Race Day Activities — Mother’s Day Race for the Cure

Race Day Activities include special treatment of our Survivors. The Survivor Café opens at 6:30 a.m. to treat Survivors, and a co-survivor guest, to a delicious breakfast, provided by Corner Bakery Cafe.  Hostesses and volunteers will provide Survivors with a special survivor gift and goody bag.

Please plan on arriving early enough to be a part of the Survivor Parade. If you are a Survivor, march with other Survivors to celebrate your triumph and share a moment of silence in honor of those no longer with us.  If you are not a Survivor, please join in support of our Survivors during the Parade — it is an incredible part of the morning, that puts our Race and the whole experience in proper perspective. We’re reminded of all those qualities that survivors embrace and share with our entire community: Faith, Hope, Love, Family, Strength and Belief.  The pre-Race Rally also raises our level of commitment to a cause that we all care about and energizes us to Race, Run, Walk!

Again this year, Komen Chicago’s amazing Survivors will carry our Survivor flags.

The flags that will be carried are:

Courage – In the face of Cancer they confront it head on and still find joy in life.

Faith – Believing that all things are possible. Having Faith in yourself and those around you who support you along your journey.

Hope – They see the invisible, feel the intangible, and achieve the impossible.

Strength – Despite daunting obstacles they preservere and endure.

Love – It binds and heals, comforts, restores, and it works miracles.

Believe – They know we will cure this disease and they know we will succeed.


6:30 am: Survivor Café opens

7:30 am: Survivor Parade

7:45 am: Survivor Photo at Main Stage

7:50 am: Packet Pick-Up and Registration Closes

8:00 am:  Start Sequence

10K Timed Run
5K Timed Run
5K Fun Walk
1 Mile Fun Walk

9:30 – 11:00 am: Post-Race Entertainment

10:00 am: Awards Presentation 


After the Race, Survivors are invited to return to the Survivor Café. The Survivor Tent is always the perfect place to rejoin family and friends.

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