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Sunday - 4/26/2015
Ravenswood Run, a neighborhood 5K


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Event Location

Corner of Wilson and Hermitage avenues
4550 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

5K Event Time: 8am
Kids Race Event Time: 9am (8:45am assembly)

Race Info


All registered participants of the 19th Annual Ravenswood Run will receive a gender-specific, short-sleeve shirt. Making a return this year: A post-race pancake breakfast presented by Ravenswood Community Services. For only a $10 donation you will be able to enjoy a delicious post-race pancake breakfast and know 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Ravenswood Community Services Food Pantry at All Saints' Episcopal Church.


Returning this year!  The Ravenswood Run Kids Races for kids ages 2-10.


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


Experience this top-notch event with a community feel. This unique 5K is truly a neighborhood race, running through the scenic city streets of Ravenswood and Lincoln Square, and benefiting two local charities.

CARA Circuit Race CARA Certified RaceCARA Certified Race


 The Ravenswood Run, a neighborhood 5K is excited to be returning as to the CARA Runners Choice Circuit in 2015 as well as continue to be a CARA Certified Race and a CARA Certified Green Race. Please contact CARA for more information on CARA Certified Races and the CARA discount for current CARA members for this event.


The proceeds from the Ravenswood Run benefit the Ravenswood Community Services Food Pantry at All Saints' Episcopal Church and the Student Health Centers at Lake View and Amundsen High Schools.

Race Shirt

All registered 5K participants will receive a gender-specific, short-sleeve shirt, designed exclusively for the Ravenswood Run! 

2015 Shirt


All registered Kids Race participants will receive a cotton t-shirt, participation medal and kid-specific goody bag.


Pancake Breakfast

How often can eating a pancake make a difference in someone's life? 


When you take part in the Ravenswood Run post-race pancake breakfast, prepared and served by chefs an staff of the Ravenswood Event Center, 100% of the proceeds goes to securing food for our hungry neighbors. 


Here's the math: $10 Pancake Breakfast = 100 pounds of food for the RCS Food Pantry.


Your donation means that others will eat too. RCS serves the Ravenswood and Uptown neighborhoods – help those who are in our neighborhood.


Training Program


Looking for a group to help you train for the Ravenswood Run? Chicago Endurance Sports is offering a No Boundaries training program, perfect for those looking to run their first 5K or returning to running after a bit of a hiatus.

Entry Limit

The Ravenswood Run is limited to a maximum of 4,000 entrants for the 5K and 350 entrants for the Kids Races. Registration for the event will close once the limit has been reached. Race week or race day registration may not be available.


Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-Up will take place at all Fleet Feet Sports - Chicago Chicago locations simultaneously on the following days:

Friday, April 24: 10am-8pm

Saturday, April 25: 10am-7pm


An additional day of packet pick-up will be available at Fleet Feet Sports - Lincoln Square on: Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 10am-8pm.

Race Day Packet Pick-Up:


6:30am – 7:30am

All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Hunger Is Here - You Can Help


Ravenswood Community Services provides groceries, meals and more to neighbors throughout Ravenswood and surrounding neighborhoods. Your participation in the Ravenswood Run directly supports the work of the organization. You can also help by participating in the food drive and by making monetary donations.


Bring a food item* with you when you pick-up your packet at Fleet Feet Sports or on race day. If you choose to make a monetary donation you can do so during online registration or at packet pick-up. Thanks for your extra effort and support!



The Ravenswood Run is using the latest in race timing technology, the Chronotrack B-Tag Timing System.  Timing devices will be distributed at Packet Pick-Up.


Course (USATF Certified Course #IL-13171-JW)


Click here to view!


Streets will be opened on a rolling basis as the races progresses. All race route streets will be opened by 9:00 a.m. with the race Start/Finish site re-opened by 11a.m. For more information, call the Ravenswood Community Services office at 773-769-0282 or our dedicated cell phone at 312-330-6827.


Event Rules and Guidelines

Click here for a complete list of the event rules and guidelines.

Transportation and Parking


If you plan on driving, we recommend the following parking options


Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Clinic Parking Lots located at Wilson and Ravenswood
Parking Garage (standard parking fees apply): Damen Ave and Sunnyside (entrance on Damen)
Ravenswood School : 4332 N. Paulina St. (enter through the alley)
McPherson School : 4728 N. Wolcott Ave. (enter from Lawrence Ave.)
Surface Lot : 4501 N. Damen (not in parking tower, enter on Damen)
Wintrust Bank: 2300 W. Lawrence Ave.
Courtenay School: 1726 W. Berteau Ave. (enter on Hermatage)
Ravenswood Ave :  Between Lawrence and Foster


We strongly encourage carpooling, riding your bike or taking public transportation to the event as parking is very limited in this area.


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 near the start/finish area.


Limited street parking is available along the west side of West Ravenswood Ave. between Sunnyside and Berteau.  Additional parking details will be posted as they become available.


Street Closures and Parking


"No Parking Zones" along the course will be enforced beginning at 4 a.m. on Sunday, April 26th. Please look for "No Parking" signs in your area for full details. Street closures along the route will occur between 7:30am and 9:30am. City streets will re-open promptly as the final runners pass through. The Chicago Police Department will be responsible for closing and re-opening streets. They will do so in a manner ensuring runner and spectator safety. Please follow their instructions when approaching streets on the course. Please do NOT attempt to block the race course at any time.  


Street closures from 4am until 11am for the pre- and post-race activities will be:

  • Hermitage Avenue between Sunnyside Avenue and Leland Avenue
  • Wilson Avenue between Paulina Street and Ravenswood (East) Avenue
  • Ravenswood (East) Avenue between Wilson Avenue and Leland Avenue


Click here to see a street-by-street list of closures.




Awards are presented to the top three overall male and female finishers.


Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over. (Top three overall male and top three overall female finishers are not included in age division awards.)


Awards presentation to begin at approximately 9:15am.



Results will be posted here and on www.mychicagoathlete.com by 4pm on race day. 

2015 Overall Results

2014 Overall Results

2013 Overall Results | Age Division Results

2012 Overall Results | Age Division Results

2011 Overall Results | Age Division Results

2010 Overall Results | Age Division Results

2009 Overall Results | Age Division Results

2008 Overall Results | Age Division Results

2007 Overall Results | Age Division Results

Find 2014 Ravenswood Run 5K Official Event Photography Here!


Weather Policy


The Ravenswood Run 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 canceled in advance. All decisions regarding cancellation will be made on site, race day.




If you would like to volunteer for the race, please call 773.561.3338 ext. 2 or email FFinfo@FleetFeetChicago.com 

Ravenswood Run, a neighborhood 5K
Ravenswood Run, a neighborhood 5K