Participation Options

All ages are invited to participate in this event.

Individual: Ages 18 and older will participate in a challenging obstacle course. Heats will begin at 8 AM and run every 10 minutes thereafter. You will be able to choose your heat when you register. You will receive your final heat assignment at packet pickup. Please note-heat schedule is subject to change based on course design.

Groups: Get a group of 4-8 people together and run as a team! Prizes will be awarded to the fastest team and the team with the best costumes! For a limited time (until March 31st) team runners will receive a $15 discount! After April 1st, team runners will receive a $10 discount at registration. If you’re interested in getting a group together, email us at for your promo code prior to online registration!

Juniors: Ages 14-17 will participate in the full obstacle course. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest female and fastest male, the individual with the best outfit, and the top individual fundraiser.

Children: Ages 14 and under will run on an obstacle course designed especially for them. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest boy and girl, and the youngest runner.

Spirit Runners: Not feeling up to climbing a wall or crawling through wire, but still want to help the children and families at Children’s Hospital of Illinois? You can run the Fight to the Finish in spirit! With your $50 donation you will also receive a Fight to the Finish race shirt and swag bag.

Volunteers: We need your help at this year’s event! There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities. If you or a friend are interested in volunteering your time at the FTTF race, visit to sign up.