Special Events

choc chase

2021 Race Day is Approaching!  Due to Covid-19 this year you will be prompted during registration to choose a start time for the race. We will have 5 waves of 50 runners starting every 30 minutes to allow for great social distancing.

2021 Race Results!

The Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Dept. invites you to the Chocolate Chase 5k through the neighborhoods of Palos Heights to benefit your local parks and recreation. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group (male/female divisions). Awards will be mailed to each winner. The Race will have disposable chip timing for the most accurate results. This race course is USATF certified.
* After the race each finisher will be handed a fantastic finisher bag! This year will not include any pre-race or post race events due to Covid-19.


Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department holds a variety of Special Events throughout the year that provide thrilling recreational opportunities for all ages! Everything from: 

  • Concerts in the Park/ Indoor Winter Concert
  •  Trivia Night 
  • Daddy Daughter Dance
  • Mother-Son Night
  • Pancakes with Peter Rabbit
  • Touch-A-Truck and Treat
  • Waddles Winter Wonderland
  • Noon Years Eve
  • Movies in the Park
  • Dogtoberfest
  • July 3rd Celebration
  • July 4th Parade
  • Chocolate Chase Rabbit Race 5K through Palos Heights
  • and much more!!
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Our events promote community participation and are entertaining for all!