Sunday, October 14, 8 a.m.

Start/finish on Loyola’s St. Ignatius Plaza

The Edgewater 5k/ 1mi Walk is open to the general public, running enthusiasts, local residents and business owners, students and parents alike. Children between the ages of 3-5 are eligible to register for the Kids’ Race.

2018 5k Pricing:

  • $30 through June 30
  • $35 through August 31
  • $40 through October 13
  • $45 day-of registration on October 14

2018 1mi Pricing:

  • $30 through June 30
  • $32 through August 31
  • $35 through October 13
  • $40 day-of registration on October 14

Sponsor an Edgewater student to Run the race: $25
Anyone can sponsor a student from one of the participating schools to run the 5k race. This is a great way to support children in our community! When you land on the registration page, click donate in the upper right hand corner.

Register your child to run in the Kids Race for 3-5 year olds: $5
The 3-5 year old race will happen after the 5k on the plaza. Kids will run approximately 50 meters and get a t-shirt and ribbon for participating.

Run with your family or friends: $125
Groups of four (4) can register for a discounted group price.

Senior discount: $5 off
Seniors, 60+, can enter the code “senior” when registering to receive $5 off their registration price.

Registration Includes:

  • Sport-tek T-Shirt
  • Medals for the first 400 5k finishers
  • Pancake breakfast*
  • Donation to a school of your choice in the 48th Ward
  • Beer for those 21+
    *while supplies last


Prize Categories:

Overall Top Female
Overall Top Male

Under 17
Top Female
Top Male

Over 17
Top Female
Top Male

 Winner prizes have been generously donated by these fine establishments:

Course Information

The course begins near the St. Ignatius Plaza on the beautiful campus of Loyola University near Kenmore and W Sheridan Rd. From there, the course turns south on Sheridan Road until the entrance to the lakefront path at Ardmore. Runners will turn around on the Lakefront path and return North on Sheridan Rd and finish on the St. Ignatius Plaza.

Jogging strollers and dogs are welcome!

Event Schedule

Start Time / End Time

7 – 7:45am

8 – 8:15am

8 – 9am

8:15 – 9:15am

8:15 – 10am

9 – 9:15am

9:15 – 9:30am

9:15 – 9:30am

9:30 – 9:45am


Registration Opens

Race Begins

5k Race / 1 mi Walk

Bananas & Water Distro

Pancakes & Beer (While Supplies last)!

5k Awards Ceremony

Sheridan Street Reopens

Kid’s Race

Mascot Race


St. Ignatius Community Plaza/ South End

St. Ignatius Community Plaza/ North End

St. Ignatius Community Plaza / North End

St. Ignatius Community Plaza

St. Ignatius Community Plaza / West Side

St. Ignatius Community Plaza

W. Sheridan Road

St. Ignatius Community Plaza / East Side

St. Ignatius Community Plaza / East Side

Training for the Race

  1. Free weekly fun runs for Edgewater 5k registrants will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm from September 5 – October 10. Meet at Orange Shoe Personal Fitness at 5609 N Clark St. Warm up and cool down on your own. For more information, email Ted at 
  2. Free fitness training for runners — includes running progressions, preventative and strength exercises. Monday evenings from 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm from September 10 – October 8. All fitness levels are welcome. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Trainers will coordinate progressing running programs in addition to corrective and preventative exercises to help participants complete the Edgewater 5K successfully. Meet at the Peirce Elementary School Field 1423 W Bryn Mawr (use entrance off Gregory). For more information, email Ted at 
  3. Two free classes for registered runners — Orangetheory Fitness is offering two free classes to race registrants. Contact Orange Theory at (773)-234-0311 to learn more.

Pre-Race Package Pick-up

Registered runners can pick up their registration packets before race day at Orange Shoe Personal Fitness located at 5609 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60660 on the following days and times:
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
8:00 AM – 1:00PM


2017 Race Results

2016 Race Results

2015 Race Results


Click here for sponsorship opportunities