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Elvis is Alive - Update - New Course and New Start Time

From: Jill
Sent on: Tuesday, August 5, 2008 11:43 AM

Fleet Feet Sports Elvis Is Alive 5K
Thursday, August 7

6:45pm Start*

Grant Park, near the Columbia Yacht Club

This Thursday's Elvis Is Alive 5K has been relocated. The event, which was scheduled to take place in Upper Hutchinson Field, has been moved to the northeast edge of Grant Park.

The race will now start and finish on the lakefront bike path between Randolph and Monroe. The race site can be found just west of the Columbia Yacht Club.

*The race start will be delayed 15 minutes from the original 6:30pm start time to provide participants extra time to reach the race site.

The move was necessitated by the late addition of a Chicago Bears pre-season game on Thursday evening. We were greatly concerned runners' progress would be impeded by the amount of foot traffic near the Museum Campus - and moved the race in the hopes of guaranteeing a positive experience for all of our participants.

Elvis Is Alive 5K
Thursday, August 7
6:45pm Start
Grant Park, near the Columbia Yacht Club

5K Race Fee: $25 before 8/7/08; $30 Race Day
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Click here for online registration.

In-Store Packet Pick-Up and Registration:
Tuesday, 8/5 10am - 8pm
Fleet Feet Sports - Piper's Alley
1620 N. Wells St.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up:
Thursday, 8/7 4pm - 6pm
Race Site

This race is a self-timed event. Clocks will be stationed at every mile.

Gear Check

Gear check will be located just west of the Start/Finish area. Please do not check any valuables, as Fleet Feet Sports is not liable for any items that are lost or stolen.

Honor the King

Participants who dress like Elvis from head-to-toe will be given a spot in the all-Elvis corral at the start line.

Post-Run Concert

Party in the park with Elvis! This year's all new post-race show features Doug Church, considered by many to be North America's premiere Elvis tribute artist and Anthony and the Guitar Street Orchestra.

Every registered participant will receive a free beverage courtesy of Goose Island Beer Company (ticket attached to bib number). Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale is available to participants ages 21 and older (ID required). Additional beer tickets are available for purchase ($4). Net proceeds benefit Rock for Reading.

Parking & Directions

Help us reduce our carbon footprint! We strongly encourage all participants to take public transportation, ride their bicycles, or carpool to the event.

To determine the best route to travel via public transportation, please visit the CTA's trip planner ( ).

Bicycle parking will be available on the southwest side of the race site.

There is no street parking in the immediate vicinity of the race. Parking garages are available in various locations throughout the park. To determine their location and rates, please visit

If you have any other questions please call[masked] or visit the Elvis Is Alive 5K web page

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