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Health, Wellness & Fitness at Navy Pier 3

Apr. 18, 2023 | Proceeds to support the Pier’s non-profit mission of providing accessible community programming

Navy Pier Announces Plans for The Lakefront Loop 5K

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CHICAGO — The Navy Pier Associate Board today announced plans for The Lakefront Loop 5K to be held on Saturday, May 6. The Lakefront Loop is the only 5K contained entirely on Navy Pier, encircling the Pier’s iconic North and South Docks and utilizing the Northwestern Medicine Wellness Way. Proceeds from the event will support Navy Pier’s non-profit mission of welcoming all and providing dynamic arts and cultural experiences for the community.

Check-in for The Lakefront Loop 5K will begin at 8 a.m., with advance registration required. A Kids Dash will take place at 8:45 a.m., with the official 5K starting at 9:15 a.m. Registration includes participation fee, t-shirt, complimentary donuts and beer at the finish line, and a free ticket to ride the Centennial Wheel, valid through the end of summer 2023. To register, visit

Presenting sponsors for The Lakefront Loop are Jennifer Steans and Jim Kastenholz. Lead sponsor is Northwestern Medicine and supporting sponsors are Metropolis Coffee Company, Dip and Sip Donuts, Fresh Thyme, and Tangled Roots.

Click here for photos of The Lakefront Loop 5K.

Note: All activities, times, and dates are subject to change.


Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top nonprofit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and typically welcoming nearly 9 million annual guests. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016 with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2021, Navy Pier continued to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts—including Sable, a 223-room Hilton hotel, new restaurants and partnerships, and thrilling additions to Pier Park. The Pier is also proud to continue providing free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization, in support of the organization’s post-pandemic revival and free public programming. For more information, visit



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