Universal Sole Four Mile Classic ');

Universal Sole Four Mile Classic

Thursday, May 8, 2014  @ 7:00pm


450 E Benton Place (Lake Shore East Park) , Chicago, IL    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed, please register at the event.


When was the last time you ran a 4 miler with the City of Chicago as your backdrop? The Universal Sole Four Mile classic is back in 2014! The race will take place near Universal Sole’s downtown location, the Park @ Lakeshore East! Enjoy a chip timed 4 mile run/walk with a flat, fast course all along Chicago’s beautiful skyline! Imagine finishing this early spring event with a great post race festival! All this just steps away from the Loop!

We are proud to be partner with the CARA Road Scholars! CARA Road Scholars builds confidence and self-esteem, for at-risk Chicago area High School students, through a mentorship-based running program that achieves positive impact in education and life. For more information or to donate, please click HERE!

Event features:

-Well-organized USOLE Event!
-Start & Finish line located @ Lakeshore East – Lakefront Path 
-Chip Timing (Chips can be picked up @ the Universal Sole Tent near the start/finish area
-Gender Specific Tech T-Shirt
-Great flat Lake Front Course
-Goose Island sponsored after party!
-Killer Raffle!

Race Details:
Date: May 8, 2014
Location: The Park @ Lakeshore East
Check-in:  5pm–6:30pm
Race Start: 7:00pm on the Lakefront Path directly east from park and near Dusable Harbor

Post Race Details:
Location:Lakeshore SF - Illinois Center (211 N Stetson Ave, Chicago, IL 60601)

  • Join the after party at the newly opened Lakeshore SF-Illinois Center. All race participants will receive a complimentary Goose Island Beer along with food and plenty of music. Need a place to change after the race? Lakeshore Sport & Fitness locker rooms will be available to use to freshen up before the party! You don't want to miss this opportunity to check out Lakeshore Sport & Fitness new facility while enjoying refreshments, music and a raffle. 

VOLUNTEER: Email rhonda@universalsole.com!  


 T Shirt

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks





Course description:

Course Description:
-Flat, Fast Course starting on the Lakefront Path 
-Start/Finish near Dusable Harbor. Runners head SOUTH on Lakefront Path for 2 miles then turnaround. (Out and back course setup)
-AID STATION will be near the 2 mile mark.  


-Plenty of parking in the garages in and around Lakeshore East with garages near the Aqua building, Universal Sole Garage (Marianos Building) and Milennium Park Garage
-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

DISCOUNTED PARKING OPTION - All registered adult participants will have access to 5 hours for $4 at the Aqua garage only (If you park at another garage - we cannot discount your parking). Participants can pick up those validations race day at the Universal Sole Event Day Festival tent.  You will need your race bib to pick up a parking voucher.  They work as chasers. Participants will pull a ticket and when leaving will insert the pulled ticket and follow it with the voucher.  Finally, Aqua is located at 225 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.  After you park, you will exit the Aqua garage and head down (east) to the Park at Lakeshore East. There is a public elevator or grand staircase.

Awards info:


-Overall Male & Female Winners

-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


Saturday, May 3 @ Universal Sole - Lakeview 10am-6pm
Sunday, May 4 @ Universal Sole - Lakeview 12pm-5pm
Monday, May 5 @ Universal Sole - Lakeview 12pm-8pm
Wednesday, May 7 @ Universal Sole - Lakeshore East 12pm-8pm
Thursday, May 8 @ Universal Sole - Lakeshore East 12pm-6:30pm 


• Registration Fee



Online registration is closed, please register at the event.








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