Race Details:

Race Start Time: 8:05 a.m. for 5K runners and 8:15 a.m. for walkers
Online registration closes on April 21!

Race Fees:
Early Registration (prior to April 11): 5K Run is $30/runner and the 1-mile walk is $25/person.
After April 11: 5k Run is $40/runner and the 1-mile walk is $35/person.

Late Registration: NOTE CHANGE BELOW
Friday, April 22nd from 4-6:00 p.m. and the morning of the race from 6:45-7:45 a.m.
Late registration will take place at the morning of the race and close prior to 7:45am @ 185 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045

Event Shirt:
If you register by noon on Monday, April 4, a shirt will be reserved for you. A few extras will be ordered but it will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. NOTE: We cannot exchange the size of your shirt until after the race has been completed.

Packet Pickup

Friday, April 22 – NO FRIDAY PACKET PICKUP
Packet Pickup will be from 4-6:00 p.m. at the School of St. Mary Upper Grade Center – Multi-Purpose Room (185 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045)

Race Day, Saturday, April 23
Packet Pickup will be from 6:45 – 7:45 a.m. near the start of the race. Packets include bib number (5K runners only) and an event shirt. Walkers will receive an event shirt only.

Bib Placement: Please wear your bib number on the front of your shirt. We need to see those as you come through the finish line.

Course Information

Please remember the course will be open to traffic in some areas.  Be respectful of those around you.  If passing someone, please let the person ahead of you know. When running on the trail you may experience other general runners and bikers.  Again, we share these areas with everyone. On the main road, please do not walk or run more than two abreast and keep to the right side at all times.

Strollers: The Crusader 5K is a family-friendly event and strollers are allowed on the course. Stroller racers should start at the back and make sure to keep to the far right to limit any tripping hazards.

It is your responsibility to know the course, please review online at: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2679884293

Timing: This race is NOT officially electronically timed. We will have an event clock at the finish for you and considered a fun run.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in the 5K race. Finisher ribbons for all kids will be available.

Parking: The parking lot at the Church of St. Mary is reserved for those attending the 8:00 a.m. mass. Please park in one of the city lots located with easy walking to the race. See the City of Lake Forest Parking Map for more details.