Proud to Run registration open
Registration is now open for its 2015 Proud to Run 10K run and 5K run/walk that will take place June 27.
Proud to Run has selected Affinity Community Services, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago ( ALCC ) and Chicago House as beneficiaries of its annual race. Since 1982, Proud to Run has raised more than $400,000 for local LGBTQ organizations. Affinity and ALCC are first-time beneficiaries while Chicago House has been involved in past Proud to Run races.
The event will start at Montrose Avenue and Simmonds Drive, just north of Montrose Harbor. There are staggered starting times; the 10K starts at 8:04 a.m., with the 5K commencing at 8:15 a.m.
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.
Interested persons can register at www.proudtorun.org . Race-day registration is also available.
Pride 5K run/walk June 25 in Boystown
The second annual Pride lakefront party and Pride5K run/walk will take place Thursday, June 25.
The outdoor bash, which benefits Center on Halsted, will feature DJs, drinks and go-go dancers following a 5K "fun run" along the lakefront path.
The race kicks off at 7:30 p.m. near the Lakefront at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. When the run is over, DJs Matthew Harvat and Adam LeBlanc of Sixteen Candles will be the featured entertainment at the Pride Weekend Kick-Off Party at Diversey Harbor, 6-10 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
The fee is $45 ( $50 after May 15 ). Packet pick-up will take place on Friday, June 19 ( 6-10 p.m. ), and Saturday, June 20 ( 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ), at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Visit http://starevents.com/events/pride-5k/.
Hall of Fame nominations now being accepted
Nominations for this year's Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame are now being accepted.
If you know someone who meets the criteria below and think that they would be a good addition to the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, complete and submit the nomination form that can be found at this link by July 15 for consideration.
Criteria are as follows: Induction into the Hall of Fame symbolizes that the recipient has made either:
( 1 ) a single, far-reaching contribution or
( 2 ) significant long-term contributions to the quality of life of Chicago's LGBT community or of the city of Chicago.
The Hall of Fame also recognizes "friends of the community" and LGBT organizations ( including businesses ) that have made similar contributions to Chicago's LGBT communities.
Those with questions about the nomination process should contact Executive Director Israel Wright at email@example.com .
Full calendar of events at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events ./upcoming.php .