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Saturday wellness events

The newest addition to Chicago’s premier racing portfolio, the Bank of America Chicago 13.1, will offer a unique experience, encouraging runners to reimagine what a running event can be in Chicago. As a part of the festivities, we’re working with West Side residents to introduce wellness-based activities to the race weekend experience. Events include a 1.31-Mile Wellness Walk and a free track and field clinic presented in partnership with USA Track & Field (USATF).

The Wellness Walk and RunJumpThrow clinic will take place in the south section of Garfield Park. The Wellness Walk will kick off near the Garfield Park Bandshell south of Madison Street and the RunJumpThrow clinic will take place on the turf soccer and football field near South Hamlin Boulevard and West Jackson Boulevard.

View the Garfield Park Site Map. 

Schedule of events

Saturday, June 3
Garfield Park

8:30 a.m. – Wellness Walk Packet Pick-up opens*
8:30 a.m. – Wellness Walk gear check opens
10:00 a.m. – Wellness Walk starts
11:00 a.m. – RunJumpThrow clinic starts
1:00 p.m. – Wellness Walk gear check closes
1:00 p.m. – RunJumpThrow clinic ends

*Packet Pick-up for the Wellness Walk will take place in Garfield Park near the start and finish lines and is different than Packet Pick-up for the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 which will take place at the Roosevelt Collection (150 W. Roosevelt Rd.).


Parking is available for the Saturday Wellness Events at the Garfield Park Bandshell at Hamlin Avenue and Music Court Circle. Street parking is also available throughout the Garfield Park neighborhood.

Wellness Walk

Join us race weekend for the Wellness Walk at the Bank of America Chicago 13.1. The 1.31-mile walk is a family friendly activity that takes participants on a tour of the south side of Garfield Park.

All walkers will receive a unique bib number for this untimed event and a reusable water bottle for participating. Participants can check small personal items at the race day gear check located near the walk’s start and finish lines from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Wellness Walk is open to individuals 6 years of age or older. The entry fee is $10 per person and all proceeds will go to the Garfield Park Advisory Council (Garfield PAC).

Wellness Walk registration

Event requirements

  • Participants 17 years of age or under must have permission from their parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race. This permission is given during the application process.
  • All registration proceeds go to the Garfield Park Advisory Council, fees are nonrefundable.
  • All participants acknowledge the inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists and is beyond the control of Event Organizers. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
  • All participants must be familiar with and abide by the event rules.


Following the Wellness Walk youth between the ages of 7 and 14 can take part in USA Track & Field’s free RunJumpThrow clinic. RunJumpThrow is a hands-on learning program, developed by USATF in partnership with Hershey, to get kids excited about physical activity. The clinic will feature a selection of learning stations including dynamic warm-up, running form and technique, standing broad jump, softball throw, and one-legged hop. The noncompetitive program is easily adapted for kids (ages 7 to 14 years old) and lasts around 2 hours. Participants will rotate through stations in small groups based on their age.

All RunJumpThrow participants will receive a Nike t-shirt, sweatband, water and snacks.

RunJumpThrow registration

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