Terrapin 5K and Music Festival
The Thursday before Lollapalooza weekend, this 5K by RAM Racing takes place south of Soldier Field and offers much more than just a smoothly organized course. Capping registrations at 4,000 (and selling out) the post-race party has all the makings of a mini-music festival (including a lineup of six bands performing on two stages) with just the right-size crowd. Tickets for a quesadilla, a donut and a Magic Hat beer are included on the race bibs and the shirt is stylish enough to wear on a day-to-day basis. It’s a solid evening race with a party thrown in for good measure.
Best of Chicago 2012