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Goodie Bag

Good news, Chicago! Your 2014 Rock The Night 5K goodie bag is stuffed with sweet swag, including the following:

  • Long-sleeved technical half-zip top in men’s and women’s cuts
  • Reusable drawstring backpack

Sizing Chart

 

Race Day

Location / Date / Time
  • Thursday evening of August 21, 2014, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
  • Doors open: 4:00pm
  • Recommended race arrival time:  6:15pm
  • Race start time: 7:00pm*
  • After the race, enjoy Big Head Todd and The Monsters, a barbecue dinner, and beer from our official beer sponsor Bell’s Brewery.

*Race start time is subject to change.

Parking/Transportation

Complimentary shuttles will be returning from Soldier Field to Union Station beginning at 8pm and running until 10pm. Limited parking will be available at Waldron Deck for $20.

More Parking and Transit Info

Gear Check

Gear check is available for use by race participants only.

  • 5:00pm – 9:00pm on race day
  • Gear check bags must be 12” X 18” or smaller
  • Bags may be left at gear check tent only

More Gear Check Info

RAM Racing is not responsible for lost or damaged items. Please have the gear check tab from your bib adhered to your bag prior to entering the gear check lines.

2014_RTN PRP Pretty Map

 

Beer Tickets & Wristbands

Beer me! Bell’s Brewery is the Official Beer Sponsor of Rock The Night 5K, serving up ice-cold beer throughout the event. All participants will need a wristband to consume alcohol. We’ll check your ID and give you a verified wristband at Packet Pick Up or Race Day. Your first beer is on us. Additional beer ticket options:

Post-Race Party

After crossing the finish line (go you!), head over to the Post-Race Party for a live music extravaganza– see the map for a schedule. Sip on ice-cold beer or soda and munch on tasty roasted corn, burgers, and hot dogs as you jam out to an impressive line-up of rock superstars.

Spectator tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the event for $25. Got kids under 12? Bring them with you to the Post-Race Party– they’re free!

 

 

 

  • 5 tickets for $20 when you register or @ Packet Pickup
  • $5 per ticket on Race Day (cash only)

Big Head Todd and The Monsters

Treat yourself to a warm summer night concert from a band known for combining rock and blues. Big Head Todd and The Monsters have garnered tons of loyal fans with their hybrid sound and thrilling performances. The band will be performing songs from their latest album, Black Beehive, in addition to throwback fan favorites.

More on Big Head Todd and The Monsters

Opening Bands

Simpleton & Cityfolk
Carbon Tigers
Dogs in Winter
The Red Plastic Buddha

Packet Pickup

o Running Away Multisport Lincoln Park
2219 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
• Sunday, August 17th – 11:00am-5pm
• Wednesday, August 20th – 10am – 8pm

o Soldier Field
Stadium Green (South Lawn), Chicago, IL 60605
Gate 16
• Thursday, August 21st - 4pm-6pm

Additional Packet Pickup Info

Packet Mailing

 

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Course

• Clocks at every mile and finish line

• Medical Info: ALS units will be positioned at the aid station. In addition, course marshals and aid stations captains will be in communication with the medical teams at all times. Medical facilities will also be available at the finish line.

• Aid station: an Aid Station is located at approximately the 1.75 mile mark. The station includes sports drink, water, port-a-johns, and medical support.

Corral Staging

Timing and Awards

Results

Results are posted in real-time here. To view previous results, click here.

Live Runner Updates

Want to share your race progress with your friends and family in real time? Live runner updates send free notifications as runners cross points on the course. You can set up these updates to be sent to your Facebook, Twitter, and mobile phone. Runners, click here to sign up for Live Runner Updates. The runner you wish to receive Live Runner Updates on must be registered for the race.

Photos & Video

Share your memorable race moments! You can download free photos and videos of your finish line moment after the event.

