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2018 The Universal Sole Burgers & Beer 5k Run/Walk...

  • 5K Run/Walk :- Run 3.1 Miles
Monday, August 6, 2018
Soldier Field
1410 Museum Campus Drive

_ The 2018 Universal Sole Burgers & Beer 5k Run/Walk:

Burgers & Beer has been a Universal Sole tradition for over 8 years! It started as a grass roots event from Universal Sole's Lakeview Running Store to bring people together for an easy fun run of 3 or 5 miles coupled with craft beer and burgers from various Lakeview neighborhood bars! It has always been about bringing the Chicago running community together for a once a month event where friends can catch up, folks can make new friends and everyone enjoys the company while heading out on a fun run in Chicago's historic Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. With the growth and popularity of the Burgers & Beer Fun Runs, folks have asked if we were ever going to do an official Burgers & Beer race! Well, here we are, the 7th annual Burgers & Beer 5k is officially here on August 6th, 2018!

Race Beneficiary: Girls In The Game -- Girls In the Game knows that girls are strong. And that given the opportunity they’re capable of changing their lives and their communities. All they need is a chance. Unfortunately, research tells us that, compared to boys, they aren’t always given those opportunities. So in 1995, GIG founders set out to level the playing field for all girls. Over 20 years later, Girls in the Game has empowered more than 40,000 girls, helping them to grow up happy, healthy and strong. Learning through sports, health and leadership programs that it’s not about winning. It’s about making your voice heard. It’s about overcoming obstacles. Getting off the sidelines, and into the game! To make a donation click HERE!

Event details and schedule


Sign Up for the B&B 5k Team Competition! This is easy! The Team/Group/Company with the largest turnout for the August 6th, 2018 USOLE Burgers & Beer 5k will receive a special team barbecue hosted by Team Universal Sole! It is easy to get a team registered! When individually registering, you can instantly create a team and then any folks that sign up can designate that team as the one they are running with! Winning team will be announced on race day! Bring out your team, co-workers, etc and go for the win @ the Team Competition @ The USOLE Burgers & Beer 5k @ Soldier Field!

Race Details:

  • All participants registered will receive entry into the 5k, A really cool premium item that is TBD right now (so stay tuned as we will announce it shortly!), A Schaul's professionally catered Burger (or veggie option) & complimentary ice cold Brew to wash it all down!
  • Option will be available for non-runners to purchase a Burger & Beer on-site @ Soldier Field.
  • Course will be a flat, fast & fun out and back 5k course starting @ Soldier Field, headed south on lakefront path to 31st and back.
  • Race will begin @ 7pm! On-site check-in/registration will begin @ 5:00pm and close promptly @ 6:30pm! If checking in on-site, please bring your registration & ID
  • Race day registration will be available on-site unless race is sold out (race sold out in 2016 & 2017) starting @ 5:30pm from the Universal Sole Tents. Price will be $50.00 race day with cash or credit card only. No discount codes can be used on race day, so we recommend signing up early for best price and use of any discount codes.
  • Water and NUUN Hydration Drink at the Start/finish area! In addition, there will be (1) aid stations on course.
  • Race day gear check will be next to the Universal Sole tent on-site @ Soldier Field.
  • Clif Bars, bananas & other goodies will be provided along with other goodies from our sponsors (in vendor area)!
  • Parking Info: Soldier Field has plenty of pay parking lots.
  • Public Transportation: The CTA has bus routes that stop at Soldier Field! Please visit http://www.transitchicago.com/ for more information.
  • DIVVY has two bike stations right at Soldier Field.


  • Top three Overall Male & Female - Receive Custom Tile/Coaster
  • Age Group M&F Awards: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+ - Receive Custom Tile/Coaster
  • Post race raffle with great prizes from Universal Sole & all of our sponsors to be held at our post race party on-site!


Packet Pick-up: Packet pick-up will be available on race day. Pre-race packet pick-up TBD and announced shortly!

THE BEER GARDEN is back for 2018! Stay tuned as we finalize our details! It will be pretty sweet!

-Additional beers will be available for purchase on-site.

-The post race raffle will be held following the awards.

Volunteer: Please email [email protected] for more details!  

Strollers & Dogs: Strollers and dogs are allowed. We ask that you start in the back of the run/walk.

*Please note, no refunds or exchanges for this event.

Other Info


-) 2018 race registration is open • Registration Information





2016 Results at: onlineraceresults.com

2014 Results at: active.com 

2013 Results at: active.com 

2012 Results at: active.com 


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