Upcoming Races in Chicago to Get Excited About

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Don't let the cold weather stop you from signing up from that race. Here are my top picks for spring and winter races in Chicago.


Cupid's Undie Run - February 13th

If your ideal race distance is a mile, you'll like this race. If pants cramp your style, this run was made for you. If a pantless run is not good enough, you'll help raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation for Neurofibromatosis (NF) research. Big party. Brief run. Millions raised for charity. 
Wrigleyville 
Bonus: Get 10% off your race entry with promo code: CHICUR$


Back on My Feet Mardi Gras Chaser 5K/10K - February 20th

Choose your distance with this 5K/10K. Back on My Feet Chicago uses the power of running to help change the lives of those experiencing homelessness in our city. Follow the race with a post-race party at Fat Cat, and you're in for a good time. 
Montrose Harbor 


Lakefront 10 Miler - March 19th

If you're tired of the same old flat and fast Chicago race course, try the Lakefront 10 Miler and 5K.  This year, they're adding a competition to see which Jack and Jill can run up Cricket Hill the quickest. The best part? Free Lagunitas beer. 
Montrose Beach
Bonus: CARA Members save $5 for the 5K registration and $10 for the 10 Miler.
Why stop at 26.2 miles when you can run 50 kilometers? Go the distance with the Chicago Lakefront 50K weaving through a long, narrow strip of parkland known as Lincoln Park. Take advantage of the flat course as this is one of the flattest 50Ks in North America.
Edgewater


If the 50K is too intimidating, try the Chi Town Half & 10K. Pacers are provided for those running 6:52-10:40 minute miles. Pizza and beer will be waiting for you at the end.
Diversey Harbor

Night Nation 5K - April 16

If you ask me, more races should be held in the evening. For all of my fellow night owls out there, this race doesn't start until 7:30PM. Flooded with music, lights and lasers, this race won't disappoint. Leave your headphones at home.
Soldier Field

BT5K - April 24th

This race is near and dear to me knowing how brain tumors have affected my life as well as those around me. The BT5K Chicago is part of the American Brain Tumor Association's (ABTA) Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K series which allows the ABTA to fund desperately needed brain tumor research, patient programs and support services. With more than 700,000 Americans having brain tumor diagnosis, this research and support has the opportunity to change so many lives. 
Soldier Field


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