Saturday, July 20, 2019
Post Race Picnic In The Park
BBQ - Beer - Kids' Activities

McCollum Park
6801 Main St, Downers Grove, IL

FEES

INDIVIDUAL

5M & 5K 3/11-5/15: $35 5/15-7/18: $40 7/19-20: $45
1M 3/11-5/15: $30 5/15-7/18: $35 7/19-20: $40

TEAMS - groups of 4 or more

5M & 5K 3/11-5/15: $30 5/15-7/18: $35 7/19-20: $40
1M 3/11-5/15: $25 5/15-7/18: $30 7/19-20: $35

50-Meter kids Dash: 3/11-7/20: $15

LOCATION

The BBQ BOLT Run/Walk will be held at:
McCollum Park
6801 Main St.
Downers Grove, IL
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The 5-mile and 5k events will start behind the concession stand on the road behind the Fire Station. The 1-mile walk will also start behind the concession stand but on the park path.

WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE?

T-SHIRT
5-Mile, 5K and 1-Mile registrants will receive a short-sleeve technical T-shirt. Register by July 1 to guarantee a T-shirt in your preferred size. Kids in the 50-Meter Dash will NOT receive a T-shirt.

MEDALS & AWARDS
All participants, including the 50-Meter Dash, will receive a finisher's medal. Awards given to overall first place male and female in 5-Mile and 5K. Age category awards for top male and female finishers for both 5-Mile and 5K: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. No awards given for 1-Mile or 50-meter dash.

PICNIC IN THE PARK
Every registered participant (even kiddos!) will get to enjoy a "Picnic in the Park" complete with BBQ, beer and lemonade! There will be fun activities for kids and "kids at heart" to enjoy!

TEAMS

Groups of 4 or more can create a TEAM and receive a discount on registration! Members of a team can participate in any distance they choose. If you are a family of 4 or more, create a team and receive the discount! Discount of $5 per registrant will take place during checkout.

CREATE A TEAM: The person creating the team will first register themselves by picking the race distance of their choice and then under the TEAM section of the registration form, they will choose to "create the team", pick a team name, create a password and include themselves on the team.

JOIN A TEAM: Team members select the race distance they want to participate in and then in the TEAM section of the registration page, pick "choose to be added to a team" and pick from the team names in a drop down menu.

COURSE DETAILS

5-MILE RUN

The 5-Mile course will be chip timed and is for RUNNERS ONLY. Participants must keep at least a 15-minute pace. The course starts at McCollum Park, continues on neighborhood streets, loops through Patriots Park around Barth Pond and finishes at McCollum Park. NO strollers or dogs allowed on the 5-Mile course.

5K RUN/WALK

The 5K course will be chip timed and is for runners and walkers. Participants must keep at least a 16-minute pace. The course starts at McCollum Park, continues on neighborhood streets and finishes at McCollum Park. Strollers and dogs are permitted on the 5K course. Dogs must be leashed and kept close to you at all times. Please be mindful of runners around you.

1-MILE WALK

The 1-Mile Walk will not be chip timed and is for WALKERS ONLY. The walk course will take place on the path that loops around McCollum Park. Strollers and dogs are permitted on the 1-Mile course. Dogs must be leashed and kept close to you at all times. Please be mindful of others around you.

50-METER DASH

The 50-Meter Kid Dash will take place after the other distances. Kids 12 and under can participate. The dash will be held on the grass near post-race festivities. For children 12 and under who participate in the 5-mile, 5k or 1-mile they will also be able to participate in the 50-meter dash at no additional charge. Please have your child check in at the 50-meter start line to get the 50-meter bib.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

The BBQ Bolt supports Downers Grove Park District's inclusion services, through SEASPAR, for people with disabilities who want to participate in a park district program or activity.

PACKET PICKUP

Friday, July 19, 2019
3-7 PM
Downers Grove Park District Recreation Center
4500 Belmont Avenue
Downers Grove, IL

You may also pick up your race packet on race morning starting at 6:30 AM at McCollum Park

SPONSORSHIP

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
For sponsorship or event information please contact Heather Zoellick at
hzoellick@dgparks.org or 630-960-7256

  • Registration opens May 1

    Saturday, Aug. 28 | 8AM START

    McCollum Park | 6801 Main St, Downers Grove, IL

    The BBQ Bolt brings the community together to celebrate the end of summer! Choose your distance--5K or 1 mile--and receive a medal and short-sleeve technical T-shirt. Register as a single runner or as a group. Groups of four or more can create a team and receive a $5 discount per person! BBQ lunch and refreshments will be served after the race. Prizes are awarded to the overall top male and female finishers and the top 3 male and female finishers of each age division for the 5K course. Register online here from May 1 to Aug. 26.

