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Race To Zero

  • Independence Grove Forest Preserve 16400 Buckley Road Libertyville, IL, 60048 United States (map)

Join ZCenter for our 7th Annual Race to Zero!
1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk
5K Run/Walk
8K Run/Walk


April 14th, 2019  9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)

Registration begins at 8:00 AM
The race begins at 9:00 AM sharp, rain or shine

*Registration will close at 9:30 AM. 
Please feel free to attend as a walk-in if you miss the registration cut-off. 

Independence Grove Forest Preserve - 16400 Buckley Rd. Libertyville, IL 60048

Grab your running shoes, friends, and family and join ZCenter for our 7th Annual Race to Zero to end sexual violence at 9 AM Sunday, April 14th at Independence Grove in Libertyville. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM.  This event celebrates and coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is an opportunity for the public to come together to raise awareness and create a community of zero tolerance for sexual violence!

1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk registration: $35 per family
5K registration: $35 per person and includes official chip timing
8K registration: $35 per person and includes official chip timing

Participants are encouraged to form teams and become a team captain.
For questions, please call the office - 847.244.1187.

We are excited to partner with the Libertyville Running Club who will measure our course and sponsor our water stations! 

We are thrilled to offer complimentary post-race yoga this year. From 10:00-10:30 AM, our friends at Outpost Crossfit and Yoanna Yoga will offer a "Yoga for Recovery" class at Independence Grove following the race. 

ZCenter is committed to providing a safe space for survivors of sexual assault and abuse on their road to healing. We want to encourage activism within the community to end sexual violence. With locations in both Gurnee and Skokie, ZCenter is Lake County’s only rape crisis center. We provide free, comprehensive and professional support to assist survivors in the healing process, as well as prevention education programs for children and adults.  By participating as an individual or forming a team, runners can help raise funds for critical services including counseling, medical/court advocacy, prevention education and community outreach, and 24-hour support line programs.
All participants will receive a race t-shirt with their registration.
All participants who raise over $100 will receive a race bag. 

This event also includes refreshments, entertainment, and post-race festivities complete with snacks, music, kids’ games and activities, prizes for top fundraisers, fastest runners, and more!  

For more information or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please email Ali Barnett, Director of Development, at or call 847-244-1187.

Thank you to Medline for being our Presenting Sponsor this year!

Earlier Event: April 6
Tenebrae Service
Later Event: May 1
Men's Small Group