41st Annual Alpine Races

Lake Zurich, IL

The Alpine Races is a family friendly event presented by the Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich. Join us for the Half Marathon or 5K which run through beautiful neighborhoods with views of the lake. Bring the kids for the Youth Mile or the Kid's Fun Run which includes a 1/2 Mile and 1/4 Mile race, as well as a 100 Yard Dash.

About the Alpine Races

Join us to celebrate the 41st Anniversary of the Lake Zurich Alpine Races!  The Alpine Races Half Marathon and 5k are USATF certified. There is also a Youth mile and Kids Fun Run. The races run through the streets and along the shores of beautiful Lake Zurich. Gatorade, Water, and time splits will be available along the course. Food and drinks will be available to participants at the finish line. No dogs, strollers, bikes, rollerblades or headphones are allowed in the races please. The Alpine Races will not issue refunds for registration made on-line, by mail, or on race weekend for any reason whatsoever.


NEW!!! 2019 Alpine Races Half Marathon Course Map: 2019 Half Marathon Course Map and Turn by Turn
NEW!!! 2019 Alpine Races 5K Course Map: 2019 5K Course Map and Turn by Turn

Please note, course maps are subject to change based upon day of event construction and road closures.

2019 Registration and Packet Pickup

In person Registration and Packet Pickup will be available at Road Runner Sports, 20291 N Rand Rd, Ste 105, Kildeer, IL 60074 (847-719-8949) on Saturday, September 14th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and on race day at the Old Lake Zurich Fire Station, 77 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich (same as the race start/finish) Sunday, September 15th from 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM. Registration for the kids races and Youth Mile will remain open until 9:15 AM on race day. 

Race Fees:
Half Marathon - Early bird Special Before 2/15/19 $50.00.  After 2/15/19 $60.00.  Race Weekend $70.00.
5K - $40.00;  Race Weekend $45.00
5K (14 and Under) - $30.00
Youth Mile - $15.00
Kid's Fun Run - $5.00

Start Times

Half-marathon:  7:30 AM  (3 hour cut-off)
5k Run/Walk: 7:45 AM
Youth mile:  9:30 AM
Kid's Fun Run (1/2 mile. 1/4 mile and the 100 Yard Dash):  Upon completion of the Youth mile

Premiums/Special Features

Participants in the Half-Marathon and 5k will receive an official high quality race shirt (for the first 600 registered runners) available in adult unisex sizes of XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. Half marathon finishers receive a handsome medal. Youth Mile and Kiddie race participants will receive a T-shirt in sizes Youth XS, Youth S, Youth M and Youth L. All will receive an official race packet, goodie bag, snacks, and beverages. Post race light Breakfast donated by Good Shepherd Hospital.


Volunteers are the backbone of every successful race and we are grateful for ours.  To sign-up to volunteer, please REGISTER HERE.  We always need people to help us with packet pickup, the water stops and at the finish line! 

Age Groups and Awards

Half Marathon: Overall Male and Female and age group categories: 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 and over.  

5k: Overall Male and Female and age group categories: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.  

Youth mile age groups: 6 and Under, 
7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. 


AWARDS: Awards will given to the top three male/female in each age category and each youth mile age category.

How do I get to The Alpine Races?

  • Click here for directions to the Old Lake Zurich Fire Station (77 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, using Google Maps. 
  • FROM CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE: Take I-294 and exit half Day Road (Route 22) and head West. Turn North (right) on Old Rand Road. Look for parking signs near 77 S Old Rand Road. (after Route 22)
  • FROM THE SOUTH: Take Route 53 North and exit Lake Cook Road-West. Take Lake Cook Road to Rand Rd. (Route 12) and turn North (right). Take Route 12 to Old Rand Road and turn right past Route 22 to 77 S. Old Rand Road. 
  • FROM THE NORTHWEST: Take Rand Road South. Turn right onto Old Rand Road past Route 22 to 77 S. Old Rand Road.

Where can I park?

See Parking Map for details: 2019 Alpine Races Parking Map

Parking is available at the following locations: 

-Casper True Value, 100 S. Old Rand Road (Take 22 to S. Old Rand Road)
-Lumber Store, 135 S. Old Rand Road (Take 22 to S. Old Rand Road)
-Ela Historical Society Museum, 95 E Main Street (Take 22 to E. Main Street)
-Lions Park, 81 E Main Street (Take 22 to E. Main Street)
-Park and Recreation Building, 70 E. Main Street (Take 22 to E. Main Street)
-Old Bank Lot on corner of Main and Park Avenue (Take 22 to W. Main Street)
-Additional overflow parking at Ela Library

Is there Gear Check?

A secure area will be reserved for gear check inside the Old Lake Zurich Fire Station, located near the registration area. We are not responsible for valuables left in gear check.  All bags will need to be picked up by 10:30am.

When can I get my Race Results?

Results are immediately available the day of the race by J3 Timing. Online race results will be available at www.alpinerunners.com and here.

When & Where

Sep 27, 2020


6:30 AM

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