It's a day to run, walk, skip, hop or jog. It's a day to celebrate YOU! Bring your family and friends to the 2rd Annual Chicago Title 9K. We listened to you: we have a new and accurate course! We are excited to celebrate the fun and satisfaction of your doing a run/jog/walk with us, whether it’s your very first or your hundredth! And don't miss the post race party - rock out to the DJ, and enjoy all of the expo vendors!
Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL (North Cannon Drive at Diversey Harbor)
October 21st, 2012 at 9:00am
A scenic 9k (that’s a bit over 5.5 miles) run, jog or walk mostly on paved trails.
YOU! First timers to a race, seasoned runners, elite racers, joggers, walkers, skippers, and mothers with kids in tow—yes! Baby joggers are allowed; we even have a separate category for moms with baby joggers. Sorry guys, this one's just for the ladies!
- T9K Rag-A-Muffin Run starts at 8:15am
- Title 9K Race (all categories) starts at 9:00am*
The kids will have 3 age categories and line up according to these.
There will be pace signs for the T9K race to line up behind.
* Please help us get everyone parked and ready to run on time by carpooling and arriving at least one hour before our start time of 9:00am.
Race T-Shirts & Goodies
All race registrants will receive a super sweet custom T9K T-shirt from Title Nine. The adult shirt is a cotton/poly mix – breathable and soft! Participants will also receive a custom Title Nine bag of Goodies – click here to read more about Goodies in store for you!
Lincoln Park has plenty of parking. It's getting to a parking space that can be tricky. So, we strongly recommend that you arrive at least one hour before the start time and to carpool if possible. (If it sounds like we are repeating ourselves…that's because we are!)
A good place to park is at the Driving Range lot north of the Start, off of West Diversey Parkway. There are self-pay meters: Two hours are $5; three hours costs $6; 4-8 hours costs $10. There is also a parking lot south of Fullerton (below the start of the race). There are different fee structures for these lots. Street parking is always an option if you can find a space!
Riding your bike to the race? Fantastic! We will have a bike corral with volunteers to guard your steed while you run. We’ll have a little extra snack for you cyclists so you won’t be depleted for your fun T9K run!
Early Packet Pick-Up: Highly recommended! If you registered before October 12th and specified a store pick-up when you registered, you can grab your race number, goodie bag, and race shirt at that particular store beginning Wednesday October 17 through the end of the day on Saturday, October 20. If you registered to pick-up your packet at a specific store, then that's where you need to pick it up!
Anyone signing up starting October 12 thru October 18 will be Race Day only pick-up.
Directions to the stores can be found on our store web pages:
If you just can't make it to one of the stores, you can register to pick up your race number and goodie bag at the race site on race day from 7:00am to 8:30am.
And remember, if you registered to pick it up at the store but just didn’t make it, we will take your bag to Lincoln Park on race morning for you to pick up at the Tent.
The top three fastest women across the line, the first girl under 18, and the fastest mom with baby jogger will get awards, so stick around for the awards ceremony! Also, the Best Three Stories will also get awards. Please tell us your story surrounding this event when you pick up your packet – we’d love to hear it!
Thank you, Timbuk2, for generously donating your classic and incredible messenger bags for our winner’s prizes! We will fill them with fantastic goodies from several of our contributors. What a treat to win a Timbuk2 bag and all the good stuff inside!
Need info on travel and accommodations? To find information on travel, hotels, restaurants and all you need to know about the Chicago area, check out chicago.citysearch.com. And hey, don't hesitate to call our Lincoln Park or Evanston store for tips from our local peeps!
- Lincoln Park: (773) 935-5116
- Evanston: (847) 328-9009
Exclusive Hotel Deal for Title 9K Participants!
Carlton Inn Midway is offering a $99 room when you tell them you are running the Chicago Title 9K. You need to call them directly at 773-582-0900 to make a reservation and let them know you signed up for the Chicago T9K. You will get a one bed or two bed room for the same price! Each room features a small refrigerator and microwave along with all the usual amenities. The rooms are basic but clean and the staff is superior in their helpfulness. They even provide a free shuttle service to/from Midway Airport! This hotel is about 20 minutes from the race start (assuming no traffic). Please click on their web page: www.carltoninnmidway.com for complete information but remember to call them directly and tell them Title Nine sent you! Hurry, rooms will fill quickly at this price!
Here are some other hotel options:
Inn at Lincoln Park - www.iilp.com
City Suites Hotel - www.chicagocitysuites.com
Days Inn Chicago - www.daysinnchicago.net
Congress Plaza Hotel - www.congressplazahotel.com
How do you get to the race site? The race starts and finishes in the grassy area near the Diversey Harbor building, just east of North Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton. Take a look at the Course to see where you come to begin your T9K.
From the North (Evanston):
Take N. Lakeshore Drive / US-41 South
Exit at Fullerton Parkway
Turn right onto W. Fullerton Parkway and then left onto N. Cannon Drive. There are several parking lots south of Fullerton. There is also parking in the zoo parking lot.
From the South (Downtown Chicago)
Take S. Lakeshore Drive / US-41 North.
Exit at Fullerton Parkway.
Follow same directions as above.
OR – instead of going south on North Cannon Drive from Fullerton, turn right and continue north on N. Cannon Drive, forking right on N. Lakeshore Drive and turning right on West Diversey Drive. There’s parking at the Driving Range parking lot. (See Parking, above.)
See you there!
T9K Rag-A-Muffin Run
Do you have some little ones in your family 8 years or younger who would love to get in on the action? Well, we have just the thing...our Title Nine Rag-A-Muffin Fun Run. It's only about 50 yards and it's FREE!
The first race will start at 8:15am sharp, so please get to the Packet Pick-Up Tent to sign up your junior runner by 8:00am at the very latest. This pint-sized event will be run in three "heats" again this year. Here is how the fun breaks down:
- 2 to 3 years = The Rumbling Reds
- 4 to 5 years = The Blazing Blues
- 6 to 8 years = The Yahoo Yellows
The race "course" is approximately 50 yards long. Look for sign-up at the Packet Pick-Up tent and we’ll direct you to the start of this wee fun run!
There will be treats at the end of the races for ALL the little guys and gals. This is a great opportunity to get your kids exposed to the excitement and joy of running!