About this event
Last year, the inaugural Run for Walk welcomed nearly 1,000 Northwestern fans, supporters and friends of the late Head Coach Randy Walker, to honor our former head football coach.
Once again this year, the 5k family walk will continue as part of the Run for Walk, a 4.1 mile run through Evanston-s tree-lined streets and along the lakefront on Northwestern-s campus. Participants will finish on Ryan Field while watching their achievement on the video board. The unique run distance harkens back to Randy-s uniform number 41 during his collegiate playing days at Miami University.
Registration fee for the run or walk is $37.50 (before July 15 at 9 a.m. NOW 9 P.M. Will raise to $40 after that point.) and includes a short-sleeved, purple technical shirt, a ticket to a non-conference home football game and entry into the race day fitness fest. Northwestern students may register for $22.50. The beneficiary for all proceeds is the Evanston Community Animal Rescue Effort--C.A.R.E.- a local organization caring and finding homes for lost and homeless pets that was important to Coach Walker.
Chronotrack "B-Chip" timing
Finish on Ryan Field (weather & field conditions permitting)
CARA Certified Race - Submit your CARA membership number for a race discount.
Ticket to a Northwestern football game (your choice of a non-conference home game):
Syracuse - September 7th - 5 p.m.
Western Michigan - September 14th - 8 p.m.
Maine - September 21st - TBD
Ticket will be an end zone seat. Click Here for a seating chart
All tickets will be distributed on race day. You may redeem the "Football Ticket Pull Tag" on your race number before or after the race for your selected game. In addition, all participants will have the chance to purchase additional tickets to their chosen game at a discounted rate on race day.
C.A.R.E. Fundraising & Race Day Tips For Your Dog
Go the extra mile to support C.A.R.E. - create your own fundraising platform online HERE.
Your dog should be up to date on their shots; Please keep females in season at home; No Flexi or extendable leashes; If your dog isn't running regularly with you, please participate in the walk event; If you have a "squishy face" dog (pug/shihtzu/chow/boxer) remember they become overheated easily; Walk your pet in shaded areas as the cement can burn paws.
Schedule of Events
6:00 am Race day registration and packet pickup begins
7:30 am 4.1 Mile Run
7:40 am 5K Walk
8:35 am Kids' Cat Dashes
9:15 am Awards
USATF-Certified. Click Here for a course map.
Dogs and baby joggers/strollers are welcome*. Please note restrooms will be available inside Ryan Field and inside Welsh-Ryan Arena. No showers available.
*For those with baby joggers/strollers, please line-up at the back of the pack for the run or walk and use extreme caution for the safety of all participants.
Kids' Cat Dashes
Designed for youngsters ages 2 to 10 years, the Kids- Cat Dashes will take place near Ryan Field finishing on the playing surface. The dashes will be staged in the following heats:
2-4 years - 50 yards (entire dash on the playing surface)
5-6 years - 1/4 mile
7-10 years - 1/2 mile
All participants will receive a participation award.
Timing, Results & Awards
The Run for Walk will use the Chronotrack B-Tag system. To insure accurate timing make sure your race number is:
Clearly visible on the front of the torso.
Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle).
Pinned in all four corners.
Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.).
Unique, Wildcat awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers. Age group awards will also be distributed.
Registration & Packet Pickup
You may pick-up your packet or register in person during the following times at convenient locations pre-race or on race morning at the event site beginning at 6:00 a.m. Registrations in person at packet-pickup or on race day IS CASH or CHECK ONLY.
Wednesday, July 24th / 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Whole Foods Downtown Evanston (1640 Chicago Ave)
Thursday, July 25th / 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Let's Tailgate (1807 Central Street, Evanston, IL - just a few blocks west of Ryan Field / Ryan Field Ticket Office)
Friday, July 26th / Noon - 7 p.m. The Runner-s Edge (335 Ridge Rd., Wilmette, IL)
Saturday, July 27th / 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Let's Tailgate (1807 Central Street, Evanston, IL - just a few blocks west of Ryan Field / Ryan Field Ticket Office)
If you register online after Noon, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 you must wait 24 hours or until race day to pick up your race materials.
If you register online after 5:00pm(CST) on Friday, July 26, 2013 you must wait until race day to pick up your race materials.
Online registration will close Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 4:00pm (CST).
Parking ARRIVE EARLY FOR BEST PARKING!
Parking is free in the lot immediately to the west of Ryan Field with entrances on Central and Ashland. As a convenience to our biking friends, a -bike drop- will be located inside Ryan Field.
In addition, Ryan Field is just blocks from the CTA Purple Line Central Street Station and the Metra Evanston Central Street Station.