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Proceeds will benefit Metropolitan’s Community Schools Program for children and youth ages 5 – 18 years. 

Registration fees

5K Closed

Registration closed
    1. $25.00
      Jan 27 – May 28
    2. $30.00
      May 29 – May 30

About the Event

Welcome to Metropolitan Family Services - Midway annual 5K Summer Dash to Mpower students in Community Schools. This event will take place through the inner streets of Marquette Park located on 6743 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL. We also hope you will stay for the awards ceremony and a celebratory dance off near the finish line! All 5K Summer participants will receive a short-sleeve race t-shirt and goody bag.

On race day, runners and walkers will receive 2 free tacos from Mario's Tacos and a free beer from Goose Island Brewery!! There will also be product samples from Skinny Pop, Sparkling Ice, and Powercrunch!! Sparky from the Chicago Fire will also be there to cheer you on so don't miss out!! 

About Metropolitan Family Services- Community Schools Program

The Community Schools program of Metropolitan brings academic and social supports to schools to ensure that students succeed academically as well as in their future lives. Community Schools engages children in enrichment programming before and after the school day, and on weekends. Such programming includes academic remediation, technology training, art classes, recreation and sports programming. Unfortunately, contracts for such programming do not cover total costs and the 5K has become a strategy to bridge the budget gap.


General Information

Race will begin promptly at 8:00a.m.  No dogs, roller blades, bicycles, or skateboards allowed on course. 

Our course is USATF Certified! 

Race Timing
The 5K Summer Dash uses a disposable chip timing tag that runners receive at packet pick up on their race bibs. It is lightweight and remains attached to the race bib. Runners must wear their race bibs on the front of their clothing in order to be timed accurately.

Packet Pick-Up
Thursday, June 1st at Metropolitan Family Services located at 3843 W 63rd street, Chicago, IL 60629 from 8:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M.

Friday, June 2nd at Metropolitan Family Services located at 3843 W 63rd street, Chicago, IL 60629 from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 3rd at Marquette Park located at 6743 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60629 from 6:45 A.M. to 7:45 A.M. 

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up

Table set up by field house, 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. The registration fee on race day is $30- CASH ONLY.

Plaques will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers in different age categories. The award ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. outside of the field house.

Free parking will be available at surrounding CPS Schools: Tarkington (3330 W 71st Street) and McKay (6901 S. Fairfield Ave). Street parking is also available on surrounding side streets.

Course Map

Event Schedule

  • May 29 1:00 AM CDT - Price Increases to $30.00

  • May 30 11:59 PM CDT - Online Registration Closes

  • June 1 10:00 AM CDT - Packet Pickup

  • June 3 6:45 AM CDT - Race Day Registration

  • June 3 8:00 AM CDT - Race Starts Promptly

  • June 3 9:15 AM CDT - Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

6743 South Kedzie Avenue, Marquette Park, Chicago, IL, United States

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