Midway Fly Away 5k



Join us on Sunday, September 16th, 2018, as Special Olympics Chicago will be hosting the 6th Annual "Midway Fly Away 5k" at Midway Airport. Everyone is welcome, as children 10 and under are eligible to participate in "The Midway Miler". In conjunction with the Chicago Department of Aviation and Southwest Airlines, this fundraiser will support over 7,500 Special Olympics athletes throughout Chicago. 

As a Midway Fly Away 5k participant, you will have the unique opportunity to run/walk directly on the airfield, while planes continuously take off and land! The winner will be awarded two round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets to fly anywhere in the continental United States (must be 18 years of age). Other raffle and cash prizes will also be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group category. 

Fun for the whole family! Bring friends, family, and children to enjoy face painters and balloon artists. Souvenir merchanise, food, and refreshments will also be available for purchase. Please note: Strollers and wagons, skateboards, rollerblades, etc. are NOT allowed on the race site. No backpacks allowed. 

This is an extraordinary experience that grants you the opportunity to support athletes of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities within your community. Celebrate 50 years of inclusion, competition, and joy with us- register for the Midway Fly Away 5k today!

Race Day Details: 

Date:

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Start Times:
Midway Fly Away 5k (Adults & Children): 9 A.M. 
The Midway Miler: 10 A.M.
 
Location:
Midway Airport, Southwest Airlines Hangar
5035 West 55th Street 
Chicago, IL 60638

Parking/Transportation:
Free Parking available for all participants in the Midway Airport Economy Parking Lot, located at 5050 West 55th Street. Shuttles will be running until 8:30 A.M. 

If you are taking public transportation (Orange Line) to the event, a yellow van will be transporting you to and from the Southwest Airlines Hangar. Please arrive no later than 8:15 A.M. for pickup. 

Gear Check:
Gear check will be available onsite. Please make sure you arrive promptly to drop off and pickup your items. 

Packet Pickup Details will be available closer to race day. 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT? - Contact Nathalie Hill (nathalie.hill@sochicago.org) or Pam Munizzi (pamunizzi@cps.edu). Feel free to call our office at (312) 527-3743. 

 

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Waiver

In consideration of the foregoing, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns, waive and release any and all rights, claims and courses of action I have or may have against EnMotive, Special Olympics Chicago, Running Away, LLC and its affiliates, their agents, employees, officers, directors, successors and assigns and any and all sponsors, their representatives and successors, that may arise as a result of my participation in the Midway Fly Away 5k Walk/Run and any pre- and post- event activities. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and my physical condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose including commercial advertising, without monetary payment to me.

By indicating your acceptance, you understand, agree, warrant and covenant as follows:
 
ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE MIDWAY FLY AWAY 5K, A FUNDRAISING 3.1 MILE RACE AND ANY PRE- OR POST EVENT (COLLECTIVELY, THE “EVENT”) ARE REQUIRED TO ASSUME ALL RISK OF PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT BY INDICATING THEIR AGREEMENT TO THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS FORM CAREFULLY, AND BE AWARE THAT IN SIGNING UP FOR AND PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT YOU WILL BE WAIVING AND RELEASING ALL CLAIMS RELATED TO THE EVENT, INCLUDING ALL CLAIMS FOR INJURIES YOU MIGHT SUSTAIN RELATED TO THE EVENT.
 
I, the undersigned volunteer, participant or parent or legal guardian if participant or volunteer is under age 18 (collectively referred to hereinafter as “Participant” or “I”), intending to be legally bound, do hereby understand and agree that volunteering or running or walking the distance and in the conditions involved with this Event (including training for and participation in the 5K) is rigorous activity that involves risks including, but not limited to: weather, interaction and/or collision with other people and/or things during the run, and other hazardous and/or life threatening conditions. By signing this Release Agreement below, Participant or Volunteer assumes any and all risks of injury and/or damages that may occur as a result of such participation in the Event.
 
 By signing this Release Agreement below, I certify that Participant is physically fit, has not been informed otherwise by a physician and has adequately trained to participate in this Event. I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks inherent in running a 5K (including those listed above), which could result in permanent disability or death, and agree to assume all of those risks. I further certify that it is Participant’s responsibility to dress appropriately for this event, and Participant is solely responsible for Participant’s health and safety.
 
In consideration of my participation in the Event, and/or any activities incident thereto, I, for myself and my heirs, executors and administrators, hereby release and discharge from liability Midway Airport, Southwest Airlines Co., Special Children’s Charities (SCC), Special Olympics Chicago (SOC), Special Olympics, and Special Olympics Illinois (SOI), including the Event Committee, Chicago Park District, City of Chicago, the host facilities Midway Airport, Southwest Airlines Co., Special Children’s Charities, Special Olympics Chicago and, Special Olympics, Special Olympics Illinois and all officers, employees, volunteers and agents, and the host facilities, transportation vendors, corporate sponsors, and other individuals assisting with the Event or related clinics (the “Released Parties”) arising out of the Event or Participant’s participation therein, and waive any and all rights to claims for loss or damages or rights of current or future action, including all claims for loss or damages against the Released Parties.
 
By signing below, Participant or Volunteer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against all claims, including third party claims, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of Participant’s participation in the Event.
 
 I grant Midway Airport, Southwest Airlines Co. and Special Children’s Charities permission to use my name and/or likeness in any medium, including the right to use any photographs and/or video taken by photographers/film crews for any purpose including advertising, publicity, in house publications and promotions. Any rights thereto shall remain the property of Midway Airport, Southwest Airlines Co. and Special Children’s Charities.
 
THE ATHLETE HAS READ AND FULLY UNDERSTANDS THE FOREGOING AND INTENTIONALLY AND VOLUNTARILY ACCEPTS AND AGREES TO THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT.

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