New Lenox Chamber News & Notes

Contact: Emily Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
New Lenox Chamber of Commerce (815) 485-4241

Chasing the Sun 5K Run and Fitness Walk

New Lenox, IL (May 16, 2016) — The New Lenox Chamber of Commerce and the New Lenox Community Park District are excited about the 4th Annual Chasing the Sun 5K Race & Fitness Walk on Thursday, June 9, 2016. In partnership with event sponsors, this community event helps fund education and program scholarships for local youth through both the Chamber and the Park District.

Chasing the Sun continues to offer a certified course, chip timing, corporate team challenge sponsored by Kurtz Memorial Chapel, community team challenge sponsored by Langlois Insurance, a stroller competition for parents and tots sponsored by New Lenox Family Dental, and quality course amenities. The course will start and finish in the New Lenox Commons. 

Race day highlights include:

  • Music & Entertainment, sponsored by 101.9 The Mix
  • Runner Stretch Station, sponsored by Joint Pro Physical Therapy
  • Runner Massage Station, sponsored by Integrated Physical Medicine
  • Pre-Race Work Out, sponsored by ProCoreFitness
  • Post-Race Pizza Party, sponsored by Chicago Dough Company and Lakeshore Beverage
  • Kids Sun Dash, sponsored by Triple R Child Care
  • Official Race Swag, sponsored by Total Roofing & Construction, Inc.

The fastest in each age category will receive medals, sponsored by LincolnWay Community Bank, and the overall male and female winners will receive medals and prizes sponsored by the Champions Sponsor, Re|Claim Fitness.

Registration is available online at or in-person at the Chamber or Park District offices. Race registration is $30 and children 7 and under are free. Race-day registration is $35. All race participants will receive a shirt and swag bag! Register by May 23 to guarantee your shirt size.  

For up-to-date information on the 5K, “like” Chasing the Sun Run on Facebook,

Please contact the Chamber Office with any race related questions – 815.485.4241 or To see a complete list of our sponsors, visit