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The Champion of the Trees 10K

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Start/Finish: Visitor Center area
The run takes place on the East Side road.

8:00 a.m. starting time


Find your inner tree champion at the ninth annual 10K race as you run on a springtime morning surrounded by trees from around the world. Runners will find a challenging course with rolling terrain as they follow the Arboretum’s road on the East Side.

Event highlights include:

  • B-tag™ timing strip
  • Technical T-shirt
  • Recovery food
  • USTAF Certified Course (IL16002NM)
  • Postrace party with live music by Sushi Roll
  • A complimentary postrace Arboretum beer, Arbor Oak
  • Photo booth
  • FREE admission to explore our 1,700 acres, including the award-winning Children’s Garden
  • Awards for top overall male and female winner/plus top three male and female winners in each age division
  • Walkers welcome!
  • View the Course Map

Registration Cost:

Standard Registration (February 17 – April 13, 2019)
$45 member/$50 nonmember

Race Day Registration (April 14, 2019)
$55 member/$60 nonmember

Virtual Runner
$25 (Don’t want to get up early but still want to support The Morton Arboretum? Become a virtual runner, and we will mail you a shirt.)

*Registration is non-refundable.

Contact with questions!