Running Away Multisport will be hosting their annual neighborhood race, the Bucktown 5K on Sunday October 3rd, 2010. As a result,  there will be increased commotion at the retail store, as well as on the race site premises (Burr Elementary School) for a few days prior to the event. Organizers  sincerely hope that the increased traffic and festivities will not cause any inconvenience. Residents are invited to  join the race, (you can register at, or, simply drop by the after party to enjoy live music and local treats. See below for event information, road closures, volunteer information and more.

Event Information: The 5k will take place at 8:30 a.m. and the course runs thru quaint tree line streets of Bucktown. The race starts and finishes at Burr Elementary School on the corner of Wabansia and Marshfield.

Road Closures May Impact You: Chicago Streets and Sanitation will put up “No Parking Tow Zone” signs on the entire race course on or about Friday, October 1st warning you not to park there Sunday, October 3rd from 1:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ALL OF THE STREETS ON THE RACE COURSE WILL BE CLEARED ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3RD ANYTIME AFTER 1:00 A.M. AND VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED OR RELOCATED.

To accommodate the displaced residents, organizers have rented the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Best Buy/Kohl’s parking garage at 2120 N Elston Ave. We will supply a shuttle service with pick up/drop off locations at Running Away Multisport, 1634 W North, and the North side of Holstein Park at 2200 N Oakley (Oakley/Lyndale) to/from the parking garage on Saturday, October 2nd from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

The shuttle service will operate on the following schedule.

  • Running Away Multisport –Pick up/drop off on the hour
  • Holstein Park—Pick up/drop on the ½ hour

At 8:15 a.m., police and event personnel will implement street closures along the entire course. The race will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and usually lasts about 50-55 minutes. The affected streets will be reopened as soon as the race is over. Residents and businesses located near the course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closures and parking schedules.

Prior to the start of the race, all athletes are asked to respect the community, respect the course and fellow Bucktown neighbors, and to only run in the street. They are directed to not throw debris into the street (except at the specified water station). In addition, everyone will be made aware that this is a community event, subsequently all music and post race activity will be confined to the Burr Elementary field near the start/finish line, and garbage along the course will be removed promptly by race staff.

For more information visit the event website at