Start Time: 7:00pm
Event Location: Diversey Harbor
Across from the Peggy Noteabart Museum
Run and dance in those polyester leisure suits and gem-studded sunglasses for the most entertaining run of the year! Elvis is Alive, and this year, Elvis will be electric. The original night race, featuring an “all-Elvis” start corral, is back to its original Lincoln Park location, with a new post-race Elvis tribute performance. Lincoln Park will be lit up like Vegas on Thursday, August 15th and the evening wouldn’t be complete without peanut butter and banana sandwiches, a complimentary beer from Goose Island (for participants 21 and over) and the Elvis tribute performance under the lights following the run. Reserve one of the 2,000 spots before they are gone!
We are doubling down on the Vegas theme for this year’s Elvis is Alive 5K – pick up your poker chip at any of the following locations to see what you win!
Now until August 15th
Now until August 15th
North Avenue Boathouse Location – August 10th & 11th
August 11th in Grant Park
Every chip is a winner. You will have the chance to win a pair of free shoes, a free race entry, 10% off store purchases, 5% off store purchases or a free beer at the race for those 21 or over.
Team to End AIDS is the beneficiary of the 16th annual Elvis is Alive 5K.
Gather your friends and co-workers and come run together. The Elvis Is Alive 5K is great for groups! If you have a group of 10 participants or more, e-mail us to set up group registration and packet pick up. With group registration you will be able to register everyone at once without going through registration each time, and we will have everyone’s packets together and ready for pickup when you arrive!
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. All registered participants will receive an official race t-shirt, race bib and one ticket for a complimentary beer (for participants age 21 and over). Additional beer tickets will be available for purchase for $5/ticket.
Fleet Feet Sports - Old Town & Lincoln Square:
Wednesday, August 14th | 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Race Day Packet Pick-Up and Registration (if available):
Race Site - Diversey Harbor
Thursday, August 15th
Discounts are not valid on race day.
The 5K is a non-competitive run (self-timed event). Clocks at each mile mark will be available to keep track of your time. The top male, female and Elvis finishers will receive awards.
Help us reduce our carbon footprint! Fleet Feet Sports 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.
Complimentary bicycle parking will be available at the race site.
There is no street parking in the immediate vicinity of the race. Parking garages are available in various locations throughout the park. To determine their location and rates, click here.
Awards will be given out to the Top Three Overall Male and Female Finishers and Fastest Elvis (must run and complete the race fully dressed as Elvis to win this award).
The Elvis Is Alive 5K will take place rain or shine. If cancellation of the event is warranted due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made race day at the race site. The event will not be cancelled in advance. All decisions regarding cancellation will be made on site, race day.
If you would like to volunteer for the race please email Gerrie Rogalla.
The 5K is a non-competitive run (self-timed event). Clocks at each mile mark will be available to keep track of your time. Finish times will not be recorded.
Below are links to past results:2012 Results