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Cinco de Miler Race Details

The Cinco de Miler 5-Mile Run starts at Montrose Harbor and finishes under the 3-story tall piñata arch! Start time for the race is at 8:30 AM on Saturday, May 3rd. We’ll be updating this website regularly with live race details, so be sure to check back periodically for up-to-date information.
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The Course:

Start time: 8:30 a.m. Location: Montrose Harbor, 400 W. Montrose Harbor Drive Chicago IL 60640 Our USATF-certified 5-mile course is one of the best in the Chicago area! You’ll start along Simmonds Drive, adjacent to Montrose Beach, making your way north to Foster Avenue and Hollywood Beach before heading back along Lake Michigan to Montrose Beach Park. Cross the finish line under the 3-story tall piñata arch before shaking your way into the post-race fiesta!

Parking

Limited free parking is available on Montrose Avenue. Paid parking options are at the Pay & Display lots at Montrose Harbor, Wilson, and Foster beach entrances. The event is located at Montrose Harbor–Grove 16, 400 W. Montrose Harbor Drive, Chicago IL 60640.

Packet Pick Up

Packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Lincoln Square located at 4762 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60625 on Thursday, May, 1st from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday, May 2nd from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. There is NO race day packet pick up. Save time on packet pickup by adding on packet mailing at registration! Already registered? Don’t worry! You can add it on through your EnMotive account. Please note, we are unable to mail out packets after the packet mailing deadline has passed.

Post Race Party

After you cross the finish line under the giant piñata, celebrate your accomplishment at the Cinco de Miler Cantina! Refuel with festive treats, one complimentary beer or Mexican Mule (21+), lawn games and more. Plus, we’ll have a live mariachi band playing for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration by the lake! Participants 21 years and older can purchase extra beer/mule tickets during the registration process. No additional tickets will be sold on race day.

Big A** Burrito

The Cinco de Miler Cantina will be serving up delicious big a** breakfast burritos and horchata!

Awards

Get ready to make your mark, runners! This year, the prize purse is back for some exciting awards and prizes. Overall awards will be given to the top three male and female and will receive:

1st Place:
$250*
$100 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago

2nd Place:
$150*
$50 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago

3rd Place:
$100*
$25 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago

*Winners will need to complete and submit a W9 within 1-week post-race to process payment.

Age Groups

Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female winners in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+.

Ready to Run?

Join the Cinco de Miler 5-Mile Run on May 3, 2025, for a festive run through the Montrose Harbor area of Chicago.