How does my company become a Sundowner 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 Sundowner 5k?

Online registration is available hereRegistration for the 1 Mile Junior Jog or 50 Yard Dash is available here.  You can also register in-person at the Joliet Park District, 3000 W Jefferson St in Joliet. Pre-registration closes on April 27 at 4pm. 

Will race day registration be available?

Yes!  Race day registration fee is $45 for the 5k and $15 for the 1 Mile Junior Jog and 50 Yard Dash.  Please note – shirt availability and size selection may be limited on race day.  

What age children are allowed to run the 1 Mile Junior Jog or 50 Yard Dash?  Can I run with my kids?

The 1 Mile Junior Jog is for children 6-12 years, and the 50 Yard Dash is for children 6 years and under.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to run with their children in either race.  For the safety of all participants, strollers and bikes are not permitted on the course.   

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: Tuesday, July 18 from 3:00pm-7:00pm and Wednesday, July 19 from 7:00am-7:00pm. Packet pickup also will be available on race day.

Where should I park?

There is VERY limited parking at the horticultural center, and it is recommended that you park off-site and use our FREE shuttle service to the race site.  Off-site parking is available at the former Kmart location at 1500 W Lincoln Highway in New Lenox.

What are the shuttle hours?

Shuttles will run continuously from 5pm – 9pm.  Please be sure to arrive with ample time to park and shuttle to the race site.   

Will there be a gear check area?

Yes, gear check will be available.

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 [link] for more information.

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