Inaugural Run/Walk Designed to Build Community Will Benefit the New Center on Halsted Senior Center

Chicago, IL (April 15, 2014) – Runners take your mark!  Registration is now open at for the first annual lakefront PRIDE 5K run/walk, which will take place on the evening of Thursday, June 26, just steps from Boystown.  In an effort to plus-up the fun and to further unite the community, everyone is encouraged to register with a partner.  Those that “couple up” will each receive a special $5 registration discount.

The new race, produced by Star Events, kicks off at 7:30pm near the Lakefront at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive.  Awards will be given for the top individual finishers and the top pairs.  A post-race party near Diversey Harbor, featuring DJ Adam LeBlanc of the popular local band Sixteen Candles, will immediately follow the race and last until 10:00pm.

The $50 individual registration fee includes: a limited edition t-shirt designed by Chicago’s very own Borris Powell of Borris Powell Designs, valuable coupons and special gifts from local area businesses and two drink tickets for use during the post-race party.

The PRIDE 5K race will benefit the new Center on Halsted Senior Center (set to open in Fall 2014) and celebrate the incredible strides the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community has made over the last year toward full equality.  Packet pick-up will take place on Friday, June 20 (6-10pm) and Saturday, June 21 (9am-5pm) at Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted Street, in the lobby.

Pride 5K race sponsors include: 101.9 The MIX, Boi Magazine, Bud Light, Borris Powell Designs, Chicago Phoenix, Chicago’s 100.3, CMSA, GC Magazine, Ro-Bro Marketing & PR, Windy City Media Group.  If you are interested in sponsoring the race, please contact Michelle Krage at StarEvents,

For more information and to register, visit  Please follow Pride 5K on facebook, twitter @pride5Kchicago and Instagram for regular race updates.

About StarEvents

StarEvents is Chicago’s award-winning event company that specializes in producing world-class community celebrations, races and festivals.  The organization is dedicated to raising money and awareness for community groups and local nonprofit organizations.  Founded in 1996, StarEvents in one of the largest Chicago festival, race and event production companies in the Midwest.  They offer a wide range of creative services that include event production, event management, logistical support, public relations, marketing and conceptual processes for all types of special events.  For more information, please visit

About Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted is the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood.

Pride 5K logo design (donated) by Chris Newman,

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