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September events on the Lakefront Trail

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Summer is winding down, but there are still plenty of 5Ks happening along the Lakefront Trail. Every month, Active Trans compiles a list of events happening directly on the trail. Check out what’s going on for the month of September, and for more updates on Lakefront Trail conditions, follow us on Twitter

 

Saturday, 9/5

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks

Time: 10:15pm

Location: Navy Pier

 

Sunday, 9/6

Magnificent Mile Chicago’s Women Half Marathon & 5K

Time: 7am

Location: Grant Park

Course Map

 

Thursday, 9/10

CVLS Race Judiciata 5K

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Avery Field

Course Map

 

Super Bears Shuffle 5K

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Soldier Field

Course Map

 

Friday, 9/11

Chicago Community Walk

Time: 1pm

Location: Montrose Beach

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Saturday, 9/12

5K Run Against Traffick

Time: 9am

Location: Lincoln Park – Cannon Drive

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The Super Run

Time: 9am

Location: Grant Park

More Info

 

Big Shoulders Open Water Swim Classic

Time: 8am

Location: Ohio Street Beach

 

Fit Foodie 5K

Time: 7:30am

Location: Jackson Park

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Hemophilia Walk

Time: 10am

Location: Lincoln Park – Stockton Drive

 

4th Annual Run for Relief/Walk for the World 5k/8k

Time: 9am

Location: 39th Street Beach

 

Sunday, 9/13

Diane Graham-Henry 5K

Time: 7:30am

Location: Foster Beach

 

MMRF Race for Research 5K

Time: 7am

Location: Lincoln Park – Cannon Drive

Course Map

 

Illinois Walks for Acupuncture

Time: 8am

Location: Grant Park

 

Sea Blue Prostate Cancer Walk/Run

Time: 10:15am

Location: Lincoln Park – LaSalle Street and Stockton Drive

Course Map

 

Tuesday, 9/15-Saturday, 9/19

ITU World Triathlon

Location: Buckingham Fountain

Course Maps

 

Thursday, 9/17

Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Lincoln Park – Cannon Drive

Course Map

 

Saturday, 9/19

UNCF 32nd Annual Walk for Education

Time: 7am

Location: Burnham Park Grove

 

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

Time: 9am

Location: Lincoln Park – South Pond

 

Lung Run 5K/10K

Time: 8:30am

Location: Montrose Harbor

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Women Rock Half Marathon

Time: 7am

Location: Jackson Park

Course Map

 

NEDA Walk

Time: 10am

Location: Lincoln Park – Diversey Harbor

 

Sunday, 9/20

Step Out: Chicagoland Walk to Stop Diabetes

Time: 8am

Location: Lincoln Park – Diversey Harbor

 

Walk & Run for Wishes

Time: 9:30am

Location: Montrose Beach

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Hike for Lung Health

Time: 10am

Location: Lincoln Park – Stockton Drive & LaSalle Street

 

Ready to Run 20 Miler

Time: 6:30am

Location: Start at Montrose Beach, ends at Jackson Park

Course Map

 

Friday, 9/25

Metro Chicago Heart Walk

Time: 11am

Location: Soldier Field

More Info

 

Saturday, 9/26

Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk

Time: 10am

Location: Grant Park

 

NAMIWalks Chicago

Time: 3pm

Location: DuSable Harbor

 

Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon

Time: 1pm

Location: Lincoln Park – route along LFT

 

AIDS Run & Walk

Time: 8am

Location: Soldier Field

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Get Your Rear in Gear 5K/Run

Time: 7am

Location: Montrose Harbor

 

Sunday, 9/27

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Time: 8am

Location: Montrose Harbor

Course Map

 

Beyond Mammogram Walk-a-thon

Time: 8am

Location: Harold Washington Park

 

Edgewater 5k

Time: 8am

Location: Rosemont Avenue & Kenmore Avenue – Route along LFT

 

The Burning Sands Anti-Hazing 5K

Time: 10am

Location: Navy Pier

Course Map

 

Chicago Walk4Hearing

Time: 10am

Location: Lincoln Park – Cannon Drive & Diversey Parkway

 

ILPAMS 5K for Peru Run/Walk

Time: 8:30am

Location: Belmont Harbor

Course Map

 

Illinois Lupus Walk

Time: 9am

Location: Lincoln Park

 

ALS Walk for Life

Time: 9:30am

Location: Soldier Field

 

Chicago Half-Marathon/5K

Time: 7am

Location: Jackson Park

Course Map

 

Photo by Lucas Seibel