+ Timing Chips:

All participants receive a B-Tag timing chip, attached to their race bib when they pick up their race materials at packet pickup. Please don’t remove the B-Tag from your bib.

+ Awards:

The top three male and female overall finishers will receive awards at the ceremony, which will take place in the Post Race Party at approximately 7:45pm. Age group awards will be sent via mail after the event.

+ Previous Results:

Previous race results can be found on our results page..

+ Results Corrections:

If you think the time we gave you is a little weird, let us know within two weeks through a correction request. Make sure you’re logged in to your account first.

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Charity

Through sports, Special Olympics Chicago is building communities of acceptance and inclusion for all people.  More than 5,000 individuals enjoy programs throughout the year and your participation will have a direct impact on enhancing the experience of these superstar athletes.  Participants set goals, train, and celebrate accomplishments just like you! http://sochicago.org/

Volunteer

We love our volunteers! Volunteer shifts  begin 1-2 hours before race start. Click here to sign up for a volunteer position, or shoot us an email.

RAM Racing Individual Volunteer Guidelines
RAM Racing Group Volunteer Guidelines

FAQ

+ Where can I see the details of my registration?

Log into RAM Racing, then click My Account to view your registration.

+ Can I get a refund or transfer my entry?

All participant entries are non-transferable and non-refundable according to USATF regulations.

+ Will you email me more information closer to the event?

Yes, keep an eye out for emails from info@ramracing.org.

+ I want to be in the same corral as my friend. What can we do?

Go ahead and move back in corrals—but please don’t move up.

+ Can I walk Rock The Night 5K?

Rock The Night 5K welcomes walkers that can keep up with the 15 minute per mile pace. That’s about four miles per hour, or a very brisk walk.

+ Is there an age minimum or maximum?

Rock The Night 5K welcomes all ages to the race.

+ Are there toilets on-site?

Yes—there are port-o-johns at the start/finish area and at the aid stations.

+ Are baby carriers permitted?

Not on course, but they’re welcome in spectating sections!

+ Are dogs allowed?

Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the course.

+ Can I bring my bike?

Feel free to ride to the event, but you’ll have to park it before you get to the course.

+ Can I use multiple coupon codes?

One code per registration, please. Codes can be added during check out.

+ When can I get the best price on registration?
Category Price
5K October 30 – January 31, 2014       $40
February 1 – August 5, 2014               $45
August 6, 2014 – August 20, 2014*           $48*or until registration is full



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Ambassadors

As a brand ambassador, you will be our eyes and ears on-site. Tap into the social and running communities and engage in conversations with our audience: everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, couch-to-5ker, or just a casual run/walker we want you to participate with us! Post fliers, talk to businesses, universities, athletic stores and your friends! We have a fun race lineup planned and we want you to enjoy being a part of our RAM Racing team. All Ambassadors will be outfitted with RAM Racing swag. Ambassadors will be rewarded for the number of registrants that use their unique code. Your talents could earn you a free race entry, shoes, or an iPad!

Those that go above and beyond could win our Grand Prize: The Ultimate Getaway! Fly first-class anywhere in the country with a friend for the weekend!

If you are interested, please send us some info about yourself, your running journey and tell us why you would make a great RAMbassador in your community in 250 words or less. Email media@ramracing.org.

*Please allow at least 48 hours before inquiring about your RAMbassador status. Our race team is working hard and will address all applications in the order received.

25 registrations: Free Entry to any RAM Racing series event
50 registrations: Bonus RAM Racing swag items
100 registrations: Free pair of shoes via Running Away Multisport
250 registrations: $250 VISA gift card
500 registrations: 16GB iPad Air
1,000 registrations: Trip for 2 + hotel to any Hot Chocolate race
1,500 registrations: Pre-race massage & spa day (Up to $300)
2,500 registrations: First-Class Trip for 2 to any Hot Chocolate race
5,000+ registrations: Trip for 2 First-Class anywhere in the US**
**travel dates subject to vary