The Shamrock Shuffle has been sold out since January, but as of press time all of these spring races still had entries available (go to active.com for more info). And for a complete list of races and fitness events and ways to sign up, visit our online database at timeoutchicago.com/sports.
Race to Wrigley 5K (April 13) Runners jog through Lakeview before returning to the stadium and finishing under the famed Wrigley Field marquee.
Wrigley Start Early 5K/10K (April 19) Choose a 5K or 10K distance—both courses travel along the lake up Lincoln Park.
Ravenswood Run (April 27) Distract yourself with scenery of the Ravenswood ’hood on this flat, fast 5K.
Race for a Safe State (May 1) Skip postwork cocktails and get your coworkers to join you in Grant Park for this 6:30pm 5K jaunt, which raises money to providesafe and healthy communities for women.
Run to Remember (May 3) This 5K along a South Side portion of the lake benefits the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.
Soldier Field 10 Mile (May 24) Not as tough as a half-marathon but more demanding than a 10K, this popular run finishes on-field—don’t forget to look for your smiling face on the JumboTron.
United Run for the Zoo (June 1) The 5K and 10K courses that start in the Lincoln Park Zoo always attract both weekend warriors and hard-core racers.
Race to Taste (Jun 29) Run this 5K (or participate in the two-mile walk) to work up an appetite for all of the food on offer at the Taste of Chicago.