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Sunday - 12/14/2014
Rudolph Ramble 8K & Donner Dash

Event Location: Lincoln Park

Event Time: 9:00am 8K start, 10:00am Donner Dash start

2013 Results

Race Photos thanks to My EP Events


Whether you run, walk, or just stand and cheer, you're invited to make spirits bright for youngsters in need by making a donation or contributing a new toy to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. More than $2,000 was raised and an equal amount of toys were donated at last year's race.


The Donner Dash is designed for children ages 2 to 12 years, and takes place on a loop course on the running path with the start and finish in the heart of the festivities. The race will be staged in the following heats:

  • 2-4 years - 50 yards 
  • 5-6 years - 1/4 mile
  • 7-12 years - 1/2 mile

Event Beneficiary
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, formerly Children's Memorial Hospital, is a 23-story, state-of-the-art hospital located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Lurie Children's is ranked as one of the nation's top children's hospitals in the U.S.News & World Report 2013-14 Honor Roll rankings. Lurie Children's provides pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. The hospital relies on philanthropic support to care for more than 149,000 children each year. Learn more at luriechildrens.org.

Group Registration
Gather your friends and co-workers and come run together. The Rudolph Ramble 8K is great for groups! If you have a group of 10 participants or more, e-mail us (link to: 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 pick-up when you arrive!


Packet Pick-Up Details

Fleet Feet Sports - Lincoln Square, Old Town & South Loop

Friday, December 13th | 10:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday, December 14th | 10:00am - 7:00pm


Rudolph Ramble Race Site

Sunday, December 15th | 7:30am - 9:00am

Event Premium



Participant Details  


The Rudolph Ramble 8K uses the latest in race timing technology, the Chronotrack B-Tag Timing System.  Timing devices will be distributed at Packet Pick-Up.

Race Course Map

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.


  • The top three overall male and female finishers will receive awards
  • Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers

Weather Policy

The Rudolph Ramble 8K 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 email Gerrie Rogalla

Results will be posted on www.FleetFeetChicago.com and www.MyChicagoAthlete.com the day after the race.

2012 Race Results

Rudolph Ramble 8K & Donner Dash
Rudolph Ramble 8K & Donner Dash