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12th Annual Outrun the Cops 5K Run/Walk

Sat June 29, 2024 Gurnee, IL 60031 US Directions



8:00AM CDT


8:00AM CDT

5k Youth

8:00AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 10.

10k Youth

8:00AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 10.


100 N. O’Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL US 60031


Online registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, June 26th. You can still register for the event in person at the Gurnee Police Department during the following times:

Friday, June 28th from 7 AM - 7 PM

Saturday, June 29th from 7 AM - 8 AM


Want to evade the cops without consequences?

Now's your chance!

Join us Saturday, June 29, 2024 for the 12th Annual Outrun the Cops 5k run/walk & 10K run for charity!

Proceeds benefit the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center.

This timed event begins and ends at the Gurnee Police Department with majority of the course on the Des Plaines River Trail. (The trail is crushed limestone, aid stations are positioned throughout the trail with water and Gatorade. Water, Gatorade and snacks are also provided at the finish line.)

Race Day Registration Beings: 7:00 AM
Race Start Time: 8:00 AM

Registration fees:

5K Walk/Run     $45 (Includes T Shirt for the first 200 participants)

10K Run   $55 (Includes T Shirt for the first 200 participants)


Children 10 and under are free with paid adult registration 

Medals awarded to the top 3 males and top 3 females for the following age groups:

12 & under, 13 – 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 AND 70 AND OVER

The Gurnee FOP Social Lodge #266 is a charitable organization under 501 (c)(8) TAX ID 36-3984361. This fundraiser is a collaborative effort between Gurnee Fraternal Order of Police Social Lodge #266 and the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center (LCCAC). Proceeds benefit the LCCAC and other local charities.


Frequently Asked Questions

When is Packet pick-up?

You can pick up your packet at the Gurnee Police Department on Friday, June 28th from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Community Room. 100 N O'Plaine Rd, Gurnee IL 60031. Packets will also be available on race day.

Do you really get to OUTRUN the COPS?

Yes! Gurnee Police Officers and Police Officers from surrounding communities will participate in the run. They line up at the rear of the race and they try to beat you to the finish line.

Can I wear a costume?

Yes! Cops chase robbers so feel free to wear running attire or a themed costumes

What are my parking options for the event?

Free Parking - Available at the Warren High School on O'Plaine.

Can participants or businesses get their pictures taken with the Police Officers at the event?

Yes! Will have an area set up so that participants can get photos with Officers and Police Cars

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Strollers are welcome but must start in the rear of the race.

If I own a business can I set up a tent and hand out material?

Yes! Contact us at the email or phone number below for more information about sponsorship opportunities.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Shawn Gaylor 847-599-7124

Matt Bendler 847-599-7083

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