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Run Chicago Esprit de She

Chicago, Illinois

July 24, 2014

Take a loop through Lincoln Park along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan at the Athleta Esprit de She Chicago Run.

Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to an evening run followed by a night on the town like no other. Happy hour begins with a fun 5K/10K run and ends with a post-race night market of festive proportions! Salute your success with a drink at our bubbly bar and enjoy tasty tapas and energetic tunes while browsing our bustling, community night market showcasing fresh produce, local artisans, creative projects and more!

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Register and receive great gifts.

Be the envy of your friends with fashionable freebies from Athleta Esprit de She! To compliment your fun race experience, you'll receive a custom Athleta lifestyle tank ($25 value – pictured below) perfect for working out, grabbing coffee with a friend or running around town. Also look forward to receiving your gift bag filled with goodies we know you’ll love. But wait, there’s more! Registration also includes the following:

  • One-year subscription to SELF magazine ($12 value - click here for offer and refund details)
  • Register by June 2, 2014 and receive a custom race bib with your own personalized message
  • Tasty (and healthy) post-race tapas and treats
  • Access to our Beauty Bar with complimentary massage, mini manicures and hair braiding
  • I ASPIRE photo booth and souvenir photo
  • Professional event timing and live results messaging to track and promote your race success
  • Awards for top finishers (see below for details)

Athleta Esprit de She celebrates each and every one of our participants as they cross the finish line. We also offer a special awards package for our top three 5K and 10K finishers in recognition of their achievements.

*Gift certificates are redeemable on Moxie Cycling.com or at the Moxie Cycling traveling boutique on race day. Gift certificate may also be redeemed at the Athleta Esprit de She apparel booth on race day for the limited edition Moxie Cycling jersey. One gift certificate allowed per transaction. Gift certificates will arrive within two weeks of registration once the limit has been reached.

Founding Finishers

2013 marked the debut season of the Athleta Esprit de She – The Spirit of Her Race Series. Thousands of women across the country are celebrated as Founding Finishers and can look forward to extra perks in 2014. Returning Founding Finishers will receive:

  • Founding Finisher race bib
  • VIP event access on race day
  • More to come!

For all returning participants, please be sure to confirm you are a Founding Finisher when asked during the registration process.

Rates & Refund Policy

Category & Distance Nov 11 - Jan 31 Feb 1 - July 18 July 19 - July 24
Adult - 5K $35 $40 $45
Adult - 10K $45 $50 $55
Life Time Member - 5K $30 $35 $40
Life Time Member - 10K $40 $45 $50
Youth (17 & under) - 5K $25 $25 $25
Youth (17 & under) - 10K $35 $35 $35

Please note: there are no refunds, transfers or exchanges of registration for any reason.

Course Description

5K | Starting north of West Fullerton Parkway near Diversey Harbor, runners head down North Cannon Drive, past the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool and Lincoln Park Conservatory and Zoo, looping around the softball fields to return along Cannon Drive and finish at the Diversey Yacht Club.

10K | Course info will be available closer to the event date.

Click here to download the course map.

Schedule of Events

Packet pickup – Tuesday, July 22 at Athleta Southport
‚Äč10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Packet pickup
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Get race ready! With the help of performance stylists, shop Athleta’s favorite looks for race day and redeem your 20% off any one item – an added perk found on your race bib. Combined with refreshments and good company, this is the pre-race event you don’t want to miss – save the date!

Race Day – Thursday, July 24
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Day-of registration and packet pickup
7:00 p.m. Race begins
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Post-race rendezvous and night market 

Parking & Directions

Our race venue at Lincoln Park is located at 2360 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614 (use link for CTA trip planning on a smart phone). Limited street parking is available; public transportation is strongly encouraged. The following options are recommended: 

By train: Fullerton red/brown/purple lines recommended. From Fullerton to event start/finish: walk west approxmiately one mile east to Cannon Drive. Turn North on Cannon Drive and walk 1/4 mile to race site. 

By bus: 151, 156, 132 and or 143. Each route drops off along Stocken Drive one block west of Cannon Drive. Exit at the Wrightwood stop (from all bus options) with only a half block walk to race start/finish. 



Contact us

Life Time Athletic Events - Chicago

Contact us with questions!

Event date and location subject to change. Any updates will be posted on the Athleta Esprit de She website and communicated to participants via email and social media.