Matt's Mile 5k & 10k

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Prairie Crossing 960 Harris Rd GrayslakeIL  60030
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Prairie Crossing 960 Harris Rd GrayslakeIL  60030

About This Activity

A running event on the Beautiful Trails of Prairie Crossing and Oak Openings.  Enjoy Prairie, lakes, horse stables and Oak Savanahs.  Fun for the whole family.  Chip timed for all events. Food and Fun provided after the run.


NEW for 2017 - Group/Team competition.  Teams can compete in both 5k and Mile (13 and under).  Teams compete for:

Fastest time (top 5 runners in team)

Most dollars raised

Most members in Team.

Team captain creates team during registration and team members join during their registration.


This event honors the memory of Matt Hupp, a passionate athlete who lost his battle with Burkitt's Lymphoma at the age of 13. All proceeds benefit the 12 Oaks Foundation, providing funding to keep kids involved in sports and community activities when their family is faced with financial hardship due to cancer treatment.

Don't miss out on this fun Family event!

Event details and schedule

Join us for the 8th annual Matt's Mile and 5k run plus a new addition, the 10k. A beautiful run on the trails through Prairie Crossing. 

Kid's Mile begins at 5:10pm and the 5k & 10k begin at 5:30pm. Location is 960 Harris Road Grayslake, IL 60030. Parking available across the street in the Prairie Crossing Metra Station.

All race entries include entrance to the after party - food, beverage and music!

Registration Information:

Registration will be limited to 750 runners.

Registration Prices:

Mile (13 and under): $25

10k and 5k: $40

Event Only $15

Registration Options:

  • Individual
  • Group/Team

For family registrations over $140, contact administrator for family discount code.

Day of race registration accepted (with $5 upcharge per event), but will close promptly at 4:45pm.

All registered participants will receive a food and drink ticket for the evening. Dinner provided from 6:00-7:45pm. Drinks available until 9:00pm. Extra tickets will be sold for beverages.


Awards ceremony will be held at approximately 7:00pm.

All runners who beat Matt's time will be enteres into a special raffle. Times to beat are:

1 mile time: 6;13

5k time: 21:27

Overall male/female winners in 5k and 10k will receive a medal and Gift Certificate for free pair of Shoes from The Runners Edge.

Medals are also given for male/female winners of the following age brackets (5k): <10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+

10k  Under 19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60+

Mile - Male/Female winner in 10 and Under and 11-13


Group/Team Prizes will be awarded in 3 areas:

  • Team with fastest time for top 5 runners  (5k) or mile if 13 under team)
  • Team with most participants (any event)
  • Team with Highest Fundraising

Packet Pick Up:

Race packet pick up will be at Aspire Planning Group, 960 Harris Rd. Suite 2B, Grayslake, IL on Friday September 22 from 3:00-7:00pm and on race day from 3:30-4:45pm.



Organizer Info

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Prairie Crossing 960 Harris Rd GrayslakeIL  60030
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