Event Info

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 8:30am CT
Montrose Harbor, Chicago

About the event

Lace Up for Leukemia and join more than a thousand people at Chicago’s lakefront to run, walk, and raise funds in search of a cure. The ABC 7 Gibbons Run consists of a chip-timed 5K run, 3K walk, and a kids dash, followed by a party with food, refreshments, music, and partner tents.

There will be games and activities for the whole family.

To see the course map, click here.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit focused exclusively on funding leukemia research and supporting leukemia patients and their loved ones.


Jan. 1 - Feb. 28 $30 $20
March 1 - April 15 $45 $20
April 16 - May 19 $50 $20
May 20 - May 31 $59 $20
Race Day $65 $20

*Ages 3 and under are free for the Tiny Trot

Virtual participants

Your Virtual Race Kit (bib and bag) will be mailed to you. You must register by May 10, 2024, to receive your packet before the race. All registrations after May 10, 2024 will be mailed after race day.

Your name will be prominently featured at the race on a special banner in our "Path to a Cure" area, recognizing your commitment and support as a virtual participant.

After your run or walk, upload your time to receive a personalized ABC7 Gibbons Run certificate.

All virtual participants who fundraise will have their incentive prizes mailed after the run.

For more information on virtual participation, visit the event FAQs.

Patients and survivors

Leukemia patients and survivors may participate free of charge. To do so, send an email to arleen@leukemiarf.org to receive a coupon code that can be applied during the online registration process.


Montrose Harbor is located just off DuSable Lake Shore Drive at Montrose. The address is Grove 16 - Montrose Harbor, 400 W Montrose Harbor Drive. To see the specific event site location, directions to the site, as well as parking options, click here. To see a site layout map, click here.


There are two paid lots near the site, as well as limited street parking along Simonds Drive and Montrose Drive.

If you are driving, we recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot for the ABC 7 Gibbons Run, visit the Montrose Harbor SpotHero Parking Page and use the code GIBBONS24 to receive 10%.



Other transportation

In addition to driving, you can also plan your trip on the CTA by clicking here.

Finally, you may elect to use a rideshare (e.g. Uber, Lyft) or Divvy to the event site. If using a rideshare, please use this as the best access address: Grove 16 - Montrose Harbor, 400 W Montrose Harbor Dr.