Sat, March 13, 2021

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Date(s) Sat, March 13, 2021
Event Time(s)
Location On Cannon Drive at Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago
2410 N Cannon Dr.
Chicago IL

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Get seriously Irish for St. Patrick’s Day as Chicago’s St. Paddy’s 5/8K Run & Walk in Lincoln Park returns for its 20th year of green fun.

With its course route along the lakefront, participants are encouraged to use their imaginations and don green attire (or wear a costume) to celebrate the Emerald Isle. There will also be awards for the best-dressed.

So grab your friends, show your Celtic pride and help kick off the spring running season by signing up for the Windy City’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day sprint.

How to Register

Your registration fee includes an official long-sleeve race shirt, money-saving goodie bag, finisher medal and complimentary sponsored beverage at the post-race party.


5K Registration Fees
Early Bird (December 9-December 31): $25
January 1 - February 29: $35
March 1 - Race Day:  $45

8K Registration Fees
Early Bird (December 9-December 31): $30
January 1 - February 29: $40
March 1 - Race Day:  $50

Packet Mailing Options (expires March 5)
1 packet - $10
2 packets (same address) - $18
3 or 4 packets (same address) - $25
5+ packets (same address) - $39

NEW! Race Day Will Call
New in 2020, we're implementing a race-day will call of $4.  If you are unable to pick-up your packet at Fleet Feet Old Town (or have it mailed), please choose this option for race-day pick up.

Packet Pick-Up Information

Fleet Feet Old Town
1706 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614

Thursday, March 12th - 12pm - 7pm
Friday, March 13th - 12pm - 7pm

Race Course

These out and back courses start together and separate closer to the lakefront with the 8K heading north and the 5K heading south.

CLICK HERE to download a course map.

Parking & Public Transportation

Parking can be difficult in this area.  There is street parking available on Cannon Drive and Stockton.  Paid lots include the Lincoln Park Zoo lot near the lagoon or the Diversey Harbor lot just north of the event site.

Public transportation is plentiful!  Visit the CTA website HERE to plan your route today.

Volunteer With Us!

Not into running?  Coming to cheer on your friends and family?  How about volunteering with us?  Click Here to learn more and sign up!  All volunteers receive a complimentary volunteer shirt.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Vending Opportunities

Coming Soon