More than 3,000 athletes from around Chicagoland gather in Beverly/Morgan Park on Memorial Day to compete in BAPA’s annual Ridge Run. The 10K run, 5K run/walk and Youth Mile are hosted by the Beverly Area Planning Association with Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park the presenting sponsor of the race.

Named one of the Runner’s Choice races by members of the Chicago Area Runner’s Association (CARA) in 2017, BAPA’s Ridge Run is known as one of Chicago’s friendliest races because thousands of Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors line the route, playing motivating music, cheering on the runners and offering water throughout the course.

The Ridge Run’s three races start and finish at Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago.

Registration Fees

The Challenge (5K & 10K)

    1. $60.00
      Jan 2 - May 23
      Register

10K Registration

    1. $40.00
      Jan 2 - May 23
      Register

5K Registration

    1. $35.00
      Jan 2 - May 23
      Register

5K Walk (untimed)

    1. $25.00
      Dec 13 - Jan 1
    2. $30.00
      Jan 2 - May 23
      Register

Active Military

Youth Mile

    1. $20.00
      Jan 2 - May 23
      Register

Race Information

Timing

Race results will be based on B-tag start and B-tag finish times only. Timing provided by Lakeshore Athletic Services

Age Groups

5K RUN:
8 & UNDER, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & OVER.

10K RUN:
14 & UNDER, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & OVER

YOUTH MILE FUN RUN (untimed): AGES 6-10.

AWARDS (based upon time of finish NOT order of finish)

The top three men and women in the 10K Run and the 5K Run/Walk will be recognized as winners.

The Youth Mile Fun Run is not a timed race. The top 3 boy and girl finishers will be recognized as winners.

Event Schedule

  • May 24 12:00 PM CDT - 7:00 PM Running Excels 10328 S. Western Ave.

  • May 25 12:00 PM CDT - 7:00 PM Running Excels 10328 S. Western Ave.

  • May 26 10:00 AM CDT - 5:00 PM Running Excels 10328 S. Western Ave.

  • May 27 11:00 AM CDT - 1:00 PM Ridge Park

  • May 28 6:30 AM CDT - Registration Opens, Ridge Park Field House, 1st floor

  • May 28 7:30 AM CDT - Youth Mile and 10K Registration Closes

  • May 28 8:00 AM CDT - 10K Race Start

  • May 28 8:10 AM CDT - Youth Mile Start

  • May 28 9:00 AM CDT - 5K Registration Closes and Memorial Day Ceremony

  • May 28 9:30 AM CDT - 5K Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Ridge Park, 9625 South Longwood Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

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