ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION
Registration Fees: (REGISTER NOW!)
(CARA member discount will occur automatically during registration when you login with your CARA member login/password)
(Deadline for dates above end at 11:59pm)
(A credit card service fee of 6.5% will be charged for all online registrations)
(Only one registration per transaction. Please use or create a new login/password for additional registrations)
(Mail-in registration forms are avaiable: 10-Mile
Note: Forms must be received before the registraton deadlines for each fee. Please send at least 7-days prior to insure arrival)
The Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler and 5K proceeds support CARA, a 501c3 Not-for-Profit organization that provides membership, training, racing, and advocacy programming for runners and the community; including CARA Road Scholars, a youth running program designed to challenge students to experience the benefits of goal-setting and improved health by providing them the training and mentorship to complete a half marathon as well as 'Go Runs a free program providing timed runs in local parks primarily in under-served areas.
For more information, visit CARARoadScholars.org and 'GoRunChicago.org.
January 31 (11:59 p.m.) - Deadline for Early Registratin
February 31 (11:59 p.m.) - Deadline for Regular Registration
March 12 (11:59 p.m.) - Deadline for Late Registration
March 15 (4:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m.) - Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports Naperville and Road Runner Sports Wilmette
March 16 (4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) - Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports Chicago
March 17 (11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) - Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports Chicago
March 17 (11:59 p.m.) - Deadline for Last Chance Registration
March 18 (7:30 a.m.) - Race Day Packet Pick-Up and Gear Gheck Opens
March 18 (9:00 a.m.) - 10 Mile and 5K Race Start
March 18 (9:20 a.m.) - Post-Race Celebration Begins
March 18 (12:00 p.m.) - Course Closes (Participants must finish by this time to be an official finisher and be included in results)
March 18 (12:30 p.m.) - Post-Race Celebration Close
Results from past Wintrust Lakefront 10 Milers and 5K can be found HERE. (Note the 5K was not included until 2016).
Packet pick up will be provided at multiple locations in the city and suburbs (see "event schedule" above for dates, times and locations). Packets will be available on race-day between 7:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Packet pickup is NOT offered at the CARA office. Participants may have their packets mailed for an additional fee of $12. Please note, friends or family may pick up your packet. Please have them bring a copy of your confirmation receipt OR copy of drivers license for verification (picture on mobile device is fine).
Gear Check will be provided for all runners and will be open from 7:30 a.m. until Noon. You may check a bag of your choice using the gear check tag received at packet pick-up. Please note the gear check area is not covered. In the event of inclement weather, you may wish to choose a plastic or weather-proof bag. The event is not responsible for lost or damaged items checked at gear check. Please do not check valuables.
STROLLERS / PETS:
For the safety of all runners, participants are NOT allowed to participate with baby joggers, strollers or animals.
DIRECTIONS / PARKING:
Public transportation and carpooling is encouraged.
Public Transit: The following bus lines will get you near the start; 78-Montrose, 81-Lawrence, 145-Wilson/Michigan, and 146-Marine/Michigan. Be sure to check the bus schedule with your desired departure time. The 145 and 146 routes start running later on the weekends. You may also take the Red-Line Train to Wilson and head east about one mile to the start.
By Bike: Bike racks are available near the start/finish line for participants who choose to ride to the race.
By Car: Public parking is available on a limited basis at the event location. Parking is available in the Chicago Park District lots at Foster Avenue and at the Wilson lot. Free street parking is available within the park.
By Curb: Run hard and ride on with Curb, now an Official Taxi App for the City of Chicago! Curb connects you to safe, reliable rides from professional drivers. Save $10 off your First Ride when paying through the app! Download Curb for iPhone or Android, register your account with a credit card, enter promo code CARARUNS, and set credit card as your method of payment to take advantage of this special offer.
Additional maps and directions will be provided here prior to race day.
Volunteers are needed for the Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler and 5K. Please visit our volunteer page HERE for details.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-666-9836
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How will I be timed?
Each runner will have the chronotrack B-Tag affixed to the back of their race bib/number. Do not bend or break this tag. Place your race bib on your outside layer of clothing. The number must be fully visible while participating.
Is the race chip-timed or gun-timed?
All participants will receive a gun-time and a chip-time. The gun-time is the time elapsed from when the starter begins the race to when you finish. The chip-time is the time from when you cross the start line to when you cross the finish line. Overall awards (top 3) will be selected by gun-time. Age-group, Clydesdale/ Athena and all other placing’s will be determined by chip-time.
How will I receive my result?
Results will be posted at the race site and online through the race web site.
Where can I pick-up my packet?
Packet pick-up locations, dates and times will be posted on the race web site and e-mailed to all registered participants once available. Locations will be available in the suburbs and the city. Race day packet pick-up is also available but participants are highly encouraged to come to a pre-race day packet pick-up to avoid race day lines. Packets will also be mailed for $12.50 if selected during the registration process.
Can a friend pick-up my packet?
Yes, a person may pick-up up to four packets at a time if they have the registration confirmation e-mail or copy of the drivers license (printed or on phone) of each person they wish to receive a packet for. If a person wishes to pick-up more than four packets and there is a line at packet pick-up they must return to the back of the line to receive additional packets.
Can I give my registration and or bib number to another person?
You may not give your registration to another person and another person may not run with another person’s bib/number.
Can my friends or family run with me if they are not registered?
No, unregistered persons may not run with you on the course or through the finish line. Running with an unregistered person will result in disqualification.
What are the events pacing rules?
The event will abide by USATF competition rules. The event expects all participants respect fair competition.
What if I don’t finish?
The event will have a shuttle to pick-up participants on the course that are unable to finish. Please understand the shuttle may not immediately return to the finish line area after pick-up. Participants may also have to wait for an extended period of time at an aid station while the shuttle moves through the course picking-up participants.
If I do not finish do I receive a finisher medal?
No, finisher medals are only provided to finishers immediately after crossing the finish line.
Can I defer or receive a refund?
Refunds will NOT be issued for any reason, including injury and other unforeseen issues. Registering early comes with decreased entry fees and registrants should understand their risk by choosing to register early, including no opportunity for refunds.
What is the events cancellation policy?
Event staff reserves the right to cancel or to modify the race if deemed necessary to protect the participants, the volunteers, the spectators or the host community. Cancellations out of the direct control of the event will be recognized as unforeseeable acts. Since the staging of the race results in substantial up-front expenses regardless of whether or not the race is completed, cancellation or modification of the event will not result in the refunding of fees or future event credits.
I registered for the 5K and want to now do the 10 Mile, can I?
Yes, but you must officially change your registration before packet pick-up. E-Mail email@example.com for information. You will be required to pay the difference in registration fee. The difference will be calculated based on the amount you paid and the current registration rate for the 10 Mile. Anyone who changes races without officially changing their registration will be disqualified and will not receive a finisher medal.
I registered for the 10 Mile and now want to do the 5K, can I?
Yes, but you must officially change your registration. E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Refunds for the difference in registration fee will not be provided. Anyone who changes races without officially changing their registration will be disqualified and will not receive a finisher medal.
I am not able to run the race. Can I still get my shirt?
Yes, but you must come to a packet pick-up. Shirts are not available at the CARA office pre- or post-race.
My shirt does not fit; may I exchange it for another size?
Yes, if you have not yet worn or washed your shirt you may exchange it post-race at the awards tent. Exchanges will not be available until after the race.
I am part of a group. Are discounts available?
Yes, if you are part of a group please contact email@example.com .
I am an elite athlete. Are their comp entries available?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name and links to recent race results for consideration.