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 it-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 2023!
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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)
Independence Grove Forest Preserve OPEN as early as 6:30 in morning. Packet pick-up starts at 0700 hrs.
0730 -- 0800 --- Kids Packet Pick-up | 200m Kids Dash & Egg Hunt
0800 -- 0815 --- Adults Packet Pick-up | 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
0815 -- 0820 --- Pre-race Brief | National Anthem
0820 -- 0825 --- Stretch/Restroom Break
0830 -- 5k, 10k
0845 -- Half marathon
1200 -- Race Ends
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
Local time: 3:55 PM
Owner | Managing Director of Operations
We look forward to seeing everyone on April 8, 2023!