PNC Chicago Bears 5K

THIS IS YOUR GAME DAY. FINISH ON THE FIELD.

You've trained. You're ready. Now hit the field. This is YOUR game day. Join us for the PNC Chicago Bears 5K on June 24th and finish on historic Soldier Field. You cheer us on all season long, now it's our turn to cheer for you. So let's go. Let's do this!

All participants get their own Nike Dri-FIT shirt and a custom-designed finisher medal. Once inside the stadium, runners will be broadcast on the videoboard. As runners cross the finish line, a photo will be taken and delivered via e-mail to capture the moment! All participants will receive the swag listed below with their entry.

New to 2017, Bears Care, the Chicago Bears charitable arm, will offer great prizes for the top fundraisers with all proceeds going to programs focused on neighborhoods impacted by gun violence. Runners have an option to set up a team goal for fundraising during the registration process.

The 2017 PNC Chicago Bears 5K will also feature the first-ever "Kids Dash." The Kids Dash will begin under the iconic Chicago Bear tunnel in the Northeast Corner and will end with kids finishing on the field with Staley Da Bear! Kids Dash participants are required to register for $15 and must be between ages 5-12. For more info, see below.


Registration Information

  • 1st Half Registration
    $45 | May 1 – May 14 at 11:59pm (if available)
  • 2nd Half Registration
    $50 | May 15 – June 4 at 11:59pm (if available)
  • Final Registration
    $55 | June 5 – June 24 (if available)
  • Kids Dash
    $15 (Ages 5 – 12)
  • All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • There will be no event day registration. You must register and pick up your packet in advance by Friday, June 23 at 8:00 pm.

Race Information

  • Date
    Saturday, June 24, 2017
  • Time
    Start Time: 8:00 am
  • Location
    Soldier Field
    1410 Museum Campus Drive
    Chicago, IL 60605
  • Gear Check Opens - 6:30 am
  • Pre-Race Area Opens - 6:30 am
  • Spectator Entrance Gate 6 Opens: 8:00 AM
  • Spectators' bags are subject to check upon entry to Soldier Field.

*Participants 21 years of age and older will receive one (1) free beer with their entry. Additional beer will be available for purchase.

+ Packet Pick-Up

Your race confirmation and a photo ID are needed to pick up your race packet.

There are 3 options for picking up your race packet:

Option 1. Pick up your race packet in person prior to the race at these Fleet Feet Sports locations:

Fleet Feet Sports - Old Town
1620 N Wells Street
Chicago IL 60614

Fleet Feet Sports - Oak Park
102 N Marion Street
Oak Park IL 60301

Thursday, June 22 (4:00pm - 8:00pm)
Friday, June 23 (12:00pm - 8:00pm)

Option 2. You are welcome to have a friend or family member pick up your packet for you prior to the race (location & times listed above). They will need to present a copy of your registration confirmation. Five packets per person max, please!
Due to the number of race participants, there is NO race day packet pick up.

Option 3. Look forward to your packet on your doorstep about five days before the race. Your packet includes your race shirt, bib number and reusable PNC Chicago Bears 5K drawstring bag that's super handy on race day. If you opt for packet mailing, there is no requirement to attend Packet Pickup. Packet mailing is a convenient option for suburb-dwellers as well as those with tight schedules.

To add packet mailing to an existing race registration, you may do so by logging into your account (https://chicagobears.enmotive.com) and adding it to each registration you'd like to have mailed out. We close packet mailing three weeks before the race, so be sure to sign up early!

Please note: There is NO race day registration or packet pick up for this event.

+ Race Day Details

On race day, be sure to allow enough time to check in (e.g., parking and gear check) before the 8am start of the race.
Parking & Transportation All participants are strongly encouraged to carpool or use public transportation to Soldier Field. If you drive, please allow sufficient time for heavy traffic and street closures due to the race. Parking lots open at 6:00 a.m.

Soldier Field Parking
Parking will be available in the North Garage, South Lot, and Waldron Garage for $20. Payment is required as you enter. Click here for the parking map.

For more information, please visit www.soldierfieldparking.com.

Public Transportation
The RTA Travel Information Center provides scheduling information for all CTA, Metra, and Pace services. For information, please call (312) 836-7000 or visit www.rtachicago.com.

Taxi | Drop-Off Locations
All vehicles dropping off participants will be directed by traffic officials to the main Museum Campus visitor entrance on McFetridge Drive or to the 18th Street Metra drop-off. Vehicles should exit Lake Shore Drive at McFetridge Drive or 18th Street, then proceed to the drop-off point.

