Join us on June 14 for WBEZ Chicago’s inaugural WBEZ 91.5K. This first-of-its-kind roving neighborhood 5K gives Chicagoland residents an opportunity to get active and learn more about the communities that make up our great region. First up, an exploration of Chicago’s South Side!
Experience Chicago’s dynamic neighborhoods through routes selected each year from answers to Curious City listener submitted questions. The routes bring to life areas of cultural and historical significance in our very own back yard.
Whether you’re a runner, walker or jogger we invite you to join other Chicagoland residents with inquisitive minds on a journey of discovery and curiosity alongside your favorite public radio journalists and personalities. All ages, paces and faces are welcome so lace up your shoes and traverse the city with us, one 5K at a time!
About Curious City
WBEZ’s Curious City podcast is an ongoing news experiment where listeners pose questions about Chicago, the region, its people and our history. Curious City reporters fan out across Chicagoland to answer those questions and take the public inside the reporting process.
WBEZ Chicago – Chicagoland’s NPR station – has a legacy of innovation as the birthplace of nationally acclaimed programs such as This American Life, Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and the ground-breaking podcast, Serial. WBEZ Chicago is home to Reset with Jenn White, a daily talk show that focuses on the news and conversations that matter most to listeners' day-to-day lives and a growing portfolio of popular podcasts including Sound Opinions, Nerdette, Motive, South Side Stories and the “Making” series of Making Obama, Making Oprah and Making Beyoncé.
How can I register for the event?
Click here to register for the WBEZ91.5K
How long is this race?
It’s just a 5 Kilometer race (3.1 miles). Running 91.5 Kilometers is awesome but not necessary for this race.
Where is the course located?
The course will be located on Chicago’s South Side and the route will be released at a later date.
Will there be post-race activities?
Yes, the post race fun will start at 11am and last until 2pm.
What is the refund policy?
We have a strict no refund policy.
I am unable to attend the event. Can I defer my event to next year?
No, we do not have deferred registrations available.
I am unable to attend the event. Can I give my bib to my friend to run?
No, we are not able to transfer bib registrations.
Where can I pick up my packet for the event?
Packet pickup will be available on race day as well as in advance, pickup locations will be announced soon. Registrants will receive an email with packet pick up instructions.
What will I receive with my race packet?
Bib number with gear check tag
Curious City/WBEZ swag
What is the field limit?
Our course can support a total field of 3,000 participants.
Can I use my baby jogger in the 5k?
No, in order to ensure the safety of all runners baby joggers/strollers are not permitted on the course. Baby joggers/strollers are allowed during the pre and post event activities.
Can my child participate?
Yes, children are able to participate. All race participants, including children, will need to register.
Will there be overall winners?
Yes, the top 3 male and female winners will be awarded non-cash prizes. Awards will be announced closer to the event.
Will there be age specific prizes for top finishers?
Yes, awards will be announced closer to the race.
Any additional questions?
Send us an email at WBEZ5K@WBEZ.org