Burgers & Beer 5k Run/Walk

Burgers & Beer 5k Run/Walk

Monday, July 13, 2015   •  5k Run/Walk


1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL    view map

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Online registration is closed, please register at the event.


Burgers & Beer has been a Universal Sole tradition for over 6 years! It started as a grass roots event from Universal Sole's Lakeview store to bring people together for an easy fun run of 3 or 5 miles coupled with  312 Goose Island Beer and burgers from various Lakeview neighborhood bars! It has always been about bringing the Chicago running community together for a once a month event where friends can catch up, folks can make new friends and everyone enjoys the company while heading out on a fun run in Chicago's historic Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. With the growth and popularity of the Burgers & Beer Fun Runs, folks have asked if we were ever going to do an official Burgers & Beer race! Well, here we are, the 4th annual Burgers & Beer 5k is officially here on July 13, 2015 at Soldier Field!

Charity Benificary: Special Olympics - Chicago

The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. 

Event features:

-Well-organized USOLE Event!
-Start & Finish line located near Soldier Field
-Chip Timing 
-Adult Gender Specific Tech T-Shirt
-Goose Island craft beers and catered burgers (including vegan options)! 

Race Details:

Date: July 13, 2015
Location – Soldier Field
Check-in – 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Race Start – 7:00pm


 T Shirt

 Event Timed


 Food and Drinks





Course description:

-Flat, Fast Course along the Chicago Lakefront Path 
-Start/Finish (near E Waldron Dr), Turnaround & Aid Station (near 31st St)  


-There will be plenty of parking near the event site. We encourage all participants to carpool! $20.00 discounted parking rate will be available at the Waldron parking deck located just south of Soldier Field (exit Lakeshore Drive @ 18th)
-It is encouraged for all folks to use public transportation as this race location is right off Lakeshore drive and off the running/bike path.

Awards info:

The top three overall Male & Female
-Age Group M&F Awards: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Additional info

Want to volunteer? Please email Rhonda Anderson! (rhonda@universalsole.com) 

Packet Pickup Information: 

Thursday, July 9 - Universal Sole - Lakeview  12pm-8pm
Friday, July 10 - Universal Sole - Lakeview  12pm-8pm
Saturday, July 11 - Universal Sole - Lakeview 10am-6pm
Sunday, July 12 - Universal Sole - Lakeview 11am-5pm
Monday, July 13 - Soldier Field (Universal Sole Tent) - 5:00pm-6:30pm (RACE DAY

Make a donation and receive chance to win 2 tickets on United Airlines!

Through sports, Special Olympics Chicago is building a community of acceptance and inclusion for all people. More than 5,000 individuals enjoy programs throughout the year and your participation will have a direct impact These athletes set goals, train, and celebrate accomplishments just like you!  There is no cost to our athletes to participate in Special Olympics events.  Support your fellow athletes in this special way.  Make a donation below and have a chance to win (2) tickets on United Airlines good travel in the United States.  Drawing will take place on the night of the race so look ahead and plan your next getaway.



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