Edgewater 5k

Edgewater 5k


Edgewater 5k Run /1mi Walk returns for its fifth year


Edgewater, Chicago, IL –  The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Edgewater 5k Run / 1mi Walk at Loyola University’s St. Ignatius Community Plaza on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 8:00am - 10:00am.


This fundraising event has raised $17,000 to both private and public schools located in the 48th Ward since 2014. This year, the following neighborhood schools are looking forward to benefiting from donations from both runners’ registration and their community’s sponsors:


Chicago Friends School

Chicago Waldorf School

Families Together Cooperative Nursery School

Goudy Elementary

Hayt Elementary

McCutcheon Elementary

Peirce Elementary

Rickover Naval Academy

Senn High School

Swift Elementary

Sacred Heart Schools

Northside Catholic Academy

St. Thomas of Cantebury

Families Together Cooperative Nursery School


The chamber anticipates 800 community members, running enthusiasts, students, parents and local business owners participating in the Edgewater 5k race. The event’s sponsors hail from fitness and educational corners including Orange Shoe Personal Fitness, Andersonville Physical Therapy, Orange Theory Fitness, Athletico - Devon, Loyola University Chicago, Alderman Harry Osterman and Sacred Heart Schools. Local businesses interested in supporting Edgewater’s schools should consider sponsorship opportunities. Edgewater residents and residents from neighboring neighborhoods are welcome to sign up and volunteer to help with the race as well online.


The Edgewater 5k is open to the general public, local residents, students and parents alike. Register online now (starting at $35 before August 31) to participate in the race, help boost neighborhood spirit and give back to your community’s schools. In addition to the 5k, this year the Edgewater Chamber added a special Kids’ Race ($5) for children ages 3-5 to also have the chance to join in on the fun after the 5k wraps up. Not to be missed, the popular Mascot Race is returning as part of the post race activities.


“The fifth annual 5k is the only opportunity to run down Sheridan Rd in Edgewater. The event has grown into a fun community activity that residents, families and friends look forward to each fall” says Katrina Balog, executive director of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce.


About Edgewater 5k

Join us for the annual Edgewater 5k Run/1mi Walk, the only race course that includes Sheridan Road and the lakefront path! The Edgewater 5k raises money for all schools in the 48th Ward, both private and public.  Your investment in today’s students is an investment in the future, as many of the 48th Ward graduates stay in the community. Since the race began in 2014 we have raised $17,000 for 48th Ward schools.


For more information, please visit https://www.edgewater.org/events/edgewater-5k-runwalk/


About Edgewater Chamber of Commerce

Edgewater Chamber of Commerce’s board exemplifies its core value of servant leadership and forwards its mission-based work with the small business community in Edgewater and beyond.


For more information, please visit https://www.edgewater.org/.


To learn more about this event, please contact:


Selvis Morales, Events Manager

Edgewater Chamber of Commerce

Office: (773) 561-6000



Date/Time October 14 2018, 8:00am - 10:00am
AdmissionEdgewater 5K - $35
Price increases after August 31, 2018 at 11:59pm CDT
Edgewater 1 Mile - $32
Price increases after August 31, 2018 at 11:59pm CDT
Kids' Race (Ages 3-5 Only) - $5
Registration ends October 14, 2018 at 11:59am CDT