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Welcome to the 7th Annual Red Ribbon Race 5K Run / 2K Family Run

This year’s race will be held in beautiful downtown Lake Forest.  Come join us on Saturday, October 25th!

Get Out and Run It! Register Here.

This Year's Race has Been Certified by USA Track & Field

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Expected Runners

  • 5K Runners 80%
  • 2K Runners 20%
  • Students 45%
  • Adults 55%
Pre-Race Day Packet Pick Up & Check-In

If you would like to pick up your race pack in advance, you may do so on Friday, October 24th between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Gorton Community Center - 400 E. Illinois Road in Lake Forest.  Picking up your race pack in advance will save you time at race check-in.  Proceed to the basement of the Gorton Community Center and look for the signs for “Red Ribbon Race Packet Pick-Up.”

Alternatively, you may check in and pick up your race pack on race day from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m.


You may park at the Lake Forest Train Station, in the Gorton Community Center parking lot or in the parking lot located just north of the Gorton Community Center.  You may also park on surrounding side streets adjacent to the Gorton Center where permitted.  All parking is free the day of the race from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  You will not need a permit to park in the Lake Forest Train Station and on-street parking time limits will not be enforced.

Day of Race Registration & Check-In

Check-In will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.  We suggest you arrive no later than 8:15 a.m.  If you have pre-registered and paid, you will simply need to give your last name at the race check-in desk.  You will then be handed your race-pack and bib numbers.  If you have not yet paid, we will accept cash, check, or credit card at check-in.

Wellness Fair

As you may already be aware, our race will run in conjunction with the third annual “Taste of Wellness” fair.  The wellness fair will be open until 12:00 p.m. and will feature nearly 20 wellness exhibitors, plus great games and activities for you and your family, including face painters and fire engine tours.  We encourage you to stop by the wellness fair.  A schedule of activities will follow.

Fore more information about the wellness fair, click here.  We look forward to seeing you at the race!  Many thanks for your support of LEAD.

Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses 1st Annual Pumpkin Patch

New this year, LEAD is teaming up with Fox Nation Indian Guides & Princesses for Fox Nation’s 1st Annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser.  Pumpkins will be sold in the parking lot of the Gorton Center, with all proceeds funding Fox Nation’s Kids Caring for Kids program. For more information on Fox Nation, visit their website at www.foxnation.org.