Necktie 5K Walk & Run

Sat June 20, 2020 Directions
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Necktie 5K has been canceled.
Our mission has not changed: We still celebrate dads, promote wellness in our community, and appreciate the beauty of Beverly Shores and the Indiana Dunes. But this year, we are going to have to find other ways to accomplish these goals.
If you already registered for the race, you should see a refund on your credit card statement from  If not, please contact
Please support our sponsors!  Many are local businesses that rely on your patronage.  Scroll down to see a list of sponsors from last years race.
We hope to see you back for the Necktie 5K in 2021.  Stay Safe.  Happy Fathers Day!!

Join us Saturday, June 20, 2020 (Father’s Day Weekend) for the 13th annual Necktie 5K Walk & Run. As the name implies, participants are encouraged to wear neckties during the run in recognition of fathers everywhere! Prizes will be awarded to participants with the most-creative neckties. Prizes are also awarded to the first father\son and father\daughter teams to finish together.  This is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your dad and enjoy beautiful views of Lake Michigan. 

Pre-registered participants may receive a commemorative race number and official race shirt. T-Shirts are short-sleeved and unisex-sized; available in Kid's Small - Adult XXL.  

The top three finishers in each age group will receive a necktie. Also, awards will be given to the first father-son and first father-daughter teams to run the race together and cross the finish line together.

Family \ Group Discount
Groups of 4 or more who register online at the same time will receive a $5 discount per registration.  A discount will also be given to participants who register early and do not wish to get a t-shirt.

Registration Timeline

Registration is limited to the first 500 people who sign up. So register early!

January 31, 2020
Online registration opens.

June 8, 2020
Deadline for early registration.Registration after this date will be $25 per entry. No exceptions.

June 16, 2019
Deadline for online and mail-in registration (unless we reach our cap of 500 before this date).

June 19, 2020
Packet pick-up, in-person registration available at the Beverly Shores Administration Building from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

June 20, 2020
Race day registration opens at 6:45 AM and closes at 7:40 AM, or until we reach our cap of 500 registrations.

Before the Race - Kids Sprint & Group Stretches

Before the race, join us for the Kid's Sprint. The Sprint will take place at 7:40 AM near the registration tables. It is free! Registration is not require. The Sprint is open to ages 8 and under. All kids who participate win a prize!  Group Stretches will follow the Kids Sprint.

After the Race - Donuts & Live Entertainment

Refreshments (including bottled Gatorade, Jannsen's Donuts, and Carol Nordstrom's Famous Cookies) and Live Entertainment will be provided to participants after the run.

Rebora Plaza, 1 East Lakefront Drive, Beverly Shores, IN
Corner of Lakefront Drive and Broadway at Lake Michigan.
Parking available at St Ann Church.
Parking \ Shuttle Buses

Parking near the start line is very limited. On race day, no parking is available at Rebora Plaza. There are a few spots at the Lakeview public beach (just west of Rebora Plaza) and at the public lot on Dunbar at Lake Front Drive.  Additional parking is available at St. Ann's Church (433 Golf Wood Rd).

Two shuttle buses will pick-up runners at St Ann's Church and the Beverly Shores Administration Building (on Broadway). The vans will take runners directly to the start line. The shuttle vans will run every 3 - 5 minutes starting at 6:30 AM. We advise you arrive early so you are not rushed. After the run, the shuttle vans will return runners to their cars.

Please do NOT park at the Train Station. This parking lot is reserved for riders of the South Shore Line.

Association of Beverly Shores Residents (ABSR)

The Association of Beverly Shores Residents (ABSR) is a volunteer organization. Our mission is to promote the well being of the community, give voice to the concerns of its residents, and foster community spirit; to keep residents informed on matters of interest and concern to the Town of Beverly Shores and to disseminate information and take appropriate actions pertaining to those issues. The ABSR does this through monthly newsletters, children's activities, community social events, promoting environmental awareness, beautification projects, etc.

The Necktie 5K is organized by the Program Committee of the ABSR. Visit the ABSR website ( for more information on ABSR events and ways you can get involved.

2019 Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 ABSR Necktie 5K Walk & Run.  Results Below.  The race was a great success!  If you have comments or suggestions, please email them to or complete the race evaluation in your results email.  Race photos are available to download from our FaceBook Page and checkout the great article on

Click below for a full list of results from the 2019 Necktie 5K Walk & Run:



Overall winners:
Andrew Weber, Male Overall Winner, Chicago, IL, 16:35
Emily Leonard, Female Overall Winner, Park Ridge, IL, 19:04
Craig and Julia Benes, Father \ Daughter, Chicago, IL, 24:26
Tom and Aidan Ilic, Team Father \ Son Team, Valparaiso, IN, 24:10

This event would not have been possible without the support and assistance of our sponsors and volunteers.  Special thanks to:

Necktie Sponsors:
Allstate Insurance - Elaine Morris
Anytime Fitness, Michigan City – Jess Leazenby & Kevin Scott
Arlene Beglin Real Estate
Butch McGuires, Chicago - Bobby & Rachel McGuire
Connors Automotive - Michael Connor
Conrad CLC – Jackie Conrad
Dune Billies Beach Cafe - Lisa Murray
Dunes Walk Inn - Ari & Stephanie Killian
East Wind Studios - Mary Marshall
Harris Welsh & Lukmann
Hobgoblin - Steve and Dawn Huston
Hospice of the Calumet Area - Adrianne May
Integrative Flavors - Brian & Georgeann Quealy
Jannsen's Dunes Mart - John & Beth Jannsen
J&A Landscaping - John Nowicki
Jewel Osco Chesterton - Patty Lynch / Mark Sneider
LanCam Inc. - Eleanor Dihenes
MSI Manufacturing Solutions - Charles Weinberg & Tom Donnelly
Move with Marius - Marius Kasniunas
Nature’s Cupboard – Mylese Tucker
Nordstrom Psychological Services - Craig & Carol Nordstrom
Porter Bank - Jim Ruge
Pratt 100% Recycled - Bob Young & Jay Hennessey
South Shore Ovenworks - Jim Chaddock
TroyBuilt Fitness - Troy Ford 
Wagners Ribs - Linda and Steve Wagner

Bowtie Sponsors:
ABSR Program Committee                ABSR Board Members
Alan Spaeth - Flags and Banners     Jewel Osco Chesterton - Food, water, Gatorade
Carol Nordstrom - Cookies                Porter Health - Ambulance
Angela Maurello - Sandwiches         John Blackburn - Master of Ceremonies
Ellen Quade - T-Shirt Design              St Ann of the Dunes Parish - Parking
Jim Chadock - Entertainment           Troy Ford – Pre Race Stretches  
Schoolhouse Shop - Awards             Mark Coleman - Award Design
Pratt Industries and Bob Young - Trashcans and recycling boxes

We look forward to seeing you in 2020!
13th Annual Necktie Walk & Run
Saturday, June 20, 2020

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Rebora Plaza, 1 East Lakefront Drive, Beverly Shores, IN
Corner of Lakefront Drive and Broadway at Lake Michigan.
Parking available at St Ann Church.


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