How does my company become a Red Eye 5k Sponsor?

Contact Beth Ley, Community Relations Coordinator, for more information on sponsorship or participation in any of the Joliet Park District run3 race events.  815-741-7275 x319 OR

How can I register for the Red Eye 5k?

Online registration is available here.  You can also register in-person at the Joliet Park District, 3000 W Jefferson St in Joliet or by calling 815-741-7275 x 100. Pre-registration closes on Friday, November 10 at noon.

Will race day registration be available?

Yes!  Race day registration fee is $45.  Please note – hoodie availability and size selection may be limited on race day.  

Can I walk the course?

Walkers are welcome but encouraged to keep a 20 minute/mile pace or better.  The golf course will be closed for a limited amount of time for the race, and we want to be respectful of our facility partners.

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: Friday, November 10 from 7:00am-7:00pm and Saturday, November 11 from 7:00am-12:00pm. Packet pickup also will be available on race day.

Where should I park?

Please park in the west lot at ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium.  The lot entrance is at 3000 W. Jefferson in Joliet.

Will there be a gear check area?

Gear check will not be available at the Red Eye 5k.

Can I wear spikes since this is a cross-country course?

Part of the course is on pavement and on the track inside the stadium.  To minimize damage to shoes and the track surface, we respectfully request that runners do NOT wear spikes.

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

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

How do I participate in the run3 program?

You are automatically registered for the run3 program upon registration for all 3 Joliet Park District running events – Rockdale Ramblin Run 10k, Sundowner 5k, and Red Eye 5k.  Please visit the run3 page for more information.

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