Wacky 5K/10K Run & Walk
If you're wandering along the lakefront near Lincoln Park on
March 9, don't be surprised if you see hordes of runners wearing
capes headed your way. The Wacky Fun Races held that day feature a
superhero theme, along with timed 5K and 10K races and a 5K or 10K
The races are open to all ages, including children, and all
runners are encouraged to dress as their favorite comic book or
movie superhero or supervillian.
"Some people go over the top, and I think with this year's
superhero theme, we'll probably get a lot in costume," says Karyn
Serota, media and marketing director for the event. To add to the
fun, there's also a costume contest for race participants.
Even if you don't want to run or walk in the race, but prefer to
watch, you're welcome to join in the after-race activities, Serota
says. "There's a post-race indoor party at The Notebaert Museum. We
do all the awards and there will be a photobooth in here and we
have people dressed up."
Entrance is free to the museum and to the party that day, Serota
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