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We highly encourage carpooling or biking to the event. There will be thousands of participants, volunteers, and spectators on site race morning. Please plan for heavy traffic and allow ample time to check your gear and get into your corral.
Gear check is available to all registered participants.
• 7:00am – 11:30pm on race day
• Gear check bags must be 12” X 18” or smaller
• Bags may be left at gear check tent only
RAM Racing is not responsible for lost or damaged items. Please have the gear check tab from your bib adhered to your bag prior to entering the gear check lines.
After crossing the finish line (go you!), head over to the Post Race Party and celebrate your achievement.
o Munch on yum yum grub
o Bring the little ones to go wild at the Kid Zone
Sunday, September 13th, 2014
Burr Elementary School Grounds
1621 West Wabansia (Wabansia & Marshfield)
This race kicks off at 8:30am.
Get there by 7:30am to check your gear and find your corral.
• Thursday, September 1oth
o Running Away Multisport Deerfield
800 Waukegan Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015
• Friday, September 11th
o Running Away Multisport Lincoln Park
2219 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
• Saturday, September 12th
o Running Away Multisport Lincoln Park
2219 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
No packets or goodie bags will be distributed past the close of packet pickup on Saturday, September 12th. Friends or family members are welcome collect your packet for you. Just send them with a copy of your confirmation email. You may switch your goodie bag size up until a month before the race on your RAM Racing account.
RAM Racing now offers the option to have your packet mailed for 2015 Bucktown 5k. If you have already registered for the event, and would like to register for packet by mail, follow the instructions below:
1. Log into your RAM Racing account
2. Open the “Your Races” tab in the upper right corner of the screen
3. Click on the View tab next to the correct race
4. Select the “Packet Mailing” option and follow the prompts through the payment process to pay the $15.27 for shipping
If you have not already registered for the race, you will have the option to add packet mailing during the registration process. Please, no P.O. Box addresses.
Stay tuned for the 2015 course map.
•Minimum pace: 15 minute mile
•Each aid station includes Gatorade, water, port-a-johns, and medical support
•Mile markers at each mile
•Start line staging begins at 6:30am.
•Medical Info: ALS units will be positioned at each aid station. In addition, course marshals and aid stations captains will be in communication with the medical teams at all times. Medical facilities will also be available at the finish line.
Keep your friends and family in the loop as you run the Bucktown 5k. Live runner updates send them free notifications via Facebook, Twitter, or text as you cross specific points on the course. Here’s how to get live runner updates set up:
After the race, all runners will receive free downloadable photos and video clips of themselves as they cross the finish line.
Share your memorable race moments! You can download free photos and videos of your finish line moment after the event.
Bucktown 5k is an officially timed event using the ChronoTrack B-Tag disposable chip timing system, the industry leader in endurance events. The timing system provides each participant with an accurate time from the start to the finish line as well as on course splits. Individual timing tags are affixed to the back of each bib number. Leave the tags on the back of the bib number and wear the bib number on your front torso, so that it is clearly visible on the outside of your clothing.
Please ensure the following are in order to receive an accurate time:
-Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
-Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (do not fold or wrinkle)
-Race bib is pinned in all four corners
-Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)
Bucktown 5k is a USATF-sanctioned event. You’ll see timing clocks at each mile marker along the course, as well as at the start and finish lines. Results will stream live online in real-time, so you and your fans can check your time right after crossing the finish line.
Previous race results can be found on our results page.
If you think the time we gave you is a little weird, let us know within two weeks through a correction request. Results become official after the 2-week mark.
The awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 10:30am. Only the top 3 overall male and female runners will be announced at the Post Race Party.
Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers, male and female, in each age group for each distance. Age groups are 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24 and every 5 years through 70+. All awards will be mailed within 6-8 weeks.
“The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.”
– Gilda Radner
Doctors are there when cancer enters your life. Hospitals are there during the treatment. Gilda’s Club Chicago is there through it all; for anyone who has ever been affected by cancer. Help us get more people through our Red Door. Become a Red Door Runner for the 2015 Bucktown 5k.
