Italian Beef 5K & Kids Dash

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Montrose Harbor

601 W Montrose Ave

Chicago, IL 60613

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Come join us at the Italian Beef 5K & Kids Dash on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM!


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Date & Location: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Montrose Harbor, Chicago, IL

  • 5K RUN & WALK: 9:00 AM
  • KIDS DASH: 10:30 AM

Start/Finish: Montrose Harbor - Running Paths

Charity: JDRF is a nonprofit 501 organization that funds type 1 diabetes research and advocates for regulation favorable to medical research and that makes it easier to market new medical devices. It was formerly called the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Parking: Parking will be available for free along the streets, but are first come, first serve. There is a parking lot across the street from Montrose Harbor where you can park at a small fee per hour.

We encourage the use of carpooling, Uber, Lyft, and public transportation.

5K Swag: All 5K participants will receive a dri-fit shirt, a beef-shaped 5K finisher medal, and a juicy Italian Beef Sandwich at the finish line. This is definitely a race you can sink your teeth into.

Kids Dash Swag: All Kids Dash participants will receive a race bib, a beef-shaped 5K finisher medal, and a juicy Italian Beef Sandwich at the finish line.

Awards: The top 3 Male & Female Finishers in each age group in the 5K RUN ONLY receive a customized award. Age groups are as follows: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

The awards ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Montrose Harbor.

Finisher Medal: All 5K run and walk participants will receive a medal upon finishing the race.

Timing: The Italian Beef 5k RUN is an officially timed event using the disposable B-Tag timing system. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event. Only the run will be timed.

Packet Pick-up: Pre-race packet pick-up is at Road Runner Sports Chicago (1435 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642).

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:00 to 7;00 p.m.

Race day packet pick-up will be available at Montrose Harbor. PPU will close EXACTLY the times listed below so please come early and expect lines!

  • 5K PPU 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m

Dogs & Strollers: Strollers are allowed at this event in the WALK ONLY. Dogs are not allowed for safety reasons.

Refunds: Since the Italian Beef 5K has many upfront costs, we have a strict and uniform policy of no refunds, no person-to-person transfer, or no deferrals to a future year. We do understand that plans change, injuries happen, and various situations arise, but, we feel it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of a subjective line of who should receive a refund and who doesn’t. All purchases and sales are 100% final, no exceptions. Refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Virtual Italian Beef 5K?

Not an Italian Beef 5k near you? No worries! You can run it virtually! Run a 5k, by yourself or with a large group, in the location of your choice, at any time of the day.

Same race. Same swag. Just Your Location!

How It Works

  1. Register For the Virtual Italian Beef 5K – DOMESTIC ONLY.
  2. You will receive your swag (Shirt, Bib, Medal, and Beef Card) in the mail
  3. Run/Walk your race on any day.
  4. If you want a PDF Certificate of Completion emailed please submit your Name, Time, Date of Completion, and any Photos to
  5. Enjoy the satisfaction of your success and being a part of the Virtual Italian Beef 5K!

*Please note if you purchase a virtual entry, it will not be valid at Montrose Harbor on 5/18. This is only for virtual runners.

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Montrose Harbor

601 W Montrose Ave

Chicago, IL 60613

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