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Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich

Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich
Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich
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2020 Alpine Races 42nd Annual Half Marathon, 5k Run/Walk, Youth Mile and Kid's Fun Run

Presented by the Alpine Runners
Lake Zurich, IL
Sunday, September 27, 2020
7:30 AM


About the Alpine Races

The Alpine Races consisted of USATF Certification #IL-18002-JW Half Marathon as well as USATF Certification #IL-18001-JW for the 5k. There will also be a Youth Mile and Kids Fun Races. The races run through the streets and along the shores of beautiful Lake Zurich. Gatorade, Water, and time splits will be available along the course. Food and drinks will be available to participants at the finish line. No dogs, strollers, bikes, or rollerblades are allowed in the races please. Alpine Races will not issue refunds for registration made on-line, by mail, or on race weekend.


Please note, that routes are subject to change based upon event day construction or road closures.

2020 In Person Registration and Packet Pickup

Saturday, September 26th, 10:00am-2:00pm:  Road Runner Sports, 20291 N Rand Rd, Ste 105, Kildeer, IL 60074 (847-719-8949) 

Sunday, September 27th (Race Day), 6:00am-7:15am:  Paulus Park, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Registration for the Kids Fun Runs and Youth Mile will remain open until 9:15 AM on race day.

Online Registration will remain open through race day up to 15 minutes before the start of the race.

Race Fees:
Half Marathon Tiered Pricing:
      Early bird Special Before 12/31/19 - $45.00.  
      1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020 - $50.00
3/31/2020 - 7/31/2020 - $60.
7/31/2020 - 9/25/2020 - $70.00.  
Race Weekend $75.00.
5K - $35.00;  Race Weekend $40.00
Youth Mile - $15.00
Kid's Fun Run - $10.00


Start Times

Half-marathon:  7:30 AM  (3 hour cut-off)
5k Run/Walk: 7:45 AM

Youth mile:  9:30 AM

Kids Fun Runs (1/2 mile. 1/4 mile and the 100 Yard Dash):  Upon completion of the Youth mile.  

Cutoff Time

Three hours and 15 minutes.

Weather Policy

Races will not begin if lightening has been present within 6 miles of any part of the race site or course within 30 minutes or it is highly probable that lightening will strike within the range during the race course or event.

Premiums/Special Features

Participants in the Half-Marathon and 5k Run/Walk will receive an official high quality shirt (for the first 600 registered participants) available in adult unisex sizes of XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. Half marathon finishers receive a handsome medal. Youth Mile and Kiddie race participants will receive a T-shirt in sizes Youth XS, Youth S, Youth M and Youth L. All will receive an official race packet, goodie bag, snacks, and beverages. Post race light Breakfast donated by Good Shepherd Hospital.


Volunteers are the backbone of every successful race and we are grateful for ours.  Please consider volunteering a few hours of your time for packet pick-up or on race day.  Volunteer Sign-up coming soon. 

Age Groups and Awards

Half Marathon: Overall Male and Female in the Half-Marathon will be scored by gun time and age group categories will be scored by chip time :14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.  

5k: Overall Male and Female will be scored by gun time and age group categories will be scored by chip time: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.  

Youth mile age groups:  6 and Under, 
7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. 


AWARDS: Awards will given to the top three male/female in each age category and each youth mile age category.

If you won the race or placed in your age group, please pick up your award at the awards table next to the timing tent. The awards will not be mailed out.

How do I get to The Alpine Races?

Race start will be at Paulus Park, Lake Zurich, IL

Where can I park?

Parking is available across the street from the park in the empty lot next to Dairy Queen.

Is there Gear Check?

A secure area will be reserved for gear check near the registration area. We are not responsible for valuables left in gear check.  Please note, all gear bags must be picked up by 10:30am.

About the Kids Fun Runs

The Kids Fun Runs are a highlight of the Alpine Races. It's geared towards young children.  It includes a half mile race, quarter mile race, and a 100 Yard Dash.  The kids can participate in any or all of the Kid's Fun Run Races.  Registration is only $10 per child and includes a t-shirt!  

The Alpine Runners also offer a free Kids Running Camp that starts in the summer and goes up until the races.  Your children do not need to participate in the races to be a part of the camp, but we recommend it to add to the excitement of the camp!  Check back for details on the Kid's Running Camp!

Any Questions?

Contact Information: Brian Foss - Race Director, Email -,  Phone - 847-567-1871 

When can I get my Race Results?

Results are immediately available the day of the race by Online race results will be available at and
Past Years' Results

Community Outreach

A donation of $4000 was made by the Alpine Runners Club to the Food Pantry in February 2017 with proceeds from the 2016 Alpine Races.

The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is completely run by volunteers and dependent upon donations of food and cash. As a member of the Anti-Hunger Coalition associated with the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB), the Society is able to use monetary donations to purchase items from NIFB at a steep discount. The food pantry serves all residents of Lake County, Illinois who come to them for assistance.

An additional $3000 was donated to the Lake Zurich and Richmond Burton Girls and Boys cross country teams.