The Ridge Run Offers Races for All Competition
More than 3,500 athletes from around
Chicagoland gather in Beverly/Morgan Park on Memorial Day to compete in the
annual Ridge Run. The 10K run, 5K run/walk and Youth Mile are hosted by the
Beverly Area Planning Association with Little Company of Mary Hospital and
Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park the presenting sponsor of the race.
With cash prizes awarded to the top finishers,
the Ridge Run is one of Chicagoís favorite neighborhood races, attracting
elite runners as well as neighborhood families. Start times are 8 a.m. for
the 10K run, 8:10 a.m. for the youth mile for 6 to 12 year-olds, and 9:30
a.m. for the 5K run/walk. The Ridge Runís three races start and finish at
Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago.
Named one of the Runnerís Choice races by
members of the Chicago Area Runnerís Association (CARA) in 2009, the Ridge
Run is known as one of Chicagoís friendliest races because thousands of
Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors line the route, playing motivating music,
cheering on the runners and offering water throughout the course.