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

What is the schedule of events on race day?

Thursday, July 21
5:00 p.m. Registration and Packet Pick Up Opens
6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony
6:45 p.m. 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll Starts
7:00 p.m. 5k Run Starts
7:30 p.m. Post-Race Party Starts
8:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony for Top Three Male and Female Finishers
9:00 p.m. Event Ends

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 Race: $35 registration fee until July 20 (online and at packet pick-up)
5k Race: $45 registration fee on Race Day, July 21

1 Mile Race: $25 registration fee until July 20
1 Mile Race: $35 registration on Race Day, July 21

How do I receive an official Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll T-shirt?
You will be able to pick up your race number and t-shirt at packet pick-up on Saturday, July 16 at Fleet Feet Sports - South Loop and on race day. There will be no shipping of race materials.

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, but will not be eligible for a t-shirt, race number, or finisher medal. 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, race number, finisher medal, and access to 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 Route
1 Mile Route

Where will packet pick-up be located?
Saturday, July 16, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fleet Feet Sports - South Loop
150 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL, 60605

Parking is available in the Roosevelt Collection Garage. Entrances are located on the Plaza and are accessible from Roosevelt Road and Wells Street. The first 90 minutes are free with in-store validation. The location is also accessible from the Roosevelt Road stop on the CTA Red, Green, and Orange lines.

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. Remember to indicate on the check or envelope your team name and the person that should be credited. 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.

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
Parking will be in Lot A. This includes all volunteers, participants, buses, cars, etc. Parking is FREE.

Reserved Parking
Parking spots in Lot B will be reserved for people living with ALS. This parking lot is where registration and the activities are taking place. Please contact the Foundation Office at to reserve a parking spot.

Guaranteed Rate Field Transportation and Parking Map

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