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Thousands of kids around the world participate in triathlons each year. Youth participation represents one the fastest growing areas of the sport today.

Mid-America Canoe & Kayak Race Sun. 6/7 at 9 a.m. (St. Charles) and 10:30 a.m. (Batavia) Fox River Race Options: St. Charles to Aurora (10 Miles) OR Batavia to Aurora (6 Miles) 17 Divisions / On-site Rental Boats / Free shuttles. Lunch, T-shirt, post-race party & awards 630-859-8606 www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org Roselle Run for the Roses – Sun. 6/7. 5K and youth race. Roselle. 847-373-1399.

Youth Triathlon Saturday • July 25 James O. Breen Community Park St. Charles, Illinois

Great way to stay active and have fun…kid-friendly, kid distances & kids only! Perfect for beginner and experienced competitors. SWIM the Crayfish Canal at Otter Cove Aquatic Park. RUN the trails/grass and BIKE a closed parking lot course in the park. Race distances vary per age group. Starts will be staggered to provide the best conditions possible for participants and spectators. The first set of events starts promptly at 8:30am. This is a chip timed event. Awards presented to the top athletes. Goody bag includes race t-shirt & more.

Swim Bike Run

Ages 5-7 50 yard 1 ½ mile ½ mile

Ages 8-10 200 yard 2 mile ½ mile

Ages 11-15 200 yard 5 mile 1 mile

Early Bird Rate (until July 12) RES $40/NR $60 per child Registration Fee (July 13-25) RES $60/NR $80 per child Pre-event packet pickup: July 24, 1-7pm at Otter Cove Day of event registration: July 25, 6:30-7:30am at Otter Cove To register, visit ottercove.org.

Fight for Air RIDE June 12, 13 & 14, 2015 2 or 3 Day Ride, 50 miles per day, fully-supported Luxury accommodations provided at the Abbey Resort and Spa Benefits the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago Crystal Lake, IL to Lake Geneva, WI 312-781-1100 www.FightForAirRide.org Life Time Kids’ Tri – Sat. 6/13 at 8 a.m. Swim/ Bike/Run. Junior (7-10) & Senior (11-14) Divisions. Warrenville. Kidstri@lifetimefitness.com. Waffle 5K – Sat. 6/13 at 8:30 a.m. 5K & Fun Run. Wood Dale. 630-595-9333. Esprit de She Women’s Triathlon – Sun. 6/14 at 7 a.m. .5 mi Swim, 13.3 mi Bike, & 3.1 mi Run. Naperville. Chicagoregistration@lifetimefitness.com. Chicagoland Tour de Cure – Sun. 6/14 at 6:30 a.m. Bike 10, 20, 40, 65 or 100 miles. Benefits Diabetes research. Aurora. 312-346-1805. Woodstock Challenge – Sun. 6/14 at 8 a.m. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk & 1 mi & 1/2mi Kids’ Runs. Woodstock. 815-338-4363. ABC7 Gibbons 5K – Thurs. 6/18 at 6:25 p.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits Leukemia Research Foundation. Grant Park, Chicago. 847.424.0600. Father’s Day 5K – Sun. 6/21 at 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Park Ridge. 630-660-7390. NITRO Trailblazer Races – Sat. 6/20 at 8:30 a.m. 15K, 5K, & Kids’ Run. Sycamore Speedway, Maple Park. nitroRuns.org. Daisy Dash – Sun. 6/21 at 8 a.m. 5K & Kids’ Fun Run. Benefits local charities. Clarendon Hills. 773-617-8408. Prairie Fest 5K – Sun. 6/21 at 7:15 a.m. 5K Run and 1 mi Prairie Dog Jog. USATF certified. Oswego. 630-554-1010. Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate – Sun. 6/21. 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, Youth Mile. Benefits YWCA Evanston/North Shore. Evanston. 847-864-8445.

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The Chardonnay Run Saturday, 6/27 at 5:00 pm 5K run/walk, Wine at the finish line Grant Park, Chicago 818-707-8866 x 14 www.thechardonnayrun.com Bike MS: Tour de Farms – Sat. 6/27 – Sun. 6/28 at 7 a.m. 175-mile ride through scenic farmland. Benefits Multiple Sclerosis Society. NIU Convocation Center, DeKalb. 855-372-1331. Bud’s Run 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 6/27 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk & 1k Kids’ Run. Benefits Sarcoma Foundation. Carol Stream. 630-466-0809. Dirty Girl Mud Run – Sat. 6/27 at 8 a.m. Women’s 5K Obstacle Course. Hoffman Estates. 800-370-0179. 38th Annual DG 5 Miler – Sun. 6/28, 7:30 a.m. USATF & CARA certified. Lincoln Center, Downers Grove. 630-960-7250. Swedish Days Annual Ride – Sun. 6/28 at 6 a.m. Choose 27, 45, 62, 80, 100 & 124 mi routes. Burlington. fvbsc.org

July Relay For Life – For all area events, please go to relayforlife.org/relay/findevent. Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th – Fri. 7/4 at 7:15 a.m. 4 mi Run & 1K Kids’ race. CARA & USATF certified. Elmhurst. 630-269-4872.

Firecracker 5K Run/Walk Sat. 7/4 at 8 a.m. 5K and kids’ runs. Certified {Scenic} Course IL-09121-JW Warrenville 630-393-7279 www.warrenvilleparks.org Great Western Freedom 4 – Fri. 7/4 at 8 a.m. 4 mi Run & 2 mi Walk. USATF & CARA certified. St. Charles. 630-587-2144. Independence Day 5K – Fri. 7/4 at 7:30 a.m. USATF & CARA certified. Riverside. 708-442-7025. Northbrook Park District Liberty Loop 5K – Sat. 7/4 at 7:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Northbrook. 847-291-2980.

Freedom Run 5K Run/Walk Sun. 7/5 at 8 a.m. 1 Mile Run and Kids’ Tot Trot Sandwich Park District Knights Park, Sandwich 815-786-8044 www.sandwichparkdistrict.org Rundevous Race – Sat. 7/11 at 8:30 a.m. 4 mi Adventure/Novelty Race. Crystal Lake. rundezvousrace.com. Splash, Pedal, Dash Triathlon & Dash, Pedal, Dash Duathlon – Sun. 7/19 at 6:30 a.m. Schaumburg. 847-490-7015. March/April 2015

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