Skip to main content

Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich

Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich
Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich
HomeAlpine Races

Alpine Races 40th Annual Half-Marathon, 5k Run/Walk, Youth Mile and Kiddie Fun Runs

Presented by the Alpine Runners

Lake Zurich, IL
Sunday, September 9, 2018
7:30 AM

2018 Alpine Races Race Results and Photos!

2018 Race Results      2018 Photos

About the Alpine Races

The Alpine Races USATF Certification #IL-18002-JW Half-Marathon as well as USATF Certification #IL-18001-JW for the 5k, and USATF Certification #IL-18003-JW for the Youth Mile. All courses are all USATF certified. The races run through the streets and along the shores of beautiful Lake Zurich. Gatorade, Water, and time splits will be available along the course. Food and drinks will be available to participants at the finish line. No dogs, strollers, bikes, rollerblades or headphones are allowed in the races please. Alpine Races will not issue refunds for registration made on-line, by mail, or on race weekend.


Click here to download the 1/2 marathon course map.

Click here to download 5k course turn-by-turn directions.

2018 Registration and Packet Pickup

In person registration and Packet Pickup will be available at Road Runner Sports, 20291 N Rand Rd, Ste 105, Kildeer, IL 60074 (847-719-8949) on Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and on race day at the Barn in Paulus Park, 200 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich (same as the race start/finish) Sunday, September 9th from 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM. Registration for the kids races and Youth Mile will remain open until 9:15 AM on race day. Online Registration will close at midnight on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Races Fees:
Half Marathon - Earlybird Special Before 2/1/18 $50.00 After 2/1/18 $60.00 Race Weekend $70.00
5K - $35.00 Race Weekend $45.00
Youth Mile - $15.00
Kids Races - 5.00

  • On-line Registration is now closed

Start Times

Half-marathon:  7:30 AM  (3 hour cut-off)

5k Run/Walk: 7:45 AM

Youth mile:  9:30 AM
(Join us at 9:15am by the skate park for the pre-race warm-up provided by Total Fitness Studio).

Kiddie Fun Runs (1/2 mile. 1/4 mile and the 100 Yard Dash):  Upon completion of the Youth mile.  

Weather Policy
Races will not begin if lightening has been present within 6 miles of any part of the race site or course within 30 minutes or it is highly probable that lightening will strike within the range during the race course or event.

Premiums/Special Features

Participants in the Half-Marathon and 5k Run/Walk will receive an official high quality race shirt (for the first 600 registered participants) available in adult unisex sizes of XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. Half marathon finishers receive a handsome medal. Youth Mile and Kiddie race participants will receive a T-shirt in sizes Youth XS, Youth S, Youth M and Youth L. All will receive an official race packet, goodie bag, snacks, and beverages. Post race light Breakfast donated by Good Shepherd Hospital.

New this year!  Commemorative 40th Anniversary Quarter Zip Tech Shirt for first 600 registered participants in the Half Marathon and 5K: 


Volunteers are the backbone of every successful race and we are grateful for ours.  But we need even more people to help us with packet pickup, the water stops and at the finish line!  Please consider volunteering a few hours of your time on race day.  You won't regret it.  For more information contact us at

Age Groups and Awards

Half Marathon: Overall Male and Female in the Half-Marathon will be scored by gun time and age group categories will be scored by chip time :14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.  

5k: Overall Male and Female will be scored by gun time and age group categories will be scored by chip time: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.  

Youth mile age groups:  6 and Under, 
7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. 


AWARDS: Awards will given to the top three male/female in each age category and each youth mile age category.

If you won the race or placed in your age group, please pick up your award at the awards table next to the timing tent. The awards will not be mailed out.

How do I get to The Alpine Races?

  • FROM CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE: Take I-294 and exit half Day Road (Route 22) and head West. Turn North (right) on Rand Road (Route 12). The entrance to Paulus Park is 1/4 mile on the right.
  • FROM THE SOUTH: Take Route 53 North and exit Lake Cook Road-West. Take Lake Cook Road to Rand Rd. (Route 12) and turn North(right. Take Route 12 past Route 22 and turn right into the entrance to Paulus Park. Approximately 1/4 mile North of Route 22.
  • FROM THE NORTHWEST: Take Rand Road South. Turn left into entrance to Paulus Park. Approximately 1/4 mile North of Route 22.

Where can I park?

Parking is free and ample. Look for the volunteers with arrow signs.

Is there Gear Check?

A secure area will be reserved for gear check inside the Paulus Park Barn, located near the registration area. We are not responsible for valuables left in gear check.  Please note, all gear bags must be picked up by 10:30am.

Any Questions?

Contact Information: Brian Foss - Race Director, Email -,  Phone - 847-567-1871 

When can I get my Race Results?

Results are immediately available the day of the race by Online race results will be available at and

Past Years' Results

Community Outreach

A donation of $4000 was made by the Alpine Runners Club to the Food Pantry in February 2017 with proceeds from the 2016 Alpine Races.

The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is completely run by volunteers and dependent upon donations of food and cash. As a member of the Anti-Hunger Coalition associated with the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB), the Society is able to use monetary donations to purchase items from NIFB at a steep discount. The food pantry serves all residents of Lake County, Illinois who come to them for assistance.

An additional $3000 was donated to the Lake Zurich and Richmond Burton Girls and Boys cross country teams.