El Grito 5K Family Run/Walk

Sun September 8, 2019 Chicago, IL US 60623 Directions
How long is a 5K?
A 5K is 3.1 miles.
Is this a USATF or CARA certified race?
No it is not a USATF or CARA certified race.
Can I walk the 5K instead of run?
Yes! We encourage both runners and walkers of all fitness levels to participate in this 5K.

Will this race be timed?
Yes, there will be digital chip timing for this race.
Do I need to bring my own water and snacks to the race?
You can if you would like but we will be providing water, Gatorade, bananas and granola bars as well.
Will there be a place to store my belongings?
Yes, we will have gear check located by the registration booth.  Please give yourself enough time to drop off your belongings before the race starts. You will need to pick up your belongings by 12:00pm.

When is packet pickup?
We recommend that you pick up your packet before race day! Please go to New Life Centers at 2657 S Lawndale Ave on either September 6th from 3:00pm-7:00pm or September 7th from 9:00am-12:00pm. If you are unable to make either of these dates then please pick up your packet on race day starting at 8:00am on Sunday, September 9th.

Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?
Yes, you can have someone else pick up your race packet for you. Please have them bring a copy of your race registration.

How can I register for the family pack?
In order to sign up as a family, you must register in person. We will have several different locations and times available each week for in-person registration starting June 26th. Follow New Life Centers on Instagram or Facebook to find out more details!

I have a small child. Can I race with a stroller? Do I need to register my child if they are in a stroller?
Yes you can race with your child in a stroller. In the spirit of family involvement, strollers are encouraged! We kindly ask participants with strollers to allow other racers to pass safely and stay single file on the course. Please do not register your child if they are in a stroller because they are not eligible for timed age bracket competitions.
At what age to I need to register my child?
As long as your child is not in a stroller and will be walking or running with you, they can be registered for this race. 

Can I wear a costume?
Yes! Costumes are highly encouraged for El Grito 5K. We would love to see your costume that celebrates Mexican Independence Day!

Are scooters, bicycles or any other kind of self-propelled vehicles allowed in this race?
No, only jogging strollers are allowed in this race. For the rest of us that don't fit in a stroller, get ready to walk or run!

If I register for the event but cannot participate on Race Day, can I receive a refund or transfer my registration to another person? 
Unfortunately, all registrations are final and registrations cannot be transferred to another participant. Please note: This event will happen rain or shine.
Where can I park?
Please arrive early to find parking! Parking will be limited as many streets are closed for the race and Mexican Independence Day Parade. Kostner Avenue will be a tow zone area on race day. We recommend finding parking on a nearby side streets. Ogden Avenue is also a good option just north of 26th street.

Can I bring my dog to run/walk with me in the race?
You will be allowed to bring your four-legged friend to the race. Please make sure you clean up after them!