Race Information

Registration is underway!

All proceeds benefit the College of DuPage
Foundation Student Emergency Fund.

The Big Day

Saturday, October 18, 2014


College of DuPage Football Stadium (corner of Park Boulevard and College Road) 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Race Day Agenda

Noon to 6 p.m. - College of DuPage Food Truck Rally and Kid Zone are open

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Packet pickup and day-of registration tables are open*

3:45 p.m. - Fan Favorite team competition (Winning team determined by official Clap-o-Meter results)

4 p.m. - 5K race begins

5 p.m. - 100-Yard Chaps Dash (on east side of track)

5:30 p.m. - iPad drawing and fastest team announced (Winners must be present)

5K Course

Same as 2013 (see map)

Race Packets

5K participants will receive a long-sleeved technical shirt in a nylon drawstring backpack, including a $2 COD Food Truck Rally voucher.  Only the first 250 student-priced registrants who check in at the event will receive complete race packets from the Registration Area before 3:30 p.m. More information on the Registration page.

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup

*Not available for COD student-priced registrations.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014                                                         

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014                                                                         (Times and locations to be announced)

Race Day Packet Pickup

Grab your packet and then some grub at the COD Food Truck Rally! (Healthy options will be available.)

Noon to 3:30 p.m. in College Road Parking Lot 1A

Race Timing

We are happy to say that the 2014 5K race will again utilize a Jaguar technology timing system, which is the most modern and accurate method available. You can expect:

  • Start/Finish chip timing
  • Disposable bibs and chips available at the time of pre-race day packet pickup.
  • Immediate and real-time results posted on flat screen TVs and posted on the Internet at www.j3timing.com


Event Parking

Ample free parking will be available in Fawell Lots A (recommended), C and D. There will be plenty of volunteers and clear signage to direct you to the football stadium where pre-race activities will take place.

Aid Stations and Comfort Facilities

There will be an aid station and water stop along the course to ensure happy and safe participants.

Additional information

Walkers and strollers are welcome and will be asked to position themselves behind the runners at the starting line.

Bicycles, in-line skates, other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs and strollers) are not allowed.

Animals are not allowed.

This race will proceed rain or shine.

College of DuPage is a tobacco-free campus.

All registration payments are final.  No refunds will be processed unless a doctor's note specifically referencing a need to un-register for the College of DuPage Laps with the Chaps 5K is submitted by Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

If you need special accommodations for the 5K Run/Walk, please e-mail COD5K@cod.edu or call Ami Chambers, race co-director, at (630) 942-3823.

For Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, call (630) 942-2141 (voice) or (630) 858-9692 (TDD).

CARA Certification

CARA CertifiedThis race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA CERTIFIED 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.

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 Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.

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. 


Contact Information

CARA CertifiedFor More Information:
Ami Chambers
Race Co-Director
(630) 942-3823

Thank you to our 2013 sponsors

Naperville Running Company

Tandus Flooring

Vortex Commercial Flooring

WDCB - 90.9 FM Public Radio

Advantage Wellness Clinic

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Athletico Physical Therapy - Better for every body.

RXn Go

RXn Go

Laps With the Chaps 2013


Annual Laps with the Chaps 5K Run/Walk

College of DuPage hosted its annual Laps With the Chaps 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 19, 2013.