Walk for Special Olympics Chicago

The Walk for Special Olympics Chicago is a 2 mile untimed walk that starts after the Hot Chocolate 5k/15k race. Please note that Walk participants will enjoy a different start time, course, and finish line than the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. Walk for Special Olympics Chicago participants will not be able to start/race/finish with 5k/15k participants.

Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. They are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries -- and millions more volunteers and supporters. They are also a global social movement. Visit their website to learn more about the athletes!

Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Special Olympics athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.

Date & Time
  • Sunday, October 29th, 2017
  • Walk start time: 9:15am
  • Walk Arrival Time: 7:30am
Goodie Bag
Adult Walkers

All Hot Chocolate 15k/5k participants will receive this awesome jewel-toned pullover! With its soft, technical fabric, this long-sleeved quarter-zip will be your go-to item for fall and winter runs! Bold colors mean you stand out in dreary weather, and thumb holes help keep your fingers toasty! Plus, and handy zippered chest pocket helps you keep your essentials safe! Wear your love of chocolate with pride, and be the envy of all your running buddies!

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Child Walkers

We’re proud to outfit our runners in killer swag. All participants signed up as a child for the Walk for Special Olympics Chicago will score an awesome race tee.

Check back soon for the 2017 Walk for Special Olympics shirt design!

  • comfy + lightweight
  • kids sizes available
  • comes in reusable drawstring bag

Packet Pickup Info

The Hot Chocolate Expo is coming to the Chicago! Come to the Hot Chocolate Expo to pick up your packet, which includes a race day bib and goodie bag. If you can't make it to any of the Expo days, don't fret; you're welcome to send a friend or family member to Expo to pick up your race day necessities - as long as they come armed with a copy of everyone's registration confirmation. Five packets per person max, please! Due to the sheer volume of Hot Chocolate Chicago participants, there is no race day packet pick-up.

  • Location
  • TBA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dates & Times:
  • Friday, October 27, 2017 10am to 7pm
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 10am to 6pm

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