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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Grant ParkUpper Hutchinson FieldBalbo Avenue and Columbus DriveChicago, IL 60601
a.m. – Event Village opens8:30
a.m. – Be The Match Registry Drive opens9:15
a.m. – Marrow/PBSC Donor & Transplant Recipient/Patient photo (at stage)9:30
a.m. – Welcome Program and Top Fundraising Awards9:45
a.m. – Tot Trot10:00
a.m. – 5K10:05
a.m. – 1K
Once running results are final, winners will be announced and prizes will be available for pickup at the Information Tent.
Specialty bibs are available for marrow donors, transplant recipients and supporters who are participating in honor or memory of a special person. Pick up your bib at the Be The Match Tent in the Event Village.
Please note: We do not offer a bag drop. Please leave any items you don’t want to carry in a secure location.
Join Bollywood Groove
as they get you warmed up for the Be The Match Walk+Run through some fun bG
Cardio on Bollywood tunes!
Groove is a Dance, Fitness and Education company with 30+ classes/week for kids
and adults. They have been featured on NBC, ABC, FOX, Elle Magazine,
Nielsen Media, WCIU, Sun Times and more. Their professional dance team has
performed at Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Ruth Page, Montrose, Museum of
Contemporary Art and the opening of Chicago’s Summerdance festival. Their
latest book on Holi - India's festival of colors - is a perfect multicultural
read for kids! To find out more on this and their other titles, visit BollyGroove.com/books.
1K and 5K routes are along the paved
running/biking Lakefront Trail starting near Upper Hutchinson Field. While
there are no vehicles on this trail system, it is open to the public and is
popular with joggers & cyclists. Please be courteous to other runners,
walkers, and cyclists by staying on your right, especially if you are
accompanied by children and/or have strollers. There are two points where
the route crosses the street, so traffic
Control Officers will assist participants at these intersections.
are better neighbors when we do not block the whole path by walking 4-5 across,
but rather walk in pairs and leave room for other beach-goers to enjoy the
paths as well.
is also important to pay special attention to the directions provided by
signage and course marshals.
The Tot Trot is approximately 150-200 feet
Click here for fundraising incentives and running awards information.
Eat at Giordano's on April 29 and 15% of your entire bill will be donated to Be The Match. Print this flier to participate.
We are looking for volunteer leaders! Be part of the Local Organizing Committee that is dedicated to helping the event reach its goals in order to save more lives. Committee members serve as ambassadors of Be The Match, lead fundraising efforts for the Walk+Run, and promote the Walk+Run in the local community. No experience is necessary.
You can also help us get the word out about your participation in the Be The Match Walk+Run. Build awareness and help boost the funds you raise by spreading the word to your social networks or by posting event posters and postcards in your community.
Contact Angie Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information about the committee or to request posters and/or postcards.
When: Friday, April 28, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town 1620 N Wells
Street Chicago, IL
60614 (312) 587-3338
can be found at www.fleetfeetchicago.com/oldtown
You can have
a family member or friend pick up your bib and T-shirt if you are registered
and unable to claim it yourself.
Captains: If you will be picking up for an
entire team, please email Angie Larson at email@example.com by 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 to reserve a
Garden Inn10 E. Grand
Be The Match Walk+Run group
room rate: $169Reservation cutoff date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Guests may call to make reservations at 800-445-8667 or use the Be
The Match group reservation link below to make an online reservation. When
calling, all guests must identify themselves as a member of the Be The Match
Walk+Run group in order to obtain the hotel’s group rate.
Click here to book your hotel reservation for the Chicago
Be The Match Walk+Run room block.
Valet is available for $64 overnight with in and out privileges
and self-parking is $46 overnight without in and out privileges.