Kids Dash Information The PNC Chicago Bears Kids Dash will start at 9:30 a.m. inside Soldier Field. Kids Dash participants are required to register for $15 and must be between ages 5-12. Participants are to enter through Gate 6 at Soldier Field beginning at 8:00 am and head to the West sideline to go down onto the field. Kids Dash participants will receive a Kids Dash themed finishers medal, bib, and t-shirt. Participants are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Only one parent/guardian can accompany each Kids Dash participant on the field.

Gear Check Gear check will available at the race site opening at 6:30 am.
Stroller Check: There will be a Stroller Check available at the race site opening at 6:30 am.

Photos All PNC Chicago Bears 5K participants will receive free race photos! We'll capture you in high-resolution shots, and track those shots using your unique bib number. After the race, each registrant will be emailed free pictures of themselves at the race. Find your free photos here after the race is over. Share it on Facebook, tweet it, or download it and print it out.



Post-Race Party After finishing the PNC Chicago Bears 5K, celebrate at the Post Race Party with live music, ice cold Miller Lite, and thousands of Chicago Bears faithful!

+ Course Details

Distance 5K (3.10 miles)

Start & Finish Location The race will start on Waldron Drive next to Soldier Field and finish inside the stadium on the field.

Timing/Results The PNC Chicago Bears 5k is an officially timed event using an industry leading disposable chip timing system. The timing system provides each participant with an accurate time from the start to the finish line. You'll see timing clocks at each mile marker along the USATF-certified course, as well as at the finish line. Results will stream live online in real-time, so make sure to opt in for live notifications to receive live race updates to check your time right after crossing the finish line.



Course Map Click here to view the full course map.

+ Awards & Results

Awards & Results Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers. The first place male and female finishers will receive: Two (2) $300 gift cards. The second place male and female finishers will receive: Two (2) $250 gift cards. The third place male and female finishers will receive: Two (2) $200 gift cards.

2017 Results Results will stream live online in real-time, so you and your fans can check your time right after crossing the finish line.

+ Volunteer

The PNC Chicago Bears 5K is seeking energetic, hardworking volunteers to assist with Packet Pickup and Race Day events. Volunteers provide key support to the thousands of participants as they run, celebrate and support Bears Care, our official charity partner.

With a variety of exciting positions available, there is a job for everyone, including individuals, teams, school groups, corporate groups, friends and family. This event would not be possible without the help of all our amazing volunteers, so come out and join the fun. No experience is required.

The volunteer registration page shows all available volunteer shifts. For questions please contact volunteer@ramracing.org.

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION We need Volunteers to commit to the entire shift - please make sure you are available from the start to finish of desired positions (typically 4-6 hours)! Volunteers must be 14 years or older. If are interested in working beside a friend, please register for the same volunteer area. As a thank you for volunteering, volunteer will receive specific volunteer gear. The Volunteer Assignment Email will be sent 10 days before the race and will include all logistical specifics (parking, description of position, etc.) Your flexibility is greatly appreciated as we ensure all participants and volunteers have an enjoyable experience!

GROUP REGISTRATION Group volunteer opportunities are great for schools, clubs, sport teams, fraternities, sororities, etc. To be considered a Volunteer group, your organization must be able to provide 15 or more volunteers and submit the above Group Registration form to reserve a spot. The PNC Chicago Bears 5K is happy to provide either a donation or verification of community service hours in return. One chaperone is required for every 10 volunteers under the age of 18 years old to ensure sufficient supervision. Please be thoughtful on the number of volunteers your group will be able to supply as the event relies on your anticipated number to ensure coverage and full support for our participants. Completed registration forms should be returned to volunteer@ramracing.org. (to be confirmed) The volunteer registration page shows all available volunteer shifts.

+ Weather Policy

The PNC Chicago Bears 5K will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we reserve the right to delay, postpone, or cancel the event. All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

+ Kids Dash

The PNC Chicago Bears Kids Dash will start at 9:30 a.m. inside Soldier Field. Kids Dash participants are required to register for $15 and must be between ages 5-12. Participants are to enter through Gate 6 at Soldier Field and head to the West sideline to go down onto the field. Kids Dash participants will receive a Kids Dash themed finishers medal, bib, and t-shirt. Participants are required to be accompanied by one parent or guardian at all times. Parents, other siblings and family/friends are not allowed on the field and may watch the Kids Dash from the designated spectator area. Parents/guardians who registered the Kids Dash participant will be emailed a complimentary photo of the participant at the finish line (bib number must be visible on front torso).

