Cubs announce the 12th annual Race to Wrigley 5K Charity Run
|Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:49 PM-|
CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs will host the 12th Annual Race to Wrigley Charity Run presented by ATI Physical Therapy Saturday, April 29. Registration for the race is open now through Tuesday, April 25, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Runners can register at www.racetowrigley.com.
The Race to Wrigley 5K begins at 8 a.m. CDT. Participants will see and experience the Lakeview neighborhood along the course route before entering the concourse through the Budweiser Bleacher Gate on Sheffield Avenue and crossing the finish line steps away from the Wrigley Field Marquee. The ballpark route features Wrigley Field tribute statues, historic memorabilia and the opportunity to run through the Friendly Confines.
New this year, runners will receive an inaugural Race to Wrigley finisher’s medal adorned with the 2016 Cubs World Champions logo and a Cubs performance race shirt. Participants also will receive an ATI Physical Therapy drawstring bag and one beverage (Budweiser, Bud Light or Pepsi product) courtesy of Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi.
Proceeds from the race will benefit Cubs Charities, which provides increased access to sports opportunities and targets improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk. Cubs Charities will donate proceeds from all personal fundraising to support Advocate Children’s Hospital. The top fundraising team and top overall fundraiser will receive tickets and special recognition during a pregame ceremony at a Cubs home game to be determined in the 2017 season. The first 100 fundraisers to raise a minimum of $500 will receive a baseball autographed by a current Cubs player.
ATI Physical Therapy, the Official Physical Therapy Provider of the Chicago Cubs, will provide post-race massages and lead the group in a pre-race stretch.
“After a historic 2016 season, we are excited to introduce a finisher’s medal displaying our 2016 Cubs World Champions logo,” said Executive Director of Cubs Charities Connie Falcone. “We’re pleased to continue our race tradition by promoting fitness and raising money for deserving causes in our community while updating incentives to create a new experience for runners.”
The registration fee for the 5K fun run is $40, Youth 5K fun run is $25 and the chip-timed 5K is $45. Registrants will receive details about packet pick-up closer to the event.
For more information about the race, please visit www.racetowrigley.com.