We are happy to announce that we are partnering with Alderman Harry Osterman, Star Events, and 11 local schools to produce the first annual Edgewater 5k Run/Walk! A portion of each registration fee will be donated to the school of the runner’s choice. Click here to see the race route!
The Edgewater 5k provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy everything Edgewater has to offer. Produced by Star Events, Chicago’s award-winning event company which specializes in producing world-class community celebrations and festivals, the event allows participants to get moving with their family, their friends, or even their dogs.
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8 a.m.
$45/person or $135/family of four
**Online Registration Ends Friday, Sept. 26, Noon**
You will be able to register at the event
Packet pick-up is at Edgewater Athletic Club, 1040 W. Granville
Friday, Sept. 26, 3 – 7 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Directions for getting to the 5k:
By bus – Take the 36 bus to the nearest bus stop at Broadway and Granville. From there walk a short distance east on Granville to the start of the race.
By train – Take the Red Line to the Granville stop, and walk the short distance east
By car – Note that Sheridan will be closed from the Broadway/Devon/Sheridan intersection to the Sheridan/Hollywood/Lake Shore intersection, and streets will be blocked off between Broadway and Sheridan. Come in from Broadway on the west side of the race.
Street parking will be limited, so we encourage our neighbors to walk and bike to the Edgewater 5k! There will be free parking available in the Loyola parking structure at Winthrop and Sheridan.
Looking for something fun for the family to do between the 5k and Edgewater Fall Art Fair? Come to nearby Berger Park for interactive activities with Mr. Jay, 9am-11am on the 28th! Dance the robot, sing the bear hunt or hear a story from Dorie the bird!
Edgewater Fall Art Fair: 11:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m.
The race route begins in front of the historic Sovereign Apartments at Granville and Kenmore and heads east to Sheridan Road. Runners will head south on Sheridan Road, a rare opportunity to run in the street, as they are dwarfed by the towering lakefront high rise buildings! The route turns east at Ardmore to the northernmost part of the scenic lakefront path, heading south past Kathy Osterman Beach. The run will take participants back in time to the Roaring ‘20s, past the famed Edgewater Beach Building. Rounding the corner of the Foster Beach concessions, the route meanders along the lakefront before turning around and heading back through the park.
Runners will gather post-race for snacks, then head to brunch at one of our local spots before returning to Granville Ave. for the Edgewater Fall Art Fair, featuring over 90+ artists, two stages and a beer garden.
There is no shortage to post-race brunch options in Edgewater! Stay close and dine on Granville Ave., or stretch your legs and head south to Bryn Mawr Ave. Either way, you won’t be disappointed! Options include:
Uncommon Ground (9am) – 1401 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
Ann Sather (7am) – 1147 W. Granville Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
Metropolis Coffee (7:30am) – 1039 W. Granville Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
Little Corner Restaurant (7am) – 5937 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60660
Broadway Cellars (10am) – 5900 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60660
Mas Alla Del Sol (10am) – 5848 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640
Lovely, Too (9am) – 1138 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
Nookies (7am) – 1100 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
Zanzibar (9am) – 1036 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
Francesca’s (10am) – 1039 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
Kitchen Sink (7:30am) – 1107 W. Berwyn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
The 48th Ward is home to nine elementary schools and two high schools, collectively serving more than 6,000 students. Reflecting the incredible diversity of Edgewater, kids in our local schools represent hundreds of countries around the world and speak over 75 different languages. Despite great challenges, our local schools have achieved marked success. Our schools have received the highest CPS Level 1 ratings, the National Blue Ribbon Award, expanded IB programs, and innovative arts partnerships. Funds raised by the Edgewater 5k Run/Walk will go toward providing expanded educational opportunities such as arts and sports programs.
Edgewater Athletic Club
Loyola University Chicago
Swedish Covenant Hospital
State Rep. Kelly Cassidy
Physicians Immediate Care
Chicago Spinal Care
re: Chiropractic + Wellness
Alderman Harry Osterman