Saturday, Mar 30, 2024

Bunny Wabbit Run and Easter Egg Hunt

16400 W Buckley Road

Libertyville, IL 200 Meter Kids Run, 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 30, 2024

Race Description

“Bunny Wabbit Run” offers a 5k (one hop), a 10k (two hops), a half marathon (3 hops), and a 200m Kid’s Dash with the silly Wabbit -- followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 8 and under!

Our scenic course features a few rolling hills which winds its way through the open prairies and lush green forests of the Des Plaines River (DPR) and Casey Trails in the springtime.

What’s more, by the race start in Independence Grove Forest Preserves is an awesome kid’s playground, a huge picnic area near a man-made beach for the whole family to enjoy the easter weekend!

Swag Bag | Awards

-race shirts
-plaques, top 3 male/female per category
a. 5 km
b. 10 km
c. half marathon

-race shirts
-1 easter basket, whoever finds the Golden Egg
-2 easter basket, bib number draw

Nearby Hotels from the Race

1. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago-Libertyville | Book online or call: 1-800-972-2494
77 West Buckley Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
Distance | 0.3 miles

2. Days Inn Libertyville | Book online or call: 1-847-816-8006
1809 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048
Distance | 0.5 miles

3. Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Libertyville | Book online or call: 1-847-680-8828
2061 Shell Drive, Libertyville, IL
Distance | 2.7 miles

Interactive Course Map

5km = 1 loop of 3.1 miles
10 km = 2 loops of 3.1 miles
Half marathon = 3 loops of 4.37 miles

Packet Pick-up (Race Day Only)

Independence Grove Forest Preserve OPEN as early as 6:30 in morning. Packet pick-up starts at 0700 hrs.

Race Start | Parking | Important Notes

a. The race start is to the right (east) of Independence Grove near the Visitor Center, 16400 Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL, 60048. When you first come into Independence Grove, you may get stopped by the Gate Guard. Just mention that you are running the race and you will NOT be required to pay the $5 non-resident fee if live outside Lake County.
b. Please park by lots B or C.
c. Pacer: No.
d. Pets: NO DOGS or pets on race weekend (runners, crew or pacers).
e. DNF: We get it. We all have bad days running but please make sure we have your Bib # before you leave the race. DON'T JUST LEAVE!

Race Schedule

0700 -- 0730 --- Kids Packet Pick-up
0700 -- 0800 --- Adult Packet Pick-up

0730 -- 200m Kids Dash START
0745 -- Egg Hunt START
0830 -- Adult Pre-race Brief/Stretch/Restroom Break
0845 -- 5k, 10k START
0900 -- Half marathon START
1200 -- Race Ends

Aid Station

AS No. 1 Start / Finish
AS No. 2 North Bay Pavilion located before the out-trail bridge going to the South DPRT


Restroom No. 1 By Start / Finish close to the Independence Grove "Welcome Center"
Restroom No. 2 By AS 2 close to the North Bay Pavilion before the out-trail bridge going to the South DPRT


Electronically Chip Timed

What to Wear

Come ready for COLD weather regardless of the weather forecast. This is Chicago after all … The weather does turn for the worst rather quickly!

Refund, Transfer, Deferral Policy

- No refund in the event that the race is cancelled due to INCLEMENT WEATHER/ACT(S) OF TERROR.
- No refund for CANCELLATIONS. See deferral information below.

We allow transfer(s) 45 days of the race. Furthermore, TRANSFERS to a SHORTER DISTANCE though executed 45 days before the race will NOT receive any refund for the monetary difference of the longer race entry.

We allow deferral(s). In fact, NO QUESTION(S) will be asked as to your reason for the deferral but will only credit you 50% of your registration fee plus $10 processing fee for the following year. You have one year to "use" or "lose" it.


-There will be NO dropping down in distance(s) once you start the race. The race you start will be the race you will finish or DNF.
-If you DNF your distance, you will not get credit medal for a shorter distance. Only those with the tenacity and mental fortitude will finish.

For Any Other Questions Contact

Rey Letada
Owner | Managing Director of Operations

We look forward to seeing everyone on SATURDAY, April 19, 2025!

-Rey & Jodi

Event's current local time: 2:01 AM CT


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