Proud to Run

Our Annual Charitable Race – Proud To Run

Proud To Run is a permanent pillar of FR/FW Chicago’s race circuit and is the only race in the circuit that is presented by FR/FW Chicago. As part of Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian Pride Week activities since 1982, Proud To Run (PTR) is certified by both USA Track and Field (USATF) and the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA). Proud To Run is staffed entirely by volunteers and donates 100% of its net revenues to mission-driven LGBTQ non-profits across Chicago.

Over the past 36 years, PTR has raised over $500K for its beneficiaries. In 2017 PTR brought together over 2,000 runners, 200 volunteers, and hundreds of friends, families and community partners. Additionally, a record $65K was raised and donated to our local community beneficiaries.

This year’s race date is: Saturday, June 23, 2018. Click HERE to learn more about Proud To Run, register for the 5K Run/Walk or the 10K Run, form or join a team, or sign up to volunteer.