Peanut Tillman 5k Run/Walk

Peanut Tillman 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, March 8, 2014  @ 9:00am


1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL    view map

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Universal Sole presents the Charles "Peanut" Tillman 5k Run/Walk. A prominent member of the Chicago Sports Community and a legendary Cornerback with the Chicago Bears, Charles has endeared himself not only on the field with his iron clad defense, but also off the field with his tireless work with the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation. Since 2005, Charles Tillman's charitable efforts have impacted the lives of over one million Chicago-area children. We invite you to come out and honor Charles & his family with all the work they have done & will do in the community, and the joy and pride Charles brings to the football field as a member of the Chicago Bears.

We are proud to be partnered with the Charles Tillman Cornerstone FoundationThe mission of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation is to provide opportunities and resources to children or their families who are in need. To hear Charles share his story, click here.

Charles Tillman named NFL Man of the Year

Congratulations to Charles for being named the NFL Man of the year for 2013! Tillman, who was one of three finalists in 2012, was selected over Jay Feely of the Cardinals and Thomas Davis of the Panthers at the NFL Honors at Radio City Music Hall. The award takes into account a player’s community service and on-field accomplishments. Click here  to read more.


Event features:

-Well-organized USOLE Event!
-Start & Finish line located near Soldier Field
-USATF Certified 5k course!  
-Chip Timing 
-Adult Gender Specific NIKE Tech T-Shirt
-Killer Raffle--Prizes include: Chicago Bear's memorabilia, Chicago Bear's tickets and much more!

Race Details:

Date: March 8, 2014
Location – Soldier Field
Check-in – 7:30am - 8:30am
Race Start – Lakefront Path


 T Shirt

 Race Pictures

 Event Timed


 Food and Drinks


 Kids' Activities



Course description:

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


-Plenty of parking near the event site at a discounted rate. $13.00 parking rate at the North Garage at Soldier Field before 9:30 am.
-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

**The overall Male & Female winner of the Charles Tillman 5k on March 8th will win an all expense paid trip to Denver (one of the locations) to compete and run in the Wings For Life World Run on May 4th! The world run is a world project of Red Bull and we are extremely excited to have Red Bull as a partner with USOLE and of all of our USOLE events in 2014!**

--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

Packet Pick Up Info: 

  • Thursday, March 6 (12-8pm) Universal Sole - Lakeview (MAP) (773) 868-0893
  • Friday, March 7 (12-7pm) Universal Sole - Lakeshore East (MAP) (312) 600-9707
  • Saturday, March 8 (7:30am-8:30am) Soldier Field - United Club (MAP
Race Day registration fee will be $50.00--cash only!

Want to volunteer? Please email Rhonda Anderson! ( 
Event Day Schedule: 

7:30am-8:30am Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration ($50 fee Race Day registration fee--cash only)(Will take place indoors in the United Club) 

9:00am Race Start (To ensure a safe start to the race, we ask all walkers and inviduals with strollers to start in the back of the corral) 

10:00am Kids Dash (Info above)

10:30am After party (Awards, Raffle, Food & Drinks) 

**All registered participants of the Peanut Tillman 5k will receive a free entry into the after party to be held in the United Club. Non-registered participants are welcome to attend the after party. $25.00 wristbands are available to purchase (cash or credit) for non-registered participants, which will include: beer, food and a raffle ticket.  All proceeds for the after party will go to the Cornerstone Foundation. **

Kids Dash

Ages 2-12

2-3 year olds: 25 yards
4-6 year olds: 50 yards
7-12 year olds: 100 yards
Registration fee includes a custom Chicago Bear's item. 

Team/Club Competition


It’s that simple! The group that shows up with the most runners/walkers for the Charles “Peanut” Tillman 5k on March 8th wins the ultimate “Tillman Tail Gate Party” this summer or fall from our beautiful park here at Lakeshore East! Charles will pick your menu and make sure your club or group (50 people max) gets fed, tailgate style!! Details will be announced on March 8th to the winning group or club! Sign up your work place, running club, drinking club, whatever…just be sure you put what club you are with when you register! All proceeds benefit the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation!


• Kid's Dash (12 yrs and younger)


• Registration Fee



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