More than 3,500 athletes from around Chicagoland gather in Beverly/Morgan Park on Memorial Day to compete in the annual Ridge Run. The 10K run, 5K run/walk and Youth Mile are hosted by the Beverly Area Planning Association with Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park the presenting sponsor of the race.
With cash prizes awarded to the top finishers, the Ridge Run is one of Chicago’s favorite neighborhood races, attracting elite runners as well as neighborhood families. Start times are 8 a.m. for the 10K run, 8:10 a.m. for the youth mile for 6 to 12 year-olds, and 9:30 a.m. for the 5K run/walk. The Ridge Run’s three races start and finish at Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago.
Named one of the Runner’s Choice races by members of the Chicago Area Runner’s Association (CARA) in 2009, the Ridge Run is known as one of Chicago’s friendliest races because thousands of Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors line the route, playing motivating music, cheering on the runners and offering water throughout the course.
Register here: http://www.bapa.org/ridgerun/