Event Information

Date & Start Times:

Saturday, April 13, 2019

  • 8:30 am 5K Race Start
  • 9:45 am Egg Hunt (Ages 2-10)

*Start times subject to change

Entry Fees: USE BR6OFF TO GET $6 OFF THE 5K!

5K Pricing:

  • $34.75: Until March 1
  • $39.75: March 2 – April 12 (USE BR6OFF TO GET $6 OFF THE 5K!)
  • $50.00: Packet Pickup and Day-Of Registration

Egg Hunt Pricing:

  • $10.00: January 7 – April 12
  • $15.00: Packet Pickup and Day-Of Registration

Start & Finish:

Hawthorn Mall
122 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Race Charity:

We’re proud to announce Reach Rescue, Inc. as the official charity partner of the 2019 Bunny Rock Hawthorn!

REACH (Rescuing Each Animal for Caring Homes) Rescue Inc. is a volunteer based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill animal rescue group. We are a coalition of rescuers, fosters, vets, humane societies, humane investigators and shelters that advocate saving the lives of homeless animals. We make a selfless and concerted effort to educate the general public on the humane treatment of animals, and the need for comprehensive spay and neutering programs.

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up:

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up will be at Hawthorn Mall

  • Friday, April 12, 2019 – 3-7 PM
  • Location Inside Near Dave and Busters – the space next to Brow Art 23 or across from Visionworks.

Race Day Packet Pick-Up:

Race day packet pickup and registration WILL BE available

  • Race Day Packet Pickup: 7:00-8:15 a.m. at Hawthorn Mall Inside Near Dave and Busters – the space next to Brow Art 23 or across from Visionworks.

What You Get:

All 5k Participants will receive bunny ears, sunglasses, a dri-fit t-shirt, goody bag, and  A FINISHER MEDAL.

All Kid’s Egg Hunt participants will receive a race bib and egg basket. Egg Hunt will have over 3000 eggs and every kid is guaranteed to get eggs! This year’s egg hunt will have 4 waves based on age. Ages 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-10

After Party:

Come join us at Dave and Busters from 10am – 12pm. There will be free beer sample provided by Sam Adams, Continental breakfast, and face painting. Free for all racers and egg hunt participants/families.

Strollers, Dogs, and Walkers:

Strollers and Walkers are welcome! We just ask that you start in the back of the pack. Dogs are NOT allowed.

Petting Zoo:

Huge live petting zoo with over 20 animals that include ducks, goats, lambs, donkeys, and more!

Kids Petting Zoo


The Bunny Rock Hawthorn 5k is an officially timed event using the disposable B-Tag timing system. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bibs is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Pinned in all four corners
  • Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

Results will be posted on-site, as soon as possible following the event and official results will be posted on our website within 24 hours.

Location & Parking:

Free parking is available at Hawthorn Mall. We strongly encourage carpooling or taking public transportation.

Overall and Age Group Awards:

The top three Male & Female Finishers in each age group for the 5K will receive a customized medal. The top three overall Male and Female Finishers will receive a customized Bunny Rock Mug.

Please stay after the race for the Awards Ceremony at 10:00 AM to obtain your age group award.

If you cannot stay for the awards ceremony and want your award shipped to you, there will be a small shipping fee. Please look for a post-race email on how to get your award shipped.

Age groups are as follows:
10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74,75 and over


Download PDF Form Here 

Mail Registration Form to:
Adrenaline Special Events
c/o Bunny Rock Hawthorn
345 N Eric Dr
Palatine, IL 60067

Fax Registration Form to:

Refunds / Exchanges:
Since the Easter Bunny has many upfront costs, we have a strict and uniform policy of no refunds or exchanges, no person-to-person transfer, or no deferrals to a future year. We do understand that plans change, injuries happen, and various holiday festivities and situations arise, but, we feel it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of a subjective line of who should receive a refund and who doesn’t.  All purchases and sales are 100% final, no exceptions. Refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.