Race Information

Registration is underway!

All proceeds benefit the College of DuPage
Foundation Student Emergency Fund.

Weather Forecast is 63° and mostly sunny!


Saturday, October 18, 2014


College of DuPage Football Stadium (corner of Park Boulevard and College Road) 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


Noon to 6 p.m. - College of DuPage Food Truck Rally and Kid Zone are open

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Packet pickup and day-of registration tables are open*

3:40 p.m. - Fan Favorite team competition (Winning team determined by official Clap-o-Meter results)

4 p.m. - 5K race begins

5 p.m. - 100-Yard Chaps Dash (on east side of track)

5:30 p.m. - iPad drawing and fastest team announced (Winners must be present)



Same as 2013 (see map)



5K participants will receive a long-sleeved technical shirt in a nylon drawstring backpack, including a $2 COD Food Truck Rally voucher.  Only the first 250 student-priced registrants who check in at the event will receive complete race packets from the Registration Area before 3:30 p.m. More information on the Registration page.

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup

*Not available for COD student-priced registrations.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 (COD Campus - Student Resource Center Room 2000 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 (Naperville Running Company - 34 W. Jefferson St., Naperville 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Race Day Packet Pickup

Grab your packet and then some grub at the COD Food Truck Rally! (Healthy options will be available.)

Noon to 3:30 p.m. in College Road Parking Lot 1A



We are happy to say that the 2014 5K race will again utilize a Jaguar technology timing system, which is the most modern and accurate method available. You can expect:

  • Start/Finish chip timing
  • Disposable bibs and chips available at the time of pre-race day packet pickup.
  • Immediate and real-time results posted on flat screen TVs and posted on the Internet at www.j3timing.com



The COD Laps with The Chaps 5K is chip-timed. For the best documentation of your performance, please follow these instructions when affixing your race bib:

  • Only wear bib on the front of your shirt. Do not attach to back of race shirt.
  • Affix bib to your chest area, above the waist.
  • Do not obscure bib with jacket or by wearing it under clothing. Bib should be affixed to outer layer of clothing and visible at all times during race.
  • Do not bend the bib.
  • Use all four safety pins that have been provided in the race packet.


COD Laps with the Chaps cannot be held responsible for incorrect timing if the above instructions were not followed by the participant.


Ample free parking will be available in Fawell Lots A (recommended), C and D. There will be plenty of volunteers and clear signage to direct you to the football stadium where pre-race activities will take place.



There will be an aid station and water stop along the course to ensure happy and safe participants.

Restrooms will be available in the newly-renovated Physical Education Center (PEC).



Walkers and strollers are welcome and will be asked to position themselves behind the runners at the starting line.

Bicycles, in-line skates, other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs and strollers) are not allowed.

Animals are not allowed.

This race will proceed rain or shine.

College of DuPage is a tobacco-free campus.

All registration payments are final.  No refunds will be processed unless a doctor's note specifically referencing a need to un-register for the College of DuPage Laps with the Chaps 5K is submitted by Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

If you need special accommodations for the 5K Run/Walk, please e-mail COD5K@cod.edu or call Ami Chambers, race co-director, at (630) 942-3823.

For Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, call (630) 942-2141 (voice) or (630) 858-9692 (TDD).

CARA Certification

CARA CertifiedThis race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA CERTIFIED RACE. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA's Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.

Due to CARA's advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.

The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life. 


Contact Information

CARA CertifiedFor More Information:
Ami Chambers
Race Co-Director
(630) 942-3823

2014 sponsors

Patriot Pavement Maintenance

Naperville Running Co.

Advantage Wellness Clinic

Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.

Mortenson Construction

Tandus Flooring

US Bank

Vortex Commercial Flooring

Laps With the Chaps 2013


Annual Laps with the Chaps 5K Run/Walk

College of DuPage hosted its annual Laps With the Chaps 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 19, 2013.