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Join us for the Great Pink Run with Glanbia and help research a cure for breast cancer!
October 5, 2019 at Diversey Harbor

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GREAT PINK RUN CHICAGO – RACE INFO

Race Date:

Great Pink Run with Glanbia will take place on October 05 at 8am

Location:

Diversey Harbor, Chicago

A scenic 5km double loop route has been designed along the North Shore for the inaugural Great Pink Run Chicago.

The 5KM double loop route starts and finishes on the shores of Diversey Harbor. This is a beautiful area of Chicago and adjacent to Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory as well as Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

GREAT PINK RUN CHICAGO – RACE ROUTE

A scenic 5km double loop route has been designed along the North Shore for the inaugural Great Pink Run Chicago.

The 5KM double loop route starts and finishes on the shores of Diversey Harbor. This is a beautiful area of Chicago and adjacent to Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory as well as Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

The route heads north for approx. 2.5km passing through Lakeview Community Gardens at Diversey before reaching the spectacular Belmont Harbor.

The route takes a U-turn on Lakefront Trail at the northern point of Belmont Harbor and returns along the same route passing Belmont Harbor Dog Beach and the Boat Park as it travels south along the Lakefront Trail.

The finish area is adjacent to the start area at Diversey Harbor where the event village will be set up and refreshments await all finishers on October 5th.

GREAT PINK RUN CHICAGO – TRAINING TIPS

  • Before you start make sure you have good runners and if necessary get some insoles moulded to your foot shape for extra arch support. It makes all the difference.

  • Starting off with small runs and gradually increasing your distance will have you reaching goals steadily and surely.
    It’s important to include rest days in your training schedule to give your muscles time to recover. Overtraining increases the risk of injury.

  • Make training dates with a running buddy.

  • You’re less likely to fall off the training wagon if someone is waiting for you.

  • Stretching before and after your run is crucial. Dynamic (moving) stretches such as lunges and leg swings before you run will open up your range of movement and reduce risk of injury, while going slowly through a proper series of static stretches afterwards will mean you won’t be stiff and sore the next day.

  • You should be training at a pace that you can still talk at-another good reason for a running buddy. Talking also helps to regulate your breathing.

  • Running uphill really helps strengthen your calves, hamstrings and glutes; just lean slightly forward and use your arms more to give you extra propulsion.

GREAT PINK RUN CHICAGO – FAQ

How can I fundraise?

A fundraising page is automatically created when you register online. You can share this page with family and friends and they can donate to RESEARCH A CURE.

Where can I park?

There will be limited free parking on Cannon Drive between Diversey Ave and Fullerton.  This is adjacent to the race site.

Alternatively, there is also Paid Parking at Lincoln Park Zoo Parking - Lot 2400, N Cannon Drive Chicago, Illinois 60614

What is the registration process?

You must register online to obtain your place in the race.You can register here.

Registration prices are

Early Bird

June 17th - August 31st- $30 includes t shirt

September 01st - October 5th  - $40 includes t shirt

Special Rates;

Over 65 years old - $25 includes t shirt

Under 18 years old - $25 - includes t shirt

Student - $25 includes t shirt

Survivor - $25 includes t shirt

Children Under 10 years old - $5 and will receive a medal, must be registered through our online system

Cant make it to the race? Why not join us as a virtual participant. We will also post your participant t shirt. Fee - $45

How do I register an U10 participant?

There is an option at registration to register an Under 10 for $5. Under 10s will not receive a t-shirt but they will get a medal and a race number

Is the event chip-timed?

Yes. Each participant will have a race chip that will record their start and finish time.

Will I need to collect my race number in advance?

You can pickup at Fleet Feet store (TBD) on Thursday Oct 3rd from 4-8PM, on Friday Oct 4 from 11:00 am to 8:00PM. On race morning there will be packet pickup at the start area from 7:00am.

When and where do I get my T-shirt?

T-shirts can be collected at race number collection as detailed above.

Will there be a place to leave my bag?

Yes – Key / bag (Max 10l i.e. Small Bag) drop will be available should you chose to use it. Stickers will be provided at the bag drop and you should put your race number and label onto you bag before you present it at key / bag drop area. To collect your keys / bag after the race you will need your bib number so that we can easily identify you.

Will there be on course toilet facilities?

Yes there will be Porta Johns at the start and finish area and also at the aid stations at Barry Street Underpass and also Belmont Harbour Drive.

 

Race Start?

The 10KM will start at 8:00AM and the 5km will start at 9:00AM

Competitive Runner (Typically less than 5 mins / km)
Running for Fun(Typically 5 – 7 mins / km) -This is the main section for all shapes and forms of runner
Joggers & walkers (Typically 8+mins / km) – This is for those wishing to take their time. Those participating with children/ scooters / strollers are requested to please start the race at the very back of the 5km field and keep children under your control.

Can i have my race pack posted?

Yes pack postage is available for $12 extra 

Where can I park?

