Event Information

Run, Walk, or Mutt Strut through the historic streets of Hinsdale and beautiful surrounding neighborhoods. Your registration fee includes: moisture wicking technical t-shirt, chip timing (if registered before October 5), entertainment, kids activities, complimentary food and drinks, the D181 mascot race, awards ceremony, and more. The Rotary Run Charity Classic will be held rain or shine-sorry, there are no refunds-even if the event is cancelled due to weather conditions. 

Register before September 27 to guarantee your race t-shirt.  Race shirts are not guaranteed if you register after 9/27!

Your registration fee includes: moisture wicking technical t-shirt (guaranteed only for registration prior to 9/27), post race party with Food and Drinks, Awards Ceremony and more. Rain or Shine. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019
Saturday's events are at The Community House, 415 West 8th Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521 
9:00AM - 2:00PM: Packet and T-Shirt Pick-up 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019
6:30 AM: Registration. Note: Walk up registrations on Sunday are not guaranteed chip timing or shirts
8:30 AM: Hinsdale Bank and Trust 10K Run
8:45 AM: The Rooney Family 5K Run
8:50 AM: MPS-Loria 3K Run
8:55 AM: Molex 5K Walk, Napleton Porsche 3K Walk and Mutt Strut
9:30 AM: The Birches 100 Meter Walk 'n Roll

 

T-SHIRT, BIB AND CHIP PICK UP 

All advanced registrants prior to 9/27 are guaranteed a race technical t-shirt.

T-Shirt and bib pick up will be Saturday, October 5th, from 9am-2pm and race day, beginning at 6:30am. 

Pickup will be in the gym at The Community House, 415 W. 8th Street, Hinsdale, IL, 60521.

WEATHER CONDITIONS 

The race will use a color coded event alert system. If dangerous weather conditions exist, the race will be stopped. Due to the nature of this fundraising event, refunds are not offered for cancelled events or events shortened by safety conditions. 

Event Alert System 

Current Alert Level is GREEN

A color-coded Event Alert System (EAS) will communicate the status of course conditions to participants leading up to and on race day.

The levels range from:

  • Low (green)
  • Moderate (yellow)
  • High (red)
  • Extreme (black) based primarily on the weather, as well as other conditions. 

-Email and website communication during race week will inform participants of the current Event Alert System status and provide preparation tips based on advance weather forecasts. 


-Updates will be available at t-shirt pickup on Saturday, October 5. On race day, the current Event Alert System status will be communicated via public address announcements if there is any change from GREEN status. 

All participants should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials and announcers and take precautions to prepare properly for varying weather conditions on race day. 

 

 

SCHOOL RECOGNITION 

The grade school and middle school that has the highest percentage of participants receives a prize! 

QUESTIONS 

Contact us through our Contact Us page 

PAST RACE RESULTS 

2015 RACE RESULTS 

2018 Race Results 

AWARD CATEGORIES 

Trophies will be awarded for the following categories BASED ON CHIP TIME: 

10K Run, 5K Run, 3K Run: 
1st, 2nd, 3rd overall Male 
1st, 2nd, 3rd overall Female 

1st, 2nd, 3rd (male and female) in the following age categories will receive a medal (1st-3rd overall not eligible for medal): 
6 years old
7 years old
8 years old
9 years old
10 years old
11 years old 
12 years old 
13 years old 
14-19 years old 
20-29 years old 
30-39 years old 
40-49 years old 
50-59 years old 
60-69 years old
70+ years old 

Cut Off Time

All race courses will be cut off 1 hour and 30 minutes after gun time 

Place Determination

All finish times and awards will be determined based on chip timing.
Event Location:
The race starts and ends at The Community House.

The Community House
415 West 8th Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


When is the race?


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Where does the race start?


The Community House
415 West 8th Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

How can I register?


Click the REGISTER HERE button to the left! You can register in person at The Community House Saturday, October 5 from 9:00am - 2:00pm and race day before the events starting at 6:30am.  Please note: October 13 and 14th registrations may not be chip timed and any registration after 9/27 is not guaranteed a t-shirt! 

Why should I run the Rotary Run Charity Classic?


This event supports the Rotary Club in it's international and local efforts, including these local non-profit organizations:

The Community House

D181 Foundation

Hinsdale Hospital Foundation

Rotary Charities

Ray Graham

 

How much does it cost to run the race?
 

February 15, 2019 through July 5, 2019: All events only $20, or $75 for a family 

July 6, 2019, through September 27, 2019: All events only $25, or $90 for a family. 

September 28, 2019 through race day: All event $30, or $100 for a family 

October 4, 2019 at 4pm, online registration closes. 

October 5, 2019 9:00AM - 2:00PM: On Site registration, Packet and T-Shirt Pick-up at The Community House, 415 West 8th Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521

The Birches Walk and Roll Pricing: $20.00 


 
How do I get my results?


If you are chip timed, there are two ways to find your results. 1) Check the Board at the conclusion of the race 2) Check the website for official results. Results are typically available about 3 hours after the event.

Where does all the money go?


All monies cover event expenses and proceeds support the Rotary Club and the charitable beneficiaries.  

Can I get involved with the race without running?


Absolutely! You can make a donation that will go directly to supporting the non-profit charitable beneficiaries by clicking the GIVE box above.

Additionally, we need hundreds of volunteers to make the race happen. There are plenty of spots to volunteer on your own or as a group. Everyone gets a t-shirt, other fun perks and the glory of being a volunteer hero. Check out our Volunteer page.  

Where do I park?


There is plenty of street parking within several blocks of The Community House. Additional parking is located at Madison School, 611 S Madison St, Hinsdale, IL 60521 at the Hinsdale Central High School, 5550 S Grant St, Hinsdale, IL 60521.

Are there maps of the race routes?


Hinsdale Bank and Trust 10K Run  (USATF Course #: IL10123JW)

The Rooney Family 5K Run  (USATF Course #: IL11127JW)

MPS-Loria 3K Run

What happens if there is inclement weather?


The race will use a color coded event alert system.  If dangerous weather conditions exist, the race will be stopped.  Due to the nature of this fundraising event, refunds are not offered for cancelled events or events shortened by safety conditions.   

Event Alert System

A color-coded Event Alert System (EAS) will communicate the status of course conditions to participants leading up to and on race day. The levels range from Low (green) to Moderate (yellow) to High (red) to Extreme (black) based primarily on the weather, as well as other conditions.

Email and website communication during race week will inform participants of the current Event Alert System status and provide preparation tips based on advance weather forecasts.
Updates will be available at t-shirt pickup on Saturday, October 4.
On race day, the current Event Alert System status will be communicated via public address announcements if there is any change from GREEN status
All participants should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials and announcers and take precautions to prepare properly for varying weather conditions on race day.

Event Alert System table:

 

 What is and is not allowed on the course?

The 10K and 5K runs do not allow bicycles, in-line skates, other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs and hand cranks) and dogs.   Baby joggers and strollers are allowed in all events, but must line up at the back of the start line for the 10K and 5K runs.