Races & Events

These are some events around the Crystal Lake or Chicago area that may be fun for students and/or parents to get involved with to keep fitness fun and to stay active.

In many of these events, Lundahl students, myself, other Lundahl staff, have competed in and some of which have done very well.

If you enjoyed the 24 Hour Run or the Fitness Marathon I think you will also enjoy these.

Event Resources:
The Running Depot
Chicago Athlete
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Crystal Lake Aquathon - The inaugural Crystal Lake Aquathon will be taking place within the ideal confines of Three Oaks Recreational Center in Crystal Lake, IL. As the only aquathon in the state of Illinois, this race will offer 3 options:
Sprint Distance (500m swim, 5k run)
Olympic Distance (1500m swim, 10k run)
Iron Distance Swim Only (2 miles)

Tough Mudder
 - 10-12 miles of running up and down ski slopes, walls, cold water, and a whole lot of other nasty stuff, including being electrocuted.  Great fun, but one of the toughest events I’ve done so far.

Muddy Buddy - A short 7 mile race on bike and foot with a buddy.  A good  event to get started in as far as events, if you have not done anything before.  A favorite of mine.  It does get muddy!  (Sign up after January through early spring, race is in mid to late summer, must be 14 years or older)

City Chase - Test your fears and try something new!  If you are knowledgeable about Chicago, will take a risk, and can do a lot of traveling on foot this could be for you.  Several teachers from Lundahl have participated in this event.  Miss. Miller and I placed 11th out of 700  teams! (Sign up in February, race is end of August, must be 18 years or older)

Warrior Dash - A 5k like Muddy Buddy, but no bike and no partner.

Great Urban Race - Similar to City Chase but not as intense.

Chicago Orienteering Club

Aon Center Tower Run - Some of our students have finished 1st in their division.  

Hustle up the Hancock 

​Go Vertical Sears Tower 

Gilberts Cross Country Challenge 

Hot Chocolate Run 5k/15k
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Quick Notes:​​​  

It's easy to be different, 

but it's difficult to be better!

Frederick Kaiser - Lundahl Middle School