Virtual Big Gay 5K Chicago

Mon June 1 - Sun July 5 Chicago, IL 60657 US RaceJoy Ready

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


The Big Gay 5K is back in a BIG way and we have gone virtual. Cue Gay Gasp!  Runners will join together across the country to complete 5k virtual races while celebrating LGBTQ Pride in a positive and healthy way. Athletes will have a choice of two routes in their city to run or walk and experience an interactive experience through the RaceJoy app.  The swag will be flowing - All registrants will be treated to an exclusive neck gator designed to be THE centerpiece of any Pride ensemble for those carefully planned food and drank pick-ups. And, everyone will receive the glitziest, gayest finisher medal you can dream up. Prepare your friends for an Insta glitter bomb! We'll also share a special live broadcast on June 27 featuring local drag personalities and providing the inspiration and fun you crave to complete the Big Gay 5K.

Proceeds benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), the leader in the fight for HIV prevention and treatment services in Illinois. AFC works to improve the health of people living with or vulnerable to HIV and chronic conditions and build movements towards achieving the end of homelessness and new HIV cases in Illinois.

The Swag


Big Gay 5K Chicago Swag

Packet Pick-Up

Registrants can pick up their Big Gay 5K Chicago race packets at these Fleet Feet Chicago locations:

Fleet Feet Old Town (1706 N Wells St)
Friday, June 26 from 11am-6pm

Fleet Feet Lincoln Square (4762 North Lincoln Avenue)
Saturday, June 27 from 11am-6pm)

Due to COVID-19 social gathering guidelines, Fleet Feet stores can only accommodate a small group of people at any given time. You MUST sign up for 15-minute pick-up window with Fleet Feet Chicago. Failure to arrive on time may result in a significant wait time or require you to return at a later time or even day. Please arrive early. The LINK to sign up for your time slot is coming soon. Watch your email and check back at our website once we have the link posted.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Virtual Big Gay 5K Chicago.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

Our Beneficiary

The AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) brings together service providers and funders to develop systems that meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to maximize the use of scarce resources. AFC manages more than $17 million in local, state, and federal funds for an array of AIDS-related services. By assisting government entities in planning, distributing, and monitoring service contracts, AFC helps develop provider expertise and promotes uniform and high-quality delivery across the region.

Until there is a vaccine and a cure, comprehensive HIV prevention services remain our best weapon in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The AIDS Foundation Chicago is committed to working with policymakers and service providers to increase funding for prevention services and programs that work.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


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