Spring into summer and sign up for a 5k!  After the long and cold winter in Chicago it can be difficult to find the motivation to start working out again.  One of the best ways to help kick start your training is by signing up for a race.  Below is a list of TFI’s best short distance runs that would be fun for any running level.  You can also join us this summer for the TFI Fun Run and Lecture Series.

Four Mile Classic

Running event

TFI has partnered with USOLE Running Events

TFI is so excited to partner up with Universal Sole for Chicago’s only four mile race.  As an extra bonus this race supports Chicago Run, a non-profit organization that helps fight against childhood obesity. This race is  longer than a 5K, but don’t worry, the course is flat, easy and along the scenic lake shore path. Find our TFI tent at the end of the race for some recovery foam rolling and stretching. There will be a post party celebration with one free beer and many raffles. Register before May 7th for $5 off.

When: May 17, 2018

Where: Montrose Harbor

Time: 7PM

Register Here 

Dogs and strollers are permitted.

Ravenswood Run 5K

Help support the local community of Ravenswood by running in the local 5k. Bring a nonperishable food item when you pick up your race packet to support the Ravenswood Community Services Food Pantry.

When: April 29, 2018

Where: Corner of Wilson and Hermitage Avenues.

Time: 8AM

Register Here 

Strollers are permitted.

Dogs are not allowed.

Race to Wrigley 5K

You don’t have to be a baseball player or Cubs fan to run this race. This 5K course will take you through lake view and end at the Wrigley Field Marque. Go Cubs Go!

When: May 6, 2016

Where: Wrigley Field

Time: 8AM

Register Here 

Strollers are permitted

Dogs are not allowed.

Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 5K

This Mother’s Day race helps support breast cancer research. This race is early enough for you and your family to make it to Mother’s Day brunch and festivities. When: May 13, 2018

Where: Montrose Harbor

Time: 8AM

Dogs are not allowed.

Register Here

The Color Run 5k

If you are looking for a super fun race and not too concerned about time- this race might be for you. Start the race wearing white and end the race covered in color. When: June 7, 2018

Where: Soldier Field

Time: 8AM

Register Here 

Dogs are not allowed.

Burgers and Beer 5k

The Burgers and Beer 5K is another flat and easy course for beginners to enjoy. Get your entire crew together and sign up for the B&B 5K Team Competition. All of our patients and clients are welcomed to join Team TFI. The team/company/club with the greatest turnout will receive a special team BBQ. This race starts at Soldier Field and proceeds go to support Girls in the Game. A non-profit organization that is empowering our girls to grow happy, healthy, and strong. Oh- and did we mention there will be burgers and beer? YUM!

When: August, 6th

Where: Soldier Field

Register Here

Strollers and dogs are allowed.

 

Or Join us for TFI Fun Runs with Lecture Series this summer.

No cost and all runners are welcomed.

JUNE 13th 6:30 -8:00 PM- Topic discussion- Running mechanics with injury prevention exercise program to follow lecture.  Sign up

AUGUST 15th 6:30 – 8:00 PM- Topic discussion- Nutrition and running training programs by guest speaker from Fuel Stride.  Sign up

SEPTEMBER 17th 6:30 -8:00 PM- Topic discussion- Marathon Checklist (Pre Race- Race- Post Race).  Sign up

Luigi DeGirolamo – Co-Owner of The FIT Institute, Certified Personal Trainer, Women’s Fitness Specialist, Youth Exercise Specialist.  Collegiate soccer player from University of Illinois at Chicago.

The FIT Institute is a physical therapy and sports performance facility in North Center. We increase the of an athlete’s career by teaching proper movement patterns that often lead to overuse injuries, we do this by bridging the gap between physical therapy and sports performance.