About This Event

On Saturday, February 24th 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 uses running as a catalyst for change! 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: 1000+ Back on My Feet friends, family and members

When: Saturday, February 24th, 10:00am

Where: Montrose Harbor

What: All race participant will receive masks to be worn on race day and and beads galor.

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

Online registration will be closing Thursday, February 22nd at 9:00am. We will have Race Day registration at Montrose Harbor. The cost will be $45 for 5k and $55 for 10k. It is cash only and will be open from 8:00am-9:30am.

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. Register here for Sleep in.

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 Meredith Weber at 773-697-8508 or email meredith@backonmyfeet.org

For more information, please call Meredith Weber at 773-697-8508 or email meredith@backonmyfeet.org.

Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, February 23rd

Time: 10am-8pm

Location: Fleet Feet Sports Old Town, 1706 N. Wells

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


Don’t want to run, then join to race as a volunteer. We are looking for over 50 volunteers to help with gear check, course marshals, water station. Time commitment is 8:30am-12:00pm. If you are interested please e-mail nina.castillo@backonmyfeet.org</a








2018 Race Results

See 2018 Race Results here.