Join us for the South Holland Fun Run 5K on September 11, 2021! 

The race starts at the beautiful Veterans Memorial Park (500 East 160th Place) in South Holland, Illinois, at 7am. Runners are encouraged to wear costumes or accessories, and we will have some fun surprises along the course to keep participants entertained!

Your registration includes a race bag filled with a long-sleeve race shirt and many goodies (while supplies last). Everyone who finishes the race will receive a finisher’s medal, and prizes are awarded to our top finishers.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Special Olympics of Illinois, which is the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities in the state. 

Online registration ends Friday, September 3. (NOTE: To ensure you receive your preferred shirt size, you must register by July 16.) For safety reasons, there will be no in-person or on-site registration.

Please note: We reserve the right to change the Fun Run to a virtual race if COVID-19 circumstances dictate.

CLICK HERE to register for the Fun Run.


Through July 16: $20
July 17-September 3: $30

Senior and youth discounts are available.


Saturday, September 11, 2021
Opening Ceremony begins at 7:00 a.m.
First heat starts at 7:30 a.m.

Veterans Memorial Park
500 East 160th Place
South Holland, Illinois


Fun Run packet pick-up will be held prior to the event at the South Holland Village Hall, 16226 Wausau Avenue. Here you will receive your race bib, race shirt, and goodie bag.

Wednesday, September 8, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 9, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

**NOTE: For safety reasons, we will not distribute race bags on the day of the race.** If you cannot make it on Wednesday or Thursday to pick up your bag, you are welcome to have a friend or family member pick up your race bib, shirt and race bag for you. Please send them with a copy of your registration confirmation. 


Start times will be staggered according to three groups:

7:30 a.m.: Runners (less than an 8-minute mile)
7:40 a.m.: Joggers (8- to 14-minute mile)
7:50 a.m. Walkers (more than a 14-minute mile)

A 20-minute mile pace or faster is required for the 5K race (approximately three miles per hour, equivalent to a brisk walk). If you fall below this pace, the South Holland Fun Run race organizers cannot guarantee course support, as road closures, water stations, and medical support will begin to become unavailable to participants. The local police and race organizers will ask you to either move up onto the sidewalk or require you to be transported further up on course to catch up to the 15-minute per mile group.


Medical support will be provided at the finish line, as well as along the course as needed.


All participants will receive a finisher’s medal at the designated station. Age division winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place – male and female) will receive a medal. Top finishers in each race will receive a monetary prize. 

Medal Ceremony begins at approximately 8:30 a.m.

Age Divisions: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+


  • Race announcer
  • Fun and energetic warm-up
  • DJ music
  • Live music and fun surprises along the course

Click here to register for the Fun Run.

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