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Event Info:
The 2017 RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children’s Hospital will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., on the University of Chicago campus in historic Hyde Park. This family-friendly event includes a 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Dash, and Kids’ Mile, and is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants. Last year, our sponsors, donors, and race participants raised over $315,000—a goal that, with your support, we hope to exceed this year.

The RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children's is a rain, snow, or shine event. No refunds will be granted.

Participants using jogging strollers must start in the rear of the race line for runner safety. Bicycles, skates, and other wheeled vehicles are prohibited.

5K Awards will be given to the top male and female overall winner, as well as to males and females in each of the following age groups: <7, 8-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Kids' Mile Awards will be given to the top male and female overall winner, as well as to males and females in each of the following age groups: <7, 8-14

The top three male and female winners for each race will be based on gun time, and all following participants will be determined via chip timing.

5K USATF Course Certification #IL17025WR

2017 CARA Certification #17093
Event Location:
58th St. and University Ave.

Event Schedule:

Last Day to register using Early Bird pricing!8/31/2017

Last day to Register online! Anyone who wants to participate after this date will have to register on-site the morning of the race.
Packet pick-up at The University of Chicago Bookstore,
970 East 58th Street, Chicago
10/13/2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Packet pick-up at Fleet Feet Sports - Old Town
1620 N Wells Street, Chicago
10/14/2017 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Race Day Schedule of Events
7:30 a.m. – Registration begins
9:00 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk
9:45 a.m. – Kids' Mile
10:00 a.m. – Awards
10:30 a.m. – Kids' Dash

Virtual Runner: No Fees
Can't make it to the event but still want to fundraise? Sign up (for free!) to be a virtual runner, and create a fundraising page. You will not receive a t-shirt or bib for the race.

5K Run: $40.00
5K Run registration with chip-timed bib

5K Walk: $40.00
5K Walk registration with untimed bib

Kids' Mile: $20.00
Chip-timed mile race suggested for children in kindergarten - 8th grade

Kids' Dash: $15.00
Children six years of age and younger

Student 5K Run: $20.00
Timed 5K Run. Discounted pricing for students with valid ID.

Student 5K Walk: $20.00
Discounted pricing for students with untimed bib.

CARA Members 5K Run: $40.00
For $5 Off, enter the discount code and your CARA Member Number in the requested sections below. Discount is applied at check out.

CARA Members 5K Walk: $40.00
CARA Member discounted registration (untimed bib)

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