Join us May 7, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. for an incredible morning to celebrate running and Cinco de Mayo in Chicago. For more about our 5-mile course along Lake Michigan, see below. 


Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

Our USATF-certified 5-mile course is one of the best in the Chicago area. You’ll start in the park and make your way along Lake Michigan before returning to Montrose Harbor. The finish line is a 3-story tall piñata arch.


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 pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Lincoln Square (4762 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) at the following times:

  • Thursday, 5/5 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 5/6 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • There is no race day packet pickup!


Once you finish, the party is just beginning. After you cross under the giant piñata, you’ll be treated to a feast that includes 1 complimentary beer or Mexican mule (for 21+), 2 breakfast tacos, Horchata, 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, if you would like to purchase extra beer/mule tickets please do so online during the registration process. No additional tickets will be sold on race day.

What are you waiting for? Treat yourself to an unforgettable race experience today!