Saturday, April 6th, 2019

9:00am 5K Timed Run, 8:45am 400 meter Kids Dash

Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Official 2019 Course Map and Information

Sponsor Information

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Register for the April Fools 5k or 400m Kids Dash

The #1 Suburban Early Spring 5k with a Finisher’s Medal, Tech Shirt and 400m Kids Dash!

Run along the path that surrounds the naturally beautiful waterfront in Mallard Lake Forest Preserve.

  • Flat and fast course, mix of paved asphalt and crushed limestone – no grass.  Start/finish line is on asphalt.  USA Track and Field Certification #IL-13156-JW

  • Custom Finisher’s Medal
  • Short Sleeve Technical Running Shirt (youth, ladies and unisex sizing)
  • Custom Designed Award Medals to top three finishers in each age category (men and women; under 14, 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+).
  • Cash Prizes for 1st ($100), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50) Place Overall for Male and Female
  • 400 meter Kids Dash for ages 2-12 years, asphalt course, keepsake ribbon and t-shirt
  • Plenty of restrooms, water and post-race refreshments
  • Free parking adjacent to the start/finish line in Meijer’s South Lot
  • Disposable electronic chip timing with instant time results kiosks and instant time results texted to your cellphone.  Race Timing for the April Fools 5K is Provided by Race Works Timing (
  • Early packet pick-up will be on Thursday, April 4th, from 3-7pm; Friday, April 5th from 3-7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 Rush St, Roselle, IL 60172 for any registrations received by 8:00am on 4/4/2019.
  • Race Day Packet Pick-Up will be available at the Start/Finish line from 7:30am-8:45am on race day.

Registration Costs

  • 5K, Super Early Bird Registration (ends 02/24/19 at 11:59 pm) $30
  • 5K, Early Registration (ends 03/24/19 at 11:59pm) $35
  • 5K, Regular Registration (online registration ends at 3:00pm on Friday, 04/05/19) $40
  • 5K, Race Day Registration (register at the race between 7:30am-8:30am, CASH ONLY) $45
  • 400 meter Kids Dash, Super Early Bird Registration (ends 02/24/19 at 11:59 pm) (ages 2-12) $14
  • 400 meter Kids Dash, Early Registration (ends 03/24/19 at 11:59pm) (ages 2-12) $16
  • 400 meter Kids Dash, Regular Registration (online registration ends at 3:00pm on Friday, 04/05/19) $18
  • 400 meter Kids Dash, Race Day Registration (register at the race between 7:30am-8:30am, CASH ONLY) $20

To register for either the 5k or Kids Dash, click here

Fox River Trail Runners and CARA members can receive $5 off their registration by emailing a copy of their club card to to receive the promo code.  If we find out that you passed this code to others who are not able to show their club card at packet pickup, the bib will not be released until the $5 is returned.

All registrations are FINAL.  No refunds will be given.  We will guarantee 5k and Kids Dash shirt availability/sizing for all super early bird registrants.  If you register after that point,  we will make every attempt to have shirts available in your size, but cannot guarantee it.

Walkers are welcome at this event, but are asked to start behind faster participants and will be required to stay on the right side of the race course.  All participants in 5k must cross finish line within 60 minutes of starting race.  STROLLERS and DOGS are strictly prohibited for safety reasons.

Email the race director at:

Getting to the April Fools 5k Run

The race start/finish line is located on Thorn Rd, behind Meijer, which is located at the corner of Schick Rd and Gary Ave in Bloomingdale.  The race will proceed north to Lawrence Rd and then west into the Mallard Lake Forest Preserve in Hanover Park.  Free parking is available in the south lot of Meijer at 130 S. Gary Ave, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

About Our Charities

Trinity Adult Day Care

The Adult Day Care program at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, IL is designed to assist older adults to remain at their optimal levels in their home and community. It is a place for people to meet with their peers and succeed with programs tailored to their abilities. Fostering each individual’s strengths and talents, we continually strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance and belonging.

Located in the Trinity Community Center, Adult Day Care is a safe, structured, Christian environment where older adults can have fun, companionship, and physical assistance when needed. We believe that all people are God’s children and are cared for with love and respect.  For more information about Trinity Adult Day Care, please click here.

2013 Race Results,  2013 Pictures from Race Day

2014 Race Results, 2014 Race Day Photos

2015 Race Results, 2016 Race Results

2017 Race Results

2018 Race Results

Presenting Sponsor:

Finish Line Sponsor:

T-Shirt Sponsors:


Kid’s Dash T-Shirt Sponsor:

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In Kind Sponsors:

McDonald's - Roselle

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For more information about sponsoring the April Fools 5k, email the race director: