NAMIWalks/Runs Cook County North Suburban

Join us on October 6, 2019

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Sunday October 6, 2019




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


Susan Ockerlund,
Development Director

Check-in time:

8:00 am

Start time:

Run:  9:00 am
Walk:  9:15 am



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 for walkers to register. The 5k run is a chipped time event and the fee is $40, with that you will receive a race shirt. This race is CARA certified and USATF certified.

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.  

                                                         1 in 5 adult in American experience a mental illness

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

Race Information:
The deadline for registration is Friday, October 4 at 8:00 am.  Register online at
The race will begin at 9:30 am and end at 10:45 am.  The race will occur rain or shine.
Packet pickup will occur on site during race 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.

Parking is available at the Segal Visitors Center garage.  Enter off of Sheridan Road at the Visitors 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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