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?
Registration for 5k:
$35 registration fee until May 10, 2017
$40 registration fee from May 11 – July 7, 2017
$50 registration fee on July 11 (race day)

Registration for 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll:
$20 registration fee until May 10, 2017
$25 registration fee from May 11 – July 7, 2017
$35 registration fee on July 11 (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 team page (unless otherwise noted) and reflected in your team’s 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.

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!

Where will packet pick-up be located?

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Location: Fleet Feet Sports Chicago – Old Town 1620 N Wells St. Chicago, IL 60614
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Parking: Parking is available at the Piper's Alley garage, 230 W. North Ave., for $2 for up to one hour of parking (with in-store validation). 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 10, 2017
Location: Les Turner ALS Foundation 5550 W Touhy Ave. Suite 302 Skokie, IL 60077
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Parking: Parking is free. You can park in front or behind the building. Take elevator up to third floor. At both packet pick-ups we will have your bib numbers, T-shirts and eye black.


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.

PALS Reserved Parking
Handicap parking spots will be reserved for ALS patients in Parking Lot B. This is the same lot registration and activities take place. Please contact the Foundation Office at to reserve a PALS spot.


Thank you to our generous sponsors: