Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Cinco de Miler, a 5-mile run race | May 6
Tequila, margaritas, churros, chips and salsa. Sounds like the food and drink spread at one of the weekend’s Cinco de Mayo parties, doesn't it? Except this fiesta, minus the tequila and margaritas, is happening on Sunday morning. At Montrose. With breakfast burritos. With cerveza, the first beer courtesy of the race. With the band El Guapo. After you run 5 miles and get a calorie burn in the bank. It’s the Cinco de Miler race, dubbed Chicago’s only five miler (the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle is an 8K, just under the 5-mile mark).
Consider this RAM Racing event your excuse to continue whatever partying you’ll be doing for Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day. It’s early enough, 9:30 am, to condone an all-nighter—you can always crash after and sleep until Monday morning. It’s short enough to not be too painful even if you’re feeling wrecked. It’s long enough to count as a good workout, and one where you’ll burn enough calories to eat that finish line churro. It has piñatas to crack where proceeds from the $2 for 30 seconds of piñata bashing benefits Chicago Run. It has seeded corrals to control the traffic flow on the Lakefront Path. And per other RAM races, like the summer’s Terrapin 5K or the fall’s Bucktown 5K, it promises another cool wearable to add to the collection. If you’re a runner, it’s an ideal Cinco de Mayo celebration.
We all know it’s running season in Chicago even if the weather bounces between cool spring and warm summer. If you’re still looking for a race to run this weekend, you’re in luck because you can still register for the Cinco de Miler. It’s $50 well spent on a run, a beer, a band, a burrito and more. But beware: race registration is expected to close sometime this week. Until then, you can sign up here.