Cougar 5K Run/Walk

Cougar 5K Run/Walk Race Day Information

Cougar 5K Participant Guide (PDF)

The Course

Running through a fast, flat and paved course through Evergreen Park, the course begins and ends at Saint Xavier University's campus. The course is certified by the USATF (#IL-05052-JW). Split times at the mile markers.

Course Map (PDF)

No dogs, rollerblades, bicycles or skateboards allowed.

Strollers permitted at the back of the pack.


Parking will be available in Lot 1. Please enter at 103rd St. and Hamlin Ave. Lot 1 is located on the south and west sides of the Shannon Center. This parking lot fills up quickly. There is alternate parking available in Lot 14 located on 103rd St. and Pulaski Avenue (south of CVS). There is also residential street parking close to campus.


B-Tag Timing System 

The Cougar 5K will be utilizing the B-tag timing system. B-tags are disposable timing chips located on the race bib. B-tags are more convenient and easier for runners to use. Just wear your race bib on the front of your shirt and you will be timed. B-tags provide very accurate timing results.


Restroom/Gear Check

Restrooms and gear check are located in the Shannon Center. There are a few port-a-johns available near the Start/Finish area.