Thanks to all who attended our 5K run against traffick in 2014! Our 2015 5k will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Mark your calendars and see you at the starting line!

  • What: 5k Run Against Traffick
  • Where: Diversey Harbor, Lincoln Park 2601 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL
  • When: Saturday, September 12, 2015
  • Step off: 9:00 A.M.

You have the opportunity to start your own CAMPAIGN FOR DIGNITY to fund-raise for Traffick Free and our upcoming 24-hour emergency drop-in center! Get started HERE!

Want to help us promote the 5k?  From now through July 15, 2015, we are offering a $5 discount when you enter code SAVE5TF. Help us spread the word at your place of business, school, worship, coffee shop, dry cleaner, etc. by downloading and posting this SAVE5TF Flyer.

Frequently Asked Questions

It says 5k Run Against Traffick. Can I walk in Traffick Free's 5k?

Absolutely! We encourage anyone who wants to take a stand against human trafficking to come and participate. You can run, jog, walk, or stroll in our 5K.

Will there be water stations along the course?

There are no water stations, but there are water fountains on the course. There will be water at the start and finish line.

Do you need volunteers?

Yes! We couldn’t do this without our dedicated volunteers! We need course marshals, cheerleaders, people to man our registration, gear check, and water tables, post-race brunch servers, photographers, videographers, sound technicians, volunteers to arrive early for set up and to stay late for tear down. Fill out the volunteer form here

Can I bring my stroller?

Yes. We encourage families with young children to participate. However, for their safety, we ask that any children be kept in their stroller at all times. All participants with strollers will be corralled at the back of the running field and will start once all runners and walkers have crossed the starting line.

Is this a timed race?

No. We are considered a “fun run” because we are not able to offer official chip timing. We are hoping that this will change as our event continues to grow and our running field expands. There will be a clock available at the Start and Finish lines for you to calculate your time. However, we recommend personal watches to get your most accurate time.

Is there parking available?

Yes, but it’s limited. We recommend walking, biking or using public transportation to get to the event site. www.transitchicago.com

If you do need to drive to the race, there is metered/pay parking available in a lot adjacent to the driving range at 2800 N. Lake Shore Dr. #1 and at St. Joseph’s Hospital – 2960 N. Lake Shore Dr. (corner of Oakdale & Lake Shore Dr.). Lincoln Park Zoo is also nearby for parking, see their website for rates.

What happens if it rains on race day?

If there is no lightning or thunder present, we will hold the race rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the race will be canceled and we will relay that information through our website and social media. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds in the event of cancellation due to inclement weather.

Can I mail in my registration?

Yes. We are accepting mail-in registrations, though, we encourage you to use our online registration.

Download Registration Form

Can I register the day of the event?

Yes, but we strongly encourage you to register online before the event. Please keep in mind that we have a limited number of spots and they are available on a first come, first served basis and we sold out last year. If you plan to register the day of the event, please bring your registration form, signed waiver and registration fee. Registration table opens at 6:30AM.

Download Registration Form

Is there a post-race party to celebrate and meet with Traffick Free volunteers?

Yes! We’d love to meet you and personally thank you for being a part of our Annual 5k Run Against Traffick. Our post race brunch will be held on site. You can purchase tickets when registering online or when you realize how hungry you are after the race if there are any left, they are only $5! The staff would love to chow down with you!

Post race brunch is $5 and includes a juice (apple, orange or cranberry), piece of fruit (apple or banana), and a croissant sandwich with the option of the following fillings:  ham/swiss, spinach/feta, bell pepper/cheese, sundried tomato/mozzarella.


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