Bring the family to Libertyville's Twilight Shuffle 5K

  • MainStreet Libertyville Twilight Shuffle 5K participants enjoying their run at a previous event. This year's race is at 6 p.m. Sept. 4.

    MainStreet Libertyville Twilight Shuffle 5K participants enjoying their run at a previous event. This year's race is at 6 p.m. Sept. 4. Courtesy of MainStreet Libertyville.

Updated 8/29/2022 12:15 PM

The 15th Annual MainStreet Libertyville Twilight Shuffle 5K Run will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. The start and finish area is adjacent to the parking lots along the north side of Newberry Avenue, just north of the Liberty Theater building, in Libertyville.

The Twilight Shuffle offers professional chip-timing and a course that winds through the historic downtown neighborhoods lined with spectators.


To celebrate its 15th anniversary, a post-race party at Pizzeria DeVille has been added to the event lineup. This year, the planning committee is also introducing the "Little Dipper" 800 meter race for children ages 4-12 before the main event.

In addition, this year runners may also support their neighbors in Highland Park by registering for the Team #HPStrong with a minimum donation of $20 to the Highland Park Community Foundation's July 4th Shooting Response Fund.

Runners who register as Team #HPStrong will remain eligible for overall and age group awards along with those who register for the standard option.

MainStreet Board member Beth Gallery is excited for this year's race.

"The Twilight Shuffle is a festive event, with many neighbors out cheering on the runners. I've loved running by my friends and family in years past, and then celebrating with them out at our local restaurants after finishing the race," Gallery said.

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"We are very happy to put on an amazing event, and I'd love for you to experience what I love about Libertyville. If you're in the Northern suburbs of Chicago, please consider running or volunteering with us."

The Twilight Shuffle is a family event, welcoming racers ages 9 and older. Family participation is encouraged, with several unique award categories. The Fit Family award is given to the family that registers the most participants. The Fast Family award is given to the family of three or more (one member must be younger than 17) with the fastest average time.

Race director Anna Clausen encourages families to join in the 5K fun with MainStreet Libertyville.

"Engage with passion in your life, have healthy habits and stay active. The Twilight Shuffle 5K is a perfect opportunity to do just this. For many years, this fun event has included participants of all ages, coming together to support the community," Clausen said.

Register online at Participants are strongly encouraged to register in advance. Packet pickup will be at 847 Running Company, 406 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville.


Registration fees are $50 for adults; $40 for youth ages 9-17. For more information, visit or call (847) 680-0336.

The Twilight Shuffle depends on volunteers who keep the race safe and organized. There are plenty of opportunities to help on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, especially on the racecourse itself, where volunteers will also have a great view of the runners. Call (847) 680-0336, email or visit

MainStreet Libertyville thanks the following sponsors: 847 Running Company; AA Service Co. Heating, Cooling and Plumbing; Libertyville Bank & Trust; Heather's Gym; Orangetheory Fitness; Club Pilates Libertyville; Arrow Plumbing; Kotarinos Physical Therapy Ltd.; Michael Koch Insurance; Orthodontics Experts; Prism Planning Partners; Sunset Foods, Pizzeria DeVille; and William Frick and Company.

Proceeds from the Twilight Shuffle benefit MainStreet Libertyville, a nationally recognized, not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and promoting downtown Libertyville. For more information about MainStreet Libertyville, visit

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