

The Forge Triathlon- July 17th 2021

The Forge Lemont Quarries is hosting their first ever triathlon! The course is self-contained within the park and the adjoining trails of Heritage Quarries Recreation Area and I&M Trails, located adjacent to historic downtown Lemont, IL. This is going to be the first fully off-road triathlon in the area, providing you with a swim, bike and run through the picturesque scenery of the quarry! For pricing and registration info click here


Summer Trail Chase 5k- August 14th 2021

Get your summer miles in with the Summer Trail Chase 5k put on by The Forge: Lemont Quarries. Experience the trails at The Forge-Lemont Quarries with a beautiful 5K course and a unique twilight race. Run, walk, or jog the beautiful course and enjoy the fun post-race party with a live DJ on stage, and access to The Forge's "Foundry" outdoor bar. Make sure to register soon as the capacity is limited for this race. For more information visit

Starved rock country run

Starved Rock Country Half Marathon – September 18th 2021

The date of this year's race will be Saturday, September 18th. This year’s presenting sponsor is none other than Dogfish Head. There are so many fun and creative ideas for this year’s race that'll ensure that runners are safe but also able to participate in an exciting race with a great sponsor! For more info visit

With all these upcoming races, it’s time to train and prepare yourself! Find an outdoor trail near you to start practicing for your race or just to enjoy the beautiful outdoors:

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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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