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Race Information
Race Name:Park Ridge Charity Classic 2016
Date:Saturday September 24th, 2016 - 8:00 am
Location:5 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068
State:Illinois, United States  Go there or Go there in new browser
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[Logo: Park Ridge Charity Classic]Register on-line until Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. for $20.00 by clicking the "Registration" tab above. See all on-line entries by clicking the "Who's Registered" button.

CARA Runners' Choice Circuit Race

USATF Certified IL-09081-JW

GUN START - CHIP TIMING. Timing Chips, to be secured to your shoe, must be picked up on race day from the registration area

5K Race - 5K Men's Team Race - 5K Women's Team Race - 5K Corporate Race (co-ed)
If you are running with a team or a corporation, mark "Team" or "Corporation" name on entry form
(Lowest combined time for the first three runners from each team)

SAFETY: Baby strollers, bicycles, in-line skates, roller skates, scooters, other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs), and dogs are NOT ALLOWED on the course, will not be allowed through the finish chutes, and will not be included in results

AID STATIONS: Water at start, 2 mile mark, and finish. Restrooms at start and finish (in the field house). Paramedics and medical team at finish (under the red tent)

COURSE: A flat, FAST, out and back course with only two right angle turns and one 180°. Split times at 1 mile and 2 mile

"Illinois' fastest 5k course" as 32% of the all-time Illinois age group records were set on the Charity Classic course (source IL T & F)

ENTRY FEE (no refunds): Before September 24 is $20.00 ($3.00 CARA Discount). Race Day is $25.00 (no discounts)

REGISTRATION: On-line until Wednesday, September 21 - 8:00 p.m. at (no surcharge) or in person at Dick Pond Athletics, 29 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068, Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Race day from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. behind the Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068

PACKET PICK-UP: Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Dick Pond Athletics, 29 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068. Race day from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. behind the Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068

NOTE: GUN START - CHIP TIMING. Timing Chips, to be secured to your shoe, must be picked up on race day from the registration area.

RACE DAY: The starting line is at 101 Summit Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068. Packet pick-up and registration area is open from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. and is located just behind the Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068. The major intersection is Touhy Ave. & Northwest Highway

AWARDS: 3 deep in all age groups.

Results available in near real time under the "Results" tab on our RunRace Network:



ON RACE DAY: Each participant will be issued a shoe-tag timing chip, with a number that matches their bib number. Do NOT trade your chip with other participants! Make sure your chip is attached to your shoe before starting your race.

Cross the timing mats that will be positioned at the finish line. Keep moving forward to the "CHIP DROP OFF AREA", remove your chip, and drop it off in the appropriate container before you exit this area. There will be volunteers by the chairs to help you remove your chip.

Be sure to return your chip following your race. Note: a $35.00 charge will be assessed for missing chips.


If you have won an award, please stay for the presentation. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED.

If you set a PERSONAL RECORD, be sure to pick up a PR certificate at the PR table (in front of the field house).

Results will be available in near-real-time here on our RunRace Network:


We will hold the award ceremony as soon as we have accurate/complete results. Our best estimate is that it will be no later than 9:30 a.m. If we’re ready sooner we’ll go ahead.


This race was selected to be part of CARA’s 2016 competitive circuit of races, named the RUNNERS’ CHOICE CIRCUIT. CARA members can compete on this Circuit for year-end Overall, Age Group, Age Graded, Clydesdale/Athena (weight) and Club awards.

This race is a CARA CERTIFIED RACE (CERTIFICATION# ). It has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.

Due to CARA’s advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit

The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life.
Posted:June 7th, 2016 11:21 am
Last Update:August 9th, 2017 12:28 pm
Event InformationFor multiple Member Events:
Name of EventDistanceMeasurementDateStart TimeRelay MembersTeam Members
    Park Ridge Charity Classic5.00KilometersSep 24th, 20168:00 am
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