Chicago Runs, Walks, and More

Chicago Marathon runners, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is an amazing city when it comes to athletic events that benefit charities. There are runs, walks, bike rides, climbs, polar plunges, and more.

If you're in it to win it, most events offer a timed option and have awards for the top finishers. If your goal is to improve your fitness, theses events are a great way to challenge yourself to meet your personal goals. If there is a charity that has special significance to you, these events are a fun way to promote and raise funds for the organization.

Take a look at the schedule to find an event that's right for you.

As you review the events below, be sure to visit the charity websites to learn more about the organizations benefiting from your registration fees, donations, and fundraising efforts.

In addition, check the event’s website to see how the charity partner is benefiting. Are 100 percent of the event proceeds given to the charity? Does the charity receive promotional benefits only? Does the charity receive a certain number of race entries in return for providing event volunteers? A charity may benefit from an event in many different ways. The answers can usually be found on the event’s FAQ, Charity, or About page. Each event should also have an email address or online contact form for any additional questions you might have.


If you are aware of a Chicago run, walk, etc. that has not been included on this page, please send the event's information via DM using Twitter (@InspiredChicago).

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January



January 13, 2019

Winter Challenge Cross Country II
Location: Caldwell Woods, Grove 1, 6350 West Devon Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m. (6-Hour Event) and 9:30 a.m. (5K and 15K)
Event Beneficiary: No beneficiary listed

January 26, 2019

F3 Lake Half Marathon & 5K
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 10 a.m. (Half Marathon) and 10:30 a.m. (5K)
Event Beneficiary: Girls in the Game

Chicago Polar Bear Club Polar Plunge
Location: Oak Street Beach, 1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 12 noon
Event Beneficiaries: Verbena Rogers Family, Nicole Rendon Family, and Diamond and Lamonte Lay Family

January 27, 2019

Aon Step Up for Kids
Location: Aon Center, 200 East Randolph Street, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago



February



February 2, 2019

'Go Run Warren Park
Location: Warren Park, 6601 North Western Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

February 9, 2019

'Go Run Humboldt Park
Location: Humboldt Park, Little Cubs Field, 1339 Luis Munoz Marin Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

Universal Sole Valentines Trail Challenge
Location: Schiller Woods, Des Plaines River Road, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: No beneficiary listed

February 16, 2019

'Go Run 63rd Street Beach
Location: 63rd Street Beach, 6300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

Cupid's Undie Run
Location: Sluggers, 3540 North Clark Street, Chicago
Start Time: 12 noon (doors open) and 2 p.m. (run)
Event Beneficiary: Cupid's Charity

February 23, 2019

'Go Run Columbus Park
Location: Columbus Park, 5701 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

February 24, 2019

Hustle Chicago
Location: 875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Full Climb) and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Half Climb)
Event Beneficiary: Respiratory Health Association



March



March 2, 2019

'Go Run Warren Park
Location: Warren Park, 6601 North Western Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

Mardi Gras Chaser
Location: Montrose Harbor, Chicago
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Back on My Feet Chicago

March 3, 2019

Chicago Polar Plunge
Location: North Avenue Beach, 1601 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Special Olympics Chicago

March 9, 2019

East Bank Club Indoor Triathlon
Location: East Bank Club, 500 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: No beneficiary listed

'Go Run Humboldt Park
Location: Humboldt Park, Little Cubs Field, 1339 Luis Munoz Marin Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

March 10, 2019

Fight for Air Climb
Location: Presidential Towers, 555 West Madison Street, Chicago
Start Time: 7 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: American Lung Association

March 14, 2019

Pi Day Fun Run
Locations: Fleet Feet Chicago – Old Town (1706 North Wells Street, Chicago) and Fleet Feet Chicago – Lincoln Square (4762 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago)
Start Time: 6:28 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Illinois Science Council

March 16, 2019

'Go Run 63rd Street Beach
Location: 63rd Street Beach, 6300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

St. Paddy's Day 5K & 8K Run & Walk
Location: 2410 North Cannon Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Prevent Child Abuse America

March 17, 2019

Emerald Isle Mile
Location: South Western Avenue and West 104th Street, Chicago
Start Time: 11:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: South Side Irish Parade

March 23, 2019

'Go Run Big Marsh Park
Location: Big Marsh Park, 11559 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

March 24, 2019

Shamrock Shuffle
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: 8:30 a.m. (8K Wave 1), 9 a.m. (8K Wave 2), and 9:30 a.m. (2-Mile Walk)
Event Beneficiaries: Charity Teams

