Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll
Event FAQ's

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?
5k and 1 Mile Registration:
$25 registration fee until June 30, 2021
$30 registration fee after July 1, 2021
$35 registration fee after July 12, 2021

Is there a virtual race option this year?
Yes! There is a virtual 5k and 1-mile registration option, so you can participate from anywhere!

When should I complete my run/walk?
You can complete your 5k or 1-mile anytime that is most convenient for you. We recommend completing and submitting your time by 5pm on Tuesday, July 20th to be considered for one of our awards.

How do I receive an official Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll Performance T-shirt?
Each registration comes with a shirt. We will have various dates for shirt-pick up prior to the event. If you would like your shirt mailed to you, please check the t-shirt shipping box when registering.

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 walk?
Here are the routes for both the 5k run and 1 mile walk

Where will packet pick-up be located?
Monday, July 19 Fleet Feet - Old Town
1706 North Wells Street Chicago, IL 60614
2 - 7pm

**Metered street parking is available on both Wells Street and North Avenue. There is also on-street parking in the neighborhood. The store is accessible from the Sedgwick stop on the CTA Brown Line.

If you would like to pick up your packet prior to race day and are unable to make it to Fleet Feet, please email

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.

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.

Are there any incentives for fundraising?
All proceeds will benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation, which provides support to many 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!

Location & Parking Information

Guaranteed Rate Field is located at 333 W 35th St. Chicago, IL 60616

Public Transportation
The stadium can be accessed by both the Red Line Sox/35th stop and the Green Line 35th/Bronzeville/IIT Stop.

General Parking
All parking will be in Lot A. This includes all volunteers, participants, buses, cars, etc. Parking is free.

Reserved Parking
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 to reserve a parking spot.

Guaranteed Rate Field Transportation and Parking Map

Thank you to our generous sponsors:
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