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Necktie 5K Walk & Run

Sat June 16, 2018
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 ABSR Necktie 5K Walk & Run.  Results Below.  The race was a great success!  If you have comments or suggestions, please email them to necktierun@yahoo.com or complete the race evaluation in your results email.

Race photos are now available on our FaceBook Page:  2018 Necktie 5K Race Photos

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

Necktie Sponsors:
Anytime Fitness, Michigan City – Jess Leazenby & Kevin Scott
Arlene Beglin Real Estate
Bartlett's Bar & Gourmet Grill - Nicole Bissonnette & Gary Sanders
Butch McGuires, Chicago - Bobby & Rachel McGuire
Conrad CLC – Jackie Conrad
Dune Billies Beach Cafe - Lisa Murray
Dunes Walk Inn - Ari & Stephanie Killian
Hospice of the Calumet Area - Adrianne May
Integrative Flavors - Brian & Georgeann Quealy
Jannsen's Dunes Mart - John & Beth Jannsen
Mary Stanton Corrigan Photography
Midwest Neuromonitoring - Terry McKenna
MSI Manufacturing Solutions - Charles Weinberg & Tom Donnelly
Nature’s Cupboard – Mylese Tucker
Nordstrom Psychological Services - Craig & Carol Nordstrom
Porter Bank - Jim Ruge
Pratt 100% Recycled - Bob Young & Jay Hennessey
Revolution Brewery - Josh Deth & Krista Sahakian
South Shore Ovenworks - Jim Chaddock
Steinberg Skating Rink, St Louis - Anne Kasal & Jeff Kasal
Suzy Vance, LLC
TroyBuilt Fitness - Troy Ford & Morris McKnight
Wagners Ribs - Linda and Steve Wagner

Bowtie Sponsors:
ABSR Program Committee                ABSR Board Members
Carol Nordstrom - Cookies                Porter Health - Ambulance
Angela Maurello - Sandwiches          Geoff Benson - Master of Ceremonies
Bob Stanley - 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

We look forward to seeing you next year!
12th Annual Necktie Walk & Run
Saturday, June 15, 2019

2018 Results

Click below for a full list of results from the 2018 Necktie 5K Walk & Run:




Overall winners:

Audrius Deuschel, Male Overall Winner, Beverly Shores, IN, 17:29
Emily Leonard, Female Overall Winner, Park Ridge, IL, 18:31
Chris and Julia Sherpitis, Father \ Daughter, Hinsdale, IL, 26:17
Richard and Daniel Chew, Team Father \ Son Team, Straughn, IN, 20:48


Event Time Price Details

Join us Saturday, June 16, 2018 (Father’s Day Weekend) for the 11th 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.

Rebora Plaza, Beverly Shores
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, across Highway 12.

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.

Registration Timeline

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

January 15, 2018
Online registration opens.

June 4, 2018
Deadline for early registration.Registration after this date will be $25 per entry. No exceptions.

June 12, 2018
Deadline for online and mail-in registration (unless we reach our cap of 500 before this date).

June 15, 2018
Packet pick-up, in-person registration available at the Beverly Shores Administration Building from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

June 16, 2018
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.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

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 (www.absr.org) for more information on ABSR events and ways you can get involved.


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


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