BEE Linked

Thank you for joining the dedicated young men and women of the Zion-Benton Cross-Country Team for the Thirteenth Annual Bee Linked Cross-Country Classic. In-person racing is back!


Enjoy the chance to race on the three mile home cross-country course of the Zion-Benton Zee-Bees! The course is flat and fast, mostly on grass with two short sections of pavement to cross. The course begins behind the band shelter and consists of three loops, starting behind the Sports Arena, weaving through Shiloh Woods, and ending back at the Sports Arena. Address:  Zion Park District, 2400 Dowie Drive, Zion, IL 60099


Onsite registration will be available on race day from 6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Packet pick up will be on July 16, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Zion Park District Leisure Center. Race shirt and goodie bags are guaranteed for the first 150 participants who register before July 7th.


Wisconsin Runner will time and record the results of the race. Results will be posted on within 48 hours. Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female winners, and medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers of each division (no duplications).


As always, the health and safety of our community and our staff is our top priority. Please keep in mind, masks must still be worn by anyone entering Zion Park District buildings and in common spaces including lobbies and hallways. Information is subject to change as additional guidelines become available from state-wide agencies providing safety guidance. Thank you for your understanding! One week prior to the event, we will email you the most current guidelines.


We appreciate your support of our sole fundraiser of the season.  We are also sensitive to the fact that many people are still struggling as we transition back to normalcy. As a result, we will be donating a portion of our race proceeds to Abiding Love Food Pantry, an organization that helps feed families in need in Zion, Beach Park, Winthrop Harbor, and Wadsworth.  Click here to learn more about the pantry.  Want your registration to go further to help the food pantry?  When you sign up, you can opt OUT of getting a race shirt by selecting NO THANK YOU; donate my shirt cost to the food pantry.

We also need to give special thanks to the Zion Park District for hosting our race and supporting our team over the years.


The Runners and Coaches of the 2021 ZBXC Team