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29th Annual New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk

29th Annual New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk

Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Time: 11 a.m. start
Location: Lincoln Park (Stockton Drive & LaSalle) | Chicago
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 & Walkthe city's first official 5K of 2014. Now celebrating its 29th 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 O'Briens Restaurant in Old Town 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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$25 before December 1st - 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

The Facts!
  • 11 a.m. Start (Registration/packet/chip pick-up 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 26, 2013.

Pre-Registration/Packet Pick-Up
Universal Sole
333 East Benton Place | Chicago (map)
(312) 600-9707
Parking Available!

Friday, December 27 - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Universal Sole
3052 N. Lincoln Ave. | Chicago (map)
(773) 868-0893

Saturday, December 28 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.






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 2014 race. Map includes mile markers, water stations and parking options!

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 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.

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Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Special Events Management at 773-584-6615.

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