Bulldog Family 5K & 1M Fun Run

Join us for Belle Aire’s Second Annual Bulldog 5k & 1 mile Fun Run on Sunday October 1st!

Everyone is welcome to join us for good ole family fun during/after the race.

Spectators: Come to mingle with other families and enjoy LIVE MUSIC, face painting, snacks/drink, ice cream and raffles with 35+ amazing prizes! We will also have fitness demonstrations lead by our sponsors.

Runners: Registration is CLOSED

Deadline is Monday September 18th to be guaranteed your race day t-shirt & bag. By Saturday September 30th bags will be dropped off at your home/on your porch.

Orange Theory will provide a pre-race warm up! Our Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully will be there to start off our race. After the race, we will award medals to the top three runners of each race.

Want to get some practice in before the day? Sign up (closed) for Fun Run Practice Wednesdays 3-3:30 at school. All students at all levels welcome: speed walkers, joggers and runners! We need parents to monitor the 1-mile loop and cheer students on. Sign up to volunteer when you sign up your student(s) or email Beth Fotos directly.

Pie a teacher/staff in the face! Each runner will be entered in a drawing to be able to pie a teacher in the face. So far, here are our lucky participants; there may be more by the time of the race:

  • Mr. Borchelt
  • Mrs. Erickson
  • Miss Woo
  • Mr. Linko

Raffle tickets – YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT!!!

Before & ON race day: Tickets are available for purchase during lunch on Friday 9/15, 9/22 and 9/29. You can purchase for $2 each, 3 for $5 or 7 for $10. Winners will be announced on race day. Check out the Top 10 prizes.

Can’t be there on race day? You do not have to be present to win so buy your tickets now!

There will be another raffle on the day of the Fun Run, just for attendees, with additional prizes. Come ready to purchase tickets and win! 


Interested in becoming a race sponsor? Please see our Sponsorship packet.   

Race cost details:

  • Adults $40 – high school age and above
  • Students $25 – K- Jr High
  • Preschool kids are free – they can run or be pushed in strollers! (Do not register preschool kids as participants; If you want them to receive a race day t-shirt/bag, you do need to register and pay the $25 student rate.)

Note: New payment option available: “Sponsors will fund race costs” is available in the online registration form. Sponsors donating to a racer/family can make online payments by following the instructions here and including a memo with the family last name and “fun run.” Make note of your sponsors intending to make online donations alongside your cash donations to track progress toward your goal!

The 3 mile course will take place throughout the Belle Aire and Orchard Brook community and start and end on school grounds.  Families and members of the community will gather to raise crucial funds for Belle Aire Elementary School.

5K & 1Mile Route

As Belle Aire’s major fundraising event, proceeds generated from this event will support PTA efforts which include educational programs, theater trips, school events and assemblies, art awareness, and special fitness programs, while promoting health and wellness among our students.

All participants will receive a race day bag with an official race t-shirt and sponsor-provided materials.

Day of Race Parking: All streets on the race route will close a half hour before the race begins and will open once the race is complete.   Parking is available on the non-route streets or at Doerhofer Park.

Contact us with questions or a desire to help!





The First Annual Fun Run was Sunday, September 25, 2016!

Results: Belle Aire made $10,560, including sponsors, and had expenses of $3,300; net profit approx $7300.


Make sure to visit our Facebook Page to see some great photos from the fundraiser. You don’t need a Facebook account to view them, but if you are a Facebook user, please like our Page to help you stay connected!

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