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Dim Sum & Then Some 5K/10K & Kids Dash

August 3 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Dim Sum & Then Some 5K/10K & Kids Dash is held by 501(c)(3) nonprofit social services organization, Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA). CMAA’s mission is to serve the needs, promote the interests, and enhance the well-being of low-income immigrants and refugees of all generations and to foster their participation in U.S. society. Your support goes towards empowering our 5,000 clients through our youth programs, workforce development program, citizenship/immigration services, English as Second Language classes, and elder care services. CMAA also helps minority entrepreneurs start small businesses. We provide essential human services uniting entire communities. When you donate to us, you change lives.

More than just a run/walk, this race offers each participant a unique cultural experience by drawing from the wide range of ethnicities that CMAA serves in Uptown and Elgin, IL. Prior to the race, runners are treated to two rites of good luck: everyone partakes in a Laotian ceremony where string is tied around each other’s wrists, and then colorful lion head dancers will perform a traditional Chinese dance to kickoff the race. Once the race has begun, participants will pass some of Uptown’s historic businesses and continue to run along the beautiful Chicago lakefront. Lastly, each finisher will have the opportunity to participate in a post-race block party, where they’ll receive dim sum and bubble tea while enjoying more performances by the CMAA youth dance troupes.

  • KIDS DASH: 7:30 AM
  • 10K: 8:00 AM
  • 5K: 8:10 AM

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August 3
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chinese Mutual Aid Association
1016 W Argyle St
CHICAGO, IL 60640 United States
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(773) 784-2900
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