- $15 for 5k race entry (a $35 value)
On Saturday, September 7, Run Against Traffick kicks off at 9 a.m., sending runners down the shore of Diversey Harbor for an untimed race. Packet pickup commences at 7:30 a.m. on race day, and is also available the two days preceding the race. Race entry includes a commemorative item; race proceeds go to Traffick Free, a non-profit that aims to end human trafficking.
During Traffick Free's annual 5k Run Against Traffick, participants trot along the shore of Diversey Harbor without once interfering with local traffic patterns. Instead, the run raises awareness of human trafficking, which the organization estimates affects 27 million people worldwide. Traffick Free focuses specifically on Chicago, but also hosts events and recommends actions that can combat trafficking on a national scale, from calling elected officials to flagging dubious Craigslist ads.