St. Jimmy Shimmy 5K Run/Walk

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Saturday, Sept. 27 • 5 p.m.  
St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville 

Whether you’re a competitive runner, a casual walker or a fan of DuPage history, sign up today for the second annual St. Jimmy Shimmy 5K Run/Walk!

5K Run/Walk
Early Registration $35 (long-sleeved performance shirt)
Race Day $40 (long-sleeved cotton shirt, size not guaranteed)
  • Evening race (Sleep in for a change!)
  • Trail-style course on multiple terrains (grass, dirt, mowed alfalfa and gravel) through rolling woodlands and meadows and past Kremlin-yellow farm buildings and white-fenced paddocks
  • Start and finish lines along the farm’s signature tree-lined allees
  • Chip timing, mile markers and mid-race water stations
  • Awards for the top three male and female finishers in age groups 14 and under, 15 – 19, 20 – 27, 28 – 35, 36 – 43, 44 – 51, 52 – 59, 60 – 68, and 69 and up, and for the top three overall male and female runners
  • Click here to see the route.
Guided History Hike 
Early Registration $15 (long-sleeved cotton shirt)
Race Day $20 (long-sleeved cotton shirt, size not guaranteed)
  • 1-mile guided walk featuring the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm
Kids Steeplechase (13 and younger)
Early Registration $15 (long-sleeved cotton shirt)
Race Day $20 (long-sleeved cotton shirt, size not guaranteed)
  • A 400-yard fun run with lots of cool obstacles
Race-Day Schedule
Park at the St. James Farm Forest Preserve lot on Hoy Avenue. From westbound Butterfield Road, take Madison Street north to Hoy Avenue west to the forest preserve entrance.
    4 p.m.                    Packet pickup and race-day registration begins
           All packets will be at the registration table near the starting line.
           You must submit a signed waiver when you pick up yours.
    4:40 p.m.          Pickup and registration ends
    5 p.m.          5K begins
           Guided history hike begins
    6 p.m.          Kids steeplechase begins
    6:30 p.m.          Awards and refreshments

We’re still working on that! Please email us at with the subject line “Shimmy,” and we’ll contact you when the registration materials are online. To ensure an enjoyable experience for all, make sure you read the race guidelines when you register.


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