The Champion of Trees 10K Run


  • Runners at the start of the race
  • Runners on a paved road
  • Spingtime runners on a paved road

Schedule and Location

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Start/Finish: Visitor Center area
The run takes place on the East Side road.

8:00 a.m. starting time


Find your inner tree champion at the ninth annual 10K race as you run on a springtime morning surrounded by trees from around the world. Runners will find a challenging course with rolling terrain as they follow the Arboretum's road on the East Side. 


Event highlights include:

  • Post race party with live music
  • A complimentary post-race Arboretum beer, Arbor Oak
  • Recovery food
  • Photo booth
  • B-tag™ timing strip
  • Technical T-shirt
  • 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
  • Walkers welcome!
  • View the Course Map


Packet Pick-up Information:

Pre-register and pick up your bib number, B-tag™ timing strip, technical T-shirt, course map, and other race information at:
Dick Pond Athletics 2775 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL

Packet pick-up is available as follows:
Thursday, April 11: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 12: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Other packet pick-up options are available for an additional fee.

Packet Mailing - $10
Your race packet, including race bib, t-shirt and other materials, will be mailed to you before the race week. Final day to select this option is March 31, 2019.

Race-Day Packet Pick-up - $10
Pick-up your Race Packet at The Morton Arboretum on race-day. 

Registration Information

Registration Cost:

Early Bird Registration (January 1 - February 16, 2019)
$40 Member/$45 nonmember

Standard Registration (February 17 - April 13, 2019)
$45 member/$50 nonmember

Race Day Registration (April 14, 2019)
$55 member/$60 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.)


Pre-Registration Deadlines:

Pre-registration at The Morton Arboretum will close at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8.
Online registration will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12.
You can register at any packet pick-up time but t-shirt availability will be limited.


Race-Day Registration:

Register from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, at The Morton Arboretum’s Registration Tent near the Visitor Center. Please arrive early to ensure proper registration.


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