Experience our challenging newly recertified USATF course that follows the East Side Main Route through rolling terrain. The new start and finish line will lead you right to the post-race party near the Visitor Center.
Proceeds from this run help support The Morton Arboretum's mission of planting and conserving trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
Event Highlights include:
- ChronoTrack B-Tag timing system
- Technical t-shirt
- FREE admission to explore our 1700-acres, including the award winning Children's Garden
- Recovery food
- Awards for top overall male and female winners in each age division
- NEW Post-race party with live music
- NEW Complimentary post-race beer
Designed for youngsters ages 2 to 10 years, the Kids Dash takes place on a loop course in the heart of the festivities. The race will be staged in the following heats:
- 2-4 years - 50 yards
- 5-6 years - 1/4 mile
- 7-10 years - 1/2 mile
All Kids Dash participants will receive a t-shirt and a finisher's ribbon.
Registration for the Kids Dash is limited to 325 children.
October 4, 2015
Visitor Center Area and Main Route East Side Roads
Race Day Schedule:
6:30 am Race day registration and packet pickup begins
8:00 am 5K Run/Walk
9:00 am Kids Dash
2015 Registration Fees:
$30 Member ($35 nonmember)
$25 Virtual Runner
Can't join us this year but still want to support The Morton Arboretum? Become a virtual runner and we will mail you a shirt.
$10 Member ($15 nonmember)
Register Early! Prices increase race day.
$40 5K Race-Day Registration
$20 Kid's Dash Race-Day Registration
Not a Member? Consider our 5K Runners Special NEW Member Offer (includes member registration price + 1-year Morton I membership) all for $80!
CALL: 630-725-2066 Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.
FAX: Please send signed application to 630-719-7949.
Download race application here. 2015 Fall Color 5K Run & Walk Application.pdf
Race Packet Pickup Information
You may pick up your race packet at Dick Pond Athletics, 2775 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532 on the following dates:
Saturday, September 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, October 2 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
You may also pick up your packet on race morning at the Pre-Registration tent at the Arboretum.
Race results will posted on site and also immediately following the race at Chronotrack Live.