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Will Run for Beer Chicago 5K Race Details

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🌟 2024 Details are subject to change! 🌟









5K Course

Start Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Park, Grove 2 (Located Northeast of LaSalle Dr and N. Stockton Dr.)

2023 map
2024 Map will come closer to race day.
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Bib Pickup

Packet Pickup

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

Friday, October 18, 2024: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Race Day Packet Pickup: Saturday, October 19, 2024 starting at 1:00 p.m.

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Directions & Parking

Help us reduce our carbon footprint! We highly recommends carpooling, using public transportation, or riding your bicycle to the event.

To determine the best route to travel via public transportation, please visit the CTA’s trip planner.

Bicycle parking will be available at the race site.

Limited street parking may be available. Paid parking is available at the Chicago History Museum lot, (Clark and LaSalle, with the entrance on Stockton Drive ) or in the Lincoln Park Zoo Lot (on Cannon Drive, just south of Fullerton) on a first come, first serve basis.

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Friends with beers post race


Opens at 2:00 p.m.

After you cross the finish line, you can toast your accomplishment at the lager than life post-race party—complete with complimentary beer from our founding brewery, Begyle Brewing, and delicious food! Stay tuned for additional after-party details coming soon!

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Growler Award


Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall winners in the 5K. Winners will receive an engraved Will Run For Beer growler!

Age Groups

Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female winners in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65-69.

Age group winners will receive a voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago for 1 pair of Sky Socks (valued at $18) redeemable in-store only*

* Age group winners will be notified of redemption from Fleet Feet Chicago.

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