Traffick Free 3rd 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. 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 7, 2013
- Packet Pick-up/Late Registration Opens: 7:30AM
- Step off: 9:00AM
- Who: You!
This year we are offering a dry fit 5k Run Against Traffick shirt! This sweet swag is only $20 and is available for purchase when you register.
Want to help us promote the 5k? Download the media kit HERE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get your hands on some!
Already registered? RSVP on our official 5k Run Against Traffick Facebook Event Page!
3052 North Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60657
Wednesday, September 4 - 4:00-7:00pm
Thursday, September 5 - 4:00-8:00pm
Diversey Harbor, Start/Finish Grove Saturday, September 7, 7:30-9:00am
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Yes! Please complete the form on our volunteer page.
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.
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.
Yes, but it's limited. We recommend walking, biking or using public transportation to get to the event site. www.transitchicago.com
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.