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Crusader 5K


Grab your running shoes and support the Crusader Fund on April 23, 2022, at the Crusader 5K! 


Race Details: 

Race Start Time: 8:05 a.m. for 5K runners and 8:15 a.m. for walkers
Online Registration: Online registration is now open at
Race Fees:
Early Registration (prior to April 11): 5K Run is $30/runner and the 1-mile walk is $25/person.
After April 11: 5k Run is $40/runner and the 1-mile walk is $35/person.
Late Registration: Late registration will take place on the morning of the race and close prior to 7:45 a.m. at the School of St. Mary, Upper Grade Center - Multi-Purpose Room (185 E. Ilinois Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045)
Event Shirt:
If you register by noon on Monday, April 4, a shirt will be reserved for you. A few extras will be ordered but it will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. 
NOTE: We cannot exchange the size of your shirt until after the race has been completed. 

Packet Pickup

Race Day, Saturday, April 23
Packet Pickup will be from 6:45 - 7:45 a.m. near the start of the race. 
Packets include bib number (5K runners only) and an event shirt. Walkers will receive an event shirt only. 
Bib Placement: Please wear your bib number on the front of your shirt. We need to see those as you come through the finish line.

Course Information

Please remember the course will be open to traffic in some areas.  Be respectful of those around you.  If passing someone, please let the person ahead of you know. When running on the trail you may experience other general runners and bikers.  Again, we share these areas with everyone. On the main road, please do not walk or run more than two abreast and keep to the right side at all times.
Strollers: The Crusader 5K is a family-friendly event and strollers are allowed on the course. Stroller racers should start at the back and make sure to keep to the far right to limit any tripping hazards. 
It is your responsibility to know the course, please review online at:


This race is not officially electronically timed. We will have an event clock at the finish for you. 


Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in the 5K race. Finisher ribbons for all kids will be available.


The parking lot at the Church of St. Mary is reserved for those attending the 8:00 a.m. mass. Please park in one of the city lots located with easy walking to the race. See the City of Lake Forest Parking Map for more details. 

Thank You Race Sponsors!