Saturday, Apr 11, 2020

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. Apr 11, 2020

Cancelled Event


Message from FrogHops

2020 “Bunny Wabbit” Runners

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced the closing of all state parks, fish and wildlife areas, and recreational areas until further notice.

That being said, after much consideration, it is with heavy heart that we inform each of you that our upcoming race April 11, 2020 is officially canceled.

We will not issue refunds due to related costs of operation but out of fairness - all registered participants is officially deferred to the 2021 Bunny Wabbit Run.

We support the State of Illinois public health precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (corona virus). Please know that our decision to cancel our race was made because the health and safety of our runners, as well as each of our volunteers and community members is our top priority.

An official e-mail notification is on its way.


Rey Letada
Owner | Managing Director of Operations
SparkFitness LLC dba FrogHops Sports

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Race Description

The “Bunny Wabbit Run” is a 5k (one hop), a 10k (two hops) & a half marathon, and a 200m Kid’s Dash with the silly Wabbit and an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 8 and under all in 1!

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. If you’re lucky (and fast enough) you might even catch the Easter Bunny with his prized Golden Egg…if you’re lucky. Catch him-get a FREE race entry next year.

What’s more-just by the race start in Independence Grove Forest Preserves is an awesome kid’s playground, a huge picnic area and a man-made beach. So, come on out and bring the whole family for some fun this coming spring of 2020!

Course Map

See our website

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

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!

Packet Pick-up (Race Day Only)

Please come early. The Independence Grove Forest Preserve OPEN as early as 6:30 in morning.

Race Schedule

0630 -- Independence Grove Opens | Packet Pick-up
0730-0745 -- National Anthem (Colors)
0745-0800 -- Pre-Race Brief
0800-0815 -- 200 Kids Run | Ages 10 to13
0815-0845 -- 200m Kids Run and Easter Egg Hunt | Ages 10 & under
0845-0855 -- Stretch | Restroom
0900 -- 5k, 10k & half marathon
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 April 11, 2020!


Local time: 5:14 PM


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