There will be limited free parking on Cannon Drive between Diversey Ave and Fullerton.  This is adjacent to the race site.

Alternatively, there is also Paid Parking at Lincoln Park Zoo Parking - Lot 2400, N Cannon Drive Chicago, Illinois 60614

What is the registration process?

You must register online to obtain your place in the race.You can register here.

Registration prices are

June 17th - August 02nd - $30 includes t shirt

August 02nd - September 13th - $40 includes t shirt

September 14th to October 05th - $50 includes t shirt

Special Rates;

Over 65 years old - $25 includes t shirt

Under 18 years old - $25 - includes t shirt

Student - $25 includes t shirt

Survivor - $25 includes t shirt

Children Under 10 years old - Free to enter and will receive a medal, must be registered through our online system

Cant make it to the race? Why not join us as a virtual participant. We will also post your participant t shirt. Fee - $45

How do I register an U10 participant?

There is an option at registration to register an Under 10 free of charge. Under 10s will not receive a t-shirt but they will get a medal and a race number

Is the event chip-timed?

Yes. Each participant will have a race chip that will record their start and finish time.

Will I need to collect my race number in advance?

You can pickup at Fleet Feet store (TBD) on Thursday Oct 3rd from 4-8PM, on Friday Oct 4 from 11:00 am to 8:00PM. On race morning there will be packet pickup at the start area from 7:00am.

When and where do I get my T-shirt?

T-shirts can be collected at race number collection as detailed above.

Will there be a place to leave my bag?

Yes – Key / bag (Max 10l i.e. Small Bag) drop will be available should you chose to use it. Stickers will be provided at the bag drop and you should put your race number and label onto you bag before you present it at key / bag drop area. To collect your keys / bag after the race you will need your bib number so that we can easily identify you.

Will there be on course toilet facilities?

Yes there will be Porta Johns at the start and finish area and also at the aid stations at Barry Street Underpass and also Belmont Harbour Drive.

 

Race Start?

The 10KM will start at 8:30 AM and the 5km will start at 9:30 AM

Competitive Runner (Typically less than 5 mins / km)
Running for Fun(Typically 5 – 7 mins / km) -This is the main section for all shapes and forms of runner
Joggers & walkers (Typically 8+mins / km) – This is for those wishing to take their time. Those participating with children/ scooters / strollers are requested to please start the race at the very back of the 5km field and keep children under your control.

Will water be provided on the course?

Yes as well as at the finish area there will be water available at the aid stations at Barry Street Underpass and also Belmont Harbor Drive. The 5KM runners will pass each station 1 time and the 10KM will pass each station twice

Who can participate?

We want men, women and children participating in this day. Everyone knows someone that has been affected by Breast Cancer. Use this event to come out and support them. Investment in research is critical in making a difference. Help us in our race for a cure.

Is there a different registration fee for children?

Yes the entrance fee for children under 18 years of age is $25 and children under 10 years can participate in the 5km Strollers / walking section for $5. Note entry for U10′s will receive a medal at the finish line but not a t-shirt

Can I change from 10km to 5km or 5km to 10km?

Yes, you can change up or down on the day.

Can I register using a debit/credit card?

Yes 

What is registration fee?

Early Bird

June 17th - August 31st- $30 includes t shirt

September 01st - October 5th  - $40 includes t shirt

Special Rates;

Over 65 years old - $25 includes t shirt

Under 18 years old - $25 - includes t shirt

Student - $25 includes t shirt

Survivor - $25 includes t shirt

Children Under 10 years old - $5 and will receive a medal, must be registered through our online system

Cant make it to the race? Why not join us as a virtual participant. We will also post your participant t shirt. Fee - $45

 

Do I have to wear pink?

You should try to wear at least one Pink item for the race. It can be anything you like but we encourage everyone to pink it up as much as possible! There will be a prize for our “Best Dressed in Pink” Check out our web www.greatpinkrun.com gallery for ideas on how to turn yourself pink!

I have never completed a 5k before?

Don’t worry. You can do it at whatever pace you choose. Participation in the event is what counts.

What happens afterwards?

After each Run is completed, participants will receive a medal marking the occasion. We will host a post run brunch. Details TBC

What is the minimum age?

There is no minimum age – We are encouraging all the family to participate. If you have a baby, push him/her in the buggy! There is no time limit to the race so we encourage you to participate with your little ones in what could be their first sports event but please go in the 5km event and start at the back

Are all proceeds going to Research a Cure?

Yes all of the proceeds from the race will be going to Research a Cure. All costs associated with this event have been kindly covered by the Sponsors on board.

Can I get a refund on my entry?

Sorry but there are no refunds available once you have entered online as this is a charity event.

Run for them!

With 1 in 8 women developing the disease in their lifetime, everybody knows someone that has been affected, whether a family relative, friend, or member within the community – making it all the more important to continue investing in research to help transform breast cancer from often being a fatal disease to a long term treatable illness.

Thank you to our partners