Elvis 5K to Benefit TEAM TO END AIDS

August 1, 2012

TEAM TO ENDS AIDS and Fleet Feet Sports Present the 15TH Annual Elvis Is Alive 5K Event
Event will benefit the TEAM TO ENDS AIDS and AIDS Foundation of Chicago, helping to fund lifesaving services for the 25,000 Chicagoans living with HIV.

Don’t be cruel — lace up those running shoes and join us at The 15th Annual Elvis Is Alive 5K. We promise you’ll feel more like young Elvis than old Elvis once it’s done.

Join the TEAM TO ENDS AIDS (T2) and Fleet Feet Sports on Thursday, August 16, 2012 in Chicago’s Grant Park. The non-competitive race starts at 6:45 p.m. across from the Columbia Yacht Club (near Randolph and Lake Shore Drive) in Chicago. There will be an “all-Elvis” start corral — meaning all participants dressed as Elvis or Priscilla are invited to start the race in the front of the pack. It will be a “rockin’ good time for a good cause,” said Dan Lakin, T2 Director.


“The Elvis is Alive race is fully in the spirit of all T2 events,” Lakin said. “We come together to have a good time, to laugh and to enjoy that feeling of community. And all the while, we’re making a difference in the lives of others.”

The event concludes with a live Elvis tribute band performance and beer (for participants ages 21 and over). Registration is $30 per participant. Visit for more information on registration and race day details.

This will be the first year that T2 and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago will benefit from the Elvis is Alive 5K event.

“Fleet Feet Sports is proud to partner with T2 and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago for this year’s Elvis is Alive 5K,” said Dave Zimmer, owner of Fleet Feet Sports – Chicago.  “T2 and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago prove through their training and effort to create awareness what we tell our customers every day: Running Changes Everything”.

T2 is the official endurance training program for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. The mission of T2 is to improve the lives of those who are affected and infected by HIV/AIDS. Through endurance sport and social activities, T2 celebrates not only participants’ accomplishments, but also honors the lives of the men, women and children lost to the AIDS epidemic and supports those who live with HIV today.

Participants will receive a race shirt, and a ticket for one Goose Island 312 beer at the post-race party with their entry.

Groups of 10 or more friends or co-workers are encouraged to register as a group and can do so by contacting Fleet Feet Sports Chicago at Visit for more information.


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