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The 2017 Race to Wrigley

The Cubs are selling out more than ballgames this year.

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Mark Weyermuller

Chicago Cubs Charities hosted one of their largest events of the year Saturday: the 12th Annual Race to Wrigley. Like all things Cubs in 2017, it was difficult to ensure your spot. The race has been sold out since early March, but for the 8,200 runners who were lucky enough to get in, the 5K began on Addison and led runners through Lakeview with a finish that included the left field concourse before ending on Clark. Here’s the course map.

It was a bit overcast at race time yesterday, but participants were in great spirits and the rain stayed away until the afternoon. Those who finished the 3.1 mile course received the first ever finishers medal, which was engraved with the Cubs 2016 World Series Champions Logo:

Sue Land

According to this report from ABC7 Chicago the 2017 Race to Wrigley earned over $400,000 for Cubs Charities which supports health and wellness programs all over Chicago. If running isn’t your thing there are a variety of events hosted by Chicago Cubs Charities and players’ foundations including cook-offs, laugh-offs, musical events and more. Like the Race to Wrigley, many of these events sell out quickly, so grab your tickets and make your plans now.

If you were able to run this year tell us a bit about your experience in the comments. If you didn’t run this year, you can start making plans for next year now. Whether you run all the time or it’s your first race, it’s a unique opportunity to support a great cause and you’ve got a whole year to train.

Here are a couple more photos from this year’s Race to Wrigley.

Mark Weyermuller
Mark Weyermuller

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