‘IF YOU PLAN TO RACE OFTEN: 'GO RUN CHICAGO 1 MILE & 5K RACES ARE FREE, MAY 21-JULY 9. According to the Chicago Area Runners Association CARAruns website, “Go Runs are organized, timed, FREE 1 Mile and 5K runs in local parks with the objective of activating neighborhood parks, building communities and encouraging active lifestyle through running and volunteerism. 'Go Runs aim to become a core part of neighborhood culture, encouraging organic community engagement at, and long after, each run.”
Races are held on Saturdays each week at all three city parks: Humboldt, Warren, and Washington. There are links to maps of the courses on the website. Some courses are date specific.
You only need to register ONCE and indicate at which park you will be running the first race After that you can participate in the entire series, and run in any park. Registration closes 11:59 pm the Thursday before race day each week and reopens Monday morning at 6am. From the website it seems you can also register on site. Races begin at 9am.
Results are posted live for each date, combine runners at all parks, and indicate at which park runners finished.
Although the series has started, there's still time to race if you live in the city or plan to visit. This is one of the reasons why Chicago is a great running city! I hope the program is wildly successful.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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