EVENT INFORMATION

 
Date : Saturday April 22, 2023
Time : All Races Start at 7:30am CT

Location : Waubonsie Lake Park
998 Kautz Rd., Aurora, IL 60504
 

The Zoomies 50K is a unique race experience.  A 1.55 mile loop that you complete 20 times (2 for 5K, 4 for 10K, 6 for 15K), you will find it to be flat and fast.  Running around Waubonsee Lake Park, this race is scenic but by far the biggest appeal of the race will have to be the "Pittie Stop".  This race will feature rescue animals that you will be able to see, pet and love. The area of the course where you will find fuel and hydration will also feature pets!  These pets will be available for adoption.  You will be able to see them before the race, as you complete each loop and at the end of the race.  Rover Rescue foster parents will be on hand to assist with any questions you have regarding the animals.

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Rover Rescue is a network of volunteer foster homes and does not have a central shelter.  There is no application needed to complete.  All you need to do to meet a dog is to contact or speak with the person listed at the end of the dog’s biography which is usually the foster home. This person will help you decide if the dog would be a good match for your family and if so then set up a time for your family to meet the dog.  

If you want to learn more about Rover Rescue and the amazing work that they do, you can visit their website here.  

A portion of every race registration will go directly to Rover Rescue.

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Race Pricing

SUPER ​EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (BEFORE OCTOBER 1,2022)

 

50K : $65

15K : $40

10K : $35
5K Run/Walk : $25

Virtual : $20

Virtual 50K w/Buckle : $50

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (BEFORE MARCH 31,2023)

50K : $75

15K : $45

10K : $40
5K Run/Walk : $30

Virtual : $20

Virtual 50K w/Buckle : $60

REGISTRATION (ON AND AFTER APRIL 1,2023)

50K : $90

15K : $50

10K : $45
5K Run/Walk : $40

Virtual : $25

Virtual 50K w/Buckle : $80

Registration Options
General Race Registration (5K, 10K, 15K and 50K)

Virtual Option

Want to be a part of our event....but just can't make it?

Run with us virtually!  

Run anytime between April 1 through April 21, 2023.
Choose your own course, Most importantly….have fun and enjoy the time outside!

Follow these easy steps to prepare for tracking:

TRACKING STEPS

1. Download the ASICS Runkeeper™ app to your phone and create an account or scroll down to log into an existing account
2. Follow this link and click "Start Virtual Run" button to add the Zoomies Run to your in-app virtual events
3. To record your run between
April 1 through April 21, 2023, simply click the flag icon in your app, select the Zoomies Run and follow prompts to start recording

Once you have completed your distance in the app, save your workout and it will automatically post to Race Roster results.

These steps MUST be followed from your Mobile Device

 

VIEWING AND POSTING MANUAL RESULTS

If you plan to record using another software or tracking device or post manually from what is recorded on your watch, simply head here and "Submit Virtual Result" between April 1 through April 21, 2023.

 

Event Calendar

09/01/2022 : Registration Opens
04/01/2022:  Last Day to Register and guarantee a Race Shirt
04/21/2022:  Online Registration Closes

Race Day

06:45 am - 07:20 am : Race Day Registration
06:45 am - 07:30 am : Packet Pickup

07:30 am - Race Starts
04:00 pm - Race Ends

This race has a 8-hour cutoff

Packet Pickup
 

TBD

2022 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

SWAG

50K Finishers

Belt Buckle

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15K Participants

10K Participants

5K Participants

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Large Pet Bandana 

Available for purchase at checkout

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AWARDS AND PRIZES

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Dick Pond Athletics has generously donated a pair of Saucony shoes that will be raffled off at the Zoomies Race.  The winner will be randomly drawn from all the participants that show up on race day.  The winner will be drawn shortly after the race has started and the winner will walk away with a certificate for a free pair of Saucony shoes from any Dick Pond store.

