Chasing the Sun 5K Race & Fitness Walk

Thursday, June 8, 2017 / New Lenox Village Commons

New Lenox Chamber Mind Over Miles 8K Run/Walk

Become a Sun Chaser! 

Presented by the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce and the New Lenox Community Park District, the Chasing the Sun 5K benefits educational scholarships and programs provided by both organizations. This year's race/fitness walk offers a 5k certified course starting and finishing in The Commons with a post-race family-friendly party to follow!

or download the registration form here and return to the Chamber or Park District offices. 
**Register by 5/17/17 to guarantee shirt size.**

Team Challenges are Back!

  • Corporate Challenge: Gather your coworkers and enter as a team. Integrated Physical Medicine has held the title for two years running. This could be YOUR year to de-throne the champs and take the traveling trophy home to your organization!
  • Community Challenge: Are you a member of running club? Do you have a group of race buddies? What about your neighborhood? Gather your fastest friends and enter as a team. The winning group will take home an ample prize basket!
  • Stroller Challenge: Calling all parents! Break out the jogging stroller and run with your little one. Sign up on race day to enter this special division. The winning parent/tot duo will take home a special prize basket!

5k Registration


USATF Certified Course – Professional Chip Timing

Shirts and Swag Bag – Medal Ceremony

Free Kids Sun Dash – Music & Entertainment

Post-Race Party with Free Pizza & Beverage

Register by 5/17/17 to guarantee shirt size.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunites are now availabe for the 2017 race!
This year marks the fifth year of Chasing the Sun 5K Race and Fitness Walk. We know it will be the best one yet! The Chamber and the Park District partner for this exciting event. Last year’s race had over 290+ runners cross the finish line. By sponsoring the event, your business has the opportunity to connect with the runners and their families! We offer a variety of sponsorship levels - there is something for every business at every budget.

Download the 2017 Sponsorship Packages Here!


2017 Sponsors

Salutatorian Sponsors:
Advanced Eye Care SC - Runner Shirt Sponsor
Chicago Dough Company - Post-Race Pizza Sponsor
EmbroidMe - Race Staff Shirt Sponsor

Honor Roll Sponsors:
Atrium Family Dental - Kids Sun Dash Sponsor
Berkot's Super Foods - Post Race Recovery Sponsor
Grounds Guys of New Lenox - Race SWAG Sponsor
Image 360 - Race Banner Sponsor
Integrated Physical Medicine - Runner Stretch Station Sponsor
Kurtz Memorial Chapel - Medical/First Aid Station Sponsor
LincolnWay Community Bank - Awards Sponsor
NuMark Credit Union - Community Team Challenge Sponsor
Re|Claim Fitness - Champions Sponsor
Total Roofing & Construction Services, Inc.
Town Center Bank - Registration/Packet Pick-Up Sponsor
Triple R Child Care - Stroller Challenge Sponsor

Best in Class Sponsors:
Associated Orthodontists
Coffee News LWA
Kathy Miller, State Farm Insurance
Lenny's Rt. 6 Food N Fuel
Medulla LLC ChiroOne Wellness Center
New Lenox Public Library
Paramont EO, Inc. / Crest Lighting
Trinity Services, Inc.
Village of New Lenox

Music & Entertainment: 
101.9 FM - The MIX

What People Are Saying...

Service King Collison Center
Thanks for a great event! Great course, very well organized & lots of smiling faces along the way!

Megan Turton
Great race & friendly volunteers! We will be back next year FOR SURE!!!

Tera Gebhardt
Well organized event! Loved the stroller division!

Michele Jurgens
Loved this run!! Well organized...everyone so nice and friendly...course well marked...a lot of volunteers!!! Thank you. :)


Check out the 2016 event album on facebook - click here!

Race Forms

Please fill out the pdf forms below and email or fax to the New Lenox Chamber Office.
Race Forms

Upcoming Events

The New Lenox Chamber and surrounding community hosts a variety of events. Look here for upcoming events or check the calendar ahead for more!