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Chicago races to run in May

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It's spring! In Chicago! Lace up those running shoes and take a look at RedEye's list of May races to run in the city.

May 3

>> Bark in the Park 5K

  • The plug: "The Anti-Cruelty Society’s largest single fundraiser"
  • Course: Montrose Harbor
  • Cost: $35 in advance; $40 day of race
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

>> Run to Remember 5K

  • The plug: "The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen heroes."
  • Course: Lakefront path by Gold Star Families Memorial and Park
  • Cost: $37.50 online; $45 day of race
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

>> Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer 5K

  • The plug: "The event celebrates survivors, remembers those lost to ovarian cancer, and increases awareness about the disease."
  • Course: U.S. Cellular Field
  • Cost: $40 online through April 27; $50 day of race
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

>> The Glo Run 5K

  • The plug: "A uniquely awesome experience with friends and family"
  • Course: Grant Park
  • Cost: $50, but use the code 15GloChi by April 25 to get 15 percent off
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

May 4

>> Cinco de Miler 5 miler

  • The plug: "Let's get the fiesta started"
  • Course: Montrose Harbor
  • Cost: $45
  • Registration available: Until May 3 or registration is full

>> Family Marathon 2.62 miles

  • The plug: "Raises funds to support positive parenting and child development practices to help families thrive."
  • Course: Gordon Tech College Prep
  • Cost: $25
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

 

May 8

>> March to College 5K

  • The plug: "Dedicated to increasing college graduation rates among minorities and students with disabilities"
  • Course: Grant Park
  • Cost: $35
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

>> Universole Sole 4-mile Classic

  • The plug: "When was the last time you ran a 4 miler with the City of Chicago as your backdrop?"
  • Course: Lake Shore East Park
  • Cost: $40
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

May 10

>> Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K

  • The plug: "Now is the time to soar above seizures!"
  • Course: Montrose Harbor
  • Cost: $25 for advance registration; $35 day of race
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

May 11

>> Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 10K/5K

  • The plug: "Turning dollars raised into lives saved"
  • Course: Grant Park
  • Cost: $40
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

May 17

>> Boulevard Bolt 5K

  • The plug: Support St. John Berchmans School
  • Course: Humboldt Park
  • Cost: $35
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

>> Brickton 5K

  • The plug: Raise funds for Brickton Montessori School
  • Course: Catherine Chevalier Forest Preserve
  • Cost: $35
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

May 18

>> MetroSquash 5K

  • The plug: "For CPS students in grades 5-12, METROsquash is a non-profit organization which provides free academic tutoring, squash coaching and life skills training for children motivated to stay healthy, graduate from high school and go on to college"
  • Course: Washington Park
  • Cost: $30
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

>> Move for the Kids 5K

  • The plug: "Support the patients and families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago"
  • Course: Soldier Field
  • Cost: $39
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

>> Oriole Park Sunshine 5K

  • The plug: "Explore the unique family-friendly neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side."
  • Course: Oriole Park
  • Cost: $40
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

>> Paint Edgebrook Pink 5K

  • The plug: "Run or walk to honor breast cancer survivors, commemorate loved ones & pay tribute those who are no longer with us.
  • Course: Bunker Hill Forest Preserve
  • Cost: $30 in advance; $40 day of race
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

>> Spring Chase 5K

  • The plug: 15 percent discount on breakfast at the Heartland Cafe for participants
  • Course: Loyola Park
  • Cost: Donations requested
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

May 24

>> Soldier Field 10 Mile

  • The plug: "The most memorable finish on the 50-yard line to date"
  • Course: Soldier Field
  • Cost: $90
  • Registration available: Until the race is full

May 25

>> SpartyKA Wounded Warrior 5K

  • The plug: Show support for troops and veterans
  • Course: Soldier Field
  • Cost: $30
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

May 26

>> Ridge Run 10K/5K

  • The plug: "One of Chicago’s favorite neighborhood races"
  • Course: Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhoods
  • Cost: $40 for the 10K run; $35 for the 5K run
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

May 31

>> Dash for Detection 5K

  • The plug: "Increase funding for early detection pancreatic cancer research and raise awareness for pancreatic cancer"
  • Course: Grant Park
  • Cost: $40
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

>> Humboldt Dream Run 10K/5K

  • The plug: "Raises funds to alleviate hunger and the ill effects of poverty on the larger community"
  • Course: Humboldt Park
  • Cost: $40 for the 5K; $50 for the 10K
  • Registration available: Until May 30 at 5 p.m. or until the race fills

>> Original 5K

  • The plug: "We will be transporting you back to the 70s when American distance runners stood atop the podiums of the world’s most famous races."
  • Course: Montrose Harbor
  • Cost: $19.72
  • Registration available: Until the race starts

 

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