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(not-so) Faraway 5k

Saturday, April 27 | 7:00am
Joliet Memorial Stadium | 3000 W. Jefferson St. | Joliet

$35 pre-reg thru March 31 | $40 pre-reg April 1 -26

$50 race day | Inwood Run Club and group rates available

For information on group rates or any other race questions, contact Denise Ryan at

About the Race

So ... remember that time ... ?

Remember that race we held last year? The one where we were in the middle of nowhere and it rained and the ground was full of mud and puddles and it was cold and windy and cars got stuck, but you came out and ran, jumped, climbed and crawled and had a great time anyway?

Yeah ... we remember, too. With all of that in mind, we're bringing you the (not-so) Faraway 5k ... all of the fun of last year's obstacle course at a location closer to home.

The (not-so) Faraway 5k will have challenges for all levels of participants, and as part of the run3.1 circuit, be assured that there will be plenty of distance to cover! Planned obstacles include a climbing wall, teetering and balance beams, army crawls, agility runs, hurdles, hills, and, of course, the stadium stairs. (Unless Mother Nature plans otherwise, there will be no water-based or mud obstacles.) Whether you're an OCR veteran, or just starting your fitness journey, you're an avid runner or an avid walker, this race is for you!

Pre-registered runners will receive a custom long-sleeve t-shirt, and all runners will receive a finisher's medal. This race is not chip-timed. Post-race party will feature breakfast wraps from The Dock at Inwood.

The (not-so)Faraway 5k is the first race in the 2019 run3.1 circuit.  Click here for more information.

Don't limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.
What kind of obstacles can I expect at the (not-so) Faraway 5k?

Planned obstacles include a climbing wall, teetering and balance beams, army crawls, agility runs, hurdles, hills, and, of course, the stadium stairs. Unless Mother Nature plans otherwise, there will be NO water-based or mud obstacles. Don't feel safe completing and obstacle, skip it! There are no penalties for missed obstacles.

How can I register for the (not-so) Faraway 5k?

Online registration is available here. You also can register in-person at the Joliet Park District, 3000 W Jefferson St in Joliet.  Registration is $35 through March 31, then $40 from April 1-26. Pre-registration closes on April 26 at 8am.

Will race day registration be available?

Yes! Race day registration is $50. Please note, shirt availability and size selection may be limited on race day.

What is the group registration rate?  How do I sign up my group?

Organized groups of 6-15 runners can receive a $5/runner discount on registration.  Groups of 16 or more runners can receive a 20% discount on each runner’s registration.  Discount is based on the date registration forms are submitted; pre-registration price increase deadlines will not be waived.  Interested groups may contact Denise Ryan for more information –

When and where is packet pickup?

Race packet pickup for pre-registered runners will be in the Community Room at Inwood Athletic Club (3000 W Jefferson in Joliet). Dates and time are as follows: Thursday, April 25 from 3-7pm and Friday, April 26 from 7am-7pm. Packet pickup also will be available on race day.

Where should I park?

Racers should park onsite. Parking is available on the west side of the stadium off Jefferson Street and on the east side of the stadium off 129th Infantry Drive.

Will there be a gear check area?

Gear check will not be available.

Can I run with my dog? What about a stroller?

For the safety of all participants, spectators, and your pets, we do not permit pets or strollers (or bikes or rollerblades) on the race course.

How does my company become a (not-so) Faraway 5k sponsor?

Contact Beth Ley, Corporate Relations Supervisor, for more information on sponsorship or participation in any of the Joliet Park District run3.1 race events: 815-741-7274 x 319 –OR-

Still have questions? Need more information?

Contact Denise at

No refunds due to inclement weather and/or race cancellation.

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