Chicago ( Mar 9, 2016 ) Proud to Run ( PTR ) is excited to celebrate 35 years of supporting the Chicago LGBT community in a healthy & fun way this year. The race will kick off Saturday, June 25 at 8:04am from Montrose Harbor. Registration is now open for both the 5K & 10K races, including teams, at proudtorun.org .
During its 35 years, PTR has donated more than $400,000 to Chicago-area nonprofits that serve the LGBTQ community. Our 2016 beneficiaries are About Face Theatre Company, TransTech Social Enterprises & Center on Halsted. About Face Theatre will use the donation to support their Education Outreach Program & Youth Theatre, TransTech Social Enterprises will use the donation to support their co-learning & co-working space in Uptown, and Center on Halsted will use the donation to support their new initiative to address youth homelessness.
Find additional information about our 35th anniversary year, registration & anything race related at http://www.proudtorun.org/
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About Proud to Run
Proud to Run is an annual 10K run and 5K run/walk along the lakefront that's been a part of Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Pride Week activities since 1982. The 2016 race will be held June 25. PTR is focused on celebrating pride in an active and healthy way, raising funds to benefit the greater Chicago-area LGBTQ community; 16 nonprofits have received more than $400,000 during the last 34 years. In 2012, PTR was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.
The event is USA Track and Field certified and presented in association with Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago.
PTR is organized by an all-volunteer, community-based board. Find more information on Proud to Run at www.proudtorun.org .