CHICAGO -- Need some motivation for your running program? The Cubs have updated the course for the 11th Annual Race to Wrigley Charity Run, to be held April 23. This year, the run, presented by ATI Physical Therapy, will allow participants to race through Wrigley Field.
Registration is open now through April 22 at 2 p.m. CT at race-cubs.com/. Registration fee is $40, and the chip-timed 5K fee is $45.
The 5K race begins at 8 a.m., and the route will direct participants through the Lakeview neighborhood surrounding Wrigley and then onto the concourse through the Budweiser Bleacher Gate on Sheffield Avenue. The finish line will be near the Wrigley Field marquee.
Proceeds from the race will benefit Cubs Charities, which provides increased access to sports opportunities and targets improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk. Cubs Charities will donate proceeds from all personal fundraising to support Advocate Children's Hospital.
The top fundraising team and top overall fundraiser will receive tickets to the April 27 Cubs game against the Brewers and be recognized during a pregame ceremony on the field. The first 100 fundraisers to raise a minimum of $500 will receive a Kyle Schwarber autographed baseball.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.