Summer Sunset 5K & Youth Races
July 27, 2016   
Geneva, IL
Registration open in April


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Geneva Community High School Complex
416 McKinley Ave.
Geneva, Illinois  60134   MAP

All races will be on or near the high school track located on Gray St.


About This Event:
Join us in historic Geneva for a fun filled family night of racing. The evening schedule:

Jamie LaForce Youth Mile at 6:15 p.m.
Junior Jog - 6:30 p.m.
Toddler Trot -  6:45 p.m. 
This will allow children to race and have refreshments at an earlier hour.
Summer Sunset 5K starts at 7:05 p.m.  
All races are held in or next to the school athletic stadium.

Proceeds from this event go towards the FRTR Youth Scholarship Fund   More info HERE


Chip Timing:
There will be chip timing for the 5K and the Youth Mile. Race results will be available at the day after the race.


Directions to the Geneva Community High School  MAP
Geneva Community High School can be accessed off Anderson Ave. and is north of Route 38 (State St.) just west downtown Geneva


5K Course:  COURSE MAP
The 5K course is USATF certified, starts on Gray St. in front of school stadium and winds through neighborhood streets.  All mile splits will be timed with race clocks, and a water station just past halfway. You will finish with a lap around the track in front of your friends and family as they watch from the bleachers.

Baby joggers or strollers are permitted but participants utilizing those will need to start in the back of entire field.  This is for the safety of all participants. Also f
or safety reasons, the use of headphones or other electronic devices during the race is STRONGLY discouraged.


5K Awards:
Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female winners as well as top three age group awards in the following age groups. 00-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 plus. 


Youth Mile (Age 12 and under):
Our flat and fast Youth Mile will take off at 6:15 p.m. starting & finishing on the track. Awards will be presented to the first 5 winners in 0-8, 9-10 and 11-12 age groups.


Junior Jog (Age 9 and under):
The Junior Jog is a 400-meter lap around the racetrack. Each participant will receive a #1 bib and goodie bag. Junior Jog participants do not receive a race t-shirt.


Toddler Trot (Age 5 and under):
Join your Toddler if you wish, for a 100 Meter dash on the racetrack. Each participant will receive a #1 bib and goodie bag. Toddler Trot participants do not receive a race t-shirt.


There will be water, sports drink and carb/protein goodies after the race.


Registration (Save $$$ if you register ONLINE or before midnight July 27):
Online Race Registration through July 27.

Race day registration will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. and close 30 minutes prior to race time. Due to a large number of participants, it is highly recommended that you pre-register or arrive early to avoid the crowd. The traditional tie dyed t-shirts for race day registrants will be available, while supplies last.

5K (All ages) -  $27.00            $30.00 (7/19 to 7/27)         RACE DAY $35.00

5K - FRTR    -  $22.00            $25.00 (7/19 to 7/27)         RACE DAY $35.00                                      Member

Youth Mile (ages 12 & under)    $15.00            

Junior Jog (ages 9 & under)      $5.00     

Toddler Trot (ages 5 & under)    $5.00  

Packet Pickup:
If you register on or before July 27th, you may pick up your race packet on Tuesday, July 28th between 3 PM and 7 PM at Geneva Running Outfitters, 221 W. State St., Geneva, IL
Phone number at the store is  (331) 248-0221, or visit their website

Packets can be picked up on race day evening between 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM at the Geneva Community High School Complex.


Additional Information:
If you would like additional information visit our website, or contact us via e-mail at


If you would like to be part of the fun and satisfaction of assisting the Fox River Trail Runners with the many tasks required to host this event, please fill out and submit the volunteer form HERE or e-mail


Photographs 2012

VSS Matt Dula Photographs 2010


Course Records:


Summer Sunset 5K Age Group Records  
  Male Runners Female Runners
00-14 16:53 Lukas Verzbikas (2007)  00-14 19:00 Daphne Kolody (2014)
15-19 15:28 Andrew McQuillan (2003  15-19 17:49 Farah Jadran (2003)
20-24 14:53 Dan Huling (2004) 20-24 17:30 Marlene Key (2005)
25-29 15:10 Joe Parks (2005) 25-29 18:26 Jennifer Parks (2005)
30-34 15:26 Emisael Favela (2010)   30-34 18:46 Kelly Kaminski (2002)
35-39 15:05 Charlie Kern (2005) 35-39 19:03 Louise Seliger (2001)
40-44 16:14 Todd Moxley (2008) 40-44 18:08 Christen Meyer (2005)
45-49 16:05 Ron Piro (2002) 45-49 18:57 Christine Lipa (2005)
50-54 16:28 Ron Piro (2005) 50-54 19:21    Elena Shemyakin (2009)
55-59 17:56 Rick Stetson (2003) 55-59     19:02 Elena Shemyakin (2014)
60-64 17:42 Rick Stetson (2004) 60-64 23:50 Jeanne Raynett (2003)
65-69 21:27 Warren Moulds (2001) 65-69 25:35 Jeanne Raynett (2007)
70-99 22:32 Warren Moulds (2004) 70-99 27:02 Lois Gilmore (2005)

Jamie LaForce Youth Mile Age Group Records
Age Boys Girls
0-7 6:30 Joaquin Miranda (2011) 6:18 Diane Lipa (2006)
8-9 5:37 Jack James (2010) 5:55 Natalya Schleebs (2004)
10-12 5:20 Quinn Farley (2007) 5:56 Kelly Whitley (2005)




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