Makin' Tracks 5K

Makin' Tracks 5K

09/21/20198:00 am - 9:15 am

Makin' Tracks 5K


September 21, 2019, 8:00am  •  Concordia University Chicago (See Map)


Course Closes - 9:10am



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The River Forest Park District will host its 22nd Annual Byline Bank Makin' Tracks 5K Run/Walk on September 21, 2019. This race is presented by the Byline Bank of Oak Park River Forest, the River Forest Park District, Concordia University Chicago, and Fenwick High School.


The race is a 3.1 mile USATF-certified course through the flat, tree-lined streets of River Forest.  The race is also CARA Certified and has committed to following the CARA Best Practices Guidelines, a high set of standards for quality, safe and operationally sound races. (USATF Certification #IL-08078JW and Cara Certification #CARA19037)

Required: The overall winner (for each sex) must be determined by actual order of finish/gun-time. At the race's discretion, all other placings may be determined by either actual order of finish/gun-time or by chip-time. The method in use must be announced prior to the start and in pre-event online information.

For details, download the 2019 Makin' Tracks Brochure.  Includes information on:

  • Packet pick-up
  • Parking
  • Gear check
  • Locations of water and rest rooms
  • Split times
  • Entry fees
  • Awards
  • Results posting

To view our inclement weather policy, click here.

We do not issue refunds, but can transfer payment to another participant who registers and signs the waiver.

Service dogs/pets are allowed, as long as they start at the back.
Packet Pick-up
Pre-race packet pick-up will be available for pick-up at the Byline Bank of Oak Park-River Forest, 7751 W. Lake Street, River Forest, between September 17 - 18 from 8:30am - 5:00pm, and at The Depot, 401 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest, between September 19-20 from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Race day packet pick-up will be at the west end of Concordia University Stadium from 6:30am - 7:45am.

Volunteers Needed (18+ years old) - if interested, please contact Mark Macek at 708-366-6660 x104 or




The Byline Bank Makin' Tracks 5K Run/Walk offers a number of sponsorship opportunities that will fit your business marketing budget.  Each sponsor level carries a number of unique benefits that will provide your business maximum exposure for name recognition and enhance your corporate image.


For details, download the 2019 Sponsorship Packet.



Our professional race management company uses chronomix computerized timing, which is accurate within 1/100 of a second.


2019 MAP:


Click here to download a pdf of the map.



All net proceeds from the race go to the West Suburban Special Recreation Association, to provide superior recreation services for adults and children who have physical impairment, a mental disability, or any other type of disability. To learn more about WSSRA, visit their website by clicking here.


If you would like to participate in the event, but would prefer to be a spectator, please sign up to volunteer by calling 708-366-6660.


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08:00 to 09:15

Lets join together!

Concordia University

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