What to Expect

NOW UNDER NEW EVENT MANAGEMENT, PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020 AT 8:00 A.M. FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL DIM SUM & THEN SOME: THE UPTOWN 5K!

This race offers runners a unique and immersive cultural experience in the “Asia on Argyle” corridor of Uptown, Chicago. After a brief Laotian blessing ceremony, traditional Chinese lion head dancers put on a performance followed by the sound of the gong, marking the official start of the race.  At the end of the race, we serve all participants dim sum, bubble tea, and other local goodies. Runners are also treated to a block party as people enjoy their food while being entertained by CMAA's youth dance troupes as they perform traditional cultural dances for the crowd!

Event Details and Schedule

  • Starting Date & Time
    May 30th, 2020 

       8AM - 5K Begins

       9AM - Kids Dash Begins

  • Starting Location
    The 5K will start just a few footsteps from CMAA at the intersection of Argyle St and Sheridan Rd​

  • CMAA location
    1016 W Argyle St Chicago, IL 60640

  • Registration Pricing
    Early Bird: $35

       Register Here!​

  • Packet Pick-Up:
    Date & Time 5/29
    TBD

    Date & Time 5/30
    Chinese Mutual Aid Association
    1016 W Argyle

2020 Race Highlights

  • The Dim Sum & Then Some is the only 5K race that runs through the neighborhood of Uptown

  • Registrants will be cheered on with entertainment throughout the race course, including CMAA’s Lion Head Dancers

  • Every registrant will receive a dim sum box and bubble tea. Vegetarian dim sum options will be available. (Dim Sum items subject to change)

  • Other free goodies courtesy of local Uptown businesses

Transportation to the Race

We strongly encourage the use of public transportation on race day as street parking is limited. The race site is very accessible through the use of CTA. 

  • TRAIN
    Please take the Red Line to Argyle. Proceed east (turning left upon exiting the train station) towards Sheridan Rd. 

  • BUS
    The 151 Sheridan bus will leave you directly at the intersection of Argyle St and Sheridan Rd Please visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/ for the most up to date bus information.

Additional Race Information

  • Water stations will be present at the race start/finish, as well as at the 2 mile mark on the course.

  • Make sure to stick around Argyle street for post-race festivities and free giveaways.

  • Medical staff will be on hand in case of emergency.

CHICAGO

1016 W. Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Tel:  (773) 784-2900  

Fax: (773) 784-2984

Email: info@chinesemutualaid.org

ELGIN

164 Division St. #305

Elgin, IL 60120

Tel:  (847) 289-1138  

Fax: (844) 269-7844

Email: cmaaelgin@chinesemutualaid.org

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