Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Gillson Park & Virtual

***We've opened registration for more IN-PERSON runners! Run with us at 8 A.M.*** 


In-Person Race: July 3 at 8 A.M.

Virtual Race: July 3 & 4

Get ready for the return of our Independence Day tradition! The Yankee Doodle Dash 5K is back and we are excited to run together again.

Join the Wilmette Park District and run with us the morning of July 3rd, or register virtually and complete a route of your choice over the weekend.

Registration is $35 for in-person and virtual participants. Registration guarantees all runners a race shirt, participant medal and swag bag.

Patriotic outfits are highly encouraged! Packet pickup will be at the Community Recreation Center front desk - start date will be announced mid-June. Packet pickup details and race day information will be emailed out to all participants the week prior.

CLICK HERE to register for the Yankee Doodle Dash!

7/3 In-Person 5K at Gillson Park

  • 8:00 A.M. - All runners
  • *Due to state and local guidance we will not be holding waves for the race start.
  • Pre-registration is REQUIRED! There will not be any day-of registration for this event. In-Person registration closes June 30.

7/3-7/4 Virtual 5K

  • Sign up and plan your own 3.1-mile route.
  • Pick a start time and race through your route on July 3 or 4.
  • Share a selfie on our Facebook event!
  • Virtual Registration will be available through July 4

Special Appreciation

We'd like to thank our Stars & Stripes Sponsor, de Giulio Kitchen Design for sponsoring our dashing event shirts this year!

*Please note, we are closely monitoring state & local guidance regarding COVID-19 and special gathering restrictions. This event is subject to cancellation should restrictions require so. Should any changes occur, we will communicate as soon as possible with all registered participants.