Bellin Run to Kick Off Race Weekend with Friday Events

June 4, 2024

Public invited to exciting lineup of family-friendly activities ahead of Saturday’s 10K and 5K

The Bellin Run is set to kick off race weekend with a range of family-friendly activities Friday, June 7 in Astor Park. The Friday events promise fun and excitement for attendees of all ages, setting the stage for the Bellin 10K and 5K on Saturday morning.

Friday evening events include:
General events:
o Registration/packet pick-up — 3-8 p.m.
Individuals who are registered are invited to pick up their race packet at this time. Individuals who are not signed up may register in person until 8 p.m. at the Astor Park registration tent. The price to register in person on June 7 is $50.
o Health and Fitness Expo — 3-8 p.m.
The expo features booths with health education, nutrition information, fitness equipment and apparel vendors, as well community organizations. The Bellin Health Sports Medicine booth will be offering free injury consultations.
o Children’s activities — 3-8 p.m.
Activities for kiddos will include art projects, face painting and more to help children get in on the fun!
o Pasta dinner — 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Attendees are invited to our annual all-you-can-eat pasta dinner. The prices are just $9 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under, and free for anyone under 2 years old. The menu includes salad, garlic toast, pasta with meat sauce, mac & cheese, baby carrots, apple slices, cookies, water and Pepsi products.
o Elite athlete autographs — 4-4:30 p.m.
Bellin’s world-class runners will be signing autographs between the Health and Fitness Expo and pasta dinner tents.

o Participant Events — 4-7 p.m.
Three great events take place Friday night: Back to the Road Crew, TRIUMPH Mile with Greatness and Children’s Run.
 Back to the Road Crew — 4 p.m.
Sponsored by Bellin Health Bellin Health Orthopedics – Hip and Knee Replacement, the Back to the Road Crew is made up of people who have faced recovery and rehabilitation from surgery or a major illness and want to get “Back to the Road.” They’ll complete a one-mile course (two laps around Astor Park) to celebrate their recovery. This is an invitation-only event.
 TRIUMPH Mile with Greatness — 5 p.m.
Our elite athletes will run a one-mile course alongside our athletes with disabilities for fun — and a great cause! All proceeds raised will benefit the MyTEAM TRIUMPH athletic inclusion organization. The fun starts at 5 p.m. in Astor Park. All are welcome, and freewill donations are encouraged. Look for individuals carrying collection jugs or donate online at
 Children’s Run — 6 p.m.
The Children’s Run is a half-mile run around the perimeter of Astor Park. This is a non-competitive fun run. Every kid is a winner! Registration is just $15, or $20 in person on Friday evening. Participants receive an official Bellin Run T-shirt, a cool superhero cape and a great finisher medal. Registration is available at

Several of our Friday events require registration, so the Bellin Run reminds participants to sign up accordingly.

The 48th annual Bellin Run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 8. For more information or to register, visit Follow the Bellin Run on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.