It's Race Time!

Run the Willow Chicago Virtual 5K whenever, wherever - and help bring tangible support to refugees in the Middle East.

Grab Your Running Shoes and a Few Friends!

Put hope in motion this spring as part of the Willow Creek 5K Run for Refugees! This family-friendly, USATF-certified race at Willow Creek’s South Barrington campus helps raise awareness about the refugee crisis in the Middle East—and extends the compassion of Christ to refugees and their families. All proceeds go toward providing mentoring and entrepreneurial opportunities to help refugees rebuild their lives in productive ways.



Whether you’re a runner looking for a great race, a walker looking for a cool event with friends or family, or an advocate looking for a great cause, hit the pavement on May 6—and be part of bringing hope and help to those who need it the most.


REGISTER NOW for the race in South Barrington, or take part in our Virtual Race.

Join the race wherever you are, wherever you can!

The Virtual Race is part of the Willow Creek 5K, but instead of physically coming to Willow Creek, we’ll mail a race packet directly to your doorstep, and you can run with us wherever you are and whenever you’re free. Be sure to take a photo and tag #willow5k! 

Note: If you are registering for the Virtual Race, you will not be eligible to run at South Barrington on May 6.

Register here before April 23:



Virtual Race Registration Rates:


Early Bird Rate
(February 1–March 10)

Regular Rate
(March 11–April 23)

Adult (age 19+)



Student (age 5-18)






Have more questions?   
Email  Rosana Thompson at [email protected] or check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

Download the Training Plan to get in shape for the race!