Corrida del Mariachi 5k Run/Walk

Join the North Berwyn Park District and MacNeal Hospital in promoting health and wellness in our community by running/walking and celebrating in our Inaugural 5K Run/Walk! (*Proceeds from this event benefit North Berwyn Park District Art programs).This certified CARA course will Start & Finish at 16th & Wesley Ave. Berwyn, IL. and will begin at 8:00 am.
Keep the party going after the race and join us for Fiesta Raices celebrating the diversity of the Hispanic community in Berwyn!
Live Entertainment, Food Vendors, Kids Zone, Petting Zoo, Games & More...........!

*The only CARA Certified 5k race that runs through the city of Berwyn
*Runners will be cheered on with entertainment throughout the race course, including live mariachis, traditional folkloric dance groups and a house music DJ
*Top male and female finishers as well as runners who finish in the top of their age/gender divisions will be awarded an authentic MARIACHI SOMBRERO
*A post-race party with authentic Mexican and Latin American food set to music and dance
*A large selection of kids activities at the post race party
*Water stations at the Start/Finish line and the 1.5 mile mark
*Mile markers on the course
*Medical staff
*Gear check
*House Decorating Contest along the course


Early Bird Registration 5/13-6/1:

Children 12 and under: $20
Untimed: $25
Timed: $30

Registration 6/2-6/22:
Children 12 and under: $25
Untimed: $30
Timed: $35

6/23-until Sold Out
Children 12 and under: $30
Untimed: $35
Timed: $40



TEC Shirt (available in men’s and women’s sizes)
Time Chip (tracks your running time)
Medal for Finishing
Beber or Comer (one drink or one snack)

Cotton Shirt (available in unisex sizes)
Medal for Finishing
Beber or Comer (one drink or one snack)

Thursday – August 15, 2019 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday – August 16, 2019 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
North Berwyn Park District
1619 Wesley Avenue
Berwyn, IL. 60402
*Please make sure to bring a photo ID and a copy of your registration confirmation. You must pick up your packet prior to race day.

As street parking will be very limited, we recommend the following locations as alternate parking:
VFW Parking Lot located at 1529 S. Harlem Avenue,
St. Mary of Celle Parking Lot located at 14th & Euclid Avenue,
Morton West High School Parking Lot located at 2400 Home Avenue

If you live in the following areas there will be  NO PARKING  from Friday, August 16 at 6:00 pm  until  Saturday, August 17 at NOON.
6600-6900 blocks of 16th Street
1600-2100 blocks of East Avenue
6600 block of Cermak Road
6700-6900 blocks of Riverside Drive
1400-2400 blocks of Home Avenue
1400-1500 blocks of Clinton Avenue

The City of Berwyn has designated the following Alternate Parking for those in the affected areas:
Vacin Fairway (North of Cermak between Lombard & Grove)
VFW (15th & Harlem)
St. Mary of Celle (14th & Euclid)
Morton West High School (2400 Home) 
Parking/Permit restrictions will NOT be enforced during the affected hours.

Top male and female overall finishers as well as runners who finish in the top of their age/gender divisions will be awarded an authentic MARIACHI SOMBRERO.

Age Divisions:12 and under, 13-19, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60‑and over.

Presenting Sponsor: MacNeal Hospital


Are dogs allowed in the course?
The only dogs permitted are Service Dogs.

How do I register?
Register online at, or stop by North Berwyn Park District 1619 Wesley Ave. Berwyn, IL. to pick up a registration form.

What time is the race?
The race begins at 8:00 am.

How old must I be to race?
The 5k is open to all ages.

I registered and now I won’t be able to participate; can I still pick up my bib and goodie bag?
Yes. Please stop by packet pick up to collect your bib and race shirt.

I won’t be able to participate; can I transfer my registration to next year or to another person?
No. We’re sorry, but there are no transfers of registration to another person or the following year. Bibs also cannot be transferred from one individual to another.

Can a friend or family member pickup my packet?
Yes. Please send them to packet pick-up with a copy of your race confirmation.

Are the TEC training UNISEX sizes?
No, the TEC's are available in men and women sizes. 
Available sizes for the Race are Small, Medium, Large, XL, and 2XL.

When should I arrive to the course on race day?
It is recommended that all runners arrive at least 30 minutes before the race and to the start line at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the race.

Is there packet pick-up on race day?
Yes. Race-day packet pick-up will take place on race event grounds at 6:00 - 7:30 am

What is the difference between Timed and Untimed Bibs?
A Timed bib contains a tracker to provide an official running time. An Untimed bib does not record running time, but allows participation.

Can I register on race day?
Yes, registration will be accepeted on race day between 6:00 - 7:30 am (T-shirt is not guaranteed), but early registration is encouraged.

Are there aid stations and portable toilets along the course?
There will be aid stations with Port-a-Potties on race event grounds in the START and FINISH area.

What will be served at the aid stations?

Are baby strollers allowed?
Baby strollers are permitted. Please be considerate and line-up toward the back.

Can participants wear costumes?
YES!  Participants are HIGHLY encouraged to dress in their best race themed costume. 

Is there gear check for runners?
Yes. Gear check will be available race day to all registered participants from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Gear check bags must be 12 inches by 18 inches or smaller. Corrida del Mariachi 5K is not responsible for lost, damaged or misplaced items. Please have the gear check tab from your bib adhered to your bag prior to entering the gear check lines.

Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue refunds after you have registered for the race.

Are you interested in giving your company/organization brand exposure? Be a part of North Berwyn Park District's Corrida del Mariachi 5k run/walk and expose your brand to a captive and receptive audience that includes families, community leaders, small business owners and the running community.

Presenting Sponsor - $10,000

For further information, please contact:  (708)749-4900.

Not running but still want to be part of the action? Volunteer with us! For more information, please contact: (708)749-4900

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North Berwyn Park District 

Community Center
Address: 1619 Wesley Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
Phone: (708) 749-4900
Fax: (708) 749-4966

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm 
Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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