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Bucktown 5K & Kids Run Race Details

Experience the fun and welcoming Bucktown 5K and Kids Dash held at Burr Elementary School in Chicago on October 6th, 2024! For more race details like course maps and post-race party information, click the corresponding section below.

Race Location: Burr Elementary School
Grounds 1621 W Wabansia Ave (Wabansia & Marshfield)
Chicago, IL 60622

Date: October 6th, 2024
5K Start Time: 9:30 AM
Kids Dash: 8:30 AM









The 5K

The Bucktown 5K course showcases the best of this historic neighborhood including local haunts like Lottie’s Pub (known as “Molly’s” to Chicago Fire Fans!). We hold our races to the highest quality standards from start to finish focusing on course design and accuracy (USATF Certified Course).

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Kids Dash

A little dash of something sweet — A Kids Dash! After you sign up for the Bucktown 5K, register your kiddos for the Kids Dash!

Let’s get together and cheer them on!

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2024 Course Map

*2024 route subject to change.

Kids Age Groups

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

Register now — only 250 spots available.

Packet Pickup

Come pick up your race day packet, which includes a race day bib and swag. If you can’t make it to the Packet Pickup, don’t fret; you’re welcome to send a friend or family member to pick up your race day necessities. Please remember there is NO race day packet pickup.

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

Date: Friday, October 4, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM-7:00 PM
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Save time on packet pickup by adding on packet mailing at registration! Already registered? Don’t worry! You can add it on through your EnMotive account by following these instructions.

The deadline to add packet mailing to your registration is September 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Please note, we are unable to mail out packets after the packet mailing deadline has passed.

IMPORTANT: There is NO race day packet pickup. You must pick up your packet at any of the packet pickup days or have your packet mailed to you.

Dates and times will be determined closer to race day.

Parking & Transit

There is limited street parking available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Bucktown neighborhood. We highly encourage taking public transit, carpooling, or biking to the event. There will be thousands of participants, volunteers, and spectators on site race morning. Please plan for heavy traffic and allow ample time to check your gear and get into your corral.

Visit the CTA website for more information on public transit options.

Post-Race Party

A sweet treat awaits you at the finish line! Refresh with fresh donuts and chocolate milk and enjoy the block party at Burr Elementary School’s Play Lot where you’ll find live music and local vendors. Come together as a whole neighborhood, Bucktown style!


Top Male and Female will receive the prize purse plus a voucher from Fleet Feet Chicago!

1st Place:
$100 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago

2nd Place:
$50 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago
3rd Place:
$25 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago

*Winners will need to complete and submit a W9 to process payment.

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, 65-69, and 70+.

Ready to Run?

Click the button below to reserve your spot at the Bucktown 5k! Do you want to run virtually? We’ve got you covered! Need somewhere to stay? Visit the Ventures Endurance Hotel Planner page today!