NAMIWalks/Runs Cook County North Suburban

Join us on October 6, 2019

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In 2019, we are celebrating 17 years of NAMIWalks, the nation's largest mental health awareness and fundraising event. We invite you to join us for any of our close to 100 community walks. NAMIWalks is a fun, family-friendly event and there is no cost to register.

There are multiple ways you can make a difference with NAMIWalks: as a sponsor, committee member, team captain, team member, individual walker, or volunteer!

However you participate in NAMIWalks, you will be joining NAMI's movement to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for our mission to help individuals and families right here in our region.

Event Date:

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Route Distance

5K Walk/Run


Norris Center, East Lawn
Northwestern University
1999 Campus Dr.
Evanston, Illinois

Event Time:

Check-in: 8:00am
Opening Remarks: 8:30am
Event Warmup by Blink: 8:50am
Run Start time: 9:00am
Walk Start time: 9:15am

Contact Us:

Susan Ockerlund,
Development Director
[email protected]

Did you know?

20% of children ages 13-18 have, or will have, a serious mental illness.
43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year.

Register today and join us as we improve the lives of those affected by mental illness in our communities!

Race Information:

The deadline for walks/run registration would be preffered by Friday, October 4 at 8:00 am.  However, walk/run registrations will be possible day of the event.  You can register online at


If you registered on, you do NOT need to check in on site.  However, do check in at registration to register for the 5K run, submit a donation, register same-day, or pick up a t-shirt (only participants who raised $100+ on their personal fundrasing page).


Day of Run/Walk

The race will begin at 9:00 am and end at approximately 10:45 am.  The race will occur rain or shine.
Race numbers (for runners) will be available when you check in.
Baby joggers, strollers, pets, and wheelchairs/scooters may join the race after the last walkers have gone onto the course.  Dogs must be leashed.

Race Fees:

> Free for walkers, $40 for runners.  No refunds on registration fees.

Course Map:



Free parking is available at the adjacent 2-story parking deck and Segal Visitors Center.  Enter off of Sheridan Road and turn onto Campus Drive:  From there, head north on Campus Drive to the bottom level of Norris Center.


Public Transportation:

Take the Purple Line to Foster.  Head east on Foster to Sheridan Rd.  Cross Sheridan Rd. onto campus, and follow the path to Norris Center. 


$100:  T-Shirt (Received on walk day.  Available in adult and children's sizes.)
$250:  Kooler Bag or Striped Knit Beanie
$500:  Duffel Bag
$1,000:  Full Zip Hoodie
$1,500:  Soft Shell Jacket (Available in men's and women's sizes.)
$2,000:  4-Wheeled Spinner Carry-On Suitcase

Online Results:

A direct link to results will be posted within 24 hours of the end of the event on the race website page.


Top 3 male and female placings will be awarded by gun time and top 3 age placings will be awarded by chip time.


Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the male and female categories listed below:
•  Overall    •  14 & under    •  15-19    •  19 & under    •  20-24    •  25-29    •  20-29    •  30-34
•  35-39    •  30-39    •  40-44    •  45-49    •  40-49    •  50-54    •  55-59    •  50-59    •  60-64
•  65-69    •  60-69    •  70-74    •  75-79    •  70 & over    •  80-84    •  85 & over



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