Chicago Walkers Club offers you a variety of competitive, fitness and social events and information about other local, national and international race walk competitions.
For return to training information, see USATF guidance document.
Diane Graham-Henry 5K Race Walk
Chicago Walkers Club is proud to host a USA Track and Field (USATF)-certified race each fall. Named for our long-time coach Diane Graham-Henry, this USATF-judged race is also the Illinois and Midwest Region 5K race walk championships. It is well-attended by people from Chicago and neighboring states, often up to 30 participants. Prizes and awards immediately follow the race. The small size makes it not intimidating and an excellent opportunity for your first race. Our new course is on the Lakefront path just north of Diversey Parkway.
Click here for the course map.
Click here for our club race training schedule.
We conduct brief introductory clinics at our 9:00 a.m. Saturday Fitness Walks. More extensive race walk clinics are offered periodically to give walkers enhanced opportunities to learn proper walk form and improve their technique. Coach Diane Graham-Henry conducted a two-part race walk clinic on Saturday July 17, 2021, and Saturday August 7, 2021. Future Chicago Walkers Club sponsored clinics and also other locally available clinics will be posted here, announced after Saturday workouts, and announced by email to members.
In addition to our Saturday walks, we offer members a variety of social events including walking tours, dinners, parties, and brunches. Scheduled social events include our annual summer brunch in August and our annual holiday party in December. Contact President for details.
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