12th Annual Bonfield Express 5K

Thanksgiving Morning

November 26, 2015

8:30 am Start Time


Countdown to the 2015 5K Express!

2014 Registration Information

Online registration for the Bonfield Express 5K is currently CLOSED.  Registration for the 2015 Bonfield Express will open in the summer.

2014 Registration Rates

Early Online Registration until Nov. 21 at 10:00 PM                                   $25 individual/$85 family

On-site registration at the Wellness Center on Nov. 22-23                         $30 individual/$100 family

On-site registration on Nov. 26 at Downers Grove Community Bank         $35 individual ONLY

On-site registration at Tivoli Theatre on race day (Nov. 27)                       $35 individual ONLY

Race Packet Information

Race registration includes bib number, chip timing, and a FREE tech shirt for the first 5,500 registered runners who pick up their packets.  We take pride in keeping our early registration for individuals at a low rate of $25!  This rate remains the lowest registration fee in the area for any Thanksgiving day race.

Please try to pick up your race packet before race day at one of our convenient packet pickup locations.

Packet Pickup Locations

You can pickup your race packet at one of the following locations.  We highly recommend you pickup your race packet before race day.

Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center Packet Pickup

3551 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Saturday, November 22nd - 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday, November 23rd - 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Wednesday Packet Pickup (Downers Grove Community Bank)

1111 Warren Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Wednesday, November 26th - 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tivoli Theatre Packet Pickup

5021 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Thanksgiving/Race Day-Thursday, November 27th - 7:00 am-8:00 am


Gift card prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male finishers and the top three overall female finishers.

1st Place Overall Male-$100

1st Place Overall Female-$100

2nd Place Overall Male-$75

2nd Place Overall Female-$75

3rd Place Overall Male-$50

3rd Place Overall Female-$50

Course Information

Course Description

The 5K race starts at Main and Grove Streets in downtown Downers Grove.  The course begins with a loop around the downtown area.  After the first mile, the course enters the beautiful, wooded neighborhood of Denburn Woods.  The route passes the second mile just before it exits Denburn Woods.  Finally, runners will complete a small neighborhood loop before returning to downtown for the finish line on Curtiss Street.

The course is USATF Certified (Certification Code- IL-08108-JW)

Course Safety

For your safety and the safety of all participants, no dogs are allowed on the 5K course.  We also ask that walking strollers start behind the other runners at the starting line.  Thank you for respecting the safety of others.

Course Map - DOWNLOAD PDF version of 5K Course Map