Is this event a "run/walk"?

Yes. Walkers are welcome, and each year we have a fair number of non-runners who support the race with their participation. The course will be open for 1 hour to accommodate those who desire to walk. After that, the street barricades will be removed. Walkers can still continue along the sidewalks to the finish line. 

Are dogs and baby strollers permitted?

Baby strollers and baby joggers are allowed but dogs are not allowed. For safety, those with baby strollers and joggers will begin behind runners at the rear.

Are bicycles, in-line skates, roller skates, and other wheeled vehicles allowed?

No; only wheelchairs.

My kid(s) are not registered but they want to walk or run with me. Is that ok?

Sorry – only those who are registered are permitted on the race course.

The College Church Commons has roughly 125 free parking places while adjoining Wesley Street can hold about 30 cars. There is a parking lot immediately North of the College Church building. Wheaton College has also allowed us to utilize the Edman Chapel parking lot, approximately 2 blocks North of College Church. Clare Woods school at the corner of Main and Cross street is also available.

Where do I park? Will there be enough space?

Yes, a fully equipped E.M.T. is at the Commons and can quickly get to anyone on the course if needed. The Wheaton Police are also situated at major intersections along the course. The EMT will have ice, adhesive bandages, band-aids, etc. 






Will there be a first aid station?



Is this race just for College Church members?                                                                 No. This is a race for the entire running community which is hosted by a                                                                                                                                                                church. Anyone is welcome to participate in the race.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

When is the registration deadline?                                                                                       Online registration for the 2017 Run For The STARS will close on Friday, June                                                                                                                                                        9, at 8:00 pm CST. Registrations will also be taken in person through that                                                                                                                                                              time at the College Church Commons. On race day (Saturday, June 10),                                                                                                                                                                  registrations will be taken at the Commons from 6:30 am to 7:40am. TIP:                                                                                                                                                              Avoid a wait and arrive early. 

Register for the race using a fictitious name, or don't wear your race bib.

Is it possible to NOT have my age or time posted in the results? 

Gear check is provided for all participants, and is located in the Commons. Two attendants will watch over any gear.

Where can I check my gear before the race? 


Can I defer my registration or get a refund?                                                                      Sorry, there are no refunds or deferring registration.                                                                                                                                                    

There is a tremendous behind-the-scenes effort involved with the race photographers to upload thousands of photos in an organized way. We can't confirm to a firm date but we will work the weekend of the race and the following week to post the photos as quickly as we can.

When will online photos be posted?