Where you run matters. Your running partners matter. And, what you run for matters. We recognize all of this, which is why we host guest speakers, organize special and regular running events, and sponsor local races. Join us and be active in the broader athletic community here: shop, race, and run local.
Running Group and Events
In our years in business, we’ve seen many a new friendship made on the run. That’s why we love to bring our community together with casual runs and special events.
Reach for higher goals, race a new distance, or run to support a local cause. We’re pleased to support the following upcoming area races:
Chip timed 5K Run/Walk along with a Reindeer Run for kids 10 and under. Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to jolly themselves up in Santa Suits and race a 5 Kilometer, traffic-free course in the heart of Arlington Heights. There will also be a 1 mile walk for those who prefer a Santa Stroll.
This year, Santa will know who's naughty and nice and who's sluggish or speedy. The Rotary Club started collaborating with Santa on the fun run in 2008 to assist in funding the Club's charitable initiatives.
To date, the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights has donated over $250,000 to worthy causes throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities, directly as a result of the Santa Run. Whether you have run in the past, or are a first time runner, you should be proud of your involvement in this annual holiday tradition.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:00 AM
Goal race: Rotary Santa Run 5K in Arlington Heights
Runners High’n Tri Beginner 5K Training
Looking for inspiration and a group fitness experience? We’re thrilled to kick off Runners High’n Tri’s Beginner 5K training program on Tuesday, October 18—and we invite you to join us!
Whether you’re a total newcomer, looking to level up to the 5K distance, or hoping to improve your current time, this is the group for you. Coach Jennifer Voss will lead 7 weekly training sessions with the goal of getting you to the finish line of Arlington Heights’ Rotary Santa Run on December 3. And, following each week’s training run, Becci Robinson will lead yoga sessions to strengthen your core and increase your flexibility.
When & Where
Tuesdays October 18—November 29, 6-7:30 pm
Runners High’n Tri, 121 W. Campbell
What you’ll get
Weekly guidance, fitness expertise and a clear training plan to get from today to race day. Topics include:
Equipment: shoes, dressing for cool temps, watches and apps, recovery equipment and more
Trainer tips: inspiration, motivation, and top tips to train healthy and keep you running
Nutrition advice to complement your training
And, you’ll benefit from the group camaraderie of training with other Beginner 5K runners. Weekly sessions include advice, training runs, and “homework” for training between meetings.
Jennifer Voss is a runner, personal trainer, and passionate fitness enthusiast who works with the Mt. Prospect and Rolling Meadows park districts as well as with private clients throughout the area. A marathoner and avid runner, she’s active with the Arlington Trotters and is a member of the national BEAST pacing team. She was bitten by the running bug in 2011—so she knows what it’s like to put one foot in front of the other as a newbie. Jennifer delights in helping her clients reach their fitness goals and can’t wait to get you to the Santa 5K finish line—and running inspiration.
For more than 15 years, Becci Robinson has taught yoga classes in and around Arlington Heights, at Willow Yoga, through the park district, and at Northwest Community Hospital’s Wellness Center. Now certified as a health coach, Becci also works one-on-one with clients to help them understand all facets of their health and wellness through nutrition, fitness, and stress management.
Seven sessions for $120
Includes a $20 store credit towards the purchase of shoes or other equipment
Space is limited, so register now. Call Runners High’n Tri at 847-670-9255 or see us to register in person.
Our pro talks are a great opportunity for you to learn from and be inspired by professional athletes. We are proud to have hosted such champions as Craig Alexander, Kristin Armstrong, Dick Beardsley, Zola Budd, Mirinda Carfrae, Tim DeBoom, Dave Scott, and Chrissie Wellington. We’ve also hosted talks by Chicago Marathon director Carey Pinkowski, whose advice gives insight for our many local runners into the details of the area’s marquee marathon.