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Event Information

Event Information

Join thousands of costumed runners at the Inaugural Chicago Costume Dash 5k on Saturday, October 28th!

Put on your craziest costume and get ready for five kilometers of fun around Soldier Field! 

FREE Technical t-shirt for first 250 registrants.

The fun continues after the run with an after party featuring a costume contest and free gifts from our sponsors!  Don't miss out. Start your 2017 Halloween celebration in style!

What You Get

All runners will receive:

  • An awesome finisher medal!
  • Your very own race bib!
  • The rare opportunity to run around Soldier Field in costume!
  • Access to the Post Race Party!


Prices go up over time so don't wait to register!

Race Rules

  1. Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear a costume. Costumes must be worn during the race to be eligible to win a prize in the costume contest.
  2. Racers must be at least 10 years old.
  3. NO REFUNDS under any circumstances.
  4. All participants must sign a waiver of liability.
  5. Prices are subject to change without notice.
  6. If there is severe weather that prevents the event from being held at all on Saturday, it will be moved to Sunday. If severe weather persists on Sunday, it will be moved to a later weekend date.
  7. No weapons are allowed as part of a costume.
  8. In addition to the top three overall male and female winners, awards will be presented to the top male and female finisher in the following age groups:
    < 14
Costume Contest

Costume Contest

A costume contest will be held post-race, which includes special prizes and swag for the best costumes as selected by crowd applause, so be sure to go all out! To be eligible to win in the costume contest, you must wear your costume during the race.

Charity Partner

We are excited to announce the American Cancer Society® as our new official charity partner! We're extremely proud to join the Society and help save lives from cancer. Want to help? Simply set up a fundraising account and let your friends know that you're participating in Costume Dash not only because it's crazy fun, but because you're doing your part to help the Society free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer!

The funds you raise will enable the Society to provide patients, their families, and caregivers with cancer information, day-to-day help, and emotional support, as well as allow the Society to conduct groundbreaking research and fund pioneering scientists.

Want to help but don't have time to fundraise? You can also make a one-time donation to the Society when you register online for Costume Dash!