Skokie SwiFters Run/Walk Club

Skokie Swifters is a running and walking club for everyone from beginners to experienced distance runners. Whether you want to get moving outside, are looking to make some new friends, or need a little motivation while you train for an upcoming race, you'll find a welcome community in the Swifters.  Read more about our mission.

Check out the calendar page for details about our weekly Tuesday Trails and Saturday Scamper meetups and special events. And check out the race log to see what other Swifters are running, and if you feel inspired, sign up for a race and let us know!

Marathon Fundraisers

Each year tens of thousands of runners earn their entry to the Chicago Marathon by raising money for a wide variety of charities. 

Unsurprisingly, we've got some Swifters that are part of that group, and they could use your support!

Checkout our the new Marathon Fundraisers page to find learn more about our charity runners including links to their personal fundraising pages.

Upcoming Events

Join us for a special edition SUNDAY scamper at the Skokie Farmer’s Market! We’ll meet at 7:30am on July 21st for a route that will start and finish at the market. Afterwards, enjoy the market treats and shopping, including coffee from Soul Good! If you haven’t yet joined us for a Swifter event, this is a great time to check out the Swifter fun!

Who likes ice cream??? 

Join us for a run at Kneads and Wants/Take Flight at 6pm and then cool off with an ice cream treat! Pro tip: get a milkshake and make it "adult" by taking it next door to Take Flight for a boozy addition! Hope to see you there!

Join us 7/27 for a special Saturday Scamper with Out of Space concerts! We’ll meet at 8am at the corner of the Skokie Valley Line path and Searle Parkway for a run/walk near the concert grounds in the technology park. Meet back at 9am at the Soul Good coffee trailer which will be parked on the grounds as well. There will be swag giveaways and surprises! And be sure to check out all of the weekend’s concerts.

Arc'teryx Old Orchard is teaming up with Tortugas Hiking Club & Skokie Swifters to engage hikers in the community!

To celebrate Arc'teryx joining the North Shore community, they will be hosting a 5K hike/10k Trail Run on 8/3 at Harms Woods followed by an after party with raffle prizes at the Arc'teryx Old Orchard Grand Opening. The ultimate raffle winner will win a new footwear fit session.

Full details and RSVP

Please join us for this special Saturday Scamper supporting sarcoma research and awareness hosted by Swifter and sarcoma survivor Felix Estrada. This is a virual 5k we'll run together on 8/10 at a TBD location. Check the calendar for updates and for details about free registration and how to donate if you'd like.

It's Swifter Season Stop 4, and our hometown race! We've had a swarm of Swifters each of the last two years, and we hope you can join us to represent the yellow and black at this annual tradition. Register now!

Stay Swifty, Stay You Run Coaching

Running a race and want some guidance? Have goals but have trouble sticking to them? Think having a run coach is only for the elites? Think again! Stay Swifty, Stay You Run Coaching by Sabrina and John is here to help you reach your potential as a runner! Check out the Coaching section of our website to learn more.

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