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O'Hare 5K on the Runway and Community Day, presented by United Airlines

O'Hare 5K on the Runway and Community Day, presented by United Airlines

Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 8 AM start, Community Day closes at 1 PM
Location: O'Hare International Airport (Dept. of Aviation, 10510 W Zemke Rd) | Chicago
The Chicago Department of Aviation and United Airlines are partnering to host a 5K run/walk benefitting Wounded Warrior Project. The event will be a one-of-a kind opportunity to experience the runway like few people do and share in a Community Day after the race filled with fun for the whole family, entertainment and food. The course will feature the display of a United Airlines aircraft. The Days festivities will begin with a brief program to start the race. Following the conclusion of the race, a portion of the course will be open to the community for viewing and photo opportunities in front of the United aircraft.

Highlights include:
  • Race benefits Wounded Warrior Project
  • Walk and Photo-op on the runway
  • Free Admission to Community Day
  • Free parking
  • Entertainment
  • Food vendors
  • Take-off Trot (kids race)
Registration Fees
$35 through 10/10 Sign Up Early & Save!!
$40 through 10/19
$50 - Event Day (10/20)
$15 - Take-Off Trot Kids' Dash

ATTENTION PARTICIPANTS! Important Security Information
ALL race participants MUST produce a valid form of identification before they are allowed on the runway. Acceptable forms of identification must contain first name, last name, and photo (i.e. driver's license, school ID). The information on the runner bib MUST MATCH the information on the ID. If you do not possess such identification, your emergency contact MUST be present with a valid form of identification (as described above)to vouch for your identity.

Ways to Register
Sign Up Early ... This Race WILL Sell Out!
Pre-Register Online
Click Here to save time and register online! Online registration will close on Friday, October 19 at noon.

Event Day Registration
Registration and race day packet pick-up will take place at TBD location starting at 6:30 a.m. Please arrive early to assure proper and accurate registration. Registration ends 30 minutes prior to the start of each event.


Schedule of Races (Start Times)
5K Chip-Timed Run: 8:00 a.m.
5K Fun Run & Walk: 8:05 a.m.
Take-Off Trot: 9:30a.m. (approximately)

**Start Times are still subject to city approval**

Take-Off Trot Kids' Dash
Grab the kids for the Kids' Dash. Kids will be broken down into heats by age and gender.

Age - Distance
4 and under - 50 yards
5 & 6 - 100 yards
7 & 8 - 220 yards (1/8 Mile)
9 & 10 - 440 yards (1/4 Mile)

An entry form must be filled out for each participant! T-shirt included in $15 registration fee.

Awards
Overall Winners: The fastest overall male and female runners will each receive two domestic economy class round-trip United Airlines tickets. As always, restrictions apply.

Age Groups: The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners in each age category for men and women will receive medals.

Teams: The team with the most participants and the fastest collective team will each recieve an award.

Post-Race Celebration Day
The celebration continues after the race at the Chicago Department of Aviation (map) with activites for the whole family! Bounce houses, activities from local Chicago institutions, food & beverages (from some of the great O'Hare Airport restaurants!) and much more will take place from 8am to 1pm.

Parking
Free parking will be located in Parking Lot G (just south of the Chicago Department of Avaition). Shuttles will be available from Lot G throughout the morning.

What to Know as a Runner or Attendee ...
Similar to hopping on an airplane, there are lots of rules and restrictions for all participants and attendees. Keep in mind, the course and Community Day is on an active runway -- so your corporation is MUCH apperciated. A few items to remember prior to participating:

  • ALL race participants MUST produce a valid form of identification before they are allowed on the runway. Acceptable forms of identification must contain first name, last name, and photo (i.e. driver's license, school ID). The information on the runner bib MUST MATCH the information on the ID.
  • Stollers are allowed on the course however pets of any kind are not permitted.
  • We ask for your help in making this a SAFE runway for airplanes landing immediately following the event by disposing cups at the water stations in the provided garbage cans. Please do not throw them in the grass or on the runway! Remember, this is an active runway!
  • No outside food or beverages are permitted on the course or on at the Community Day festivities on the runway.
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Chip Timing - Chronotrack Disposable Chip Tags!
This event features The Chronotrack Disposable Chip! The computer chip comes attached to a plastic strip that is already adhered to your bib #. No need to wait until race day to pick up your chip - it's already on your bib when you go to a Pre-Registration/Packet Pick-Up event!

The chip tag should be peeled from the bib on race day and attached to your shoelaces - adhesive tabs and your shoelaces keep the tag in place. You must cross the special mats at the start and finish lines in order for your time to be recorded.

After crossing the finish line, the tag is your's to dispose of or to keep as a souvenir of your experience at O'Hare 5K on the Runway.

About the Beneficiary: Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to "honor and empower wounded warriors" of the United States Armed Forces. "The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) works to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs."

Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package,
please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Still Have Questions about Logistics?
Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Crystal Mann at 773-584-6691.

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