The Highwood Superhero 5K Run/Walk takes place during the Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest. Come dressed as a superhero like Superman, Ant-Man, Batman, Spiderman or whoever your superhero is! Your superhero may be your mom, dad or a friend who went above and beyond the call of duty. ALL proceeds go to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois. Our goal during the event is to raise enough funds to help grant many WISHES!
The course starts in front of the famous Bent Fork Bakery in downtown Highwood and guides you along the beautiful lake front trail and through historic Fort Sheridan and then back again. You will run by thousands of carved jack-o-lanterns which will be lit later that evening in a goal to break the world record for most lit jack-o-lanterns in one place! A sight not to be missed.
SPECIAL OFFERS: Along with a t-shirt, all runners, 21 and over, will receive a complimentary Bloody Mary or beer at the end of the race!
Equinox Highland Park would like to invite all registered participants to attend Equinox’s Signature Precision Running class at 6:00AM-6:45AM or 5:15PM-6:00PM any Wednesday in September. Participants are also invited to attend a Yoga Fundamentals class on Saturday, September 22nd or 29th at 10:45AM-11:45AM in preparation for race day. Details on how to reserve your spot will be emailed to you after registration.
PACKET PICK UP: Pre-race packet pick up will take place on Wednesday, October 3, from 7-9 a.m., noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Equinox Highland Park, 799 Central Avenue in Highland Park. You can also pick up packets on race day at the on-site registration table as early as 7:30 am.
NOTES: Stroller, bike, scooter, wagon and pet friendly! Special route for walkers. Rain or shine.