2016-DIVAS-BRANSON-1406Registration for the Fall Divas 15K & 5K in Chicagoland is NOW OPEN!

Times & Location

Fashionably on time

  • 5K- 8:00 AM
  • 15K- 8:15 AM
  • Paulus Park 
    400 Whitney Rd
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Entry Fees

15K fees:

  • $75 from registration opening to 7/15/17
  • $90 from 7/16/17 to 10/10/17
  • $105 at the Health & Fitness Boutique (only if participant limit has not been reached)

5K fees:

  • $50 from registration opening to 7/15/17 
  • $65 from 7/16/17 to 10/10/17
  • $80 at the Health & Fitness Boutique (only if participant limit has not been reached)

All prices increase at 11:59 PM.


Free parking will be available in front of Paulus Park entrance. The lot is across the street from the park entrance.

Gear Check

All participants may check their gear at the Gear Check Area located near the finish line. Gear check drop off will open at 7:00 AM.
The Diva backpack given to you at packet pick up should be used as your gear check bag. Tear the gear check tag from your bib number and attach with the supplied zip tie. To claim your bag, show your bib number to the volunteer. Both the bib number and the number attached to the bag must match.
ALL BAGS MUST BE CLAIMED BY 12:00 PM. Bags not claimed by noon will be disposed of. Please do not leave valuables, cash or jewelry in the bags. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Overall & Age Group Awards

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall and top 3 in each age group* for the Divas® Half Marathon & Divas® 5K.

Overall Awards will be presented at the finish line stage during the following times:

  • 5K Overall Awards- TBD
  • 15KOverall Awards- TBD

Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,  55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Age group awards will be handed out at the results tent.

*Male participants are only eligible for awards in the 5K and these will only be awarded to as top 3 male overall. Overall winners are excluded from age groups. 

If you are not present to collect your award and you want us to send you the award by mail, please download the Awards Claim Form and send it in with the appropriate fee for shipping and handling. Awards will only be available within 4 months of the event. Please note, overall awards are based on gun time and age group awards are issued based on chip time. 

15K Course 

Coming soon.

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This amazing 5K course was designed to bring you the best of Lake Zurich.  If you are not yet ready for the 13.1 challenge but you are a running diva or a diva lover (for all the handsome casanovas), this race is is for you.  Enjoy a great run and an amazing and empowering experience or support the leading lady in your life!


Packet Pick-Up:

Packet pick-up will take place at Road Runner Sports in Chicago and Kildeer.  Please note the packet pick-up locations and times below:

  • Wednesday, 10/11 – 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at 1435 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642 (Chicago location)
  • Thursday, 10/12 – 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 20291 N Rand Rd #105, Kildeer, IL 60074 (Kildeer location)
  • Friday, 10/13 – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at 20291 N Rand Rd #105, Kildeer, IL 60074 (Kildeer location)
  • Saturday, 10/14 – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at 20291 N Rand Rd #105, Kildeer, IL 60074 (Kildeer location)

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Shopping discounts? YES, PLEASE! Road Runner Sports Chicago & Kildeer will be offering shopping discount for all Divas participants during packet pick-up hours! Participants will receive $10 off $30 purchases. If you are a Road Runner Sports VIP, you will receive 25% off your entire purchase OR the previously mentioned discount, whichever is greater. For information on the Road Runner Sports VIP Program, please visit their website.


VIP (Race Day) Packet Pick-Up:

Purchasing VIP Packet Pick-up will allow you to pick-up your packet on race morning. If VIP Packet Pick-Up is not purchased, you must visit the locations above prior to race day to pick-up your race packet. No exceptions.
  • VIP Packet Pick-up must be purchased in advance during online registration; it cannot be purchased on race morning.
  • VIP Packet Pick-Up is non-refundable, non-transferable, non-deferrable and does not include race entry.
  • VIP Packet Pick-up will open on race morning 2 hours prior to the start of the event and will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the race to ensure an on-time start. Early arrival on race day is highly recommended.
  • Already registered? VIP Packet Pick-Up can be added to your registration by logging into your ( account and selecting “Purchase additional merchandise”
  • Please review the parking information available on our website prior to race day to ensure you have enough time to pick up your packet on race morning. 
  • Partner Hotels


    Holiday Inn Express Lake Zurich

    197 South Rand Rd 
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047

    DIVAS RATE: Starting at $120 a night+ taxes & fees
    Hurry- Rate expires on 9/10/17 and space is limited!


    Hampton Inn LogoHampton Inn & Suites Chicago- Deer Park


    21660 West Lake Cook Rd 
    Deer Park, IL 60010

    DIVAS RATE: Starting at $129 a night+ taxes & fees
    Hurry- Rate expires on 9/14/17 and space is limited!



    Four Points Buffalo GroveFour Points Buffalo Grove


    900 West Lake Cook Rd
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

    DIVAS RATE: Starting at $119.00 a night + taxes & fees
    Hurry- Rate expires on 9/30/17 and space is limited!



    Travel Information

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