March 30, 2019

Chicago Lakefront 50K George Cheung Memorial Race
Location: Jackson Park, Grove 19A, Chicago
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: No beneficiary listed



April



April 6, 2019

Chi Town Half Marathon & 10K
Location: Montrose Harbor, 601 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 7 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Special Olympics Chicago

'Go Run Warren Park
Location: Warren Park, 6601 North Western Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

April 13, 2019

'Go Run Humboldt Park
Location: Humboldt Park, Little Cubs Field, 1339 Luis Munoz Marin Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

Lakefront 10 Miler & 5K
Location: Montrose Beach, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Chicago Area Runners Association

BT5K
Location: Soldier Field Stadium Green, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: American Brain Tumor Association

April 20, 2019

Bunny Rock Chicago 5K & Egg Hunt
Location: Montrose Harbor, 601 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m. (5K) and 10:15 a.m. (Egg Hunt for ages 2–10)
Event Beneficiary: Red Door Animal Shelter

'Go Run 63rd Street Beach
Location: 63rd Street Beach, 6300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

April 27, 2019

Race to Wrigley
Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Cubs Charities

'Go Run Horner Park
Location: Horner Park, 2741 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Lo-Rez Brewery & Taproom, 2101 South Carpenter Street, Chicago
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run

April 28, 2019

Ravenswood Run & Kids' Race
Location: 4550 North Hermitage Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m. (5K) and 9 a.m. (Kids' Race)
Event Beneficiaries: Ravenswood Community Services Food Pantry at All Saints Episcopal Church and the student health centers at Lake View High School and Amundsen High School



May



May 4, 2019

Run to Remember
Location: Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, located east of Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago (5K Run/Walk)
Soldier Field Stadium Green near the Kids Zone, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago (Junior Jog)
Start Time: 8 a.m. (5K Run/Walk) and 9:30 a.m. (Junior Jog)
Event Beneficiary: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation

Cinco de Miler
Location: Montrose Harbor, Chicago
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Gilda's Club Chicago

'Go Run Warren Park
Location: Warren Park, 6601 North Western Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

Superhero Run
Location: Diversey Harbor, 2601 North Cannon Drive, Chicago (across from Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum)
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: The Cities Project

May 5, 2019

Walk to Cure Arthritis
Location: Montrose Harbor, 601 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Arthritis Foundation

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Revolution Brewing, 3340 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 11:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run

May 11, 2019

'Go Run Humboldt Park
Location: Humboldt Park, Little Cubs Field, 1339 Luis Munoz Marin Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Metropolitan Brewing, 3057 North Rockwell Street, Chicago
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run

May 12, 2019

Komen Chicago Race for the Cure
Location: Montrose Harbor, 601 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Susan G. Komen Chicago (75% helps fund local breast cancer health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs) and Susan G. Komen (25% supports national research and training grants program)

May 16, 2019

Four Mile Classic
Location: Montrose Harbor, 601 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 7 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Chicago Run

May 18, 2019

Stem Step 5K
Location: Humboldt Park, Chicago
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: b.o.s.h. Inc

Bark in the Park
Location: Soldier Field Stadium Green, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: The Anti-Cruelty Society

'Go Run 63rd Street Beach
Location: 63rd Street Beach, 6300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

Horizon Hustle 5K
Location: McKinley Park, 2210 West Pershing Road, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Horizon Science Academy–McKinley Park

Sullivan High School DREAM Run 5K
Location: Sullivan High School, 6631 North Bosworth Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Sullivan High School's DREAM Fund to support undocumented students as they attend college

Night Nation Run
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 8 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Stand Up To Cancer

May 19, 2019

Chicago Spring Half Marathon/10K
Location: Maggie Daley Park, 337 East Randolph Street, Chicago
Start Time: 7 a.m. (Half Marathon), 7:45 a.m. (10K), and 10 a.m. (Junior Dash)
Event Beneficiaries: Charity Partners

Move for Kids
Location: Soldier Field Stadium Green, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 10:15 a.m. (Kids' Dash) and 11 a.m. (Walk)
Event Beneficiary: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

May 23, 2019

J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: 7 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: J.P. Morgan will make a donation to a local not-for-profit organization.