Gilda’s Club Chicago’s Red Door Runners have been crossing the finish line of the Bucktown 5k for seven years as they proudly raise money and awareness for the many programs the Club offers. With more than 300 free activities each month in the downtown Clubhouse and satellite hospital locations throughout the city, Gilda’s has served members from 92% of Chicago ZIP codes. Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing healthy lifestyle workshops, educational lectures, support and networking groups, social opportunities and resource referrals.
The BCO strives to promote the general welfare of Bucktown neighborhood residents. The primary purposes of the BCO are as follows:
1) To complement governmental and other public efforts by supporting educational, social, recreational, environmental, and cultural enrichment activities that serve the needs and interests of community children, youth, families, and seniors;
2) To promote a spirit of cooperation, goodwill and neighborliness, ease neighborhood tensions, and encourage people to openly communicate and take action for positive change in the community;
3) To collect and distribute information about topics of interest to the community and provide a public forum for residents and business owners to express their opinions;
4) To ensure the quality and availability of public and private community services and enhance the safety for those who live and work in Bucktown; and
5) To work with public officials, private citizens, and other neighborhood agencies to protect and preserve the historical diversity of the neighborhood, including housing stock, people, cultural capacity, and other characteristics of the community that make it unique.
Log into RAM Racing, then click My Account to view your registration.
All participant entries are non-transferable and non-refundable according to USATF regulations.
Yes, keep an eye out for emails from email@example.com.
Go ahead and move back in corrals—but please don’t move up.
Bucktown 5k welcomes walkers that can keep up with the 15 minute per mile pace. That’s about four miles per hour, or a very brisk walk.
Bucktown 5k welcomes all ages to the race. Please note participants under the age of 12 needing to be accompanied by an adult at all times, even on course.
Yes—there are port-o-johns at the start/finish area and at the aid stations.
Not on course, but they’re welcome in spectating sections!
Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the course.
Feel free to ride to the event, but you’ll have to park it before you get to the course.
One code per registration, please. Codes can be added during check out.
You can switch sizes until 4 weeks before the event:
1) Log onto your account from the RAM Racing website
2) Open the “My Account” tab in the upper right corner of the screen
3) Look under the “Upcoming Races” column and click on the “View” tab next to the correct race
Exchanges will also be available at both Running Away Multisport stores for one week post-race, pending availability.
As a brand ambassador, you will be our eyes and ears on-site. Tap into the social and running communities and engage in conversations with our audience: everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, couch-to-5ker, or just a casual run/walker we want you to participate with us! Post fliers, talk to businesses, universities, athletic stores and your friends! We have a fun race lineup planned and we want you to enjoy being a part of our RAM Racing team. All Ambassadors will be outfitted with RAM Racing swag. Ambassadors will be rewarded for the number of registrants that use their unique code. Your talents could earn you a free race entry, shoes, or an iPad!
Those that go above and beyond could win our Grand Prize: The Ultimate Getaway! Fly first-class anywhere in the country with a friend for the weekend!
If you are interested, please send us some info about yourself, your running journey and tell us why you would make a great RAMbassador in your community in 250 words or less. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please allow at least 48 hours before inquiring about your RAMbassador status. Our race team is working hard and will address all applications in the order received.
25 registrations: Free Entry to any RAM Racing series event
50 registrations: Bonus RAM Racing swag items
100 registrations: Free pair of shoes via Running Away Multisport
250 registrations: $250 VISA gift card
500 registrations: 16GB iPad Air
1,000 registrations: Trip for 2 + hotel to any Hot Chocolate race
1,500 registrations: Pre-race massage & spa day (Up to $300)
2,500 registrations: First-Class Trip for 2 to any Hot Chocolate race
5,000+ registrations: Trip for 2 First-Class anywhere in the US**
**travel dates subject to vary