EDGEWATER — Edgewater's first official 5K run will take place this fall, with proceeds benefiting neighborhood schools, officials said.
The new run would be the first of its kind in Edgewater, said Dan Luna, chief of staff for Ald. Harry Osterman (48th).
"I think that it’ll be fun, and it won’t be disruptive," Luna said. "People are going to have their families out there."
The run will close some streets on the morning of Sept. 28. The expected route would begin along Sheridan Road. Runners would then travel to Ardmore Avenue and move to the lakefront path before making a loop and returning to Granville Avenue.
The run would end at the site of the Edgewater Fall Art Fair, featuring more than 90 artists, two stages and a beer garden.
Luna said a northbound lane of Sheridan Road would remain open to residents living on the east side of the street for the duration of the run, which should be over before noon that Sunday.
Registration costs $40 per runner. From each registration fee, $5 would go toward a neighborhood school of the runner's choosing.
Katrina Balog, the executive director of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, said the run would also benefit the business community and its handful of gyms.
"This is a way to promote fitness and participation from our local member gyms," she said.