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Athens Sister City Shuffle 5K on the Runway

Athens Sister City Shuffle 5K on the Runway

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2008
Time: 10:00 am Start
Location: NEW Runway 9L/27R (Meet at Chicago O'Hare International Airport Parking Lot G)
Beneficiary: "The Runners" Sculpture Project
NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS: All participants must show a government or state ID in order to participate.

Be a part of history! Race on O'Hare's first new runway since 1971! The Athens Sister City Shuffle 5K on the Runway is being held Sunday, September 21st at O'Hare's newest runway --9L/27R. Space is limited to the first 5,000 participants, so register early!

3 Easy Ways to Register!
Pre-Register Online
Click Here to register online before 6pm on Friday, September 19.

Pre-Register by Mail
Complete the registration form. All mail in registrations must be postmarked by September 15, 2008.

Fun Run/Walk Event Day Registration
Registration opens at 8:00am on Sunday, September 21. The registration tent is location at the Department of Aviation Chicago O'Hare Parking Lot G.

No chip-timed 5K registration available race day!

Participant Information - Where to go
Follow the directions below to get to Parking Lot G at O'Hare (there is free parking for all participants). Lot G is the staging area for the event as well as the 5K start location. Please arrive early for packet and chip pick-up.

A Few Items to Consider:
  • All children must be registered by a parent, if they are in a baby jogger the child must have a form filled out by the parent and the child must wear a runner number in order to participate.
  • Because of security there is no prior packet pick up, everything will be done on site and you must have a government or state issued current ID in order to participate.
  • The procedures will be similar traveling by air and being processed at the airport.
Directions from Chicago
Take I-90 West, merge onto I-190 O'Hare International Airport, exit at Mannheim Road North, follow ramp (North) onto Mannheim Road, make a left at Zemke Blvd, make an immediate left at Parking Lot G.

Free parking is available in remote parking Lot G which is the location of packet pick up and registration. The parking lot is located near Mannheim and Zemke Road on Bessie Coleman Drive. Please follow airport signs for direction to parking lot G.

For security purposes the course map will not be published. The start/finish is located at Patton Drive and Johnson Road. You will run about 2 tenths of a mile and then enter a security zone which will take you to the Tarmac and Runway.

If you are taking public transportation take the Blue Line to the Airport. Take the airport shuttle tram to remote parking and access the Lot G shuttle bus.

New and Improved Disposable Timing Chips!
Download this document instructions on how to attach the tag to your shoes on race day.

The Details!
10:00am Start
Registration/packet/chip pick-up opens at 8:00am. Awards ceremony and family events begin at 11:00am.

Pre-registration: $30
Race Day Registration (Fun Run only): $35

Dri-Fit Tee!
The first 3500 people are guaranteed a t-shirt on race day. Anyone signing up late or after the 3500 person signing up for the event will be mailed 10 days after the event. The T-shirt is a performance Dri-fit shirt.

O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP)
The OMP is Mayor Richard M. Daley's vision to build a 21st century airport at O'Hare. The 5K on the Runway is a community day celebrating the commissioning of Runway 9L/27R. Be a part of history. For more information, visit www.oharemodernization.org.

Event Sponsors
101.9 FM The Mix
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