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LIVE! 5K Run/Walk

10:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST Includes long-sleeve tee, finisher medal, mug, certified course, chip timing, bib, and interactive course app. Limited spots available.


Registration includes long-sleeve t-shirt, finisher medal, participant bib, and interactive course app. Run, walk, ride, skate, ski, snowshoe, paddle or row to the finish line wherever you are!

Chicago Special Events Management is proud to offer the FIRST IN-PERSON event in the City of Chicago since the COVID-19 pandemic put a lockdown on gatherings, events, and well... life!  The in-person St. Paddy's Day 5k Chicago race has LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! Three waves will take off at 10am, 11am, and 12pm from our familiar home at Diversey Harbor.  The virtual format is unlimited and can be completed wherever you are!

About the Race

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Start Time: 10am (Wave 1), 11am (Wave 2), 12pm (Wave 3).

Select your preferred wave when you register. 

Location: Diversey Harbor (2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614)

Packet Pick-Up: March 11 and 12 from 12pm-7pm at Fleet Feet Old Town (1706 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614)
*Reservations required. Click HERE to sign up for a slot.


What Is Included

Long-Sleeve T-shirt

Finisher Medal (must be present on race day to receive)

Chip Timing (in-person only)

Runner Bib

Interactive RaceJoy Course App

The Course

Participants will head north from Diversey Harbor to the Barry Street underpass at Lake Shore Drive. It then heads south along the lakefront path, turning around near the theater on the lake building and heading back north to the underpass. Runners will then proceed south to the finish line, just north of Fullerton Avenue on the path adjacent to Cannon Drive, and you've got it!

There is a water station on the course, and each water station is passed both before and after the "turnaround".

Chip Timing and clocks at Mile Splits 1 and 2.

Course Map

Download Course Map

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