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July races to run in Chicago

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RedEye rounded up the July races around Chicago, including a few weekday races.

July 10

>> Bastille Day 8K and 5K

The plug: "All things French will be celebrated at this popular mid-summer event in the heart of Lincoln Park."

Course: Lincoln Park

Cost: $40 through July 6 for the 5K; $45 through July 6 for the 8K

Registration available: Day of race

July 12

>> Bring the Movement 5K

The plug: "Raise awareness and funding for arts education in Chicago schools."

Course: River Park

Cost: $25 online through July 8

Registration available: Day of race

>> Chinatown 5K

The plug: "Fast course that runs through the heart of Chicago Chinatown"

Course: Chinatown Square

Cost: $43

Registration available: Day of race

>> Miles for Melanoma 5K

The plug: "Raise funds to support research, education and advocacy for melanoma"

Course: Montrose Harbor

Cost: $35

Registration available: Day of race

July 13

>> Run to End Homelessness 5K

The plug: "All proceeds will go to A Safe Haven Foundation, one of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming lives from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose."

Course: Douglas Park

Cost: $40

Registration available: Day of race

July 14

>> Burgers and Beer 5K

The plug: "Goose Island craft beers and catered burgers (including vegan options)"

Course: Soldier Field

Cost: $45 through July 13

Registration available: Online through July 13

July 15

>> Strike Out ALS 5K

The plug: Benefits the Les Turner ALS Foundation, which specializes in research, patient care and education about Lou Gehrig's Disease

Les Turner ALS Foundation, founded in 1977, is Chicago’s leader in research, patient care, and education about ALS - See more at: http://www.strikeoutals5k.org/faf/help/helpAboutOrg.asp?ievent=1105165&lis=1&kntae1105165=E78B71555EB945DFB129C8C24C0E01A7#sthash.K5Z2z2D4.dpuf

Course: U.S. Cellular Field

Cost: $40

Registration available: Day of race

July 20

>> Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon and 5Ks (one on July 19; one on July 20)

The plug: "Rock from start to finish."

Course: Downtown to the south lakefront

Cost: $120 for the half-marathon through July 13; $50 for the 5Ks through July 13

Registration available: At expo if available

July 24

>> Espirit de She 5K and 10K

The plug: "Take a loop through Lincoln Park along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan."

Course: Montrose Beach

Cost: $40 for the 5K through July 18; $50 for the 10K through July 18

Registration available: Day of race

>> Run for Gus 5K

The plug: "Raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research and Family Services programs at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago."

Course: Diversey Harbor

Cost: $40

Registration available: Day of race

July 26

>> Big Ten 10K and 5K

The plug: "Represent your Big Ten allegiance by sporting your team’s colors."

Course: Soldier Field

Cost: $48 through July 14 for the 10K; $38 through July 14 for the 10K

Registration available: Until July 22

July 31

>> Firefighters 5K

The plug: "Ignite the Spirit began in 2003 in response to 9/11 and the toll it took on the nation and on the families of first responders who lost their lives."

Course: Soldier Field

Cost: $35

Registration available: Day of race

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