Whether you run, walk, or just stand and cheer, you are invited to participate in Chicago's Most Festive 8K and make spirits bright for youngsters in need by making a donation or contributing a new toy to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. The Rudolph Ramble 8K is a winter wonderland of music, local food and craft sellers, freshly prepared winter treats, holiday decor, photos with Santa and more.
Toys will be collected during packet pick-up and on race day. Last year we gave over 200 toys to the children at the hospital. With your help, we look forward to giving even more to the children and families at the hospital!
New for 2015!
2015 Beanie Hat - 2 designs to choose from
DO-RITE DONUTS, coffee and cider for every finisher
Holiday themed marketplace featuring local food and craft sellers
On course carolers from Lane Technical College Prep high school
Additional great race benefits for all participants:
Professionally timed 8K course
Ornament Age-group awards
Donner Dash for children 2 to 12 years old
Christmas lights, Rudolph, Santa and a rocking holiday DJ!
Donner Dash Kids Races
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: Each child will receive a shirt, commemorative Donner Dash Medal that (doubles as a great ornament) and a candy cane.
2-4 years - 50 yards
5-8 years - 100 yards
9-12 years - 1/4 mile
Event Charity PartnerAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a state-of-the-art hospital located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top ten children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report. The hospital relies on philanthropic support to care for more than 153,000 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 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 - Lakeview, Lincoln Square & South Loop (all 3 locations, simultaneously) Friday, December 11th | 10:00am - 8:00pmSaturday, December 12th | 10:00am - 6:00pm Rudolph Ramble Race SiteSunday, December 13th | 7:30am - 9:00am
Every 8K participant will receive a top of the line Fleet Feet Sports Knit Beanie Hat at Packet Pick-Up. Pick your favorite style.
TimingThe 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.
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 - 2015 Commemorative Holiday Ornament
Weather PolicyThe 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. Volunteer If you would like to volunteer for the race please email Gerrie Rogalla