Accelerators Running Club

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Accelerators Running Club

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Announcing the Accelerators' Thursday Night Racing Series

(These races are open to EVERYONE, members and non-members alike!)

Summer Cross Country Series:

  • Thursday nights, June 5 through July 10
  • Herget Middle School (map)
  • Registration starts at 5:00PM, Course walk at 5:30PM, Races start at 6:00PM
  • Distances: 1 mile for 5th grade and under, 2 miles for middle school, 3 miles for high school and above
  • Cost:  FREE

Summer Mile Race Series:

  • Thursday nights, July 17 through August 21
  • Rotolo Middle School Track (map)
  • Registration starts at 5:00PM, Races start at 5:30PM
  • Each race will have up to 15 runners
  • Seeding will be based on ability and goals
  • Cost:  FREE




Please check the Accelerators Facebook page for real-time updates:


Important Summer Practice notes from the Coaches:

  • Starting May 27, 2014, practice will be at the Windmill.
  • Weekday (Mon-Fri) practice will be at the Fabyan Windmill from 5:00 - 6:15PM.
  • Weekend practices (location and time) will be announced weekly at practice, on Facebook and on this site.
  • Summer Race Series are on Thursday nights.
  • Please bring water - keeping hydrated during and after running practice is important.



Standard Summer Practice Schedule
Date Time Location
Mondays 5:00PM Faybyan Windmill (map)
Tuesdays 5:00PM
Faybyan Windmill (map)
Wednesdays 5:00PM Faybyan Windmill (map)
Thursdays 5:00PM XC Racing Series - Herget (map)
Fridays 5:00PM Faybyan Windmill (map)
Saturday  (6/28/14)
9:00AM Great Western Trail (map
Sunday (6/29/14) 9:00AM Great Western Trail (map



Practice Locations
Location Address
Windmill Fabyan Windmill, Crissey Avenue, Geneva, IL 60510
Johnson's Mound 41W600 Hughes Rd. Elburn; take Fabyan Pkwy west from Randall Rd to Hughes Rd
Marjorie Murray Park 1201 Center St, Geneva; northwest of Geneva High School; meet at the playground next to the tennis courts (corner of Logan Ave and Center St). These paths are lit by streetlights.
Peck Farm Across from Geneva Middle Schools; we will meet at the parking lot near the baseball fields with the entrance off of Kaneville Rd across from Sunflower Dr near Viking Dr.
Great Western Trail 0.75 mile west of Randall Rd. on Dean St. in St. Charles.
Dick Young Forest Preserve 39W115 Main St. Batavia.  The parking lot off of Main St. (about 2 miles west of Randall Rd and 0.4 miles west of Nelson Lake Rd)
Vaughn Center 2121 West Indian Trail, Aurora, IL. Indoor speedwork practice from 5:00 - 7:00PM.  $2-$3 resident/non-resident.
Batavia Quary 400 S Water St, Batavia, IL
Fermi Lab When entering Fermilab, the driver will be asked to show ID. If asked, tell the security person that you are going to Wilson Hall (the main building). We will meet to the east of Wilson Hall (left side as you drive towards the main building).
Rotolo Middle School 1501 S. Raddant Rd, Batavia, IL.  Meet at the track located next to the school.
Herget Middle School 1550 Deerpath Rd, Aurora, IL
Lippold Park Lippold Park is on Route 25 at the border of Batavia and North Aurora just north of Red Oak; the park entrance is at the intersection of Route 25 and Shagbark Dr...a little less than a half mile south of where Route 25 crosses the railroad tracks.


Location History
Marjorie Murray Park (map)
Peck Farm (map)
Dick Young Forest Preserve (map)
Vaughn Center - Indoor Speedwork for 2 hours(map)
Batavia Harold Hall Quarry Beach (map)
Fermi Lab (map)
Rotolo Middle School (map)
Great Western Trail (map
TBA (check Facebook page) 
XC Racing Series - Herget (map)
Lippold Park (map)
Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 07:28

Feel free to call the Coach if you have any questions.  630-406-8803 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it





Coach's Corner

We are looking forward to Spring practice at Rotolo Middle School... Coach Scott and Coach Keith


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Joining the Accelerators

All youths from ages 4 to 18 interested in running are welcome to join. To join the club, come to one of our practices to meet the coaches and take care of membership paperwork. There is no cost to join.

Our emphasis is on having fun while competing in cross country meets, track meets and road races in the Chicago area. Beginner and experienced athletes are welcome. We are family oriented and welcome parent participation in club activities. We practice throughout the year and compete in events during all four seasons.

Runners may join the club at any time. Runners wishing to run with us after their school season ends are welcome. There is no attendance requirement; you can show up whenever you like.

For more information contact Scott Kurth at or (630) 406-8803.

The Accelerators Youth Running Club is located in the far western suburbs of Chicago, in the Fox River area.

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