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31st Annual New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk

31st Annual New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk

Date: Friday, January 1, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. start
Location: Lincoln Park (Stockton Drive & LaSalle) | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Central Lakeview Merchants Association


Here's a smart resolution for the coming year: Start it off on a healthy footing at Chicago's New Year's Day 5K Run & Walk, the city's first official 5K of 2016. Now celebrating its 31st year, this iconic event is an annual fave with Windy City fitness enthusiasts!

An estimated 1,500 runners and walkers are expected to lace up on the first day of the New Year at the run & walk that starts at the south end of Lincoln Park. The course route wends north along the lakefront bike path to Diversey Harbor before returning to the North Avenue Field House.

A portion of run/walk proceeds will benefit the Central Lakeview Merchants Association, a non-profit neighborhood organization. In addition, there will be a post-event party at a local neighborhood establlishment that includes the awarding of winner trophies and raffle prizes. This gathering will also include a complimentary drink to those 21 years of age and older (with ID) as well as non-alcoholic drinks for participants of all ages.

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Pre-Event
$25 November 16th-December 28th: 5K Fun Run, 5K Walk
$30 November 16th-December 28th: 5K Chip-timed Run
$40 November 16th-December 28th: 5K Fun Run, 5K Walk with Classic American Breakfast Buffet
$45 November 16th-December 28th: 5K Chip-timed Run with Classic American Breakfast Buffet

Race Day
$35: 5K Fun Run, 5K Walk
$40: 5K Chip-timed Run
$50: 5K Fun Run, 5K Walk with Classic American Breakfast Buffet
$55: Chip-Timed Run with Classic American Breakfast Buffet

The Facts!
  • 11 a.m. Start (Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.)
  • Three Events to Choose From (5K Chip-timed Run ; 5K Fun Run; 5K Walk)
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirt (Sport-Tek technical long sleeve T-shirt NYD 5K commemorative t-shirt guaranteed to the first 1,500 participants)
Ways to Register!
Pre-Register Online
Click Here to save time and register online! Online registration will close at Noon (CST) on Thursday, December 24, 2015.

Pre-Registration/Packet Pick-Up
Road Runner Sports
1435 N Kingsbury St | Chicago (map)
(312) 600-9707
Free Parking Available!

Saturday, December 26 - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, December 29 - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Day Registration
Starting at 9:30 a.m. at a location near Stockton & LaSalle Drives), choose from the 5k Chip-Timed Run, 5K Fun Run or the 5K Walk.

Course Route
Download Here the course map for the 2016 race. Map includes mile markers, water stations and parking options!

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.

About the Beneficiary - Central Lakeview Merchants Association
Central Lakeview Merchants Association is proud to be a part of the City of Chicago's SMALL BUSINESS CENTER, which focuses on serving Chicago's small business owners and entrepreneurs. Check out their website, and learn all of the many things that "The City That Works" can do for you!

Still have event logistic questions?
Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Jen Samson at 773-584-6631.

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