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The Champion of Trees 10K Run

Participants running in our annual The Champion of Trees 10K Run

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Visitor Center area-race through East-side roads
8:00 a.m. starting time

Join us this Arbor Day and unleash your inner champion! Run on a spring morning surrounded by trees from around the world. The USATF-certified course begins near the Visitor Center and follows our East-side main route through rolling terrain. Our runners are true champions of trees- your registration fee funds community education, science, and conservation programs.


Event highlights include:

  • B-tag™ timing strip
  • Technical T-shirt
  • A complimentary post-race beer
  • Recovery food
  • Post race party with live music
  • Complimentary photo booth prints following the race
  • Food specials in the beautiful Ginkgo Restaurant
  • FREE admission to explore our 1,700 acres, including the award-winning Children’s Garden
  • Awards for top overall male and female winner/plus top three male and female winners in each age division

Early Bird Registration (January - March 25, 2017) Registration fee increases after March 25

$40 Member/$45 nonmember

Regular Registration (March 25-April 15, 2017)

$45 member/$50 nonmember

Race Week Registration (April 15-April 23, 2017)

$50 member/$55 nonmember

Virtual Runner

$25 (Don't want to get up early but still want to support The Morton Arboretum? Become a virtual runner, and we will mail you a shirt.)

Not a member? Consider our 10K Runners Special NEW Member Offer (includes member registration price + 1-year Morton I membership)

Early Bird Registration (ends March 25, 2017): $90.00
Regular Registration (March 25-April 15, 2017): $95.00
Race Week Registration (April 15-April 23, 2017): $100.00


Registration will open early 2017, check back in January to register and receive the Early Bird discount!

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