Sat November 4, 2023 La Grange Park, IL 60525 US Directions
Countdown to Race Day


19 years and over


$45 8:30AM CDT Registration ends November 4, 2023 at 7:30am CDT
Open to ages 19 - 98.
18 and under


$40 8:30AM CDT Registration ends November 4, 2023 at 7:30am CDT
Open to ages 5 - 18.
(10 and under)

Kids .5 Mile Fun Run

$25 8:00AM CDT Registration ends November 4, 2023 at 7:30am CDT
Open to ages 10 and under.
19 years and over


$45 8:30AM CDT Registration ends November 4, 2023 at 7:30am CDT


Richmond Avenue & Waiola Avenue
145 N. Waiola
La Grange Park, IL US 60525

2023 SFX Falcon 5k Run/Walk - REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Registration for the 2023 St. Francis Xavier Falcon 5k Run/Walk is now OPEN! Sign up today to secure your spot in this annual, family-fun event!

We can't wait to see you back on the course this fall!

*photo credit: Karen Donoho, Kanda Photography


Volunteers ---> To make this annual event continue to happen, we need support from the community in 2023!  We'd love you to join us before, during, and/or after the race to volunteer! We can help you find a spot that fits you or your family/group.

Please get in touch with us through the Race Contact Info button below. 

Sponsors --->  We hope you will be a 2023 sponsor as we strive to encourage participation while providing a safe, quality, active family-friendly experience. Your tax-deductible financial contribution helps offset the cost of the race and supports a worthwhile cause: the education of preschoolers through 8th graders at St. Francis Xavier School.  We offer various sponsorship levels. The sponsorship packages are included in the PDF below. 




Race Bib Pick-Up

Friday, November 3, from 2:30 - 6:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier School (145 N. Wail Ave., La Grange) at God's Garage, accessible through the Waiola entrance of the school parking lot. 

  • Snag your official SFX Falcon 5k race t-shirt and a free winter hat courtesy of Wells Fargo. Plus, we'll also have some other FUN giveaways from our Sponsors!
  • Aim to pick up your packet on Friday so you can wear your shirt to the race and sleep later on Saturday!

Saturday, November 4 (RACE DAY!) from 7:00 - 8:00 am at God's Garage

Race Day

8:00 am – Kids .5 mile Fun Run (Ages 10 and under)
8:20 am – Junior Falcon Club 100-yard dash (1st grade and younger – FREE EVENT)
8:30 am – 5k start; strollers to start behind all runners 
8:30 - 10 am – Post-Race Party
9:30 am - Age Group Awards (medals and prizes!)

All race distances start and finish on Richmond between Spring and Waiola. See further down for a detailed map of the various courses. 

Parking is available on neighborhood streets on both sides of Ogden Ave.; no parking on the course or in the school lot.


Indoor restrooms will be available at the school if needed.

Post Race Party

We will have a post-race party in the school parking lot (weather contingent; otherwise, in the gym). Come hang out after the race for food and drinks donated by local businesses. We'll have bagels, bananas, donuts, along with water, and our favorite Maria from Tate's will serve delicious hot chocolate! We'll also have on-site support from some of our outstanding sponsors!

At 9:30 am, we will announce our age-group and stroller division awards, so make sure you are placed in the race to claim your bling and personalized water bottles from our sponsor Lively!

Race Results

Results for the 5K will be posted on the Chicago Athlete website. 

Course Records: Delaney Burns 20:24 (Female 2018) and Nicholas Strayer 18:15 (Male 2019).


Overall, Top Age Group and Stroller Medals will be given out on race, approximately around 9:30 a.m. in the SFX School parking lot at the post-race party!

  • Overall Female
  • Overall Male
  • Top 3 - 10 and Under Female
  • Top 3 - 10 and Under Male
  • Top 3- 11 - 12 Female
  • Top 3- 11 - 12 Male
  • Top 3- 13 - 14 Female
  • Top 3- 13 - 14 Male
  • Top 3- 15 - 18 Female
  • Top 3- 15 - 18 Male
  • Top 3- Adult (19 & Over) Female
  • Top 3 - Adult (19 & Over) Male
  • Overall Stroller Female
  • Overall Stroller Male

(Updated in 2017) USATF-certified course (IL 17026WR). Timing provided by J3 Timing; your 5K time starts and ends when you cross the line! ALL EVENTS BEGIN AT 5K START/FINISH line. 


A few safety announcements for Race Day - so please read through!

  • Kids in Front: This is a family-oriented event, so if  you are a faster runner or pushing a stroller, please be aware of our Junior Falcons during the first part of the race course
  • Course Marshalls: We have volunteers at every street crossing, but remember that Stone Avenue between Richmond and Waiola will have runners running in both directions. IMPORTANT please stay to the left of the cones.
    Bibs / Finish Line: If you decide not to complete the entire course, do not go through the finish since it will throw off the race results.
  • Course Marking: The course has been marked with blue paint on the streets. There are arrows at every turn, signs in the ground, and signs at each mile marker.
    Police Car Lead: Officer Scott Habenicht from the LaGrange Park Police Department will lead the way in the police car (round of applause for office Scott and the LaGrange Park PD).
  • Potholes / Footing: Please note the LaGrange Park Public Works department is working to fill in potholes along the race route, and there are piles of leaves, so please be aware of where you are stepping.


With heartfelt thanks, we wouldn't be able to put on this fantastic event year after year without the help and support from the Village of La Grange Park, St. Francis Xavier Parish, our sponsors, and all of our volunteers! Thank you!


Donate at

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!

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