2022 Scarecrow Scramble

18th Annual Nighttime 5k Run / Walk
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Costume Contest Begins at 5:00pm
  • Tot Dash Begins at 5:15pm
  • Youth Run Begins at 5:30pm
  • 5K Run/Walk Begins at 6:00pm
  • Lisle Community Park
    1800 Short Street, Lisle
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Scarecrow Scramble Nighttime 5K

Run or walk to help us provide recreation scholarships to low-income families who do not have the means to participate in recreation activities.

This event is a USATF certified race winding through slightly hilly paths of Lisle Community Park lit gently by luminaria for safety. Now in its 18th year, the Scarecrow Scramble is a premiere running experience race for the most avid runners and race participants, while promoting quality and safety.

All proceeds benefit the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation Scholarship Fund & Lisle Teens with Character Program.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 SPONSORS!

GOLD SPONSOR

  • Molex


SILVER SPONSORS

  • Lisle Savings Bank
  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
  • Honda of Lisle - Volvo Cars Lisle


SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • DuPage Medical Group is now Duly Health & Care
  • Pepsi
  • Alter Brewing Co.


FRIENDS OF THE SCARECROW

  • St. Joan of Arc
  • Wheatstack
  • Lisle Park District
  • Lisle School District 202





RACE REGISTRATION:

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

  • ALL REGISTRATION FEES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE
  • 1st 300 5K & Youth Run registrants are guaranteed a race shirt
  • Participants must register online, no in-person or mail-in registration will be offered
  • Every participant must sign a waiver at registration
AGE RACE 7/1 - 8/12 8/13 - 9/12 9/13 - 10/12 RACE DAY
All Ages 5K Run / Walk $30 $35 $40 $45
All Ages Virtual 5K Run / Walk $30 $35 $40 $45
5-11 Youth Run
(1/2 Mile Run)
$20 $25 $30 $35
2-4 Tot Dash
(50-Yard Dash)
$8 $8 $8 $10



RACE BAG INCLUDES:

5K & Youth Run participants will receive the following with their registration:

  • *1st 300 5K & Youth Run registrants are guaranteed a race shirt!
  • **Race participants will receive a ticket redeemable for one (1) slice of pizza. Not included for virtual participants.
  • ***Race participants will receive a ticket redeemable for one (1) drink. Beer ONLY for participants 21 years of age & older. Not included for virtual participants.


RACE BAG PICK UP:

DAY DATE TIME LOCATION
Friday October 14 3:00-7:00pm Lisle Recreation Center, MP Room 1
1925 Ohio Street, Lisle
Saturday October 15 4:00-5:30pm Lisle Senior High School
1800 Short Street, Lisle


RACE DAY REGISTRATION:

DAY DATE TIME LOCATION
Saturday October 15 4:00-5:30pm Lisle Senior High School
1800 Short Street, Lisle

GENERAL RACE GUIDELINES

  • Costumes are encouraged! You don't have to dress up in a costume to conquer the Scarecrow Scramble, but it definitely makes it more fun! Prizes will be awarded for the TOP 5 Costumes - Scariest, Family, Cutest, Most Creative, & Most Original!
  • No pets allowed on course.
  • Strollers are only permitted if you are walking in the 5K. You will be placed at the end of the line.
  • To minimize the risk of injury, parents are responsible for watching their kids throughout event.
  • Race officials maintain the right to cancel the event for safety due to severe weather conditions.
  • Participants must follow all CDC safe distancing guidelines.

TOT DASH

  • The Tot Dash will start at 5:15pm on the Lisle High School football field.
  • All runners will receive a ribbon when they cross the finish line.
  • All runners will receive a pizza and drink ticket.
  • No shirt or race bag for Tot Dash registrants.

YOUTH RUN

  • The Youth Run will start at 5:30pm.
  • All runners will receive a ribbon when they cross the finish line.
  • All runners will receive a pizza and drink ticket.
  • Any child age 11 & under that has paid for a 5K registration may also participate in the Youth Run free of charge. Only one shirt will be given.
  • Race Bag pick up will take place Friday, October 15. You can pick up your race bag between 3:00-7:00pm at the Lisle Recreation Center, 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle. If you are unable to make it on Friday, you can pick-up your race bag on Saturday between 4:00-5:30pm at Lisle Senior High School.

5K RUN / WALK

  • The 5K Run/Walk will start at 6:00pm
  • All runners will receive a pizza and drink ticket. Ages 21 & over will receive a beer ticket.
  • Top Male/Female Overall & Top Male/Female Masters 40+ will receive plaques. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place Male/Female in each age group (9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) will receive a medal.
  • Race Bag pick up will take place Friday, October 15. You can pick up your race bag between 3:00-7:00pm at the Lisle Recreation Center, 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle. If you are unable to make it on Friday, you can pick-up your race bag on Saturday between 4:00-5:30pm at Lisle Senior High School.

VIRTUAL 5K RUN / WALK

  • You have the option of signing up for the Virtual 5K and running in the safety of your own neighborhood.
  • Race Bag pick up will take place Friday, October 15. You can pick up your race bag between 3:00-7:00pm at the Lisle Recreation Center, 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle.
  • An important part of this Virtual Race is submitting your time so that you can see how you rank, much like a traditional run. Beginning October 15 you will be able to submit your time. To submit your virtual time, click here (PLEASE NOTE: This link will not work and you cannot submit a result prior to October 15). By your name, click EDIT TIME. You can submit results between October 15 - October 23. Final results will be available October 24.
  • There are no awards, food or drink tickets for virtual participants.



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS   VIEW RACE MAP

TIME EVENTS LOCATION
5:00pm Costume Contest Lisle High School Football Field
5:15pm Tot Dash - Ages 2-4 Start & End Location: Lisle High School Football Field
5:30pm Youth Run - Ages 5-11 Start & End Location: See Map
6:00pm 5K Run/Walk Start & End Location: Lisle High School Parking Lot
Following Race Post Race Pizza & Drink Van Kampen Stage Area
6:45pm Awards Ceremony Van Kampen Stage Area



COSTUME CONTEST

Costumes are encouraged! Prizes will be awarded for the TOP 5 Costumes - Scariest, Family, Cutest, Most Creative, & Most Original!

You don't have to dress up in a costume to conquer the Scarecrow Scramble, but it definitely makes it more fun! We can't wait to see your costumes!

Join us for our costume contest on the football field at 5:00pm Sharp!


BECOME A SPONSOR

Get your name seen by runners across the suburbs - become a sponsor of the 18th Annual Scarecrow Scramble 5K! With different sponsorship levels available, your business, no matter the size can have an impact on this great event.

Interested? Download and fill out our sponsorship form or contact Jon Pratscher at 630-353-4305 or by email at jpratscher@lisleparkdistrict.org.

Download our Sponsor Form

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

Scarecrow Scramble is seeking volunteers. Volunteer for a couple hours or volunteer for the whole event. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 15 between 1:00pm & 9:00pm. Volunteers will receive at Boo Crew shirt, pizza, and pop or water.

To sign up to volunteer, please email our Race Director, Jon Pratscher at jpratscher@lisleparkdistrict.org by October 10. All volunteers must sign a waiver form.

Sign Up To Volunteer / Sign Waiver Form
Email Race Director