Winterfest 5K Run and Fitness Walk

February 6, 2022

Start Location
Small Memorial Park, 8th and Charles Street, Kankakee, IL

  No Shirt With Shirt
Through January 28 $15 $25
January 29 - February 5 $15 N/A
Race Day $20 N/A
$2.00 discount for club members of KRRC or PSRR, or ages 18 and under.
Shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by January 25th, 2020, and select the shirt option.
Register online through 6:00pm on February 5th.
Register by mail (.pdf) by February 2nd.
Register race day from 11:30am-12:30pm at the Civic Auditorium.
Event Information

Course Description

The Winterfest 5K Run and Fitness Walk is a 2-loop course run on the city streets following the perimeter of Small Memorial Park and Kennedy Upper Grade School. The accuracy of the course is certified by USA Track & Field, and the finish will be computerized.

Registration and Staging Area

The Civic Auditorium, located at 8th and Charles Street, is the staging area. Take I-57 or Rt 45 to Rt 17 (Court Street), and go west across the river to Wall Street (1st light). Go south on Wall to Water Street (stop sign, T-intersection). Turn right, and go two blocks. Race day registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The race begins at 1:00 p.m.

Run or Walk and Win $100!

The area high school with the most participants-teachers, students, and staff- will receive a $100 donation for its athletic department. Tell your teachers, students, and staff- February fitness, fun, and funding or your athletic department. Be sure to list your school and whether you are a teacher, student, or staff member on your entry form. ($2 discount for ages 18 and under.)


A portion of the proceeds from the Winterfest 5K will be donated to The Salvation Army. Please bring a canned food or non-perishable donation for the food pantry.


Running division: Top 3 overall male and female, top male and female masters (40 and over), proportioned awards in 5-year age groups for male to age 70 and female to age 65.
Walking division: awards to the first 10. Please note: The fitness walk is on the honor system and for walkers only. If you are going to run any part of the course, you must register as a runner.


Long-sleeved shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered by January 25, 2020, who select the shirt option.


Pizza from The Chicago Dough Company

Early Start Available

For our slower walkers or runners, we will offer an early start at 12:30 p.m. This will facilitate an earlier start on the post-race awards ceremoney. Your finish time will be adjusted accordingly. You should only take this option if your anticipated finish time is 45 minutes or more.

Fantastic Five

Winterfest 5K is Kankakee River Running Club's first club-sponsored race of the year, and is a qualifying race for the Fantastic Five. See the club website for details on the Fantastic Five.

Sponsored By

Court Street Ford
Kankakee River Running Club
Kankakee Valley Park District

Contributing Sponsors

The Chicago Dough Company

For More Information
For more information, please contact Rich Olmstead at 815-549-9633 or or Ken Klipp at 815-937-1958.

Register online