Date: Saturday, March 17
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
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Get seriously Irish this St. Patrick’s Day as Chicago’s St. Paddy 5/8K Run & Walk in Lincoln Park returns for its 17th year of green fun. Even cooler in 2018? This year’s event takes place on official St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)!

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 green 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 Select Cut Steakhouse.

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How to Register

CLICK HERE to register!

5K Run/Walk
Now until 2/4 at 11:59PM: $40.00
2/5 until 3/14 at 12:00PM: $45.00
3/14 - Race Day (At packet pickup and on-site): $45.00

8K Run/Walk
Now until 2/4 at 11:59PM: $45.00
2/5 until 3/14 at 12:00PM: $50.00
3/14 - Race Day (At packet pickup and on-site): $50.00

Packet Mailing (available until 2/18): $8.00
Irish Feast at Select Cut Steakhouse: $17.95

Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports Chicago

If you aren't having your packet mailed, packet pick-up is highly recommended.

Road Runner Sports
1435 N Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Thursday, March 15th 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, March 16th 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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 sign up for various great opportunities ... all to benefit a great cause!

About the Beneficiary: Prevent Child Abuse America

Prevent Child Abuse America is the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect before it can occur.  For 45 years, the organization has helped lay the groundwork to deliver great childhoods because every child deserves the chance to grow up in a positive, nurturing environment.  Your support will allow Prevent Child Abuse America to help even more families in communities across the country through education, research, advocacy efforts, and signature programs like Healthy Families America.  By giving parents, caregivers and communities the tools and resources they need to establish a strong foundation for healthy child development, Prevent Child Abuse America helps kids reach their full potential.  Visit for more information.  Thank you for your support!

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 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.