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The amazing people at Rover Rescue have put together a Raffle Basket they will be raffling off to a lucky winner. Please make sure to visit the dogs and sign up to win this amazing package.

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COURSE MAPS AND PARKING

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The path around Waubonsie Lake is a 1.55 mile loop that is flat and a good course for a fast race for those looking to set new PR's at the 5,10,15 or 50K distances.  

The course is also very scenic and also wonderful for those who want to just come out and get in a nice run and pet some dogs (and maybe take one home).

Parking in the lot closest to the Start/Finish is limited.  There is ample parking in the lot across Montgomery at Horscheit Park which is just a short walk from the course.

Pittie Stop is where runners can find fuel, hydration and lots of wonderful pets available for adoption.  You will pass this aid station every loop and can stop in as often as you want.

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PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

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FAQ

What if I can't come to the race?

Worth Your Mile Running is committed to providing an excellent running experience and although we do not provide refunds for races under any circumstances, we understand life does have a way of changing your plans and do allow participants to transfer their registration to another runner.  Instructions on how to complete this process can be found in the registration pages.

Transfers will be allowed for races of the same distance or a shorter distance.  Transfers to longer distances can be done with the new participant paying the difference between the races costs based on the cost at the time of the transfer and not at the time of the original purchase.  There will be a $2.00 transfer fee for all transfers.

What if the weather is bad?
This is April in the Midwest.  There is a possibility it will be warm and sunny or it could snow.  The race will be held regardless of weather with the exception of lightning, which will delay the start and will be a race day decision.  
Can someone pickup my packet for me?
Yes.  Please make sure that you provide your friend with the registration confirmation for them to pick up your packet for you.
Is the race chip timed?
Yes.  Timing will be provided by Race Time and a link to results will be provided after the race.
Is there race day packet pickup?
Yes.  You can pick up your packet and bib the morning of the race starting at 6:45am
Are Headphones, Strollers or Pets allowed?
As it is a public course, we do not encourage or suggest headphone be worn.  Strollers are welcome and we highly suggest that walkers and strollers line up at the back.  Pets must follow the rules set forth by the Aurora Park District and are welcome as long as they are leashed.

What will be provided at the "Pittie Stop"?

Water, plenty of sweet and salty snack foods and lot of animals to pet. Additional hydration beyond water has not yet been planned.  

What are the rules for Tents and Dropbags

There will be a shaded gazebo with tables where you can place your drop bag or any other equipment you need to support your race.  It is not recommended you setup your own tent area but you will not be prevented from doing so.

Are pacers allowed?

The course is an open and short 1.55 mile loop in a public park so we encourage our participants to be courteous and not bring pacers to this race. 

​Can I Donate or Help Rover Rescue without adopting a pet?

Rover rescue can always use the following items which you can bring to the event.

  • Dog Toys

  • Dog Treats

  • Towels. Do you work at or have ties to a fitness club, daycare, etc., that has old towels? These work great for lining dog crates.

  • Paper Towels

  • Baby Gates

  • Garbage Bags

  • Dog Crates in New Condition

  • New Stainless Steel Dog Bowls

  • New Collars

  • New Leashes

  • Dog Beds

  • HE Laundry Detergent

  • Clorox Multipurpose Spray Cleaner

COVID-19 AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

Please understand our goal is to provide a safe and fun event where everyone can “Come and Run/Walk Safely”.

ALL Guidelines are as of April 24, 2022.  As restrictions change based on Federal, State and Local governments, updates will be made below.

With that in mind, please observe the following guidelines;

  • If you have a fever, are feeling ill or have been in recent contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19, please do NOT come to the event.

  • NO SPITTING! Participants should carry their own tissues or hand towel for spitting, blowing nose, wiping sweat, etc., before, during and after their race.

The following must be followed at all times by all participants:

  • Stay home if felling ill

  • Use hand sanitizer 

  • Agree to temperature checks if asked


Participants whose actions do not meet the above expectations, and/or are creating a risk for themselves or others, will be asked to leave the event.