St. Francis Falcon 5K Run/Walk

Sat November 6, 2021 La Grange Park, IL 60525 US Directions
Place
Richmond Avenue & Waiola Avenue
145 N. Waiola
La Grange Park, IL US 60525
Let's run together! Back in person for 2021.

We've been given approval to present the 2021 St. Francis Falcon 5K as a live event. With a few weeks left until race day and in consideration of our community and sponsors, we will be hosting a scaled back version of the Falcon 5K we hope you love as much as we do. What does this mean for you?

Yes: USATF Certified 5K course, Chip timing, Official start, Technical race shirt (when you register by Sunday, 10/17), and lots of smiles on a beautiful fall day

In lieu of our indoor post-race party, we will have grab and go snacks in the school parking lot. Since we are trying to limit gathering, there will be no awards this year. Go for your PR (personal record), run with your family, or grab a neighbor and join us to walk. 

Can you run it virtually? Of course! Just register as if you're running race day and don't forget to pick up your shirt. You can submit your time to us if you'd like.

Description

Run or walk a family friendly flat, fast 5K (3.1 miles) through the beautiful, tree lined streets of Harding Woods in La Grange Park. Easy to spectate, USATF certified course (updated 2017). Chip timed so your official time starts and stops when YOU cross the Start/Finish line! 

It's back - Kids' Fun Run! Kids ages 10 and under can register for an untimed (~ 0.5 mile) race that runs out and back from the Start/Finish line at 8:00 am before the 5K start. Registrants receive a 5K tech shirt. Kids who want to run the 5K need to only register for the 5K so they receive an official time. They are welcome to run the Fun Run too or instead (same entry fee). No awards except bragging rights.

Got a little one who wants to run? Line up by age group (ages 6 and under) at the Start/Finish line by 8:15 am for our free Junior Falcon Dash. No shirts, bibs, chips, times or awards. Want a shirt? Register your little ones up for the Fun Run to receive a shirt; they don't have to run it.

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. Service animals welcome. Race held rain or shine. 

Registration Details

Register by midnight, Sunday, 10/17/21 to guarantee a 5K tech shirt for race day. Shirts for 2021 are sold out! If you registered by 10/17/21, you will receive a shirt.

Benefits St. Francis Xavier School. No refunds. No deferrals. Thank you for your support.

Online registration ends Wednesday 11/3/21 AT 11:59 PM. Register after that in person at packet pick-up  (Fri. 11/1, 2-7 pm) or race day at SFX (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 (no shirt, no bib, no time), meet at the start by 8:15 am to find your age group! 

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

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be at St. Francis Xavier School on Friday 11/5/21 from 2-7 pm at God's Garage, accessible through the Waiola entrance of the school parking lot. Go green and bring your own bag to take home your gear. Please try to pick up your packet on Friday so you can wear your shirt to the race and sleep later on Saturday! Race day picket up on Saturday from 7:00 am - 8:00 am, parking lot St. Francis Xavier School, 145 N. Waiola Ave. (LA GRANGE) south of Ogden Avenue. Please note your race start time (Kids' Fun Run 8:00 am, 5K 8:30 am).

Race Day

Race day packet pick-up and registration from 7:00 am-8:00 am at St. Francis Xavier School parking lot, 145 N. Waiola Ave. (LA GRANGE) south of Ogden Ave.; race starts north of Ogden Ave. in La Grange Park (approximately 0.2 miles away from Start line). Parking available on neighborhood streets on both sides of Ogden Ave.; no parking on course or in the school lot. THERE WILL BE NO GEAR CHECK THIS YEAR. WE CANNOT STORE YOUR GEAR OR GUARANTEE IT WILL STAY DRY OUTSIDE. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Indoor restrooms will be available at the school if needed. IN ACCORDANCE WITH ILLINOIS LAW, YOU NEED TO MASK UP TO ENTER THE BUILDING.

Race Results

Results for the 5K will be posted within 24 hours of the event at Chicago Athlete, and on this website. Listen for the Falcon 5K Wednesday the week before and after the race: https://chicagoathletepodcast.libsyn.com/website

Course Records (new course 2017): Delaney Burns 20:24 (Female 2018) and Nicholas Strayer 18:15 (Male 2019) 

Suggested Course Map

**There will be NO AWARDS issued in 2021.

(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. 

Interested in Volunteering or Sponsorship?

Join us before, during, or after the race to volunteer! We can help you find a spot that fits you or your group. Contact us through the Race Contact Info button below. Sponsors click the Questions button below.

If you would like to make a contribution to St. Francis Xavier School, click here GiveCentral.org 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.

Acknowledgments

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

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