New Year’s Day Virtual 5K

The Long Grove 1st Annual New Years Day 5k – Virtual Run/Walk

Join us for a fun 5k to start your New Year off right and run the “Fluff” out of 2020!  We’re giving you the whole month of January to get your run done, (January 1, 12:00am – January 31, 12:00pm).


Join us for a 5k run or walk to support Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter and do something healthy for yourself at the same time! This is a VIRTUAL RUN, but will have lots of community engagement with social media, posting your run results and photos.

While you might not be running as a group, you will be running alone—together! You can also set up a social group and have anyone join from anywhere! Get your colleagues, friends and family together and do it as a team.

How a virtual run works:

  • Register online
  • Once your registration is complete, your running packet will be created
  • Pick up your packet
  • Any time after January 1, 2021 and before January 31, go out for a 5k (3.1 miles) run or walk using your phone or Fitbit or anything you choose to time yourself
  • After your run/walk, come back to the registration website and submit your time
  • Post your photos from the run on your Instagram and tag us with @enjoylonggrove and #HDLGNewYearsDay5K so we can share them with the community
Event Schedule

November 10, 12:00pm 
Registration opens

December 4
Last Day to order T-Shirts during registration

December 19, 3:00-6:00pm
Early Packet Pick-up at Buffalo Creek Brewing

December 29, 3:00-6:00pm
Packet Pick-up at Buffalo Creek Brewing

January 1, 12:00am
Start your 5k any time, any day, any location

January 15, 11:59pm
Registration Closes

January 16, 3:00-6:00pm
Late Packet Pick-Up at Buffalo Creek Brewing

January 31, 11:59pm
5k must be completed

February 4, 5:00-7:00pm
Post Race Hybrid Party and prizes at Buffalo Creek Brewing

5k Run/Walk Packet includes:

Bib, number, t-shirt (if registered by 12/4), goody bag, post race party details and finisher certificate instructions


Register Now




Long Grove New Years Day 5K Mission Statement

The Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association is dedicated to making a difference for our community. We created this event to keep our community active during the winter months all the while helping homeless pets find their fur-ever homes.

With each race entry, we will raise awareness and funds to make that possible. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping save animals in the Northern Illinois area and beyond. They are celebrating their 93rd year of service and have played a big role in helping animals find loving homes. If you would like to make an additional donation (other than through registration in the Virtual Run), you can click here



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