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EVENT DATE: May 21, 2016


Hope For The Day’s Humboldt Mile, presented by Revolution Brewing, is a chip-timed one mile race that will take place on May 21, 2016 in Humboldt Park. This inaugural event, with 26th Ward Alderman Robert Maldonado’s endorsement is brought to you, in part, by Dark Matter Coffee and 3Run2. The Humboldt Mile honors mental health awareness month, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Hope For The Day’s suicide prevention and mental health education programs.

Suicide claims almost 40,000 lives each year, which is the second leading cause of death for youth (10-24). The first step towards suicide prevention begins with effective communication and, for the past four years, Hope For The Day has continually encouraged the conversation in America, Europe and Australia through various art and culture platforms.

Registration Details

Individuals: If you are participating as an individual or family simple click on the REGISTER button and follow as prompted. 

Team: If you are part of a team, click on the 'team' option and search for your team name. 

I want to create a team: 
1. Send an email to:

2. Tell us your name & Team name.

3. Include a logo/profile picture we can use. 

4. Give us a few sentences about your motivations or what the team represents. 

5. We will launch you team page with custom links you can have potential members use to join the race. 

Race Details 

Event Date: May 21, 2016 ~~>[Packet pickup date & location announced April 1, 2016]

Registration: $20~~> First 500 registrants get a Nike performance tech event shirt. ALL registrants receive a super loaded goody bag from our sponsors on race day.

Event Date: May 21, 2016 
Check in Location: 1400 Humboldt Blvd, Chicago IL (See site map below)
8:30 a.m. Pre-Race Area /Bag Check opens
10:00 a.m. Wave 1 (RACE) start - Hard effort
10:15 a.m. Wave 2 (RUN) start - Moderate effort
10:30 a.m. Wave 3 (JOG/WALK) start - Relaxed effort

Race Type: The Humboldt Mile features multiple wave starts and is chip-timed. 100% Road course. 

Skill Level: All levels of physical ability, families, children and pets are welcome to participate and join the fun. 

The Humboldt Mile features multiple wave starts and is chip-timed. Participants will seed themselves according to their running ability or desire that day. Whether you choose to race, run, jog or walk, we’re confident that you’ll be in good company. We strongly encourage all levels of physical ability, families, children and pets to come out and join the fun.

The Humboldt Mile boasts a half mile straight away southbound down the center of Humboldt Boulevard (street closure) as it traverses the scenic heart of Humboldt Park. Post-race festivities include food, refreshments, and music. Hope For The Day’s Humboldt Mile will be a celebration of life supporting a movement to bring this conversation into all of our communities.


Team Organizer's Photo

The Humboldt Mile

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