2013 Run for Walk
Evanston, Illinois
Sunday, July 28, 2013 7:30 AM (Central Standard Time)
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Contact:Shawn Sullivan
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Additional Location Information
Ryan Field on the Northwestern Campus
1501 Central
Evanston, IL 60208
About This Event


Last year, the inaugural Run for Walk welcomed nearly 1,000 Northwestern fans, supporters and friends of the late Head Coach Randy Walker, to honor our former head football coach.
Once again this year, the 5k family walk will continue as part of the Run for Walk, a 4.1 mile run through Evanston’s tree-lined streets and along the lakefront on Northwestern’s campus. Participants will finish on Ryan Field while watching their achievement on the video board. The unique run distance harkens back to Randy’s uniform number 41 during his collegiate playing days at Miami University.

Registration fee for the run or walk is $37.50 (before July 15 at 9 a.m. [NOW 9 P.M.] Will raise to $40 after that point.) and includes a short-sleeved, purple technical shirt, a ticket to a non-conference home football game and entry into the race day fitness fest. Northwestern students may register for $22.50. The beneficiary for all proceeds is the Community Animal Rescue Effort--C.A.R.E—a local organization caring and finding homes for lost and homeless pets that was important to Coach Walker.

Race Amenities
• Technical T-shirt
• Chronotrack “B-Chip” timing
• Finish on Ryan Field (weather & field conditions permitting)
• Ticket to a Northwestern football game (your choice of a non-conference home game):
-Syracuse – September 7th
-Western Michigan – September 14th
-Maine – September 21st

All game times TBD. Ticket will be an end zone seat. Click Here for a seating chart

All tickets will be distributed on race day and all participants will have the chance to purchase additional tickets to their chosen game at a discounted rate.

C.A.R.E. Fundraising
Go the extra mile to support C.A.R.E. - create your own fundraising platform online HERE.
Schedule of Events
• 6:00 am Race day registration and packet pickup begins
• 7:30 am 4.1 Mile Run
• 7:40 am 5K Walk
• 8:35 am Kids' Cat Dashes
• 9:15 am Awards
Kids’ Cat Dashes

Designed for youngsters ages 2 to 10 years, the Kids’ Cat Dashes will take place near Ryan Field finishing on the playing surface. The dashes will be staged in the following heats:

2-4 years - 50 yards (entire dash on the playing surface)

5-6 years - 1/4 mile

7-10 years - 1/2 mile

All participants will receive a participation award.

USATF-Certified. Click Here for an course map.

Dogs and baby joggers/strollers are welcome*. Please note restrooms will be available inside Ryan Field and inside Welsh-Ryan Arena. No showers available.

*For those with baby joggers/strollers, please line-up at the back of the pack for the run or walk and use extreme caution for the safety of all participants.

Timing, Results & Awards
The Run for Walk will use the Chronotrack B-Tag system. To insure accurate timing make sure your race number is:
• Clearly visible on the front of the torso.
• Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle).
• Pinned in all four corners.
• Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.).

Please Click Here for the instructions.

Results will be posted at the event, at www.NUsports.com and at www.mychicagoathlete.com.

Unique, Wildcat awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers. Age group awards will also be distributed.

Registration & Packet Pickup
Packet Pick-up & Registration Packet Pick-up & Registration You may pick-up your packet or register in person during the following times at convenient locations pre-race or on race morning at the event site beginning at 6:00 a.m.

• Wednesday, July 24th / 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Whole Foods Downtown Evanston (1640 Chicago Ave)

• Thursday, July 25th / 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Let's Tailgate (1807 Central Street, Evanston, IL - just a few blocks west of Ryan Field / Ryan Field Ticket Office)

• Friday, July 26th / Noon - 7 p.m. The Runner’s Edge (335 Ridge Rd., Wilmette, IL)

• Saturday, July 27th / 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Let's Tailgate (1807 Central Street, Evanston, IL - just a few blocks west of Ryan Field / Ryan Field Ticket Office)

Online Registration
• If you register online after Noon, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 you must wait 24 hours or until race day to pick up your race materials.
• If you register online after 5:00pm(CST) on Friday, July 26, 2013 you must wait until race day to pick up your race materials.
• Online registration will close Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 4:00pm (CST).
Parking is free in the lot immediately to the west of Ryan Field with entrances on Central and Ashland. As a convenience to our biking friends, a “bike drop” will be located inside Ryan Field.

In addition, Ryan Field is just blocks from the CTA Purple Line Central Street Station and the Metra Evanston Central Street Station.

Click Here for an event map.

Click Here for CTA information

Click Here for Metra information.

No refunds.
Online registration will close Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 4:00pm (CST).
Who are you registering?
Please select a category:*

Is this registrant under the age of 18?*

Check here if you are a CARA Member.
CARA members receive a $2.50 discount off the price of registration. You will be required to enter your CARA number on the next page.
How did you hear about the race?*

Waiver and Release
As a participant in the Run for Walk on July 28, 2013, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury and I agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, damages, or loss that I may sustain. I do hereby fully release and discharge the City of Evanston and Northwestern University, its officers, agents and employees from any and all claims from injuries, damages or loss that may accrue to me on account of my participation in the Run for Walk. I further agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Northwestern University, its officers, agents and employees from injuries, damages, and loss sustained by me and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with my participation in the Run for Walk. I HAVE FULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOREGOING.
I understand and agree to the waiver and release*