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Fall Color 5K Run & Walk


Join us on Sunday, October 4, 2015 as we celebrate Fall Color Fest at the Arboretum with the 12th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk.

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.

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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


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

Registration for the Kids Dash is limited to 325 children.

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October 4, 2015

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.

Kid's Dash
$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!




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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

Race results will posted on site and also immediately following the race at Chronotrack Live.