40th Annual Alpine Races

Lake Zurich, IL

About the Alpine Races

Join us to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Lake Zurich Alpine Races!  The Alpine Races Half-Marathon, 5k, and Youth Mile courses are USATF certified. The races run through the streets and along the shores of beautiful Lake Zurich. Gatorade, Water, and time splits will be available along the course. Food and drinks will be available to participants at the finish line. No dogs, strollers, bikes, rollerblades or headphones are allowed in the races please. The Alpine Races will not issue refunds for registration made on-line, by mail, or on race weekend.


Click here to download the 1/2 marathon course map.

Click here to download 5k course turn-by-turn directions.

2018 Registration and Packet Pickup

In person Registration and Packet Pickup will be available at Road Runner Sports, 20291 N Rand Rd, Ste 105, Kildeer, IL 60074 (847-719-8949) on Saturday, September 8th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and on race day at the Barn in Paulus Park, 200 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich (same as the race start/finish) Sunday, September 9th from 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM. Registration for the kids races and Youth Mile will remain open until 9:15 AM on race day. 

Click here to Register online.

    Start Times

    Half-marathon:  7:30 AM  (3 hour cut-off)
    5k Run/Walk: 7:45 AM
    Youth mile:  9:30 AM
    Kid's Fun Run (1/2 mile. 1/4 mile and the 100 Yard Dash):  Upon completion of the Youth mile

    Premiums/Special Features

    Participants in the Half-Marathon and 5k will receive an official high quality race shirt (for the first 600 registered runners) available in adult unisex sizes of XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. Half marathon finishers receive a handsome medal. Youth Mile and Kiddie race participants will receive a T-shirt in sizes Youth XS, Youth S, Youth M and Youth L. All will receive an official race packet, goodie bag, snacks, and beverages. Post race light Breakfast donated by Good Shepherd Hospital.

    New this year!  40th Anniversary Commemorative Quarter Zip Performance Shirt for the first 600 registered participants in the 5K and Half Marathon:


    Volunteers are the backbone of every successful race and we are grateful for ours.  But we need even more people to help us with packet pickup, the water stops and at the finish line!  Please consider volunteering a few hours of your time on race day.  You won't regret it.  For more information contact alpineraces@gmail.com.

    Age Groups and Awards

    Half Marathon: Overall Male and Female and age group categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.  

    5k: Overall Male and Female and age group categories: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.  

    Youth mile age groups: 6 and Under, 
    7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. 


    AWARDS: Awards will given to the top three male/female in each age category and each youth mile age category.

    How do I get to The Alpine Races?

    • Click here for directions to Paulus Park (200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich, using Google Maps. 
    • FROM CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE: Take I-294 and exit half Day Road (Route 22) and head West. Turn North (right) on Rand Road (Route 12). The entrance to Paulus Park is 1/4 mile on the right.
    • FROM THE SOUTH: Take Route 53 North and exit Lake Cook Road-West. Take Lake Cook Road to Rand Rd. (Route 12) and turn North (right). Take Route 12 past Route 22 and turn right into the entrance to Paulus Park. Approximately 1/4 mile North of Route 22.
    • FROM THE NORTHWEST: Take Rand Road South. Turn left into entrance to Paulus Park. Approximately 1/4 mile North of Route 22.

    Where can I park?

    Parking is free and ample. Look for the volunteers with arrow signs.

    Is there Gear Check?

    A secure area will be reserved for gear check inside the Paulus Park Barn, located near the registration area. We are not responsible for valuables left in gear check.  All bags will need to be picked up by 10:30am.

    When can I get my Race Results?

    Results are immediately available the day of the race by J3 Timing. Online race results will be available at www.alpinerunners.com and here.

    When & Where

    Sep 15, 2019


    6:30 AM

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