Free Photos!!!

On-Course photos are available for download at https://flic.kr/ps/Gobba
Finish line photos will be available for download soon.

Hemingway Business District Sidewalk Sale

The 8K race is held in conjunction with the annual Hemingway Business District Sidewalk Sale over the weekend of July 13-16, 2017 with participating district area shops and restaurants. More info will be made available via: http://hemingwaydistrict.com

Schedule

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Gear check opens 6:30 AM
Race line up 7:30 AM
Race start time 7:45 AM
Course closed 9:05 AM (15 minute pace)
Kids Running of the Bulls 9:00 AM
Awards Ceremony 9:05 AM
Gear check closes 10:00 AM

Race Shirts

All participants will receive a 90% cotton/10% poly, soft-spun style race shirt. Check the sizing chart to be sure your shirt will fit well.

Course

The course is flat, fast and USATF certified, View the course map.

Getting There

Help us reduce our carbon footprint by carpooling, using public transportation, or riding your bicycle to the event. To determine the best route to travel via public transportation, use either the CTA or Metra websites.

CTA’s trip planner at http://tripsweb.rtachicago.com. The race is adjacent to the Oak Park stop on the CTA Green Line.

We are also adjacent to the Metra Union Pacific West Line-Oak Park stop (The Oak Park station lets out onto North Blvd, the race is about 8 blocks east following North Blvd) You can view a schedule at Metra’s web site: http://metrarail.com.

Parking

There is a 535 spot parking garage at 720 N Boulevard; it can be accessed driving north via Oak Park Avenue and turning right onto North Boulevard (keep in mind Oak Park Ave and Lake Street will be blocked off) There is a nominal charge for parking in the garage (roughly $1/hr.). In addition there is on-street parking just south of train tracks/on South Boulevard. Please look for no parking signs and DO NOT park along the race course.

Bicycle parking is available at the race site near the start/finish area in Scoville Park near Library or along North Boulevard near the train tracks.

Our Race Charitable Beneficiaries

Our race support the Dance In The Parks and the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry organizations.

Pacing Bulls

Bull pace leaders will be available to keep you on pace and help you achieve your goal. While we can't have leaders for every pace, you can find them for the most popular paces. Bull Pace team leaders will be in place approximately 15 minutes before the start of the race. So commit to a time goal, look for the horns, find your bull who will be identified with a finish goal time, and GO! Have fun!

Post Race Refreshments

Celebrate your achievement with a some well deserved food and refreshments adjacent to the finish line area.

Awards

Awards will be given out for overall, age group and special H8K spirit winners.
More information

Gear Check

Gear Check will be available adjacent to the start line from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Please pickup all checked gear by 10:00 a.m.!!

Policies

No refunds are permitted.
No deferrals of entry to future years are permitted.
No transfer, sale or attempted sale of entries is permitted.
Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS.
These include requests due to injury, pregnancy, surgery, personal circumstances and professional commitments.

Race Rules

Because of safety concerns strollers, bicycles, roller-blades, skateboards nor leashed dogs are not permitted on the race course. Runners must have a Hemingway 8k bib visible at all times.

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