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Thursday - 8/14/2014
Elvis is Alive 5K

Start Time: 7pm
Event Location: Diversey Harbor
2550 N Canon Drive (across from the Peggy Noteabart Museum)


The Original Night Race and Party is back and better than ever in its 17th year. Everybody wins at the Elvis is Alive 5K. Enjoy a great run followed by the always fantastic post-race party and concert. Lincoln Park will be lit up like Vegas on Thursday, August 14th and the evening wouldn’t be complete without peanut butter and banana sandwiches and a complimentary beer from Goose Island (for participants 21 and over).  Reserve one of the 2,000 spots before they are gone!  Every registered runner will receive:


  • A pair of Elvis glasses with sideburns as a costume starter.
  • A super-cool lifestyle event tee.
  • One complimentary Goose Island 312 Pale Ale or 312 Urban Wheat Ale beer (21 and over) to enjoy while watching Joe “Elvis” Tirrito and The Mimix tribute band.
  • Opportunity to purchase Goose Island beer tickets, 3 for $10, in advance of race day pricing which will be $5/beer.


2015 Registration Here


Event Beneficiary

Back on My Feet uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living. The organization creates a community built on the very profound and innate desire for all of us to feel recognized, appreciated and supported. Back on My Feet does not provide food nor shelter, but instead provides coaching, resources, financial aid, job training and access to employment opportunities.

What If Everybody Ran for Back on My Feet?

Mizuno believes running has the power to transform the world — one person at a time.  For every mile run with Mizuno's digital baton, Mizuno will donate $1 to Back on My Feet to help fight homelessness through running.

Make sure to download the app at IfEverybodyRan.com prior to the Elvis is Alive 5K and activate it for the race to make your 5K go double the distance to help Back on My Feet!

Click here to view the 2014 race course.

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.

Transportation and Parking
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.
Bicycle parking will be available at the race site.

Limited street parking may be available as well as parking in the Lincoln Park Zoo lot on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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).

Weather Policy
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.

Group Registration 

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 at Race@FleetFeetChicago.com 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!

If you would like to volunteer for the race please email Gerrie Rogalla.

Packet Pick-Up Info

Packet Pick Up will be held Wednesday, August 13th at all 3 Fleet Feet Sports - Chicago locations from 12pm-8pm and also on race day (at the race site only) from 5pm-6:45pm.

See the Elvis is Alive 5K Packet Pick Up Calendar Event Here


2014 Results
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 of award winners will be posted online within 24 hours of the event. Check back for results after the race!

Below are links to past results:

2013 Results
2012 Results
2011 Results
2010 Results
2009 Results
2008 Results
2007 Results

Elvis is Alive 5K
Elvis is Alive 5K