Pride Lakefront Party & 5k Run/Walk (Thurs. June 25th)

Jun ’15
6:00 PM


What: Pride Lakefront Party & 5k Run/Walk
When: June 25, 2015, 6-10pm
Where: Lakefront at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, just steps from Boystown!
2015 Band Line Up: DJ Adam LeBlanc from Sixteen Candles and Matthew Harvat

To find out more about this event: Click Here
Ticket information: Click Here 

Kickoff PRIDE weekend at one of Chicago’s most colorful events in Boystown!
The PRIDE lakefront party near Diversey Harbor is the perfect way to kickoff your PRIDE weekend in style.  Bring some friends and let your true colors shine on the dance floor as DJ Adam LeBlanc from Sixteen Candles brings the beat.  Or, reserve a private cabana and enjoy cocktails and snacks as you watch everyone get their groove on!

The party also includes a 5K fun run (or walk). Come in costume or grab a boa and some beads on us. Just get ready to show your PRIDE in every stride!  The $50 individual race registration fee includes: a limited edition t-shirt, valuable coupons, special gifts from local area businesses and a $10 beverage voucher for use during the party.

Created to celebrate the incredible strides the LGBTQ community has made toward full equality, the PRIDE Lakefront Party.  Come for the fun – and why not run?  Proceeds benefit Center on Halsted.

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Start the New Year off right with one of these great January races

Maybe you’re a seasoned runner, or just getting started, it doesn’t matter! Check out one, or more, of these great January races!

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Early Bird Gets the Worm: Strike Out ALS 5k Registration Open NOW

Jul ’14

unnamedSpring in to action and sign up for the 5th Annual Strike Out ALS 5k at U.S. Cellular Field this summer on July 15th.

Registration is now open and for a limited time runners will save $5 on their registration fee!

Sign up today to run in one of the fastest growing 5k’s in Chicago.

Early Bird Registration: Save $5 on your registration fee until April 7th
A brand new course with entertainment at each mile
Post-Race party on the Bacardi in the Park apron outside U.S. Cellular Field
Post-Race concert
Emceed by Lin Brehmer of 93XRT
Fundraising incentives from the Chicago White Sox
Sponsored by 670 The Score

Over 650 runners attended the 2013 Strike Out ALS 5k and raised over $60,000! Join us this year for the 5th anniversary of the race as we aim to break records.

Don’t lose out on the Early Bird Registration fee – Sign Up NOW!

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Planet Fitness to Honor Make-A-Wish child Joseph with Check Presentation Today (12/11)

Dec ’13
11:00 AM

pfmawJoin Planet Fitness Franchisees, today, December 11, 2013 at 11 AM as they honor Make-A-Wish child Joseph with a check presentation at the Planet Fitness located at 3120 N. Pulaski Road in downtown Chicago.

Planet Fitness is donating $100,000 to Make-A-Wish America this holiday season to help make more children’s wishes come true. Part of the national donation will help grant local wishes in Illinois and throughout the country.

Earlier this week on December 9, Planet Fitness announced a “Holiday Challenge for Wishes” and is encouraging its members and supporters to make an additional donation to Make-A-Wish. Now through December 31, anyone can text DONATE to 80088 to give $10 to Make-A-Wish*. For supporters who prefer to make a donation online, visit:


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Friends of the Poor 5K Run/Walk – 9/22/12

Sep ’12
9:00 AM

Saturday, September 22, 2012
9:00am until 3:00pm
Cannon Drive and Fullerton Ave.

Join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago and DePaul University for the inaugural Friends of the Poor 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at 9 a.m. at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Ave. in Chicago.

$25 for Walkers and Students
$30 for early registration
$35 Race Day Registration

1. Register online at
2. Race day registration will be open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Packet Pick-Up
DePaul University
Address, date and time coming soon
Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue
September 22, 2012
7:30 to 8:30 a.m. during registration

The Friends of the Poor 5K is using the latest in race timing technology from Lakeshore Athletic Services. Timing devices will be distributed at Packet Pick-Up.

Entry Limit
The Friends of the Poor 5K is limited to a maximum of 500 entrants. Registration for the event will close once the limit has been reached. Race week or race day registration may not be available.

The proceeds from the event will benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago, whose more than 2,200 volunteers help the needy throughout Cook and Lake counties with food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and much more.