+ Event FAQs

Can kids participate in the PNC Chicago Bears 5K?
Yes, they can participate in the race. They need to register for the event here.

When does registration for the race open?
Online registration opens on May 1st and continues through June 23rd unless the event reaches its capacity prior to that date.

When does race registration close?
Registration will close once we hit our maximum number we will close registration.

Is there a time limit for the 5K?
All 5k participants must be able to complete the 5K course in 1 hour.

Can I get a refund or transfer my entry to another person?
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.

Participant bib numbers may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to another person. Sale, trade and/or transfer of race entry/bib number is strictly prohibited and may result in the disqualification of and/or banning offenders from participating at future events.

When and where can I find race results?
Results will stream live online in real-time, so you and your fans can check your time right after crossing the finish line.



Will there be awards for the winners?
The Top Three Male and Female Runners will receive awards. The first place male and female finishers will receive: Two (2) $300 gift cards. The second place male and female finishers will receive: Two (2) $250 gift cards. The third place male and female finishers will receive: Two (2) $200 gift cards.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?
The PNC Chicago Bears 5K will take place rain or shine. If cancellation of the event is warranted due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made race day at the race site. The event will not be canceled in advance. All decisions regarding cancellation will be made on site, race day. In the event of a race day cancellation, there are no refunds.

Can I volunteer to help?
If you would like to volunteer for the race, please click here.

How can I contact the race organizers?
To get in touch with us please call us at or email us at Bears5KInfo@RAMracing.org.

Can walkers participate? Yes! We just ask that all participants finish the course under one hour.

Are strollers allowed? Strollers will not be allowed on course. Adaptive cycles to accommodate any ADA needs are allowed.

Can I bring my family to watch? Spectators are welcome, they will have access to the stadium to see you finish on the field via Gate 6.

Can we register as a team? Yes, you can register a group at the start of the registration process. Register here.

Can you provide additional information about packet pick up? Packet pick-up information can be found here.

Are pets allowed? Dogs are not allowed on course, with the exception of service animals.

Question not listed here? If you have a question or comment, please contact us at Bears5KInfo@RAMracing.org.

+ Registration FAQs

Corral Questions: What do you mean by Race Pace?
Your race pace is how many minutes it takes you to run or walk one mile. Say it takes you ten minutes to run one mile. That means that your race pace is 10 minutes per mile.

How can I find my corral assignment?
You can confirm your Start Corral assignment approximately ten days prior to that event on the Your Races page in your RAM Racing account. Your Start Corral will be listed next to your name, city, state, and age division. Start corral assignments will also be sent in a Runner Info email approximately ten days prior to the event.

I want to run with a friend/family member but we were assigned different corrals. What should we do?
You can move back in corrals but not forward- for example, a runner assigned to Corral A may line up in Corral C but a runner assigned to Corral C will not be allowed to line up in Corral A.

Why does RAM Racing use assigned start corrals?
Assigning start corrals based on anticipated race pace allow us to group like-paced participants together, helping to ensure a safe, fun race experience for all participants.

Team Questions: How do I create a team?
In order to create a team you must first start the registration process. You will find that you can create your team on the third page of registration after you have selected your category and told us who you are!

How do I become the Team Captain?
To become the Team Captain you must be the first person to register/create the Team.

As a Team Captain, how do I make updates to our Team Fundraising Page?
1. Login to your EnMotive account
2. Click 'My Account' tab in the upper right hand corner
3. 'My Teams' will be listed at the top of the page - scroll to the Team you are the Team Captain for

Within this area you will see several options:
- View/Manage Team: allows you to view Team Fundraising page, create a Team password, invite other team members, download team roster, and download donor list
- View/Manage Team Fundraising Page: this will take you to your Team Fundraising Page where you will select the drop down menu 'Team Fundraising Settings' which allows you to update the fundraising settings, Team description, and upload photos for your Team Slide Show
- Add Teammate - allows you to add other teammates
- Send Link - pops up a separate menu making it easier to send an email asking for donations

If I am not the Team Captain how do I make edits to the Team Fundraising page?
Only the Team Captain can make edits to the Team Fundraising page.

How do I update the Team Captain?
If you need to change the Team Captain please reach out to help@enmotive.com and this can be changed!

