Traffick Free

Traffick Free 4th Annual 5K


Registration is closed and our 2013 5k Run Against Traffick was incredible with over 800 participants & volunteers! Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and runners for making our 2013 run our most successful yet! Check back again in Spring 2014 for details on our next race on September 13, 2014. If you'd like to sponsor our 2014 5k Run Against Traffick, click the button below to see our sponsorship options.

  • What: 5k Run Against Traffick
  • Where: Diversey Harbor, Lincoln Park - 2601 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL
  • When: Saturday, September 13, 2014
    • Packet Pick-up/Late Registration Opens: 6:30AM
    • Step off: 8:00AM
  • Who: You!


Want to help us promote the 5k? Download the media kit this summer to share on social media and let your friends & family know you're running and want to end human trafficking! If you want posters and flyers to put up in your town, business or church, e-mail to get your hands on some!

Already registered? RSVP on our official 5k Run Against Traffick Facebook Event Page!

Packet Pick-up

Before the Race - TBD

Day of - Diversey Harbor, Start/Finish Grove Saturday, September 13, 6:30-8:00am

Frequently Asked Questions

It says 5k Run Against Traffick. Can I walk in Traffick Free's 5k?

Absolutely! We encourage anyone who wants to take a stand against human trafficking to come and participate. You can run, jog, walk or stroll in our 5k.

Do you need volunteers?

Yes! Please complete the form on our volunteer page.

Can I bring my stroller?

Yes. We encourage families with young children to participate. However, for their safety, we ask that any children be kept in their stroller at all times. All participants with strollers will be corralled at the back of the running field and will start once all runners and walkers have crossed the starting line.

Is this a timed race?

No. We are considered a "fun run" because we are not able to offer official chip timing. We are hoping that this will change as our event continues to grow and our running field expands. There will be a clock available at the Start and Finish lines for you to calculate your time. However, we recommend personal watches to get your most accurate time.

Is there parking available?

Yes, but it's limited. We recommend walking, biking or using public transportation to get to the event site.

If you do need to drive to the race, there is metered/pay parking available in a lot adjacent to the driving range at 2800 N. Lake Shore Dr. #1 and at St. Joseph's Hospital - 2960 N. Lake Shore Dr. (corner of Oakdale & Lake Shore Dr.).

Are there discounts available?

Yes. To encourage you to spread the word about human trafficking and raise awareness, we are offering a free entry once 6 or more participants are registered in one transaction. The deduction will automatically be applied at checkout if there are 6 or more participants registered. Get a team from your church or office to run together!

Additionally, we are offering a discount for CARA members. Please bring your CARA ID when you pick up your race packet.

What happens if it rains on race day?

If there is no lightning or thunder present, we will hold the race rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the race will be canceled and we will relay that information through our website and social media. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds in the event of cancellation due to inclement weather.

Can I mail in my registration?

Yes. We are accepting mail-in registrations, though, we encourage you to use our online registration. If you choose to mail in your registration, you will still be able to utilize our group discount but we will not extend our "early bird" special rate. Registrations will $35/person.

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Can I register the day of the event?

Yes but we strongly encourage you to register online before the event. Please keep in mind that we have a limited number of spots and they are available on a first come, first served basis. If you plan to register the day of the event, please bring your registration form, signed waiver and registration fee. Registration table opens at 7:30AM.

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Is there a post-race party to celebrate and meet with Traffick Free volunteers?

Yes! We'd love to meet you and personally thank you for being a part of our Annual 5k Run Against Traffick. Our post race brunch will be held on site this year! You can purchase tickets at registration or when you realize how hungry you are after the race, they are only $5! The staff would love to chow down with you!

Post race brunch is $5 and includes a juice (apple, orange or cranberry), piece of fruit (apple or banana), and a croissant sandwich with the option of the following fillings:  ham/swiss, spinach/feta, bell pepper/cheese, sundried tomato/mozzarella. A limited number of gluten free croissants will be available as well.


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