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Click the boxes below for more information about the 2017 Uncle Sam 5k:


WE WANT YOU … to join us at the first ever Uncle Sam 5K and Little Patriot’s Kids Dash on Sunday, July 2, 2017. Grab your red, white, and blue and get ready to race in honor of America’s Independence. Immediately following the race, all are invited to partake in a special after party at the Tap House Grill.


  • Kid’s Dash: 9 a.m.
  • 5K: 9 a.m.


All 5K participants will receive an Uncle Sam Dri-fit Shirt, Uncle Sam Hat, and TWO FREE BEERS!



  • All Kid’s Dash participants will receive a Cotton Youth Shirt and Race Bib.
  • The Dash is .5 of a mile of the 5K route and is open to ages 3-12


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. (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+)


Tap House Grill
56 Wilson St., Palatine IL 60067.


The Uncle Sam 5k 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 within 24 hours.


Celebrate your achievement at the Post Race Party to be held at the Tap House Grill immediately following the race. All race participants will receive TWO complimentary drinks (beer or soft drink) and a half sandwich or wrap!


Strollers are allowed but must start in the back of the pack. The 5k is a Run/Walk so walkers are allowed. Dogs are NOT allowed.


Gear Check will be available for all participants at the race starting at 7:00 AM. 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 10:30 AM 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.


Packet pick-up will be available at Road Runners Sports Kildeer (20291 N Rand Rd #105, Kildeer, IL 60074)

  • Saturday, July 1 from 11am – 3pm

Packet pick-up will also be available on the morning of the race

  • Packet Pick-Up & Race day Registration will be available from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.


Parking: Please park in the Palatine Parking Garage on Colfax and Smith (PARKING IS FREE!). Parking will NOT be available at Tap House Grill or in the Metra surface lots.

From Chicago: Take I-90 W/I-94 W toward Wisconsin. Stay on I-90 W (signs for Interstate 90 W/Kennedy Expressway/O’Hare/Rockford). Take the exit onto IL-53 N toward NW Suburbs. Then take the Euclid Ave W exit and merge onto Euclid Ave. Turn right onto S Plum Grove Road, then turn left onto Palatine Road. Finally, turn right onto N Smith Street and left onto Colfax. You will then see the entrance to the parking garage on your left.

From Rockford: Take I-90 E toward Chicago for approximately 50 miles. Take the IL-53 N exit towards NW Suburbs. Take the Euclid Ave W exit and merge onto Euclid Ave. Turn right onto S Plum Grove Road, then turn left onto Palatine Road. Finally, turn right onto N Smith Street and left onto Colfax. You will then see the entrance to the parking garage on your left.

From Wisconsin: Take I-94 E/US 41 S toward Chicago until you hit the Half Day Road/IL-22 exit. Turn right onto IL-22 W/Half Day Road and continue to follow IL-22 W until you hit N Route 83 S (turn left). Then take a right onto IL-53 S and continue onto N Hicks Road. Turn right onto Dundee Road and another left onto N Smith Street. Finally, take a right on Colfax and you will see the entrance to the parking garage on your left.



Since Uncle Sam 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.



If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at events@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com.


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