May 25, 2019

Soldier Field 10 Mile
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 7 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Folds of Honor

'Go Run Walsh Park
Location: Walsh Park, 1722 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

May 26, 2019

Bike the Drive
Location: Riders can start the ride at various locations. See the Route Timing & Festival page for more information.
Start Time: The official start is at 5:30 a.m. It is recommended that riders begin at 7 a.m. at the latest. Visit the Route Timing & Festival page for scheduled closure times.
Event Beneficiary: Active Transportation Alliance

May 27, 2019

Ridge Run
Location: Ridge Park, 9625 South Longwood Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m. (10K), 8:10 a.m. (Youth Mile), and 9:30 a.m. (5K)
Event Beneficiary: Beverly Area Planning Association

May 31, 2019

Magis Miles
Location: Saint Ignatius College Prep Track, 1076 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago
Start Time: 5 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: No beneficiary listed



June



June 1, 2019

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K
Location: West Argyle Street and North Sheridan Road, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Gospel Run
Location: Oakwood Beach in Burnham Park, 1099 East Oakwood Boulevard (East 39th Street and South Lake Shore Drive), Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m. (5K Run), 8:20 a.m. (10K), 8:30 a.m. (5K Walk), and 9 a.m. (Kids' Run)
Event Beneficiary: Gospel Run

Chicago Undy RunWalk
Location: Lincoln Park South Fields, 1627 North Stockton Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m. (5K) and 9:10 a.m. (1-Mile Fun Run)
Event Beneficiary: Colorectal Cancer Alliance

DASH for Detection
Location: Montrose Harbor, 600 West Montrose Harbor Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and Lustgarten Foundation

'Go Run Warren Park
Location: Warren Park, 6601 North Western Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

Autism Speaks Walk
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Autism Speaks

June 2, 2018*

Miles for Melanoma
Location: Diversey Harbor, 2601 North Cannon Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 8:45 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Melanoma Research Foundation

Comeback Trail – Chicago
Location: DuSable Harbor, 111 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: National Stroke Association

The Stroller Run
Location: Maggie Daley Park, 337 East Randolph Street, Chicago
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Chicago HOPES for Kids

I Know a Fighter 5K
Location: Lincoln Park, Grove 13, 300 West Wellington Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Children's Tumor Foundation

June 2, 2019

Run for the Zoo
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
Start Time: 7:30 a.m. (5K), 8:15 a.m. (10K), 9 a.m. (Safari Stampede First Heat), and 9:45 a.m. (Safari Stampede Second Heat)
Event Beneficiary: Lincoln Park Zoo

June 3, 2018*

PAWS Chicago 5K
Location: Montrose Harbor, Grove 16, North Simonds Drive and West Montrose Harbor Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m. (Yoga Class), 9 a.m. (Run), and 9:15 a.m. (Walk)
Event Beneficiary: PAWS Chicago

Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: 9:30 a.m. (5K Run) and 10 a.m. (Walk)
Event Beneficiary: Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019, is Global Running Day! Would you like to take part in a run to celebrate the day? Check out these free fun runs organized by Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) and other area organizations. Each run will be followed by a free ice cream social.

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Goose Island Beer Co., 1800 West Fulton Street, Chicago
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run

June 6, 2019

Race Against Gun Violence
Location: Grant Park, Upper Hutchinson Field, Chicago
Start Time: 6:30 p.m. (Tots for Peace Sprint), 7:05 p.m. (5K Run), and 7:15 p.m. (2-Mile Walk)
Event Beneficiary: Strides for Peace

June 8, 2019

'Go Run Humboldt Park
Location: Humboldt Park, Little Cubs Field, 1339 Luis Munoz Marin Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

Walk & Roll Chicago
Location: TBA
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: American Cancer Society

Beer 5K
Location: 337 East Randolph Street, Chicago
Start Time: 5 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Nikolas Ritschel Foundation

June 9, 2019

Girls on the Run 5K
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m. (5K)
Event Beneficiary: Girls on the Run

June 9, 2018*

Imerman Angels Brunch Run 5K & Walk
Location: Montrose Harbor, Chicago
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Imerman Angels

St. John Berchmans Boulevard Bolt 5K
Location: Humboldt Park, West Division Street and North California Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: St. John Berchmans

June 10, 2018*

Your Next Step Is the Cure
Location: Lincoln Park, West LaSalle Drive and North Stockton Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

June 13, 2019

Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: 6:26 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Leukemia Research Foundation

June 14, 2018*

University of Chicago Track Club Summer 2018 Thursday Night Summer Meets
Location: Jackson Park Track, South Stony Island Avenue and East 62nd Street, Chicago
Start Time: 6 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Run for fun. All participants pay $1 for a bib number.

June 15, 2019

'Go Run 63rd Street Beach
Location: 63rd Street Beach, 6300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Empirical Brewery, 1801 West Foster Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run

June 16, 2018*

Guns N' Hoses Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Pat's Kids' Dash
Location: Christ the King Church, 9235 South Hamilton Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 100 Club of Chicago Educational Assistance Program

Divine Nine 5K
Location: Jackson Park, 5300 East Hayes Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Proceeds will benefit the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Chicago scholarship fund.

