RACE DETAILS

START TIME

Sunday, April 24, 2022 

5K  – 8:00 a.m.
Kids Race – 9:00 a.m. 

RACE LOCATION

Corner of N. Hermitage Avenue and W Wilson Avenue – Chicago.
4550 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago IL 60640

Click a button or keep reading to learn more about the 2022 Ravenswood Run Presented By Fleet Feet!

Schedule of Events: 

6:30 a.m.: Race Site / Race Day Packet Pick Up Opens
7:30 a.m.: Start Corrals Open
7:45 a.m.: Final Call to Start Line
7:50 a.m.: Pre-Race Ceremony
8:00 a.m.: Race Start*
8:00 a.m.: Shirt Exchange Opens
8:40 a.m.: Staging for Kids Race (Hermitage and Wilson – Under the START Banner
9:00 a.m.: Kids Race
9:20 a.m.: Overall Awards Ceremony (Top 3 overall women and men)
10:00 a.m.: Gear Check, Shirt Exchange close 

*Subject to change 

Corrals: 

The race does utilize start corrals to maintain a safe, fast, and fun experience for everyone. Your corral assignment (A, B, or C) will be printed on your race bib based on your estimated pace per mile entered during registration. Corrals will be set off in approximately 3-minute intervals. To enter the corral area, enter from the east side of Hermitage Avenue. Please note: Only athletes with a bib number visible on their front torso will be allowed in the start and finish areas. Security personnel will be monitoring the start and finish line area to ensure everyone’s safety.  

For the safety of all our participants, those running with baby joggers MUST line up in corral C. We also ask that all walkers line up in the back of Corral C. 

Walkers are welcome, but they must maintain an average of 15-minute mile pace (roughly 4 mph) or faster. It is the equivalent of a brisk walk. If you fall below this pace, race organizers cannot guarantee course support. Aid Stations, medical support, and road closures will begin to become unavailable to participants. The local police and race organizers will ask you to reroute to a shorter version of the course or move up onto the sidewalk where you will be required to obey regular traffic laws. 

Course & Course Map: 

The Ravenswood Run 5K presented by Fleet Feet course has so much to offer. Above all else, we strive for the highest standards when it comes to course design and accuracy, emergency medical plans, and safety. We do this alongside creating an incredible tour of the historic Ravenswood neighborhood, passing many popular sites. The 5K course is also USATF-certified.

Kids Run: 

Make this a family event! The Ravenswood Run Kids Race is available for all kids ages 2-10.

Distances:
3 years old and under: 20 yard dash
4-7 year olds: 50 yard dash
8-10 year olds: 100 yard dash

All registered Kids Race participants will receive a t-shirt, Kid’s race finisher’s medal, and official race bib!

  • 8:45am -Assembly for the kids race begins: Hermitage / North of Wilson, at Start Line  
  • Have child’s bib on their FRONT torso / outermost layer. 
  • 20 yard dash (kids 3 and under) 
  • 50 yard dash (kids 4-7) 
  • 100 yard dash (8-10 year olds) 
  • All Kid’s race participants receive a finisher medal. 
  • 9:00 A-M until 9:10 A-M – If any Kids Race participants arrived late or missed their race, please join us for one more 50-yard dash at 9:15AM at the Kids Race Start/Finish 

After Party:

Once you finish, don’t forget to celebrate your accomplishments! There will be music playing and delicious snacks and refreshments available for all runners. 

Parking & Transit: 

Help us reduce our carbon footprint! We highly recommend carpooling, using public transportation, or riding your bicycle to the event. Bicycle parking will be available at the race site.

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

Race Day Parking Options

  • Limited street parking is available along the west side of West Ravenswood Ave. between Sunnyside and Berteau.
  • Limited street parking is available on Ravenswood Avenue between Lawrence and Foster
  • Parking Garage (standard parking fees apply) at Damen Ave and Sunnyside (enter on Damen)
  • Limited parking also available in the following private lots (must be out before 3pm):
    • McPherson School 4728 N. Wolcott Ave. (enter from Lawrence Ave.)
    • Standard Parking Surface Lot 4501 N. Damen (not in parking tower, enter on Damen)
    • Wintrust Bank 2300 W. Lawrence Ave.

Alternate Parking for Residents Along the Race Route (overnight)

          Available 3pm Saturday 4/23 through 3pm Sunday 4/24:

  • Ravenswood School 4332 N. Paulina St. (enter through the alley)
  • McPherson School 4728 N. Wolcott Ave. (enter from Lawrence Ave.)
  • Wintrust Bank 2300 W. Lawrence Ave.
  • German International School 1726 W. Berteau Ave. (enter on Hermitage)
  • Surface lot, SW corner of Hermitage and Montrose (enter on Montrose)

Available 8pm Saturday 4/23 through 12pm Sunday 4/24:

  • Standard Parking Surface Lot 4501 N. Damen (not in parking tower, enter on Damen)

Additional parking details will be posted as they become available.

Packet Pickup: 

Friday and Saturday’s packet pickup will take place at Fleet Feet’s Lincoln Square store, located at: 

4762 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625 

Friday, 4/22 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Saturday, 4/23 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Packet pickup will be available on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and can be found at the white Packet Pick-Up Tents on Ravenswood / North of Wilson. The tents will be located on the west side of the race site, next to the train tracks. 

Race-day registration is available for the 5K & Kid’s Race! 

T-Shirt Exchange – beginning at 8 a.m. 

  • Exchange your (unworn) shirt at the Packet Pick-Up tent 
  • First-come-first-served basis based on availability 
  • Shirts for sale based on availability for a $10 donation to the food pantry. 

Results & Photos: 

We email the results and race photos to everyone following the race, but we also post them here to ensure they’re easy to find!