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Fall Color 5K Run & Walk

Enjoy running at The Morton Arboretum

Join us on Sunday, October 4, 2015 as we celebrate Fall Color Fest at the Arboretum with the twelth annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk.

Our challenging   USATF-certified course follows the East Side Main Route through rolling terrain.

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


Kids Dash:

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 participants will receive a t-shirt and a finisher's ribbon.

Registration for the Kids Dash is limited to 325 children.


The twelth annual Fall Color 5k will take place on October 4, 2015