The Bloomingdale Trail Run

Walsh Park , 1800 N Marshfield Ave

Family Friendly

The Second Annual Bloomingdale Trail Run is a timed event that offers 5k and 8k options for new and expert runners alike. Enjoy views of the loop in the distance while dashing above Northwest side neighborhoods on the celebrated, elevated Bloomingdale Trail. Runners will begin and finish at Walsh Park (1722 N. Ashland) where they and their families will be treated to light breakfast treats.


The Trail will be closed to all other users while the run is being conducted. The Bloomingdale Trail Run is produced by the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail and the Chicago Park District in partnership with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association

Register today!


Race Logistics

Pre/Post-Race Festivities & Day-of Registration – Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland

The first wave of runners will step off at 9:00 am, followed by waves of runners stepping off every 2 minutes. The final wave will depart at approximately 9:30am.

Waves 1-3 will be reserved for competitive runners (8 minute pace per mile or less), waves 4-10 will be reserved for recreational runners (9-11 minute pace per mile or less), and the remaining waves will be reserved for casual runners (11 minute pace per mile or more).

The race is 5k or 8k with runners turning around at designated points on the Bloomingdale Trail


Entry Fees

Bloomingdale Trail Run including t-shirt: $30 ($25 Early Bird special before June 1st)

​*All entry fees are non-refundable, and may not be deferred toward a future event. Registration closure is determined and announced when event participation reaches the established participant capacity

Directions & Parking

Starting/Finish Point

Walsh Park, the starting point for the race, is officially located at 1722 North Ashland (1600 West), but can also be accessed a block west at 1811 N. Marshfield. Street parking at this location is extremely limited. CTA options include the #9 Ashland bus, the #72 North Avenue bus, and the #73 Armitage bus. The Clybourn Avenue Metra stop on the Union Pacific North and Northwest lines is two blocks away.


Awards/Age Categories

Awards will be given to the top three male and female participants in each of the following age categories:

14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70+

Awards will be given at the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail info booth starting at 11am.



The Bloomingdale Trail Run will be officially timed using ChronoTrack B-Tags on participant bibs. Participants are responsible for the proper application of their assigned timing device. Instructions on proper application of the timing device are provided in the participant packet. Official times for participants will be the electronic timing device time (net time) from when the participant crosses the start line to when the participant crosses the finish line. Participants must wear their assigned timing device continuously to receive an accurate finish time.

*Participant event number bibs and timing devices are specific personal identifiers and may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to any other person. Sale, trade and/or transfer of race entry/bibs and timing devices are strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future events.


Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up and Event Registration (if not sold out) will be held on: TBA


Onsite Registration

Event Registration may be available at Walsh Park on race day beginning at 8am.

*Please note that this event has limited capacity and day of event registration is not guaranteed.


Gear Check

Gear check will be available for participants at Walsh Park. Approved gear check bags will be provided at packet pick-up or gear drop off. No backpacks, bikes, suitcases, etc.


Aid Stations

One aid station will be located on the course. Medical volunteers will be available at the finish for additional assistance.



Water will be available at the start and finish of the race. Participants will receive snacks and sport drinks at the finish line.



Proceeds from the race supports ongoing public programming on the Bloomingdale Trail.

If you wish to raise money for your organization through participating in this event you can setup a donation site using Crowdrise.

Follow this link below for details.


Special Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners: Yolk, AdHoc, Blaze Pizza, LSNA, Bickerdike