The 2018 Run With The Lions 5K

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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!

Registration Is Now Open!

Registration is now open for the Run With The Lions.  Adults (ages 18+) are $20, kids (ages 17 and under) are $15.  And 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

Save The Date: April 28, 2018









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.

Sponsor Our Event

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.

Become A Sponsor

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