Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Dim Sum and Then Some Run Is Back (and Has Grown Into a 5K and 10K)

For the fourth year, the Dim Sum and Then Some run is on! 

Uptown's home-grown 5K (and this year, also a 10K) run raises money for the Chinese Mutual Aid Association, and will take place on Saturday, August 7th

This year’s Dim Sum 5K proceeds will support CMAA's COVID-19 emergency relief efforts. Proceeds from the 5K will expand efforts in providing direct financial assistance to low-income families affected by the crisis, assisting them with housing payments, utility costs, food, and any other immediate needs. 

Registration is open, with a $10 discount if you sign up by July 23. Registration is here.

The starting line is at Sheridan and Argyle. Course maps can be seen here.

Per the promotional materials,

"More than just a run/walk, this race offers each participant a unique cultural experience by drawing from the wide range of ethnicities that CMAA serves in Uptown and Elgin, IL.

Prior to the race, runners are treated to two rites of good luck: everyone partakes in a Laotian ceremony where string is tied around each other’s wrists, and then colorful lion head dancers will perform a traditional Chinese dance to kickoff the race. 

Once the race has begun, participants will pass some of Uptown’s historic businesses and continue to run along the beautiful Chicago lakefront. Lastly, we will supply participants with other swag and goodies."

More information is here, on the website and Facebook page.

Not a runner, but want to participate? Volunteers are needed as well! Sign up here.

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