Location: La Grange Park, IL US 60525 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Richmond Avenue & Waiola Avenue
145 N. Waiola Avenue
La Grange Park, IL US 60525
Event Time Price Details
5K Run/Walk
8:30AM CDT - 9:45AM CDT
Registration Opens August 23, 2017 at 12:00am CDT
Fun Run (ages 10 & under)
8:00AM CDT - 8:30AM CDT
Registration Opens August 23, 2017 at 12:00am CDT
Junior Falcon Club (JFC) 100 yd Dash (1st grade and younger, FREE)
8:20AM CDT - 8:25AM CDT
Registration Opens August 23, 2017 at 12:00am CDT

Join us for a family friendly 5K (3.1 miles) run or walk on a flat, fast course through the beautiful, tree lined streets of Harding Woods in La Grange Park. Easy to spectate USATF certified courseNew in 2017 - One start/one finish line with electronic bib timing means your official time starts and stops when YOU cross the line! All ages are welcome to register for the 5K. Children 10 and under may register for the Kids' Fun Run (not timed, no official results, approx. 0.5 mile). Preschoolers through 1st graders can participate in the free Falcon 100 yard dash hosted by the Junior Falcon Club. 

For the safety of all participants, strollers are welcome to lineup behind the runners. No other wheels (bicycles, in line skates, skateboards, etc.) allowed except for wheelchairs. No dogs allowed. Race held rain or shine. 

Benefits St. Francis Xavier School, La Grange. Pre- and post race activities held inside school. 

Registration Details

ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PRICES END 11/1/17 AT 11:59 PM. Register after that in person (+$5) at packet pick-up (Thur. 11/2 & Fri. 11/3, 2-7 pm) or race day at SFX Joyce Hall (7:00-8:00 am - note your race start time). Cash, check (to St. Francis Xavier), or credit card accepted. No need to register for the Junior Falcon Dash, join us at the start!

Back to school 10% off discount starts 8/23/17! No coupon code needed. 

REGISTER EARLY TO BE GUARANTEED A 5K TECH SHIRT IN YOUR SELECTED SIZE FOR RACE DAY AND SPONSOR GOODY BAG. Late registrants may receive shirt sizes as available or shirts after event.

Registration fee includes online processing fee and electronic timing chipParticipants under age 15 receive a $10.00 discount automatically applied during checkout. No refunds.

Please allow 24 hours after registration for packet pick-up.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up 2-7 pm Thursday (11/2) and Friday (11/3) at the Runner's Soul, 5 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, or race day (see below). Please allow ample time to make it to the start of your race if picking up your packet on race day.

Race Day

Race day packet pick-up, registration, and gear check (use whatever bag you'd like) from 7:00 am-8:00 am at St. Francis Xavier School, Joyce Hall, 145 N. Waiola Ave. (LA GRANGE) south of Ogden Ave.; race starts north of Ogden Ave. in La Grange Park (approximately 0.3 miles away). Parking available on neighborhood streets on both sides of Ogden Ave., and school lot (entrance on Waiola Ave.); no parking on course.


Top 3 overall male and female 5K finishers to cross the line (gun time) will receive a trophy and gift certificate to the Runner's Soul. Age group medals will be presented to the top 3 M/F 5K finishers who are not overall winners in the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, and adults (19 and over). Age group awards will be determined by official electronic ("chip") time. 

Race Results

Results will be posted within 24 hours of the event at Chicago Athlete, and on this website.

Course Map

USATF certified. Timing provided by J3 Timing; your 5K time starts and ends when you cross the line! ALL EVENTS BEGIN AT 5K START. Kids' (10 & under) Fun Run runs west on Richmond Ave., turns right (north) on Park Ave., loops around the median, and returns on Richmond Ave. to the 5K finish line. JFC Falcon 100 yd Dash heads west to finish 100 yds from start. 

Post-Race Celebration & Awards

Please join us for refreshments immediately following the race at St. Francis Xavier School (Joyce Hall, 145 N. Waiola Ave., La Grange), served generously by many of our sponsors. Stop by our indoor Selfie Spot and share your post race smile with your friends!

Awards for the 5K Run will begin at 9:45 am. No awards are given for the Kids' Fun Runs.

Interested in Volunteering or Sponsorship?

Join us before, during, or after the race to volunteer! We'll help you find a spot that fits you or your group. Contact us through the Race Contact Info button below or if you're a SFX parent, visit Sponsors click the Questions button below or contact

If you would like to make a contribution to St. Francis Xavier School, click here to support the St. Francis Falcon 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds benefit the Building Our Future campaign. Interested in creating your own fundraising page? Contact us through the Questions button.

Thank you for your support!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Many thanks to the Village of La Grange Park, St. Francis Xavier Parish, our sponsors, and volunteers!

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Congratulations on finishing the 2016 St. Francis Falcon 5K! Please notify our official timer with any discrepancy or questions about your results: Any updates will be posted on this site. Overall top 3 and age group winner awards have been presented. Results by Age Group and Overall Results can be found here:


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