Date: Saturday, March 14
Time: 9:30 a.m. Race Start
Location: On Cannon Drive at Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago
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Address: 2410 N Cannon Dr.
Chicago IL
Beneficiary: Greater Chicago Food Depository
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An Update on COVID-19 (as of 3/12/20, 9:30am)

Safety is our top priority.  As we prepare the this Saturday’s race, we’re closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19. That includes staying in close contact with the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District.  We’re using updates and information from the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization to help us plan and execute an enjoyable event.

Based on the information available to us today, we are continuing our preparations for Saturday’s event.  Those preparations include implementing measures that align with the CDC’s guidance on preventive actions. We strive to keep our participants informed.

Best practices and everyday preventive actions from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20-seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.

For more information on COVID-19, visit, as well as information from the Chicago Department of Public health at


Get seriously Irish for St. Patrick’s Day as Chicago’s St. Paddy’s 5/8K Run & Walk in Lincoln Park returns for its 19th year of green fun.

With its course route along the lakefront, participants are encouraged to use their imaginations and don green attire (or wear a costume) to celebrate the Emerald Isle. There will also be awards for the best-dressed.

So grab your friends, show your Celtic pride and help kick off the spring running season by signing up for the Windy City’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day sprint.

In addition, all participants will receive a commemorative event shirt and are invited to the post-run party at a Compass Bar located one block from the race site at 433 W Diversey Pkwy!

NEW IN 2020!  All participants receive a finisher medal!  In addition to a long-sleeve tech shirt!

How to Register

Eventbrite - 2020 St. Paddy's 5K & 8K Run/Walk


Your registration fee includes an official long-sleeve race shirt, money-saving goodie bag, finisher medal and complimentary sponsored beverage at the post-race party.


5K Registration Fees
Early Bird (December 9-December 31): $25
January 1 - February 29: $35
March 1 - Race Day:  $45


8K Registration Fees
Early Bird (December 9-December 31): $30
January 1 - February 29: $40
March 1 - Race Day:  $50


Packet Mailing Options (expires March 5)
1 packet - $10
2 packets (same address) - $18
3 or 4 packets (same address) - $25
5+ packets (same address) - $39


NEW! Race Day Will Call
New in 2020, we're implementing a race-day will call of $4.  If you are unable to pick-up your packet at Fleet Feet Old Town (or have it mailed), please choose this option for race-day pick up.

Packet Pick-Up Information

Fleet Feet Old Town
1706 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614

Thursday, March 12th - 12pm - 7pm
Friday, March 13th - 12pm - 7pm

Race Course

CLICK HERE to download a course map.  These out and back courses start together and separate closer to the lakefront with the 8K heading north and the 5K heading south.

Parking & Public Transportation

Parking can be difficult in this area.  There is street parking available on Cannon Drive and Stockton.  Paid lots include the Lincoln Park Zoo lot near the lagoon or the Diversey Harbor lot just north of the event site.

Public transportation is plentiful!  Visit the CTA website HERE to plan your route today.

Volunteer With Us!

Not into running?  Coming to cheer on your friends and family?  How about volunteering with us?  Click Here to learn more and sign up!  All volunteers receive a complimentary volunteer shirt.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354.

Vending Opportunities

Coming soon!

Race Results

Congratulations on finishing the race. You can check your results HERE.