New Year's Day 5K Run & Walk
Chicagoans of all stripes will greet the New Year with a dash of fearlessness and - depending on the temps - maybe a few extra layers of clothing when the city's New Year's Day 5K Run and Walk returns on January 1.
The iconic annual event is Chicagoland's first official 5K. The course route is north along the lakefront bike path to Diversey Harbor before returning to North Avenue.
A portion of run/walk proceeds will benefit the Lake View Citizens' Council, a non-profit neighborhood organization.