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Sign Up for North Shore Classic Half Marathon and 5k Race

Mar 27, 2016 12:24AM

RAM Racing will host the 38th annual North Shore Classic Half Marathon and 5k race June 5 in Highland Park, featuring the Illinois Elite Prize Purse for the third year. The charity partner for the North Shore Classic is the Misericordia Heart of Mercy, home to 600 children and adults challenged by mental and physical disabilities, located in Chicago. It contains 13 individual homes, an independent living apartment complex, four residential centers, a skilled nursing facility, a training center for adults and home sites in neighboring communities.

The half marathon course starts and ends in downtown Highland Park, passing through quiet wooded roads, past Ravinia Festival grounds, through historic Fort Sheridan and under the clock tower. All registrants receive a goodie bag that includes a blue technical running shirt and a finisher medal for the half marathon runners. Participants will also receive runner refreshments after the race.

Location: starts at the corner of Park Ave. and St. Johns in the eastside Metra parking lot. To register, visit