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Winter Refuel: Runn-a-thon & Happy Hour

Thursday, February 28, 2019

5:00pm - 9:00pm - Runn Chicago (map)

Chicago Run's Next Generation Board will host their Runn-a-Thon fundraiser at Runn Chicago (918 N. Ashland Ave.) on February 28, 2019. This awesome group of young professionals will gather teams of friends to put their running skills to the test for a 45 minute running relay. Top prizes will be given for longest distance and best team spirit. Spectators will cheer on the teams while enjoying food, drinks, and raffle prizes to support Chicago Run programs!

Tickets on sale now!


St. Paddy’s Day 5k

Saturday, March 16, 2019

9:00am - 10:30pm - Lincoln Park (On Cannon Drive at Fullerton Pkwy) (map)

Be a running buddy or cheerleader for our Running Mates students and support them all the way to the Finish Line. Running Mates is an after-school program for 6-12th grade students. They train for 8 week seasons which culminate in a local 5k or 4 mile race. Volunteering at one of these races is a great way to support our runners whether you're pacing or cheering them on along the course!

Please email james@chicagorun.org if you are interested in volunteering.


11th Annual Little Steps, Big Stars Gala

Friday, May 3, 2019

7:00pm - 11:00pm - Galleria Marchetti (map)

Every spring Chicago Run hosts a memorable and fun evening celebrating and honoring the steps that our students, teachers, and families have taken to build healthier schools and stronger communities. Join us to support the continued growth of Chicago Run programs!

Tickets on sale soon!


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Cook Count JTDC 2 Mile Race

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

3:00pm - 5:00pm - Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC)

Chicago Run recently expanded programs to serve youth at the JTDC. Practices are held 3 days a week for 6 weeks culminating in race held in the facility exercise yard. Chicago Run coaches work closely with recreation staff at JTDC to provide trauma-sensitive coaching and a quality race experience for some of Chicago’s most vulnerable youth.

Note: volunteer opportunities are limited.


Universal Sole 4 Mile Classic

Thursday, May 16, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Montrose Harbor (map)

Be a running buddy or cheerleader for our Running Mates students and support them all the way to the Finish Line. Running Mates is an after-school program for 6-12th grade students. They train for 8 week seasons which culminate in a local 5k or 4 mile race. Volunteering at one of these races is a great way to support our runners whether you're pacing or cheering them on along the course!

Please email james@chicagorun.org if you are interested in volunteering.


Spring 2019 Fun Run

Saturday, June 1, 2019

9:00am - 11:00am - Washington Park (map)

Chicago Run hosts a 1-mile Fun Run each spring and fall to celebrate our program participants and their families. Over 4,000 Chicago Run participants, family members, school staff, and volunteers come together in Washington Park to celebrate fitness and community.

Please email veronica@chicagorun.org if you are interested in volunteering.