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30th Annual New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk

30th Annual New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk

Date: Thursday, January 1, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. start
Location: Lincoln Park (Stockton Drive & LaSalle) | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Lake View Citizens' Council

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 2015. Now celebrating its 30th 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 Lake View Citizens' Council, 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.

Sign Up NOW & Save!
$20.15 before November 1st (so by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 31) - 5K Chip-timed Run, 5K Fun Run, 5K Walk
$25 from November 1st to November 30th - 5K Chip-timed Run, 5K Fun Run, 5K Walk
$30 on/after December 1st - 5K Chip-timed Run, 5K Fun Run, 5K Walk
$35 race day - 5K Fun Run, 5K Walk
$40 race day- 5k Chip -Timed Run

PLUS! Have your packet mailed for an extra $7.00 until December 7th!

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 25, 2014.

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

Saturday December 27th - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday December 30th - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Note: There is no race day packet pick-up.

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 2015 race. Map includes mile markers, water stations and parking options!

The Swag Bag (Over a $200 Value)!
A new year ... and lots of fun goodies for all registered participants. Here's a list of just a handful of items in this year's Swag Bag (more to come!):

  • Doppler Chiropractic ($50 value)
  • Laugh Factory ($35 value)
  • My Fit Foods ($10 value)
  • Larabar ($5 value)
  • Leah Chavie Skin Boutique ($70 value)
  • Hutch American Bistro ($10 value)
  • 3-day pass to CrossTown Fitness ($75 value)
  • Wellness Bound
  • Massage Envy
New and Improved Disposable Timing Chips!
Download this document instructions on how to attach the tag to your shoes on race day.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Vernon Cocroft at 773-584-6610, Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

About the Beneficiary - Lakeview Citizens' Council
The LAKE VIEW CITIZENS' COUNCIL (LVCC) is a non-profit civic organization serving the Lakeview community on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. Its boundaries (roughly Lake Michigan on the east, the north branch of the Chicago River on the west, Diversey Parkway on the south, going south on Lakewood Avenue until it meets the Chicago River, and Irving Park Road on the north) are approximately those of the original township of Lake View founded in the early 1800's and annexed by the City of Chicago in 1903.

Still have event logistic questions?
Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Special Events Management at 773-868-3010.

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