Good Life Race

Sun April 30, 2023 Directions

2022 – The Good Life Race returned after a two-year hiatus due to the covid pandemic. The races attracted 699 participants between the 5K and Youth Mile. There was no Junior Dash. Almost half of the 5K participants had previously participated in the race.

2019 – The Good Life Race had over 1,200 participants between the 5K, Youth Mile, and Junior Dash, making it one of the largest Good Life Races ever held.  The Good Life Race also won Race of the Year from Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA).  It was the 6th time that the Good Life Race won!

2015 – The race was rebranded the Good Life Race, instead of the Race That’s Good for Life.  

2001 – The race moved to it’s current location at Oak Park and River Forest High School.  The race invited people to walk, not just run, for the first time.

1991 – The race established separate 5K start times for men and women.

1990 – The race was added to the CARA circuit, an elite designation that it has held ever since.

1987 – The race was re-named the Race That’s Good for Life, after the title sponsor, St Paul’s Bank, which had the tag line the Bank That’s Good for Life.  The fall race was discontinued.

1986 – The race was held twice in one year, the spring and the fall.

1982 – The Oak Park Runners Club held their first 5K, which was called the Fall 5K.  At the time, there were many 10K road races, but few 5K road races.


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