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

Where will packet pick-up be located?
Packet pick-up will be available prior to the race on the days and locations listed below. To avoid long lines for check-in on event day, we recommend picking up your packet in advance, which includes your bib number, T-shirt and eye black. Race day packet pick-up and registration will begin at 5:30pm.

Sunday, July 15
Fleet Feet – Old Town
1706 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614
Metered street parking is available on both Wells Street and North Avenue. There is also on-street parking in the neighborhood. The store is also accessible from the Sedgwick stop on the CTA Brown Line.

Monday, July 16
Les Turner ALS Foundation
5550 W Touhy Ave., Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077
10:00am – 4:00pm
Parking is free in front or behind the building. Take elevator up to third floor and the office is on your right.

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 walk?
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!


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 located in Lot A. This includes all volunteers, participants, buses, cars, etc. Parking is free.

Reserved Parking
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 to reserve a parking spot.


Guaranteed Rate Field Transportation and Parking Map 

Thank you to our generous sponsors: