Stan's Donut Race

Event Date

Sat, Aug 14, 2021


Chicago, IL


About This Activity

Grab your donut-lovin’ friends and register for the 2021 Stan’s Donut Race!

Come join us at the Stan's Donut 5K & Kids Dash on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Montrose Harbor or join us VIRTUALLY!


Date & Location: Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Montrose Harbor, Chicago, IL

Start Time: Wave Starts starting at 8:00 AM

Start/Finish:  Montrose Harbor Lakefront Paths

Charity: Stan's Donut Race is proud to partner with Greater Chicago Food Depository as this year's beneficiary charity. 

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank. We provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.

The Food Depository is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to our Cook County neighbors. We act as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs. These programs provide food where it’s most needed. We also address the root causes of hunger. Public benefits outreach and job training programs offer a hand up for our neighbors to overcome poverty. Our impact adds up and we have been recognized as one of the leading charities in Chicago. Learn more about how we make an impact on hunger every day.

Parking:  There are multiple options for parking at Montrose Harbor.

-Street Parking -SP+ Parking Lot across from Grove 16 -SP+ Parking Lot on Wilson and Simmons

Please note that Montrose Harbor can get congested. We highly recommend taking public transportation, Uber/Lyft, or going green by riding your bike!

Swag: All Participants receive a dri-fit shirt, Donut Shaped Finisher Medal, and a Stan's Donut at the Finish Line! Plus TWO Donut Stations along the course with mini donuts!

Awards: The top 3 Male & Female Finishers in each age group in the 5K IN PERSON RACE ONLY receive a customized award. Age groups are as follows: 10 and under, 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+.

The awards ceremony will not take place this year. All awards will be mailed. 

Finisher Medal: All participants will receive a medal upon finishing the race. 

Timing: The Stan's Donut 5K in-person race 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. Only the run will be timed. 

Packet Pick-up: Pre-race packet pick-up will be at Road Runner Sports. 

Thursday, August 12: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Road Runner Sports Chicago
Friday, August 13: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Road Runner Sports Chicago

Race day packet pick-up: Due to  COVID-19 guidelines lifted, race day packet pick-up will be available on race morning starting at 6:30 AM. You can pick-up your packet under the white tents at Montrose Harbor. 

Packet Shipping:  Make your life easier this summer and skip the lines! All you need to do is choose the packet shipping option during registration and our team will have your race packet shipped directly to your front door for only $14.95! Your packet includes your race shirt, bib, and more!

If you opt for packet shipping during registration, there is no requirement to attend packet pick up. Packet shipping is a convenient option for those with tight schedules.

Please be sure to verify your mailing address during the registration process, as our donut team is not responsible for misdirected packets. Packet shipping is currently only open to US addresses within the contiguous United States. Packets will be shipped 1-2 weeks prior to the event date. We will close packet mailing three weeks before the race, so be sure to sign up early! We will inform all participants when packets start shipping.

Dogs & Strollers: Strollers are allowed at this event, we just ask that you start in the back of your wave pack. While we love your furry friends, animals are not allowed for safety reasons.

Refunds: Since Stan's Donut Race 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.

Virtual Stan's Donut Race

Not a Stan's Donut 5k near you? No worries! You can run it virtually! Run the race 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

  • Register For the Virtual Donut Race – DOMESTIC ONLY.
  • You will receive your swag (Shirt, Bib, Medal, and Donut Card) in the mail. 
  • Run/Walk your race on any day.
  • Upload your results on the website
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of your success and being a part of the Virtual Stan's Donut Race!

*Please note if you purchase a virtual entry it will not be valid at Montrose Harbor on 8/14. 

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