Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll
What happens if it rains?
We run rain or shine, so be prepared for all inclement weather. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, blankets, jackets, ponchos, umbrellas, etc.
Is there a registration fee to participate and/or a fundraising minimum?
Registration for 5k:
$35 registration fee until May 16, 2018
$40 registration fee from May 17 – July 16, 2018
$50 registration fee on July 17 (race day)
Registration for 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll:
$20 registration fee until May 16, 2018
$25 registration fee from May 17 – July 16, 2018
$35 registration fee on July 17 (race day)
When do you begin and stop collecting donations for the Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile?
We begin collecting donations as soon as the registration page is open and will keep our books open until December 31. We encourage you to turn in your money as early as possible but will accept donations on Race day and after.
Where should I mail checks?
Please mail checks only (no cash) to:
Les Turner ALS Foundation
Attn: Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile
5550 W Touhy Avenue, Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60077
Checks should be made payable to the Les Turner ALS Foundation and remember to indicate your team name and the person that should be credited somewhere on the envelope or check. All offline gifts will be uploaded to your fundraising page (unless otherwise noted) and reflected in your fundraising total.
How do I receive an official Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll t-shirt?
All registered participants will receive an official event t-shirt. T-shirts can be picked up at packet pick-up or on event day.
Is the event wheelchair friendly?
Of course! Accessibility around the venue and along the route is critical and our top priority.
Can my child participate in the race?
Participants 5 years old or younger are welcome to join the race and are free with a registered adult. Children over the age of 5 years old need to register for the 5k run (timed) or 1 mile walk to receive a t-shirt and bib to access the course.
Are strollers or baby joggers allowed?
The race is family-friendly and the course can accommodate strollers/joggers. We ask that you start toward the back so as not to impede other participants. For safety reasons, please stay to the right while on the course so faster runners can safely pass.
What are the routes for the run and
5k Course Map
1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll Course Map
Are there any incentives for fundraising?
All proceeds will benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation, which provides support to the vast majority of people living with ALS in the Chicagoland area. Your participation and fundraising efforts for the Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll will help fund patient service programs, crucial ALS research at Northwestern Medicine and provide hope for a future without ALS. Participants who raise over $100 will also receive additional fundraising perks!
Where will packet pick-up be located?
More information about packet pick-up coming soon.
AND PARKING INFORMATION
Guaranteed Rate Field is located at 333 W 35th St. Chicago, IL 60616.
The stadium can be accessed by both the Red Line Sox/35th stop and the Green Line 35th/Bronzeville/IIT Stop.
All parking will be located in Lot A. This includes all volunteers, participants, buses, cars, etc. Parking is free.
Handicap parking spots will be reserved for people living with ALS in Parking Lot B. This is the same lot registration and activities take place. Please contact the Foundation Office at email@example.com to reserve a parking spot.