Summer Dash 5K
Location: Marquette Park, 6743 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Proceeds go to support Metropolitan Family Services, Midway Center Community Schools Program, and the participating 13 schools.

June 16, 2019

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Marz Community Brewing Co., 3630 South Iron Street, Chicago
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run

June 17, 2018*

The Color Run
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Back on My Feet Chicago

June 21, 2018*

University of Chicago Track Club Summer 2018 Thursday Night Summer Meets
Location: Jackson Park Track, South Stony Island Avenue and East 62nd Street, Chicago
Start Time: 6 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Run for fun. All participants pay $1 for a bib number.

June 22, 2019

'Go Run Washington Park
Location: Washington Park, Morgan Drive and Russell Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

June 23, 2018*

Chicago Bears 5K
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m. (5K) and 9:30 a.m. (Kids' Dash)
Event Beneficiary: Participant fundraising will benefit Bears Care.

June 24, 2018*

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School Run & Brunch Fundraiser
Location: Harold Washington Playlot Park, 5200 South Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago (Run) and Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 South Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago (Brunch)
Start Time: 9 a.m. (Run) and 10 a.m. (Brunch)
Event Beneficiary: Akiba-Schechter Annual Campaign

PurpleStride Chicago
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

June 28, 2018*

University of Chicago Track Club Summer 2018 Thursday Night Summer Meets
Location: Jackson Park Track, South Stony Island Avenue and East 62nd Street, Chicago
Start Time: 6 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Run for fun. All participants pay $1 for a bib number.

June 29, 2019

Proud to Run
Location: Montrose Harbor, 600 West Montrose Harbor Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 7 a.m. (Half Marathon) and 8 a.m. (10K and 5K)
Event Beneficiaries: Various

Garfield Ridge Stars & Stripes 5K
Location: Wentworth Park, 5700 South Narragansett Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Tri-Builders, NFP will make a donation to Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, 100 Club of Chicago, and Wounded Warrior Project.

June 30, 2019

Chicago 10K
Location: Grant Park, Arvey Field, 1501 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Special Olympics Chicago



July



July 7, 2018*

Gino's East 5K
Location: Montrose Harbor, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Alliance for the Great Lakes

July 12, 2018*

University of Chicago Track Club Summer 2018 Thursday Night Summer Meets
Location: Jackson Park Track, South Stony Island Avenue and East 62nd Street, Chicago
Start Time: 6 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Run for fun. All participants pay $1 for a bib number.

July 13, 2019

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run

July 14, 2018*

Chinatown 5K & Youth Run
Location: Chinatown Square, 2130 South Archer Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m. (5K) and 9 a.m. (200-meter dash for ages 6-8 and 400-meter sprint for ages 9-11)
Event Beneficiary: No beneficiary listed

5K RUN! to End Homelessness
Location: Montrose Harbor, Grove 16, 600 West Montrose Harbor Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: A Safe Haven Foundation

The Glo Run
Location: Montrose Harbor, 601 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 8:55 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: TBA

July 14, 2019

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 West Randolph Street, Chicago
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run

July 17, 2018*

Strike Out ALS 5K
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago
Start Time: 6:45 p.m. (1-Mile Run, Walk, & Roll) and 7 p.m. (5K)
Event Beneficiary: Les Turner ALS Foundation

July 19, 2018*

University of Chicago Track Club Summer 2018 Thursday Night Summer Meets
Location: Jackson Park Track, South Stony Island Avenue and East 62nd Street, Chicago
Start Time: 6 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Run for fun. All participants pay $1 for a bib number.

July 20, 2019

Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 5K
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Visit the Charity page.

July 21, 2019

Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon & 10K
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: 6:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Visit the Charity page.

July 25, 2018*

Chicago Full Moon Run
Location: Southeast corner of Norwood Park, North Avondale Avenue and West Hurlbut Street, Chicago
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. (5K) and 7:35 p.m. (1 Mile)
Event Beneficiary: All proceeds benefit the battle against multiple sclerosis.

