MILES FOR SMILES 5K is a huge event with over 500 race participants expected in 2017. To have a successful event in support of children and adults with disabilities, the MILES FOR SMILES 5K Race is looking for over 100 volunteers.
MILES FOR SMILES volunteers will be needed on April 30th 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 interested in volunteering on Race Day please sign up on Volunteer Match !
Don't miss out on this great race!
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.
Complete details for the Sunday, April 30th 2017 races can be found at https://signup.itsracetime.com/Race/Register/IL/Oswego/MilesForSmilesRace

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."

      2016  Results      



2015 Male Winner    2015 Female Winner    

2015 1 Mile Results   2015 5k Results            


MILES FOR SMILES & 1 Mile race routes:


This scenic USATF-IL certified course takes you through the heart of downtown Oswego. This is not a closed course.

Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. Sign up to volunteer now.

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

2015 Sponsors

The River Jimmy Johns Buchar Wellness Center
KA NRC Only Oswego
Thrivent Idea Marketing Group Pet Supplies Plus
Hildebrand Creative Firehouse Thomas Orthodontics

Whole Foods





Holiday Inn



Jewel Osco

Big Apple Bagels

Artistic Creations Salon

CDS Plastics

E&R Powder Coating

Hinckley Springs

Aurora Evening Lions Club

A Look Back


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. 

5375 Route 34, Ste 4 - Oswego, IL 60543   |   630.885.3006