The Run With The Lions 5K
April 28, 2018

Join us on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the 5th Annual Run With The Lions 5K Run/Walk, a charity fundraiser held each spring at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville, Illinois.  Proceeds from the event benefit Longwood Elementary School in Naperville, Illinois.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful event for a worthy cause!

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Packet Pickup Dates!

Registered runners can pick up their race packets at one of two locations:

Wednesday, April 25 from 4pm to 8pm
Longwood Elementary School
30W240 Bruce Lane
Naperville, IL 60563

Thursday, April 26 from 4pm to 8pm
River Glen Presbyterian Church
1140 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL 60563

There is still time to register!

Registration is still open for the Run With The Lions.  All runners are $30.  But for the first time ever, current Longwood Elementary School students are FREE!  Come be a part of the fun on April 28!

Register for the Run With The Lions


We believe that every student in our community,
regardless of their economic situation,
deserves an enriched educational experience.

Longwood Elementary School in Naperville is a Title I school, meaning it has a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students. Longwood’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a small but dedicated force that works throughout the school year to raise funds to support our school. The Run With The Lions 5K is our largest and most successful fundraiser of each school year, and in four years we have  raised over $40,000 for Longwood Elementary. That money has funded such projects as renovating the library and media center into a state-of-the-art Makerspace and Creation Station, turning a school courtyard into an outdoor classroom space, providing new instruments for music classes, and building a climbing wall in the gymnasium. These improvements affect the everyday lives of all students who attend Longwood, and will continue to benefit future generations of Longwood students for years to come.

Help Us Achieve Our Fundraising Goals

Putting on a first-class charity event takes hard work and dedication. And the monetary support of a caring community.  Whether you own a business and would like to become a corporate sponsor, or you are an individual or family who would like to sponsor a runner, there many opportunities to help us achieve our fundraising goals.

Donate / Sponsor Now!

Volunteer Your Time

There are many ways to get involved in helping the Longwood PTA plan the Run With The Lions.  Join our dedicated team of race coordinators and give back to the greater Longwood community.

Volunteer Your Time

Save The Date: April 28, 2018