Special Events Management started in sports — owner Hank Zemola previously worked as the head of CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) before creating his own company.

Endurance events have evolved in the past decade with the addition of large-scale national programs. These programs provide resources that many small organizations cannot for area runners and walkers. However, like all cities, navigating permits, creating an accurate course and giving the participant a positive, unique experience all while raising money for a not-for-profit can be hard. That’s where we come into play. We know the rules and can take pressure off your organization to focus on what you do best.

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To learn more about our services, feel free to reach out directly at 773-868-3010 or [email protected].

Happy clients include:

  • AIDS Run & Walk Chicago
  • Brookfield Zoo Run “Run”
  • Chicago Cubs’ “Race to Wrigley”
  • Hunger Walk
  • L.A.T.E. Ride Chicago
  • Lincoln Park Zoo Run
  • Lymphomathon
  • O’Hare 5K on the Runway
  • Race Judicata
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • Wellness House Run/Walk
  • Colorado Springs Marathon
  • Geist Half Marathon (IN)
  • Palm Beach (FL) Marathon
  • Salt Lake City (UT) Marathon