My team has already been created. How do I join it?
There are two ways to join an already existing team.
1. First start the registration process. You will find the team option on the third page of registration after you have selected your category and told us who you are. The team option has a drop down menu where you can search for your team. Once you have selected your team and submit your registration you are now a part of that team!
2. Click here (https://chicagobears.enmotive.com) to search for your team name in the fundraiser search bar on the right side of your screen. Once you are on your team's fundraising page click 'Join Team' to start the registration process and join your team!

Am I required to be a part of a team?
No, you do not have to join a team to complete registration.

How do I send my Team Fundraising page to friends and family?
There are a few options in sending your Team Fundraising page:
1. Search for your Team at https://chicagobears.enmotive.com in the Fundraiser Search bar on the right side of the screen. Once you have selected your team there is a 'Mail' option on the Team Fundraising page
2. Login to your EnMotive account and click 'My Account' tab in the upper right hand corner. Scroll to the Team that you are a part of and click 'Send Link'

Fundraising Questions: How do I view my fundraising page?
To view your fundraising page follow these steps:
1. Login to your EnMotive account - Click Login in the upper right hand corner.
2. Click the 'My Account' tab in the upper right hand corner, once you have logged in.
3. Scroll to the registration you would like to view the fundraising page for
4. Click 'view fundraising page'

How do I edit my fundraising page?
1. Login to your EnMotive account - Click Login in the upper right hand corner.
2. Click the 'My Account' tab in the upper right hand corner
3. Scroll to the registration you would like to view the fundraising page for
4. Click 'View Fundraising page'
5. Click the blue box in the right side of the screen that says 'My Fundraising Settings'
6. Edit away!

I am not registered; how do I donate to an individual fundraiser or a team?
Not a problem! To donate to without being registered all you have to do is click here and search for the fundraiser or the team you wish to donate to.

How do I donate to the organization without selecting an individual fundraiser or a team?
Click here to donate directly to the Bears Care!

How do I send my fundraising page to friends and family?
You have a variety of options on how to send your fundraising link to all your friends and family. When on your individual fundraising page under the 'Donate' button there are three smaller buttons for you to send a link out via Twitter, Facebook or your email.

How do I change the image on my fundraising page?
When on your fundraising page, click the blue drop down menu that says 'my fundraising settings'. Within this section click ‘upload images’.

Registration Questions: How do I update personal information within my account?
1. Login to your EnMotive account - Click Login in the upper right hand corner.
2. Click the "my account" tab in the upper right hand corner
3. You can change all personal information here such as email, password, address etc.

Can I register more than one person under my account?
Yes! You can register as many people as you want under your account. You can do so by selecting the ‘register another person’ option on the last page of registration, or you can start a new registration and enter your email as the account holder.

I have a coupon! Where do I enter this?
Any coupon code you have will be entered on the last page of registration before you submit your credit card information!

Contact Us: If I have a question regarding registration or my account, who can I contact?
You can reach out to us a help@enmotive.com and we would be glad to help you out wherever you may be having difficulty.

If I have a question regarding the Chicago Bears, Bears Care or Donations who can I contact?
You can reach out to us at Bears5KInfo@RAMracing.org and we would be glad to answer any event specific or organization questions.

+ Alumni Appearances



*Scheduled to appear. Subject to change.
Bears Care is honored to be the beneficiary of runner fundraising through the 2017 PNC Chicago Bears 5K. This year, race participants are encouraged to form their own fundraising teams which qualify you to receive Bears premium items at different levels along the way. 100% of race participant fundraising will be invested by Bears Care in programs focused on rebuilding trust, sense of community and infrastructure in Chicago’s neighborhoods most significantly impacted by gun violence. Your participation and charitable engagement of your friends and family will demonstrate the collective impact that thousands of Bears fans and Chicagoans can make and for every dollar our runners raised, Bears Care will commit an additional dollar to this cause. Please put together your roster and join our team!
Top Fundraisers
Top Fundraisers (minimum of $1,000 raised)
• Top fundraiser will enjoy a VIP experience for two at Soldier Field when the Bears play their home opener against the Atlanta Falcons on September 10, 2017. Tickets, parking and pre-game sideline access are all included!
• Second highest fundraiser will receive a football autographed by twelve Bears players including Mike Glennon, Leonard Floyd, Jordan Howard and Mitch Trubisky.
$1,000 Level
• Chicago Bears replica jersey with your name and number of your choice
$500 Level
• VIP Visit to 7UP Chicago Bears Training Camp on August 7th including reserved seating, gift bag and food voucher
$250 level
• Chicago Bears hat autographed by current player
$100 Level
• "Touchdowns Around Town" Playing Cards
Event Sponsors