Midsommar 5K

Geneva, IL



Celebrate Summer At The Midsommar 5K!

Come on out and run or walk with your family and friends at the Midsommar 5k Fun Run/Walk and Lil’ Vikings Kids Dash.  Runners will run along the scenic Fox River Trail in the Swedish town of Geneva.  Join the fun, listen to some great music and get some cool swag at this Jaguar Chip Timed, USA Track and Field Certified 5k Course providing the ultimate professional race experience.

he race will start and finish at the Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve, located along the Fox River at 719 S. Batavia Avenue, Geneva, IL (Behind the Kane County Government Center).

All participants will get a high quality tech t-shirt. In addition, custom medals will be provided to the 1st, 2ndand 3rd overall for male and female and 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each age group as follows: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84 and 85 & over.

Tech shirts are guaranteed for participants registered by July 7, 2017. Shirt size and availability after that could be limited.

5K Registration $35.00

Lil’ Viking Kid’s Dash $10.00

The 5k race starts promptly at 8AM at the Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve.  The Lil’ Vikings Kids Dash for ages 6 and under will start immediately after completion of the 5k race at approximately 9:00AM.

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Run Presented By The Following Sponsors

Fun after party with food and drinks!

The event is presented by the Geneva Community Chest, an all-volunteer fundraising organization in existence for 47 years, serving over 20+ charities in the Fox Valley Area.  Strollers are welcomed and no pets will be allowed.    


A Day To Be With Family & Celebrate The Summer!



Can I sign up on the day of the race?
Yes, we will take registrations on the day of the race.  The cost is $40.00 on race day for 5k participants and $10.00 for Kid's Dash participants.

Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
Packet pickup will be held at Dick Pond Athletics in St. Charles, IL on Friday, July 14, 2017.  From 3pm until 7:30pm.  For questions please contact Chicago Race Management LLC at 630-479-8116.

Can I pick up a friends or family member’s race packet?
Yes, you can pick up for family members, up to 5 packets.  You may not pick up for friends.

 If I miss the deadline for the guaranteed t-shirt, can I still get the size I asked for?
Yes, we will make every effort to ensure everyone receives a t-shirt.  Sizes may be limited after deadline.

 Are baby strollers allowed on the course?
Yes, but for the safely of all our athletes and volunteers, we ask you to be aware of the runners around you during the race. 

Are dogs allowed on the course?
No, our race does not allow dogs on the course with runners or walkers.

 Can I wear my headphones while on the course?
Yes, but for your safety please be aware of your surroundings during the race. 

 Can I walk the 5k race?
Yes, walkers will be asked to go to the back of the start, so runners may take off first.   

How long will the course be open if I want to walk the 5k race?
The course will be open from 7:30am until 9:00am to give ample time for all athletes to participate and complete the course.

 Will the race still happen if there is inclement weather?
We will make every effort to hold the race, keeping in mind the safety of our athletes and volunteers.  In the event of inclement weather, start time may be delayed in order to hold the race.

 Can I get a refund if I can’t run the race?
No, we cannot refund registration fees. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.

 Will there be water stops and what will be served?
Yes, water will be available half way through the 5K route.

 Can someone else run the race for me?
No.  All participants must run under their number.  Participant bib numbers may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to another person. Sale, trade and/or transfer of race entry/bib number is strictly prohibited and may result in the disqualification of and/or banning offenders from participating at future events.


When & Where

Jul 15, 2017


8:00 AM

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Thank you to our Sponsors

Todd & Jill Johnson

Ryan & Tara Moen

Brad & Miriam Kosirog

Jeff & Nancy Rodewald

Bruce and Kristie Dienst