Chasing the Sun 5K Race & Fitness Walk

Thursday, June 9, 2016 / 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 5/23/16 to guarantee shirt size.**

Team Challenges are Back!

  • Corporate Challenge (Sponsored by Kurtz Memorial Chapel): 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 (Sponsored by Langlois Insurance Agency): 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 (Sponsored by New Lenox Family Dental): 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 5/23/16 to guarantee shirt size.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunites are now availabe for the 2016 race!
This year marks the fourth 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 265+ 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 2016 Sponsorship Packages Here!


2016 Sponsors

Salutatorian Sponsors:
Chicago Dough Company - Post-Race Pizza Sponsor
EmbroidMe - Race Staff Shirt Sponsor
Riverside Health Care - Runner Shirt Sponsor

Honor Roll Sponsors:
Atrium Family Dental - Course Hydration Station Sponsor
Berkot's Super Foods - Race Recovery Sponsor
Image 360 - Race Banner Sponsor
Integrated Physical Medicne, LLC - Runner Massage Station Sponsor
Joint Pro Physical Therapy - Runner Stretch Station Sponsor 
Kurtz Memorial Chapel - Corporate Team Challenge Sponsor 
Langlois Insurance Agency - Community Team Challenge Sponsor
LincolnWay Community Bank - Awards Sponsor
New Lenox Family Dental - Stroller Challenge Sponsor
Physicians Immediate Care - Medical/First Aid Station Sponsor
ProCoreFitness - Pre-Race Warm-Up Sponsor
Re|Claim Fitness - Champions Sponsor
Total Roofing & Construction Services, Inc. - Race SWAG Sponsor
Town Center Bank - Registration/Packet Pick-Up Sponsor
Triple R Child Chare - Kids Sun Dash Sponsor 

Best in Class Sponsors:
Chiro One Wellness Centers
Coffee News LWA
Community Christian School
Kathy Miller, State Farm Insurance
New Lenox Public Library 
NuMark Credit Union
Paramont EO, Inc. / Crest Lighting
Service King Collision Repair 
State Representative Margo McDermed, 37th District 
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!