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You do just about everything else with your dog, why not try yoga, err, Doga with them too! (Sat. 6/4/11)

Jun ’11
2:00 PM

Fundraising Doga Class for One Tail at a Time
Sunday, June 4, 2-3:15pm
Yoga Tree, 5232 N Clark, Chicago

An extra special class for you and your best friend! Gentle yoga poses, suitable for all levels, are incorporated with canine massage techniques to bring physical and mental benefits to you and your pooch. Busy lives often make one-on-one time with our pups rare, so give your dog the gift of your undivided attention, patience, and affection and see what you receive in return! Your $20 donation to attend this class will benefit the homeless dogs of One Tail at a Time! Space is limited. RSVP to

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Yoga Day USA Celebration 2010: REI Lincoln Park (Sat. 1/23, 10am-6pm)

Jan ’10
10:00 AM

Whether you regularly fold yourself into a human pretzel, or you can barely touch your toes, this free day of yoga is a great opportunity to enjoy complimentary classes by seasoned instructors in celebration of Yoga Day 2010! Three different classes will be provided throughout the day, and participators are encouraged to arrive thirty minutes early to secure a spot.  Mats will be provided- just bring yourself and your stretchy pants! Check out the classes provided at

REI Lincoln Park
1466 N Halsted (google map)

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Chicago Ice Skating Season Is Here and There Are Alternatives To Millenium Park

It seems like everyone has been talking about ice skating lately.  All the chatter actually prompted me to go out and get my own pair!  Sadly, they have been sitting in the closet, unused, for over a week now.  That’s all about to change though!  It’s beginning to look like I will be skating on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. I just read over at that there is free hot chocolate and lunch to the 1st 200 people that show up on Saturday at noon.  SCORE!  Read all about it here:

I also polled our fellow twitter followers to see what some alternatives to the Millenium Park rink are.  From my understanding, it can get really busy.  Some replies were:

@christhefisch try daley bicentennial plaza: same amazing view, smaller rink, fewer people and cheaper rental ($6)!

@MasKeo13 there will be a ri k next to Wrigley field..opens soon i think…

@kimalpert go to the u of c rink. lovely + empty… unless you are going for a hookup.

All very promising alternatives.  The University of Chicago rink sounds great… not busy and they have a huge warming house! Click here for more info. Daley Bicentennial is close to Millenium Park, yet doesn’t draw the crowd.  Sounds pleasant to me! And then there’s the proposed rink by Wrigley Field…. We’ll have to see how that works out.  My guess is, it will always be packed.

The Chicago Park District lists 9 area rinks on their site: Chicago Park District Rinks

**Update** We just noticed that the Chicago Botanic Garden has a skating rink! Visit their website for details:

Where have you gone?  Do you have a favorite?  We’d love your perspective!

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Santa Shuffle 5k Run (Sat. 12/5)

Dec ’09

santa_runnersCostumes aren’t just for Halloween anymore! The Santa Shuffle 5k Run encourages (well, requires) you to throw on a cottony beard and a red suit for a run through Lincoln Park.

Be a part of this Saturday fun run for the fitness benefits or simply for the hilarious visual. Both are equally legitmate reasons to partake.

Every participant will be given a beard and red hat to wear during the race so hitting up Walgreens for the last minute disguise is unnecessary. The event also encourages runners of all skill levels to join the race (sorry, but I still don’t think I can bare the embarrassment of my nonexistent endurance). Motivation for the slow runners– awards will be given the person or group with the most creative Santa costume.

Join all the participants after the event at McGees Tavern & Grille located at 950 West Webster, Chicago, IL 60614.  All participants 21 and over will receive a drink coupon and a free breakfast buffet! Score!

Register online here for $30, or register the day of the event for $40.

The run goes down in Lincoln Park between Lake Shore Drive and Clark Street. So register and hit the streets at 9 a.m., if only just for the free breakfast and Santa hat!

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Millenium Park Ice Skating (11/18-3/14)

Nov ’09Mar

The time is finally here. The McCormick Tribune ice rink in Millenium Park is now officially OPEN (You didn’t know it was called the McCormick Tribune ice rink? Yeah, neither did anyone else). There doesn’t seem to be a time when it is not absolutely crowded, but it’s a fun outing regardless.

The skating is FREE (yes, a free Chicago event!), buuuut renting a pair of skates will set you back $10. Not a big deal however; you can skate around to holiday tunes all day if you really wanted to. My personal favorite way to enjoy this seasonal event is to simply lean over the railing and watch the talented glide over the ice and the less than talented suffer some serious wipeouts. Honestly, it’s just as fun.

The ice rink is open through March 14th, but I’d scoot on over before Christmas to get the added bonus of the holiday playlist.

The rink is open Monday-Thursday noon-8 p.m., Friday noon-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and  is located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison streets; you really can’t miss it.

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