Event Info

The Race

Pizza! Join us at the Gino's East Pizza 5K on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. Enjoy a slice of Gino's East Thin Crust Pizza at the finish line.

Packet Pick-Up & Registration

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up is at Road Runner Sports (1435 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642)

  • Wednesday, June 19:
    • 12:00 - 7:00 PM

Packet pick-up will be available at Montrose Harbor under the White Tents!

  • Race Day, June 20:
    • 4:30 - 6:15 PM
Packet Shipping

Make your life easier by adding Packet Shipping during registration and get your race packet shipped directly to your house for only $14.95! Packet mailing is per registrant, not per order. Your packet includes your Race Shirt, Bib, and more!

If you opt for packet mailing during registration, there is no requirement to attend Packet Pickup. Packet mailing is a convenient option for those with tight schedules and more!

5K Swag
This pizza-centric extravaganza is piled high with your favorite toppings! All 5K participants will receive a dri-fit shirt, a pizza-themed 5K finisher medal, a slice of heavenly thin crust Gino’s East pizza and a *free beer token to use at any Gino's Locations.

Kids Dash

New for 2019! A Kids Dash! All kids will receive a commemorable race bib, finisher medal, a slice of pizza at the finish line!

  • Distance: 1/2 of a mile
  • Start Time: 6:00 PM (Before the 5K Start)
  • Swag: Race Bib, Finisher Medal, and Slice of Pizza!


Virtual Gino's East 5K

Can't make it on race day? No worries! You can run it virtually! Run a 5k, by yourself or with a large group, in the location of your choice, at any time of the day.

Same race. Same swag. Just Your Location!

How It Works

  1. Register For the Virtual Gino's East 5K – DOMESTIC ONLY.
  2. You will receive your swag (Shirt, Bib, Medal, and Pizza Card) in the mail
  3. Run/Walk your race on any day.
  4. If you want a PDF Certificate of Completion, emailed please submit your Name, Time, Date of Completion, and any Photos to events@adrenalinespecialevents.com
  5. Enjoy the satisfaction of your success and being a part of the Virtual Ginos' East 5k!

*Please note if you purchase a virtual entry, it will not be valid at Montrose Harbor on 6/20. This is only for virtual runners.

Shirt Sizing Chart

Start Times

5K RUN & WALK: 6:30 PM


Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top three runners in each age group, by gender in the 5K RUN ONLY. (1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)

There will be an awards ceremony at 7:30 PM for the 5K Run. If you do not stay for the awards ceremony and want your award shipped to you, you must pay a shipping fee. Please look for a post-race email on how to submit for your award.

Awards are for the 5K RUN ONLY. The walk will not receive age group awards. But both races will receive a finisher medal.

Start & Finish Line

Start and Finish Lines will be on the paths at Montrose Harbor. Check out the course map!

Timing & Race Bibs

Gino's East 5k RUN is an officially timed event using the disposable B-Tag timing system. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is...

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Pinned in all four corners
  • Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

Results will be posted on-site, as soon as possible following the event and official results will be posted on the results page. 

IMPORTANT: The walk will NOT be timed. If you would like to be timed please sign up for the run.

Strollers, Walkers & Dogs

Strollers are allowed but must start in the back of the pack.

The 5k is a Run/Walk so walkers are welcomed.

While we love your fur babies, unfortunately, animals are NOT allowed.

Gear Check

Gear Check will be available at Montrose Harbor for all participants at the race starting at 4:00 PM. Please use the provided tear off on your race bib to use when you check your personal items. We are not responsible for any lost items.

Any gear not picked up by 9:00 PM on race day will be transported to our main office at 345 N Eric Dr, Palatine, IL. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to a local charity.


Parking will be available for free along the streets, but are first come, first serve. There is a parking lot across the street from Montrose Harbor where you can park at a small fee per hour.

We encourage the use of carpooling, Uber, Lyft, and public transportation. 

Refund Policy

Since the Gino's East Pizza 5K has many upfront costs, we have a strict and uniform policy of no refunds, no person-to-person transfer, or no deferrals to a future year. We do understand that plans change, injuries happen, and various situations arise, but, we feel it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of a subjective line of who should receive a refund and who doesn’t. All purchases and sales are 100% final, no exceptions. Refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.