Chicago ( June 10, 2015 ) Proud to Run is pleased to announce the start times and team categories for the 2015 Proud to Run 10k run and 5k run/walk on Saturday, June 27.
The 10K run will start at 8:04 am and the 5K run/walk will start at 8:15 am. The starting point for both the 10K run and the 5K run/walk will be at Montrose Harbor, just east of the Lakeshore Trail.
Runners and walkers can sign up in one of three categories: mixed, male-identified or female-identified. The top team in each category in the 10K run and in the 5K run/walk will receive a coupon for a custom cake from Whole Foods.
Register at www.proudtorun.org .
Registration includes a technical tee-shirt, a bottle opener medal, an exclusive pride-themed Whole Foods tote bag, and a chance to win a United Airlines domestic round-trip ticket, in addition to other fantastic prizes.
All Proud to Run proceeds go to our 2015 nonprofit beneficiaries: Affinity Community Services, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago and Chicago House.
Following the run/walk, a DJ will keep the energy level up in the Athlete's Village, where the Chicago Spirit Brigade and the Windy City Cowboys also will be performing. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided by Proud to Run sponsors Whole Foods, PepsiCo, Nestle and Clif Bar.
About Proud to Run
Proud to Run is an annual 10K run and 5K run/walk along the lakefront that's been a part of Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Pride Week activities since 1982. PTR is focused on celebrating pride in an active and healthy way, raising funds to benefit the greater Chicago-area LGBTQ community; 16 nonprofits have received more than $400,000 during the last 33 years. In 2012, PTR was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.
The event is USA Track and Field certified, a Chicago Area Runners Association registered race, and presented in association with Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago.
PTR is organized by an all-volunteer, community-based board and is a federal 501( c )( 3 ) organization.
Find more information on Proud to Run at www.proudtorun.org .