10K Relay


10K Relay | Naperville Twilight Distance Relays

**UPDATE** Due to the impact of Covid-19 on the high school track season we are adding three track events. The relays will be open to all schools, classes, and states.  Relay teams may consist of runners from one school, or assemble a relay team of runners from different schools!

  1. Distance Medley Relay (1200-400-800-1600) (high school & open divisions)
  2. 4×800 (high school only)
  3. Open 1600 (high school and open divisions)

The 4th Annual Endure It! 2-Person 10K is not your typical track event or 5K road race.  Get ready to go fast!  Teams of two will alternate 400 meter laps around the USATF certified track at the North Central College track stadium.  Each teammate will cover a total of 5,000 meters.  Both teammate’s 5K times will be combined for a final team 10K result.  Run as hard as you can, but be mindful, your recovery time is only as long as it takes your partner to complete a lap. Each team will receive a baton, which must be passed every lap.  Hand-offs, strategy, and pacing will be critical elements of success in this unique foot race against the clock.  You will run head to head vs other two-person teams.  Choose your partner wisely.

Legendary Workout

This storied workout is modeled after a training session which is completed by the Dukes of Elmhurst York each cross country season.  Dating back to 1960, the Dukes have won an unprecedented 28 state cross country championships.  Implemented by legendary coach Joe Newton, the Endure It! 2-Person 10K Relay “race” is an abbreviated version of the legendary 2-Man 10 Mile Relay.  This was a key workout in the success of the most storied cross country program in history. Challenge your body, your mind, and your partner in this epic 25×400 meter race.  25 laps. 400 meters each. 2 teammates. 10,000 meters covered. 1 legendary workout.

2020 Elite Prizes

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1st PLACE:  $500

2nd PLACE:  $200

3rd PLACE:  $100


1st PLACE:  $500

2nd PLACE:  $200

3rd PLACE:  $100

High School Division presented by CKRunning

2019 High School Boys: Top 5

  1. Braden Nicholson, Kyle Bell         28:30     Richland Co HS
  2. Rory Cavan, Thomas Shilgalis     28:39     GBW / N. Central
  3. Ethan Kern, Colin Hill                   28:52     York
  4. Michael Moriarty, Daniel Klysh   29:00     York
  5. Max Lupo, Sam Ayers                    29:07     York

2019 High School Girls: Top 5

  1. Abby Lopez, Erin Reidy                  33:26    DGS / Argo
  2. Sydney Partyka, Ella Chambers    35:39     Taft
  3. Brenna Cohoon, Alisha Macas      36:44     DGS
  4. Marisa Guidone, Audrey Calkins  37:13      Taft / Lane Tech
  5. Renee Kowalski, Sara Homberg    37:16     DGS

The 2019 high school division was jam packed with talented, energetic runners from across Chicagoland. In just two years, 22 high schools have been represented in the Naperville 10K Relay. Among the high school athletes were multiple All-State-runners, State Champions, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, NXN and Footlocker finalists. Mark your calendar for the 2020 High School 2-Person 10k Relay! Dig deep for this mass-start 12×400 Summer workout (race) in a world-class track stadium. Find out which high school has the best 1-2 punch heading into cross country season in the most existing and unique relay in America!

  • Argo
  • Barrington
  • Chicago (Taft)
  • Downers Grove South
  • Elmhurst (York)
  • Elmwood Park
  • Glenbard West
  • Herscher
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Hinsdale Central
  • Jones College Prep
  • Lane Tech
  • Naperville Central
  • New Trier
  • Payton
  • Plainfield (North)
  • Plainfield (South)
  • Richland County
  • Seneca
  • Von Stuben
  • Waterloo
  • Whitney Young


Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium – 455 Brainard St Naperville, IL

– Seats 4800

– Restrooms and Changing rooms

– Free Parking on site

Race Highlights​