Belvidere Tornados 5K

August 2021 - Date TBD Directions

Belvidere Tornados 5K

8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
2020 Belvidere Tornados 5K Fundraiser Postponed

New Date: August 2021 - Date TBD

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with a saddened heart that we have had to cancel our 2020 Belvidere Tornados 5K Fundraiser. It was not an easy decision to make and we waited as long as we could to hopefully be able to work it out to be able to hold it. For the safety of all of our participants and our volunteers, we have to do what we feel is best. We hope you can all understand this tough decision and we hope that you all will join us again next year. 

All current registrants will have the option to defer their race registration to next year or donate their paid 2020 race fees to the Belvidere Tornados Youth Cross Country Team (which the fundraiser benefits). 

Thank you,

Anita Koziol

Race Director

Belvidere Tornados 5K


Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date (August 2021 - Date TBD) once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your understanding and patience!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Spencer Park, Belvidere, Illinois

Join us for our third annual 5K supporting the Belvidere Tornados Youth Cross Country Team. The race will be held on Saturday, August 22nd at 8:00 AM in Spencer Conservation Area, also known as Spencer Park (off of Appleton Road) in Belvidere. This is a timed (chipped) race, with timing provided by Tri-3 Sports Timing, on a USATF Certified Course (Course #IL14114JW). All ages and athletic abilities are welcome to participate. Run or walk the 5K, it is up to you. Participants will be in pack order at the starting line with the more serious runners in the front and our walkers at the back of the pack. All participants registering by July 31st are guaranteed to receive a Belvidere Tornados 5K shirt, a swag bag and a brand new custom FINISHER MEDAL! There will also be a trophy for Top Finisher Male and Top Finisher Female and custom medals to top finishers (1st-3rd male and female) in various age groups:

  • 12 and under
  • 13-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60 and over

All proceeds are used to help support the mission of the Belvidere Tornados Youth Cross Country Team, with part of the proceeds also going towards awarding scholarships for the 2020-2021 graduating senior class within the Belvidere School District. This event also helps bring awareness to our community towards leading a healthy lifestyle for a lifetime whether you are a walker or a runner. 

Please Note: There is no guarantee of a shirt or finisher medal after 7/31/19. 

Race Contact Info

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Packet Pick-Up
Packet Pick-Up Event:
When: Friday, August 21st
Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM
Where: TBD

Please make sure to have your registration confirmation for you and any other packets you may be picking up. We will not be allowed to give other packets without confirmation. You will also need to show ID at packet pick-up. 


Race Day Packet Pick-up:
When: Saturday, August 22nd
Time: 7:00AM-7:45AM
Where: Spencer Park (under big pavilion)
USATF Certified Course Map

USATF Certified Course Map - #IL14114JW


Spencer Park, Belvidere, Illinois


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