Save the Date NOVEMBER 4  2017

About the Race

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The Veterans Day 3K Walk/5K Run is to honor those who have served while creating awareness for the veteran community. Proceeds for the race will go towards programs and initiatives that support the student veteran community. The race is sponsored by UIC.

Race Information

  • Starting Location for the race will be at 750 South Halsted Street
  • Participants can park at the Halsted/Taylor parking structure 760 W. Taylor Street
  • Rain or Shine, the race will go on. There will be no refunds
  • Race Begins at 8:30 a.m. Kickoff Ceremony begins at 8:15 am
  • Payment method – Online payments only
  • All participants must sign and return the race day waiver
  • If you need accommodations for participation, please contact Student Veterans Affairs at (312)996-4857
  • No bicycles, scooters, skates or skateboard


Registration will be available until November 4th 2017. Participants under the age of 18 must obtain permission from parent/guardian. Participants under 15 years of age must run/walk the route with a parent/guardian. Register for Veterans Day 3K Walk/5K Run

Registration Fees

  • $40 standard registration
  • $20 early bird price( August 1, 2017 through October 15th, 2017)
  • Free for Veterans, active duty and reserve members of the military (bring verification at packet pick-up)

Packet Pick-Up

We highly encourage all participants to pick-up their race packet prior to race day! Packet Pick-up and pre check-in will take place in the Prairie Room at Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60612

  • Friday, November 3rd from 10am-6pm

Volunteers Information

There are various ways you can help volunteer at the Veterans Day 3K Walk/ 5K Run . We are looking for help in the following areas:

  • Prepare and Distribute Race Packets
  • Gear Check-in/Check-out
  • Route Guides
  • Medal Distribution
  • Set-up/Clean-Up

Volunteer now
For questions, please contact Jesus Molina at 312-996-4857 or

Photos from 2017 Veterans Day 3K Walk/5K Run

Veterans Day 3K Walk/ 5K Run Planning Committee

Annette Wright, Chair
Officer Margaret Chiczewski, UIC PD
Nicholas Corby, Student Veterans Association
Officer Braulio DeAnda, UIC PD
Sladjana Grbic, Center for Student Involvement
AJ Lutz, Campus Housing
Jesus Molina, Student Veterans Affairs
Carly Rizor, Facilities Management
Kara Smith, Campus Recreation