Alpine Races

Sun September 27, 2020 Lake Zurich, IL US 60047 Directions

5k Run/Walk

$35 7:45AM CDT Price increases after September 25, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

1/2 Marathon

$50 7:30AM CDT Price increases after March 31, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Youth Mile (14 and under)

$15 9:30AM CDT Registration ends September 27, 2020 at 9:15am CDT

Kids Fun Runs

$10 9:45AM CDT Registration ends September 27, 2020 at 9:15am CDT
200 S. Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL US 60047

The Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich proudly present the 42nd Annual Lake Zurich Alpine Races!  The Alpine Races Half-Marathon, 5k, and Youth Mile courses are USATF certified. The races run through the streets and along the shores of beautiful Lake Zurich. Gatorade, Water, and time splits will be available along the course. Food and drinks will be available to participants at the finish line. No dogs, strollers, bikes, or rollerblades are allowed in the races please. The Alpine Races will not issue refunds for registration made online, by mail, or on race weekend.

Proceeds from the Alpine Races are donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry of Lake Zurich and the local high school cross country teams.


In person Registration and Packet Pickup will be available at:  Road Runner Sports, 20291 N Rand Rd, Suite 105, Kildeer, IL 60074 (847-719-8949) on Saturday, September 26th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and on race day at the Barn in Paulus Park, 200 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich (same as the race start/finish) Sunday, September 27th from 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM. Registration for the kids races and Youth Mile will remain open until 9:15 AM on race day. 

  • Half-marathon:  7:30 AM  (3 hour cut-off)
  • 5k Run/Walk: 7:45 AM
  • Youth mile:  9:30 AM
  • Kids Fun Runs (1/2 mile. 1/4 mile and the 100 Yard Dash):  Upon completion of the Youth mile

Participants in the Half-Marathon and 5k will receive an official high quality race shirt (for the first 600 registered runners) available in adult unisex sizes of XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. Half marathon finishers receive a handsome medal.

Youth Mile and Kiddie race participants will receive a T-shirt in sizes Youth XS, Youth S, Youth M and Youth L.

All will receive an official race packet, goodie bag, snacks, and beverages.

Post race light Breakfast donated by Good Shepherd Hospital.


Volunteers are the backbone of every successful race and we are grateful for ours.  But we need even more people to help us with packet pickup, the water stops and at the finish line!  Please consider volunteering a few hours of your time on race day.  You won't regret it.  For more information contact


Half Marathon: Overall Male and Female and age group categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.  

5k: Overall Male and Female and age group categories: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.

Youth mile: 6 and Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. 
AWARDS: Awards will given to the top three male/female in each age category and each youth mile age category.


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See below for directions to Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich.

FROM CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE: Take I-294 and exit half Day Road (Route 22) and head West. Turn North (right) on Rand Road (Route 12). The entrance to Paulus Park is 1/4 mile on the right.

FROM THE SOUTH: Take Route 53 North and exit Lake Cook Road-West. Take Lake Cook Road to Rand Rd. (Route 12) and turn North (right). Take Route 12 past Route 22 and turn right into the entrance to Paulus Park. Approximately 1/4 mile North of Route 22.

FROM THE NORTHWEST: Take Rand Road South. Turn left into entrance to Paulus Park. Approximately 1/4 mile North of Route 22.

Where can I park?

Parking is free and ample. Look for the volunteers with arrow signs.

Is there Gear Check?  A secure area will be reserved for gear check inside the Paulus Park Barn, located near the registration area. We are not responsible for valuables left in gear check.  All bags will need to be picked up by 10:30am.

When can I get my Race Results?  Results are immediately available the day of the race by J3 Timing. Online race results will be available at and here.

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