Skokie SwiFters Run/Walk Club

Skokie Swifters is a run/walk club for anyone from beginners to experienced distance runners. Whether you just want to get moving outside, are looking to make some new friends, or are looking for a little motivation while you train for an upcoming race, you'll find a welcome community in the Swifters!

Join us each Tuesday at Sketchbook Brewing for our weekly Tuesday Trails--a 30-45 minute walk/run on the Skokie Valley Trail, followed by drinks and conversation at Sketchbook.

Or come explore a rotation of local trails, running spots, and races (not to mention coffee/breakfast spots!) with us on our Saturday Scampers.

Check the calendar for details on those, and the many other special events we have coming up, like seasonal beer-runs, holiday parties, and other running-related community events.

Stay Swifty!

Skokie's Backlot Dash 5k!

The Skokie Backlot Dash 5k is coming up on Saturday, August 27! Come run this annual race through downtown Skokie, and bring the kids for the Kid's Half Mile Color Fun Run. Come back later for music, food, and BINGO at the Backlot Dash. It's a party!

This is our hometown race, and we'd love to have a HUGE showing of Swifters running. Sign ups are open!

Join your fellow Swifters on Sunday, September 25 for this special club event! We’ll be provided with a tent (!), special shout outs and swag, and a personal discount code for both the half marathon and 5k!

Register here, and use discount code 22CHMSWIFTERS to save $10 on registration fees! Be sure to select “YES A GROUP” and enter the name “SKOKIE SWIFTERS” for those questions on the registration.

You can also grab a FREE shuttle ticket from Millennium Park to Jackson Park - we can coordinate race day driving for those who want!

Would love to see as many Swifters as possible - what a great summer training goal, or last long run for those of us running a fall marathon, and a great 5k for all! And once you've signed up, don't forget to fill out the race log so we'll know you're coming!

The Swifters were official sponsors and top fund raisers for the Niles Township Food Pantry 5k!

Terrence and Corey ran the Chicago Spring Half Marathon

A recent Saturday Scamper on the North Branch Trail

Sabrina and Sara pose with the Evanston Pirate Ship


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