Run for the Riverfront Trail

North Aurora River District Alliance


Run For The Riverfront
5k/10k and 1 mile Fun Run

a North Aurora Days event




The original Mooseheart run. Our course goes through the beautiful Mooseheart campus and out around their scenic lake. Our beloved bald eagles have relocated their nest this year, so instead of running underneath their home while on the course, you’ll find them near the fieldhouse parking lot, watching over the starting line.

This event is a fundraiser for the North Aurora River District Alliance (NOARDA). Please support our community and come out for the great scenic run.


Event Information


Course is situated on concrete and gravel terrain, all private streets. Water stations will be at 1 and 2 mile marks. Refreshments will be provided at the finish line.


Race Times

1 mile fun run – 7:05 am
10k – 7:30 am
5k – 7:45 am


Packet pick-up locations:

Thursday – August 2, 4-7pm
North Aurora Police Department Community Room
200 S. Lincolnway
North Aurora, IL

Saturday – August 4, 6-7am
Pickup will be available prior to race start.



Public parking on campus. Enter off Mooseheart Rd at the stadium entrance. Designated parking area will be marked and volunteers will be there to direct you.

Need to arrive prior to 7:05 due to our 10k starting line blocking the entrance to parking.


USATF Course Certification Number


5k – IL-12074-JW | 10k – IL-12075-JW


CARA Certified

This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA Certified Green Race. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race. This race has also agreed to adhere to a set number of Green Practices that have been approved by CARA. The successful completion of these practices, recognize the achievement of an eco-friendly race.

Due to CARA’s advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Practices and to learn more about CARA, visit



The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life.





Medals will be given for 1st-3rd place in the following divisions for both the 5k and 10k races:
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, 75-79, 80 & over. For Certified races, these age groups may be combined but not divided.

Awards will be given for the 1st-3rd overall Male/Female in both the 5k and 10k.


Electronic Chip Timing

Race day timing and results provided by J3 Timing





Tech shirts will be provided to all racers who register by July 17. After that date we will provide shirts until they are no longer available. To guarantee a shirt in your size register by July 17.

Mens Sizes:

Chest Shoulder Length
Small 19-1/2” 17-1/2” 26-1/2”
Medium 21” 18-1/4” 27-1/2”
Large 22-1/2” 19” 28-1/2”
X-Large 24” 19-3/4” 29-1/2”

Women’s Sizes:

Chest Shoulder Length
Small 18-1/4” 14-1/2” 24”
Medium 19-1/4” 15-1/4” 25”
Large 20-1/4” 16” 26”
X-Large 21-3/4” 16-3/4” 27”


Youth Sizes:

Chest Shoulder Length
Small 16” 14” 21-1/2”
Medium 17” 14-3/4” 22-1/2”
Large 18-1/2” 15-1/4” 23-1/2”