Cougar 5K Run/Walk

Cougar 5K Run/Walk Race Day Information

The Course

Running through a fast, flat and paved course through Evergreen Park, the course begins and ends at Saint Xavier University's campus. The course is certified by the USATF (#IL-05052-JW). Split times at the mile markers.

Course Map (PDF)

No dogs, roller blades, bicycles or skateboards allowed.

Strollers permitted at the back of the pack.


Parking will be available in Lot 1. Please enter at 103rd St. and Hamlin Ave. Lot 1 is located on the south and west sides of the Shannon Center. This parking lot fills up quickly. There is alternate parking available in Lot 14 located on 103rd St. and Pulaski Avenue (south of CVS). There is also residential street parking close to campus.


B-Tag Timing System

The Cougar 5K will be utilizing the B-tag timing system. B-tags are disposable timing chips located on the race bib. B-tags are more convenient and easier for runners to use. Just wear your race bib on the front of your shirt and you will be timed. B-tags provide very accurate timing results.


Complimentary fruit and coffee provided by Country House, Aquafina water, Barraco's pizza, Jimmy John's cookies, Culver's custard and Calabria sandwiches all free for participants. A sponsor will also be on-site with stretching and information.

Restroom/Gear Check

Restrooms and gear check are located in the Shannon Center. There are a few port-a-johns available near the Start/Finish area.

Flu Shots

Free flu shots on-site (with insurance card) provided by the Saint Xavier University Health Center near the finish line.

First Aid

A first aid station and blood pressures can be taken at the race, both provided by Saint Xavier University's School of Nursing. A Trace ALS Ambulance will also be on-site near the finish line.