July 25, 2019

Run for Gus
Location: Diversey Harbor, 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago (across from Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum)
Start Time: 6:15 p.m. (Kids' Race) and 7 p.m. (5K Run and 1-Mile Walk)
Event Beneficiary: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

July 28, 2019

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Ballast Point Brewing Company, 212 North Green Street, Chicago
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run



August



August 5, 2018*

ILPAMS 5K for Perú
Location: 3030 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Illinois Peruvian American Medical Society

August 6, 2018*

Burgers & Beer 5K
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 7 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: Girls in the Game

August 10, 2019

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Cruz Blanca Brewery, 904 West Randolph Street, Chicago
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run

August 11, 2018*

Donut 5K
Location: Montrose Harbor, West Montrose Harbor Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m. (5K Run), 9 a.m. (5K Walk), and 10:30 a.m. (Kids' Dash)
Event Beneficiary: Greater Chicago Food Depository

August 12, 2018*

BTN Big 10K
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 7 a.m. (10K) and 8 a.m. (5K)
Event Beneficiary: ALIVE Rescue

August 24, 2019

Chicago Triathlon (SuperSprint and Kids' Tri)
Location: Foster Beach, 5200 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: Various
Event Beneficiaries: Save the Children (Kids' Tri) and Charity Partners

August 25, 2019

Chicago Triathlon (International and Sprint)
Location: Monroe Harbor, 700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: Various
Event Beneficiaries: Charity Partners

August 26, 2018*

Chicago Lung Run
Location: Montrose Harbor, Chicago
Start Time: 8:30 a.m. (10K) and 9 a.m. (5K and 1-Mile Walk)
Event Beneficiary: Lung Cancer Research Foundation



September



September 7, 2019

Run Mag Mile
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: 7 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: The Chicago Help Initiative

September 8, 2019

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: ERIS Brewery and Cider House, 4240 West Irving Park Road, Chicago
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run

September 14–15, 2019

Wanderlust Festival
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: Activities run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Check the schedule for details.
Event Beneficiary: In 2019, Wanderlust is partnering with (RED) in the fight to end AIDS. Learn more about the partnership here.

September 22, 2019

"Oui" Run 5K
Location: Lycée Français de Chicago, 1929 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m. (5K) and 9:15 a.m. (Kids' Race)
Event Beneficiaries: Local Charities

September 28, 2019

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Alarmist Brewing, 4055 West Peterson Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run

September 29, 2019

Chicago Half Marathon/5K
Location: Jackson Park, Chicago
Start Time: 6:45 a.m. (Wheelchair/AWD Half Marathon), 7 a.m. (Half Marathon), 7:35 a.m. (Wheelchair/AWD 5K), and 7:45 a.m. (5K)
Event Beneficiaries: Charity Partners

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Moody Tongue Brewing Company, 2136 South Peoria Street, Chicago
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run



October



October 5, 2019

Chicago 10 Mile
Location: DuSable Harbor, 111 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Special Olympics Chicago

Wish You Were Here 5K
Location: Montrose Harbor, 601 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: No beneficiary listed

October 6, 2019

Bucktown 5K
Location: Burr Elementary School Grounds, 1621 West Wabansia Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 100 Club of Chicago

Race for the Kids
Location: 5706 South University Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital

October 12, 2019

International Chicago 5K
Location: Daley Plaza, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: No beneficiary listed

Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K Run/Walk
Location: 5800 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 7 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: American Diabetes Association

October 13, 2019

Chicago Marathon
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: Various
Event Beneficiaries: Charity Partners/Teams

October 19, 2019

Country Soul Run/Walk
Location: Montrose Harbor, 601 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 7:15 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Back on My Feet

Pumpkins in the Park 5K
Location: Lincoln Park, 1650 North Stockton Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 2:30 p.m. (Spooky Sprints) and 4 p.m. (5K)
Event Beneficiary: Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks

Wine Run 5K3
Location: Dan Ryan Woods, Chicago
Start Time: 4 p.m.
Event Beneficiary: No beneficiary listed

October 27, 2019

Illinois Brewery Running Series
Location: Spiteful Brewing, 2024 West Balmoral Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries: Chicago Parks Foundation and Chicago Run



November



November 3, 2019

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: TBA
Event Beneficiary: Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

November 9, 2019

Hot Cider Hustle
Location: Montrose Harbor, 601 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Best Buddies

November 28, 2019

Turkey Trot Chicago & Plymouth Rock Ramble
Location: Lincoln Park, West Fullerton Parkway and North Cannon Drive, Chicago
Start Time: Various
Event Beneficiary: No beneficiary listed

November 30, 2019

Grant Park Turkey Trot
Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Start Time: 8:45 a.m. (Kids' Dash) and 9 a.m. (5K and 10K)
Event Beneficiary: Playworks

Ditka Dash
Location: Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Special Olympics Chicago



December



*Events that have not been updated with information for 2019 will be updated when event organizers announce the information for 2019.