2016 5K Run / Walk Date:

April 30th, 2016

St James Farm FP - Warrenville, IL

2016 Race Results

2016 Race Results via It's Race TimeElwood the Lion Leading the 5K

For the 2nd year in a row, our runners and volunteers had to deal with a little rain. However, that did not damppen this group from  having fun and enjoying another great year while running with the Longwood Elementary school kids. Thank you to all our participants and volunteers and hope to see you again in 2017.Elwood the Lion Leading the 5K

2016 5K Set for April 30th, 2016

We are set for our 3rd annual Run With the Lions 5K on April 30th, 2016. The race is returning to it's inaugural site, St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois. All the great things about the race are back including a chip timed racer's bib, a technical fabric t-shirt, a custom finisher's medal, and a pre-race runner's bag. Sign up early for the early bird price and we are always looking for great sponsors. We are anticipating over 500 racers this year and we are looking to make this the best race yet.

2015 5K Complete - Race Results 

Congrats to all that ran the 5K on April 25th.  We had a great turnout even with the light rain that was falling.  Here is the link to the official race results.  Pictures will be added shortly, and if you want to re-live the event, here's a blogpost from a Naperville running blog by Denalifc who has participated both years and is looking forward to 2016.

2015 Was Awesome - Thank You

On behalf of Longwood Elementary School and River Glen Church, thank you to all that participated in our 1st 5K. We couldn't have dreamed it would have been this well attended with over 500 runners registered from around the area, 300 of whom braved the rainy day.

Many thanks to our great volunteers who made the day a treat for our runners. And finally, many thanks to our wonderful sponsors which made race day as special as it was.

2015 was the 2nd annual 5k and was held at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, Illinois. St. James Farm provides a picturesque and safe environment to run. Many of the Longwood Lions participated in the 5K, and unlike the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, our lions will be friendly and courteous during the run.

2015 Race Day Pictures

Run With the Lions Mission

One of the major goals of our 5K is to Bring Families and Friends Together Through Fitness. We use the proceeds from the 5K to support the programs within Longwood Elementary School in Naperville, Illinois.

5K's are also great events for training for marathons and half-marathons in Naperville and the Chicago area.

2015 RWTL 5K at Danada Forest Preserve

We have set the date and location for the 2015 Run With the Lions 5K. The run / walk will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Danada Forest Preserve. There is construction at St. James Farm this year that prevented us from utilizing last year's course. However, we will be utilizing another great DuPage County property this year.

About the Race Coordinators

River Glen Church in Naperville, Illinois is a great supporter of Longwood Elementary School by volunteering their time to provide positive role models for our students, help students study by using word and math flash cards, and by collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education, Campbell's Labels for Education, and Tyson Project A+ labels located on numerous products in the grocery store. To view all of what River Glen provides for Longwood, see their webpage Get Involved at Longwood

The Longwood PTA is an all volunteer organization that provides opportunities for parents to be involved in making the school a positive place for children to learn and grow. Among the many events and activities, the Longwood PTA hosts a back to school event, organizes classroom curriculum parties, raises money to offset the costs of field trips, hosts a movie night, provides classroom supplies to teachers, hosts field day, provides materials for red ribbon week, and many other projects and activities.

2016 5K Race Coordinators

Longwood PTA

River Glen Church

2016 Gold Sponsors

Meijer - Aurora, IL Connor and Gallagher Insurance - Lisle, IL Naperville Noon Lions Club New Balance - Chicago, Illinois Jimmy Johns - Naperville Family Vision Development Center Ace Graphics - Naperville

2016 Silver Sponsors

Buchar Family Chiropractic - Aurora, IL 1223 Lacrosse - Naperville, IL TCBY - Naperville Crossings Frankie & Johnnies Garage, Naperville, IL Golden Tiger Wellness

2016 Bronze Sponsors

Valley Honda of Naperville, Illinois Sounds Abound in Naperville, Illinois Melanie Leonard, PC in Naperville, Illinois Advocare - Oswego, Illinois My Dental Point Mary Kay Cosmetics - Melissa Gilbert Cozzi Corner Hotdogs and Beef - Downers Grove TGM McDowell Place Apartments - Naperville

How to Sponsor Our 5K

Sponsorship Letter

Sponsorship Signup Form


Sign up for volunteers will be coming soon.