Burgers & Beer has been a Universal Sole tradition for over 7 years! It started as a grass roots event from Universal Sole's Lakeview store to bring people together for an easy fun run of 3 or 5 miles coupled with craft beer and burgers from various Lakeview neighborhood bars! It has always been about bringing the Chicago running community together for a once a month event where friends can catch up, folks can make new friends and everyone enjoys the company while heading out on a fun run in Chicago's historic Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. With the growth and popularity of the Burgers & Beer Fun Runs, folks have asked if we were ever going to do an official Burgers & Beer race! Well, here we are, the 6th annual Burgers & Beer 5k is officially here on July 17th, 2017!
Race Beneficiary: Girls In The Game — Girls in the Game knows that girls are strong. And that given the opportunity they’re capable of changing their lives and their communities. All they need is a chance. Unfortunately, research tells us that, compared to boys, they aren’t always given those opportunities. So in 1995, GIG founders set out to level the playing field for all girls. Over 20 years later, Girls in the Game has empowered more than 40,000 girls, helping them to grow up happy, healthy and strong. Learning through sports, health and leadership programs that it’s not about winning. It’s about making your voice heard. It’s about overcoming obstacles. Getting off the sidelines, and into the game! To make a donation click HERE!
Sign Up for the B&B 5k Team Competition! This is easy! The Team/Group/Company with the largest turnout for the July 17th, USOLE Burgers & Beer 5k will receive a special team barbecue hosted by Team Universal Sole & Begyle Brewing! It is easy to get a team registered! When individually registering, you can instantly create a team and then any folks that sign up can designate that team as the one they are running with! Winning team will be announced on race day! Bring out your team, co-workers, etc and go for the win @ the Team Competition @ The USOLE Burgers & Beer 5k @ Soldier Field!
-All participants registered will receive entry into the 5k, a custom Burgers & Beer Premium Giveaway, A Burger (or veggie option) & complimentary brew from Begyle Brewing and our other craft beer sponsors!
-Option will be available for non-runners to purchase a Burger & Beer on-site @ Soldier Field.
-Course will be a flat, fast & fun out and back 5k course starting @ Soldier Field, headed south on lakefront path to 31st and back.
-Race will begin @ 7pm! On-site check-in/registration will begin @ 5:00pm and close promptly @ 6:30pm! If checking in on-site, please bring your registration & ID
-If you are registering day of the race, the entry is TBD and can be paid by cash or credit card only.
-Water and NUUN Hydration Drink at the Start/finish area! In addition, there will be (1) aid stations on course.
-Race day gear check will be next to the Universal Sole tent on-site @ Soldier Field.
-Clif Bars, bananas & other goodies will be provided along with other goodies from our sponsors (in vendor area)!
-Parking Info: Soldier Field has plenty of pay parking lots.
-Public Transportation: The CTA has bus routes that stop at Soldier Field! Please visit transitchicago.com/
for more information.
-DIVVY has two bike stations right at Soldier Field.
-Top three Overall Male & Female
-Age Group M&F Awards: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
-Post race raffle with great prizes from Universal Sole & all of our sponsors to be held at our post race party on-site!
Packet Pick-up: Packet pick-up will be available on race day. Pre-race packet pick-up will be held at Universal Sole in Chicago (3052 N. Lincoln Ave.) at the following times: TBD
Post Race Beer Garden: Once the run is over for everyone, head back over to Soldier Field where our burger sponsor will be cooking up plenty of delicious burgers for all participants. For those looking for a veggie option, we will have that available for you as well. Begyle Brewing is our official beer sponsor! All participants will enjoy one free complimentary brew from Begyle's selection of great craft brews! You will have affixed to your race bib a ticket for one complimentary burger & one complimentary brew! Additional beers will be available for purchase on-site. The post race raffle will be held following the awards.
Volunteer: Please email Universal Sole ([email protected]
) for more details!
Strollers & Dogs: Strollers and dogs are allowed. We ask that you start in the back of the run/walk.
*Please note, no refunds or exchanges for this even