What is the Stan's Donut Race?

Only the most delicious run in town! This year, Stan's Donuts fans have the opportunity to run in-person OR virtually, anywhere and at anytime. All participants will receive a shirt, medal, race bib, and of course, donuts! You "donut" want to miss this!

When is the Stan's Donut Race?

Stan's Donut Race will be on Saturday, July 27, 2024 at Soldier Field.

What time does the race start?

The 10K will start at 7:00 AM. The 5K will start at 8:00 AM. The kids dash will start at 9:45 AM.

Where is the 2024 Stan's Donut Race?

Soldier Field 1410 Special Olympics Dr Chicago, IL 60605

When is pre-race packet pick-up?

Packet Pick-Up will only be available for the In-Person event. For days, times, and locations - see below:

Thursday, July 25, 2024 -12:00 - 7:00 PM -Location: Fleet Feet South Loop: 150 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60605

Friday, July 26, 2024 -12:00 - 6:00 PM -Location: Fleet Feet South Loop: 150 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60605

Is there race day packet pick-up?

If you are unable to attend Packet Pickup on the Thursday or Friday before the race, you can pick it up on Race Day for a FEE. There is a $5.00 fee per packet, per paid participant that you pay during online registration or $5 cash day-of. To avoid paying this fee, please attend Packet Pickup in person the days prior.

LOCATION: SOLDIER FIELD – STADIUM GREEN Under the White Tents “Packet Pick-Up” Time: 6:00 – 7:45 AM

Is Parking Available at Soldier Field?

Yes, there are multiple options for parking garages at Soldier Field.

-Parking will be available at the Waldron Parking Deck (458 E 18th Dr, Chicago, IL 60605) for $25. We strongly encourage carpooling and getting to the start line early, as there may be traffic. Allow sufficient time for heavy traffic congestion and street closures due to the race. Please note that the roads around Soldier Field can get congested. We highly recommend carpooling, taking public transportation, Uber/Lyft, or going green by riding your bike (bike racking will be available).

-Soldier field is easily accessible by the CTA Red, Green, and Orange Lines at the Roosevelt Station (3/4 mile walk to stadium entrance) CTA bus route #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express also provides a connection from Roosevelt Station to the stadium entrance on McFetridge Drive From Memorial Day to Labor Day, CTA bus route #130 Museum Campus provides service from downtown Metra stations to Soldier Field, Adler Planetarium, and Northerly Island.

How do I get my donut and coffee?

On your race bib, you will have two tear offs. One for a free donut and one for a free coffee. After the race, tear them off to obtain your items under the White Tents on Stadium Green by Soldier Field!

What is provided on the course?

There will be two stations on course that will include: -MINI Stans Donuts -Water -First Aid

and don't forget to enjoy the funny signage along the way!

How long is the Kids Dash?

The Kids Dash is about a 1/2 mile long. It will start and finish at the finish line.

Can I run with my kids during the Kids Dash?

Yes, parents are welcome to join their kids during the kids dash.

What ages are recommended for the Kids Dash?

We recommend kids ages two to 12 to participate in the kids dash.

What do I do if my shirt doesn’t fit? Can I swap it?

We do not offer any size exchanges post packet shipment (virtual) or at packet pick-up (in-person). All changes to sizes need to be made prior to confirming registration. We highly recommend that all participants take care to view the sizing chart on the "What You Get" page.

{VIRTUAL} What is the Stan's Donut Virtual Run?

The Stan’s Donut Virtual Run will consist of a kids dash, 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon option. We’ll ship the shirt, medal, donut certificate, and any other goodies right to you. Then you run (or walk) the distance you pick at any location you choose, and we highly recommend finishing at a Stan’s Donuts location for your tasty free donut! But make sure you donut forget to tag us @stans5k on Facebook and @donut5k on Instagram so we can see these great photos! #stansdonut5k #stans5k

{VIRTUAL} Where can I run or walk the Virtual Run?

Anywhere and Anytime! Since we have a virtual option, it gives you the ability to run it wherever and whenever you want. Jump on your treadmill, find a path, stroll around the neighborhood - find the perfect spot! And grab your donut-lovin' friends and make it your own Stan's Donut Race where YOU are at – DO IT FOR THE DONUTS!

{VIRTUAL} What items are included with the Stan’s Donut Virtual Run?

-Kids Dash Swag: Dri-FIt Shirt, Donut Shaped Kids Dash Finisher Medal, Race Bib, Packet Shipping, and a Free Stan's Donut Certificate!

-5K Swag: Dri-Fit Race Shirt, Donut Shaped 5K Finisher Medal, Race Bib, Packet Shipping, and a Free Stan's Donut Certificate!

-10K Swag: Dri-Fit Race Shirt, Donut Shaped 10K Finisher Medal, Race Bib, Packing Shipping, and a 2 Free Stan's Donuts Certificate!

-Half Marathon Swag: Dri-Fit Race Shirt, Donut Shaped Half Marathon Finisher Medal, Race Bib, Packet Shipping, and a Half Dozens Free Stan's Donut Certificate.

-Marathon Swag: Dri-Fit Short Sleeve Shirt, Donut Shaped Marathon Finisher Medal, Packing Shipping, Race Bib, and a Dozen Free Stan's Donuts Certificate.

{VIRTUAL} How do I get my donuts?

Once you receive your virtual race packet, you will find a donut certificate that corresponds with your race distance that can be redeemed at any Stan’s Donuts Locations.

{VIRTUAL} When do I need to complete my run?

In order to receive a finishers certificate and be added to the final results, we ask that you complete your run prior to August 31st, 2024.

{VIRTUAL} Do I need to submit results to get a medal?

Your medal will be mailed to you with your packet, but if you’d like to include your results online and/or get a finisher's certificate, you can enter your information HERE.

{VIRTUAL} How do I track my distance and time?

For the Virtual Run, we accept results on the honor system, but the most accurate tracking is typically via a device with GPS tracking.

{VIRTUAL} When will my packet ship?

The virtual race is currently only open to US addresses within the contiguous United States. Packets will start shipping at the end of July. We will inform all participants when packets start shipping via email.

{VIRTUAL} Where are the Stan's Donuts Locations?

For more information about each location, please head over to Stan's Donuts Website

{VIRTUAL} Do you ship internationally?

The Stan’s Donut Virtual Run is currently available only for addresses within the contiguous United States. We cannot ship outside the United States at this time.

Are there refunds or exchanges?

Since Stan's Donut Race has many upfront costs, we have a strict and uniform policy of no refunds, no person-to-person transfer, or no deferrals to a future year. We do understand that plans change, injuries happen, and various situations arise, but, we feel it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of a subjective line of who should receive a refund and who doesn’t.  All purchases and sales are 100% final, no exceptions. Refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions, pandemics, or anything out of our control. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.