About This Event

On Saturday, February 25th shake the winter blues and join us for the most festive race to ever hit Montrose Harbor - the Back on My Feet Chicago’s Mardi Gras Chaser 5/10K. Let the good times roll at the ONLY 10k in the first quarter! There will be masks, music and motivation. 

Need one more reason to join us? So many races are for charity... but few are for a charity that is all about running! Back on My Feet Chicago uses the power of running to help change the lives of those experiencing homelessness in our city. All proceeds from the race will support Back on My Feet in providing programming to change lives one job, house, and mile at a time.

Who: 700+ Back on My Feet friends, family and members

When: Saturday, February 25th, 10:00am

Where: Montrose Harbor

What: All race participant will receive masks to be worn on race day and 1/4 zip up. Click on Swag tab at the top of page to see photo and for sizing click here. All finishers will earn beads galore as well.

Race Registration: 5k $35 until Jan 31/$40 after; 10k $45 until Jan 31/$50 after. REGISTER TODAY HERE!

Sleep in Option: $20 per person. Do you want to support Back on My Feet but don’t want to roll out of bed for the race? Then register for the Sleep in Option, you will receive the race swag but don’t have to leave the comfort of your bed.

After Party:  The party will continue at Fat Cat, 4840 N. Broadway. Every runner will receive a free beer and there will be food galore. $15 Buffet will include the following perfect post run New Orleans fair.

•Yogurt bar : Greek yogurt, house made granola, fresh fruit, sliced almonds, sprinkles, and honey
•Bananas Foster Brulee French Toast
•Chicken Fried Chicken with gravy...
•Red Beans and Rice
•House made Biscuits with Fat Cat home made jam and whipped butter
•Scrambled eggs
•Brunch potatoes

Sponsorship Opportunities: To learn more contact Terri Rivera at 773-697-8508 or email terri@backonmyfeet.org

For more information, please call Meredith Weber at meredith@backonmyfeet.org.

Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, February 24th

Time: 10am-8pm

Location: Fleet Feet Sports Old Town, 1620 N. Wells Street

If you would like to pick up someone else's packet please come with their e-mail confirmation. There will be race day packet pick up as well from 8:00-9:30am. But we encourage you to get your packet in advance if possible.

Course Map



We are so fortunate to have all our volunteers needs met for the Mardi Gras Race. If you are interested in volunteering at another time with Back on My Feet we have plenty of other upcoming opportunities. Please see the below list of races and dates. If you are interested in lending a helping hand please e-mail terri@backonmyfeet.org. Thank you.

June 4th - Color Run

June 24th - Glo Run

October 21st - Country Sole

October 29th - Hot Chocolate







2016 Race Results

See your final race time here.