Burgers & Beer 5k Run/Walk

Burgers & Beer 5k Run/Walk

July 14, 2014  @ 7:00pm   •  5k Run/Walk


1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed, please register at the event.


Burgers & Beer has been a Universal Sole tradition for over 5 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 followed by 312 Goose Island Beer and Fizz Bar & Grill Burgers! 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 3rd annual Burgers & Beer 5k is officially here on July 14, 2014 at Soldier Field! The Burgers & Beer 5k is proud to partner with Special Olympics Chicago! A portion of race proceeds will go to supporting 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
-USATF Certified 5k course!  
-Chip Timing 
-Adult Gender Specific Tech T-Shirt
-Goose Island craft beers and catered burgers (including vegan options)! 

Race Details:

Date: July 14, 2014
Location – Soldier Field
Check-in – 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Race Start – Lakefront Path


 T Shirt

 Race Pictures

 Event Timed


 Food and Drinks





Course description:

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

Course maps:

 Course Map  


-Plenty of parking near the event site at a discounted rate.
-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: 

Wednesday, July 9 - Universal Sole - Lakeshore East 12pm-8pm
Thursday, July 10 - Universal Sole - Lakeshore East 12pm-8pm
Saturday, July 12 - Universal Sole - Lakeview 10am-6pm
Sunday, July 13 - Universal Sole - Lakeview 11am-5pm
Monday, July 14 - Soldier Field (Universal Sole Tent) - 5:00pm-6:30pm (RACE DAY)  


Team/Club Competition




Online registration is closed, please register at the event.








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