El Grito 5K Family Run/Walk

Sun September 8, 2019 Chicago, IL US 60623 Directions
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El Grito 5K (18 & over)

$20 10:00AM CDT Price increases after May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT

El Grito 5K (17 and Under)

$15 10:00AM CDT Registration ends September 7, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://newlifecenters.org/elgrito5k.

Manuel Perez Jr. Plaza - 4345 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623
Chicago, IL US 60623

Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 10:00am


The El Grito 5K course runs along 26th Street, Chicago's second magnificent mile, in the culturally rich Mexican neighborhood of Little Village. The race will precede the 50th annual Mexican Independence Day Parade. 
We invite runners of all fitness levels to participate in this event!


Adult Registration Fees (18+)

  • May Registration: $20
  • June Registration: $25
  • July Registration: $30
  • August Registration: $35
  • Last Call (September 1 - September 7): $40
  • Race Day Registration (September 8 | 7am-9am): $45

Youth Registration Fees (17 & Under)

  • May 1 - September 7: $15
  • Race Day Registration (September 8 | 7am-9am): $25

Family Registration Fees (4-5 people) In-person registration only

  • In-Person Registration (June 26 - September 7): $60
  • Race Day Registration (September 8 | 7am-9am): $ 75

Fundraiser for Youth Sports Programming in Little Village
100% of the proceeds from the El Grito 5K go directly towards funding New Life Centers programming that supports youth and families in Little Village. Through our programs we aim to connect youth and young adults to Christ and community through mentoring, education and sports. The El Grito 5k Run/Walk is presented in partnership with New Life Centers and the Little Village Chamber of Commerce.

Race Contact Info

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The 2018 El Grito 5K will start and finish at the Manuel Perez Jr. Plaza (4345 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623), running the same route as the Mexican Independence Day Parade that follows the 5K!


Race Course
Participants run/walk down 26th Street just past Kedzie Ave on the south side of the street and return to Kostner Ave on the north side of the street. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to race down the most famous street in Little Village!


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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.
Schedule of Events
7:00am - 9:00am: Race Day Registration 
8:00am - Packet Pickup Begins
9:30am - Warm Up Zumba Session
10:00am - 5K Starts
11:00am - Awards Ceremony/Post Race Celebration
Race Day Information
Awards Ceremony/Post Race Celebration
After crossing the finish line go to the Manuel Perez Jr. plaza to enjoy the awards ceremony, music and TAMALES! 
ALL PARTICIPANTS will receive a medal as they cross the finish line!
Race results will be displayed at the Post Race Celebration,  El Grito Facebook page and race registration website.
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.
Gear Check & Strollers
Gear check will be available near the packet pickup and registration tents. Strollers are allowed! We ask that runners/walkers with strollers start at the back of the line in order to ensure the safety of all participants.

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