Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
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Don't miss out on a great race for a great cause! 

Want to sponsor? Please email us at info@celebratedifferences.org! 
MILES FOR SMILES 5K is a huge event with over 300 race participants expected in 2019. To have a successful event in support of children and adults with disabilities, the MILES FOR SMILES 5K Race is looking to make 2019 the biggest race ever!
MILES FOR SMILES 5K run, 1 Mile and Kid’s Fun Run was created to celebrate the anniversary month of Celebrate Differences,  Ryan’s birthday month and to promote the acceptance and inclusion of people who are differently abled.

Why should you run this race? Read what other’s are saying!

"My favorite part of this race was the overall positive and warm feeling that a small community charity event can offer. I felt the dedication and teamwork of this organization. They made everyone feel like a winner. At the end they held a fun run for families, children and those with special needs. These are the kind of events that make me feel proud to be a member of the running community. I was very grateful to be a part of this event and will sign up again next year."
A Look Back 


2018 Male Winner    2018 Female Winner    

MILES FOR SMILES & 1 Mile race routes:


We are excited to announce we have developed a new 5K course that is USATF Certification Pending. This year Celebrate Differences has partnered with River View Ford to bring you a new course and even better race! The new, serene course will take you on the Oswego Prairie Trail, around Douglas Lake and offers a  course through the natural prairie/wetlands of Farmington Lakes park. It is sure to make for a beautiful, peaceful run!
 This is not a closed course.


Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. Sign up to volunteer. (link coming soon)
MILES FOR SMILES volunteers will be needed on Race Day to help with pre-race activities like packet assembly and packet pick up. Volunteers are also needed on race day helping to set up, tear down, work water stations, guide participants on the course and so much more! Students who volunteer will receive a volunteer service record to meet their community service requirements.

If you would like more detailed information,  please contact Rebecca Christiansen at info@celebratedifferences.org or call 630-885-3006.


A not-for-profit organization, Celebrate Differences is incorporated in the State of Illinois and files as a qualified 501(c)(3) organization with the Internal Revenue Service, Id 20-5007373. 

74 W Washington St, Oswego, IL 60543 | 630.885.3006