Proud to Run is a 10K and 5K running event in Chicago, Illinois. A 10K run and a 5K run/walk go along the lakefront of Chicago. It’s an incredibly popular running race that has attracted thousands of participants every year. This is a fun, and festive 10k event held on the lakeshore.

The event focuses on celebrating pride in a healthy way and raising funds to support the LGBTQ+ community of the greater Chicago area.

It has been a part of Chicago’s Pride Week activities since 1982. In 2017, Proud To Run brought together over 2,000 runners, 200 volunteers, and hundreds of friends, families, and community partners. Additionally, a record $65,000 was raised and donated to our local community beneficiaries.

The Proud To Run 10K run and 5K run/walk is organized by an all-volunteer, community-based board of directors. Proud to Run operates as an independent nonprofit organization.

You can find more about the event at

You can view the course map on Mapmyrun.

You can see images on Flickr.