Date, Time, & Location
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
All participants will begin at 9:00 a.m. The race course will close at 10:30 a.m.
Channahon State Park, West Story Street, Channahon, IL 60410
Packet Pick Up
All participants who register on or before October 1st, 2023 will receive a goodie bag complete with individually numbered bib with chip-timer and a commemorative Forte 5k hoodie. Participants who register after October 1st, 2023 are not guaranteed a hoodie. Late registrations will receive a hoodie on a first come, first served basis.
Early packet pickup will be available on Friday, October 20th, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Crossing Field House located at 24935 W Sioux Dr, Channahon, IL 60410.
There will be race day packet pickup beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the packet pickup tent located near the parking lot of the state park. To avoid long lines, runners are encouraged to pick up their packet in advance.
Please contact us at Forte5kRace@gmail.com if you need to discuss other arrangements for packet pickup.
No pets, skateboards, roller blades, unauthorized bicycles, or any other wheeled devices are permitted on the race course. Participants with baby joggers or strollers are allowed, however they must start behind the other participants.
There will be gear check available beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the gear check tent located near the parking lot at the state park. All gear must be picked up by 10:30 a.m.
There will be one aid station on the course at roughly the halfway mark with cups of water. If any other support is necessary, participants are encouraged to carry their own water or other nutrition.
There will be ample street parking in the neighborhood outside of Channahon State Park. Please refrain from parking on the race course on Canal St.
Finish Line and Refreshments
There will be water, bananas, and a selection of baked goods donated from our music booster families available for participants once they have crossed the finish line.
Age Groups Awards and Results
Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers and to the top three male and female finishers in each age group. Overall award winners will include an embroidered Forte 5k blanket. Age group award winners will receive a medal. Age groups are 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up.
There will be an awards ceremony shortly after the race once the final results are calculated. Results will be posted as soon as possible online at Forte5k.com and at ItsRaceTime.com. Participants may choose to receive a text message with their finish time shortly after crossing the finish line. This option can be selected at registration.
Inclement Weather & Emergency Communication
The race will be held rain or shine. However, the race may be delayed, ended early, or canceled due to severe weather (including lightening) or any other event causing unsafe conditions for our participants and volunteers. In the event of a delay or cancellation, announcements will be made via our website, Facebook page, and emails to participants.
Please email us with questions at Forte5KRace@gmail.com.