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Race to Wrigley 5K Run

Race to Wrigley 5K Run

Date: Saturday, April 12
Time: 8:00 a.m. start
Location: Wrigley Field | Start location: Addison & Clark
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Beneficiary: Chicago Cubs Charities/Children's Memorial Hospital


Chicago Cubs Charities' 9th Annual Race to Wrigley 5k Run, which starts and finishes at legendary Wrigley Field, helps kick off the baseball season and runners and sponsors can show their support for a good cause. This year, personal fundraising proceeds will benefit Lurie Children's Hospital-after you sign up for the race, then register as a fundraiser and make every step count.

The course route proceeds through the streets of the Lakeview neighborhood before returning to the Friendly Confines, where runners run through Wrigley Field's ground level concourse, finishing under the famed Wrigley Field Marquee at Clark and Addison.

This year personal fundraising proceeds benefit Lurie Children's Hospital!

Chicago Cubs Charities supplements the efforts of the team to harness the passion of Chicago Cubs fans and improve the lives of children and families across Chicago. In making grants and undertaking sponsorships, Chicago Cubs Charities supports youth sports, fitness and health, education and literacy, children with special needs, the Lakeview Community, MLB related events and Cubs Care donations.

Start Fundraising!
Create your own personalized Fundraising Page. Personal fundraising proceeds benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago!

CLICK HERE to get to the fundraising website or sponsor a runner.

Start your fundraising now!

Fundraising Incentives:
$100 Fundraiser
  • Exclusive Wrigley 100 Hat
$250 Fundraiser
  • Anthony Rizzo Autographed Baseball
$500 Fundraiser
  • Post-Game on field photos with two bleacher tickets for the April 22nd Cubs vs Diamondbacks game
Race MVPs - Runners who raise $1,000 or more
  • Run a victory lap around the warning track in Wrigley Field
  • Name displayed on the centerfield scoreboard
  • Photo from victory lap
Top Fundraising Team
  • Tickets for entire team to the game on April 22, 2014 game vs Arizona Diamonbacks
  • Recognition in a pre-game on-field ceremony during the April 22, 2014 game
Top Individual Fundraiser
  • Recognition in a pre-game on-field ceremony
  • Official jersey autographed by a Chicago Cubs player

How to Register
Pre-Registration Cost:
Pre Reg-Timed Run $40 (price increases on 1/6/14)
Fun Run $35 (price increases on 1/6/14)

Pre-Register Online :
Click Here to register. Online registration closes at noon (central time) on Thursday, April 10, if the race capacity has not already been reached.

Packet Pick-Up
Packet pick-up at:

Sports Authority - Clark Street
3134 N Clark St.(map)
Chicago | (773) 871-8501

Sunday, April 6 - Noon to 8pm
Wednesday, April 9 - Noon to 9pm

Cubs Merchandise Store
Clark & Addison | Chicago (map)

Friday, April 11 - 1pm - 8pm

Wear Your Official T-Shirt!
The 2014 shirt is a gender-specific long sleeve, royal blue, technical shirt. Click Here for specific sizing information. Please note: After receiving samples of both the men and women's shirts, we did notice the women's shirts tend to run small. Please keep this in mind when registering! We do not allow exchanges!

We encourage all participants to wear their official Race to Wrigley tech shirt on race day!

Race Day Parking
Limited metered parking may be available within the area but be aware of no parking and 'zone parking' signs. For information on public transportation to the event, please call the RTA information line at 312-836-7000 or visit www.transitchicago.com.

Click Here to download a copy of the course map. The NEW course route proceeds through the streets of the Lake View neighborhood before returning to the stadium -- where runners will run through Wrigley Field's ground level concourse, finishing under the famed Wrigley Field Marquee (located at Clark and Addison).

New and Improved Disposable Timing Chips!
This year's event features the latest in timing technology: ChronoTrack B-Tag, a single use bib tag.! The computer chip comes attached to the back of your bib number. You do not need to remove the chip, just follow the instruction below to ensure your chip will work properly.

In order for the chip to properly work, please note the following instructions:
  • 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.)
Download this document instructions to learn more about the B-Tag Chip.

Registration Refund Policy
Chicago Special Events Management does not give refunds or transfer fees to another event or another person.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Event Logistics
Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Josh Ruston at 773.868.3010.

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