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Event Calendar

Harvest Hustle Virtual 5K

Event Information

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 16 and older.

Contact Phone: 815.727.8700

Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event Details

This ongoing program runs daily from Friday, October 1, through Sunday, October 31.

Please note: To participate in Forest Preserve programs, the public must follow current masking protocol. For up-to-date mask requirements, click here.

Immerse yourself in the autumn season and take part in the 2021 “Harvest Hustle Virtual 5K.”

Choose one of 11 Forest Preserve top trails to run your own 5-kilometer race. Download a running application to your smartphone that will track your run, run the 3.1 miles, take a screenshot of your route and submit it via our online form.

Trails are as follows:

  • DuPage River Trail 
  • Hickory Creek Bikeway 
  • I&M Canal Trail 
  • Lake Renwick Bikeway 
  • Messenger Woods Nature Preserve trail 
  • Old Plank Road Trail 
  • Plum Creek Greenway Trail 
  • Prairie Bluff Trail 
  • Rock Run Greenway Trail 
  • Spring Creek Greenway Trail 
  • Wauponsee Glacial Trail 


The first 100 registrants ages 16 and older will receive a Harvest Hustle long-sleeved shirt to commemorate their participation! Get social with the event and submit photos from your run with your race route.

Event Requirements

No registration is required. 

Trails vary in topography and terrain type and include paved, crushed limestone and natural surface trails. Specific surface types for each trail can be found on the Trails webpage. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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