    Registration coming soon!


    Fees

    INDIVIDUAL

    Distance May 1 to June 26 June 27 to Aug. 26
    5K $35 $40
    1M $30 $35

    TEAMS

    Groups of 4 or more get $5 off per racer! Teams must register by Aug. 26; no day-of registration.
    Distance May 1 to June 26 June 27 to Aug. 26
    5K $30 $35
    1M $25 $30


    What do you receive?

    T-SHIRT

    5K, 1-Mile and Virtual Race registrants will receive a short-sleeve technical T-shirt. Register by Aug. 6, 2021, to guarantee a T-shirt in your preferred size.

    RACER MEDALS

    All participants will receive a finisher's medal.

    AWARDS

    Awards given to the overall top 3 male and female finishers in the onsite 5K course. Age category awards for the top 3 male and female finishers in the 5K: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+. No awards given for 1-Mile or Virtual Races.

    BBQ & MORE

    Every registered participant (even kiddos!) will get to enjoy a BBQ meal (vegetarian option) and beverage!

    TEAMS

    Groups of 4 or more can create a TEAM and receive a discount on registration! Members of a team can participate in any distance they choose. If you are a family of 4 or more, create a team and receive the discount! Discount of $5 per registrant will take place during checkout. Teams must register by Aug. 26.

    • CREATE A TEAM: The person creating the team will first register themselves by picking the race distance of their choice and then under the TEAM section of the registration form, they will choose to "create the team", pick a team name, create a password and include themselves on the team.
    • JOIN A TEAM: Team members select the race distance they want to participate in and then in the TEAM section of the registration page, pick "choose to be added to a team" and pick from the team names in a drop down menu.

    Virtual Race Option

    Want to participate in the BBQ Bolt, but want to do it on your own time at your own pace? Register for our virtual options! Choose to participate in the 5K or 1M course and run or walk from Aug. 21 to 29.

    VIRTUAL RACE

    Distance May 1 to June 26 June 27 to Aug. 26
    5K $25 $30
    1M $25 $30

    Virtual Racers Receive:*

    • Short-sleeve tech shirt
    • Finisher medal
    • Virtual goodie bag

    *Virtual racers will not receive the BBQ meal or qualify for finisher awards.

    Track Your Course:

    For those who want to track and share their run/walk experience, instructions for using the RunKeeper app will be sent to registered participants prior to Aug. 22. Share your selfies with us by emailing events@dgparks.org.


    Why Participate?

    The BBQ Bolt supports Downers Grove Park District's inclusion services, through SEASPAR, for people with disabilities who want to participate in a park district program or activity.

  • COURSE DETAILS

    race map

    5K RUN/WALK

    The 5K course will be chip timed and is for runners and walkers. Participants must keep at least a 16-minute pace. The course starts at McCollum Park, continues on neighborhood streets and finishes at McCollum Park. Strollers and dogs are permitted on the 5K course. Dogs must be leashed and kept close to you at all times. Please be mindful of runners around you.

    1-MILE WALK

    The 1-Mile Walk will not be chip timed and is for WALKERS ONLY. The walk course will take place on the path that loops around McCollum Park. Strollers and dogs are permitted on the 1-Mile course. Dogs must be leashed and kept close to you at all times. Please be mindful of others around you.

  • BBQ BOLT RUN/WALK

    Saturday, Aug. 28
    8am to noon
    McCollum Park

    Celebrate the end of summer at the BBQ Bolt Run/Walk. Participants of all ages and abilities can choose their distance--5K or a 1-mile run/walk. The race finishes with a post-race Picnic in the Park at McCollum Park featuring BBQ, beer and festivities.

    300-500 PARTICIPANTS & VOLUNTEERS

    VIEW BBQ BOLT PACKAGES

  • Thank you all of our 2020 BBQ Bolt Run/Walk participants!

    Race Results by Age Division

    Overall Race Results

    Team Race Results