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You can run a free timed 5K in a Chicago park this fall

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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If the only thing keeping you from running a 5K is the price, you'll have no excuses left left this fall. Earlier this summer, the Chicago Park District launched a series of free, timed 5K and one-mile runs. The program, called ’Go Run Chicago, was such a success that the weekly runs will be returning this fall, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.

The runs will occur on Saturdays at 9am from September 24 to November 12 in Humboldt Park, Warren Park and Washington Park, allowing participants to choose between a timed 5K or one mile race. To participate, you'll need to register online or bring a completed registration form to any of the parks—the events are open to runners, walkers and joggers of all skill levels.

Like any good race, these events come with prizes for participants who manage to finish the course, in the form of a free t-shirt. Of course, you can also reward yourself with one of the city's best burgers after you're finished with your run.

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