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BACKBONES 5K Run, Walk n Roll

May 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am CDT - 11:30 am CDT


Thank you for supporting us over the past 11 years – you are supporting those with spinal cord injuries and their families and we couldn’t do it without you! – This is a family event where runners, walkers and rollers of all abilities are welcome! Face painting! Free waffles! Local vendors!

The race begins at Country Gardens Park (901 North Schoenbeck Rd. in Prospect Heights, IL) and continues through the neighborhood, ending at the park where you can enjoy music, refreshments, and sponsor tables.

Adults $35 on Race Day
Students $20
Kids 12 & Under FREE
VIRTUAL 5K $30 (Register for Virtual 5k by May 8th to receive a T-shirt)

Register for our VIRTUAL 5K!!! If you don’t live in the Chicago area but would still like to participate, now you can! Use MapMyRun, or something like it, to create your own 5K route- it can be at a local park, track, or even your treadmill at home! The point is that you join BACKBONES and run, walk or roll in your hometown! Register and we’ll send you your Official Race T-shirt. On May 19th, go out and run/walk/roll and make sure you wear your t-shirt! Snap some photos or video and upload it to our event page on Facebook!


Accessibility: View Course Map Here. The course is flat and park is wheelchair accessible. Disabled Parking is available at the Main site. ADA portable toilet and handwash available.

Parking: Lots at District 23 School are available for parking (Palatine and Schoenbeck Rd. intersection). You may also find street parking in surrounding streets. Parking at Country Gardens Park is reserved for people with disabilities.

Sponsors: Interested in sponsoring the BACKBONES 5K? Download the 2019 Sponsor Deck

Thank you to our partners:






May 19, 2019
9:00 am CDT - 11:30 am CDT
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Country Gardens Park
901 N. Schoenbeck Rd.
Prospect Heights, IL 60070 United States