Summer Solstice 4 Mile/2 Mile Races

Fri June 25, 2021 Yorkville, IL 60560 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
102 E. Van Emmon St.
Yorkville, IL US 60560

In partnership with the State Champion Yorkville Cross Country program, you'll be able to participate in a Friday night Solstice four-mile run commencing and finishing right in the heart of Downtown Yorkville.

The race begins at 7 p.m.

Day-of registration and packet pickup begins at 5 p.m. and concludes 6:30 p.m.

Preregistration cost is $35 which includes one (1) solstice beer token (21+, redeemable from participating vendors), a wristband for attendees 21 and older, and a t-shirt.

Medals will be awarded for top age-group finishers.

NEW THIS YEAR- YOU MAY RUN THIS RACE VIRTUALLY (virtual racers are ineligible for age group awards)

PLEASE NOTE: No refunds are given for this race.

Event details and schedule

Online preregistration ends June 24, 2021 at noon CDT.

The race begins at 7 p.m. Friday, June 25th!

Day-of registration ($40 cash/credit) and packet pickup begins at 5 p.m. and concludes 6:30 p.m. No checks please.

SCHEDULE:  Day-of registration and packet pickup: 5-6:30 p.m.
Race begins: 7 p.m.

Course Info:  Primarily an out-and-back course, with a loop that turns you around to come back toward the start/finish. The Course begins and ends at the corner of Hydraulic and Mill streets, and runs out-and-back down Van Emmon Street.

Parking:  In addition to the race, expect many patrons at the Summer Solstice Festival as well. There are multiple parking lots around downtown Yorkville, but plan on giving yourself some time to park and walk over to the event.
Information/registration/packet pick-up area

There is a small pavilion near the pedestrian bridge at Bicentennial Park. All packet pickup, registration, and all age-group awards will be located there.


Awards will be handed out at the race registration tent at Bicentennial Riverfront Park, E Hydraulic St, Yorkville. The top-three men and top-three women will be presented their awards on the stage of the Summer Solstice Music Festival at approx. 8 p.m.

Race Contact Info

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Summer Solstice 4 Mile/2 Mile Races.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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