The Oak Park Runners Club hosts one of the most prestigious 5K race events in the Chicago area. The Good Life Race is a family friendly event that draws from the Oak Park area and beyond. This race has been awarded “Best Race in the Chicago Region” for many year. The Good Life Race is also unique in that it boasts separate 5K races for men and women on top of several additional family-oriented events. This popular community event brings out over 1,200 people to participate in the Youth Mile Race, Mother/Daughter and Father/Son competitions, non-competitive 5K fitness walk, and Junior Dash as well as hosting numerous volunteers and spectators. A flat, fast 5K race course and monetary prizes for top runners attract quality runners of all ages.
Our mission for the past 30+ years has always been to provide a high quality event for participants of all abilities. Most importantly, the race proceeds benefits the Collaboration for Early Childhood an Oak Park / River Forest organization focused on getting our youngest children the best education possible.