We are BACK!!! Join us Saturday, June 18, 2022 (Father’s Day Weekend) for the 15th annual Necktie 5K Walk & Run. As the name implies, participants are encouraged to wear neckties during the run in recognition of fathers everywhere! Prizes will be awarded to participants with the most-creative neckties. Prizes are also awarded to the first father\son and father\daughter teams to finish together. This is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your dad and enjoy beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Pre-registered participants may receive a commemorative race number and official race shirt. T-Shirts are short-sleeved and unisex-sized; available in Kid's Small - Adult XXL. The top three finishers in each age group will receive a necktie. Also, awards will be given to the first father-son and first father-daughter teams to run the race together and cross the finish line together. Family \ Group Discount Groups of 4 or more who register online at the same time will receive a $5 discount per registration. A discount will also be given to participants who register early and do not wish to get a t-shirt. REGISTRATION TIMELINE Registration is limited to the first 500 people who sign up. So register early! January 31, 2022 Online registration opens. June 6, 2022 Deadline for early registration. Registration after this date will be $25 per entry. No exceptions. June 15, 2022 Deadline for online and mail-in registration (unless we reach our cap of 500 before this date). June 17, 2022 Packet pick-up, in-person registration available at the Beverly Shores Administration Building from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. June 18, 2022 Race day registration opens at 6:45 AM and closes at 7:40 AM, or until we reach our cap of 500 registrations. Before the Race - Kids Sprint & Group Stretches Before the race, join us for the Kid's Sprint. The Sprint will take place at 7:40 AM near the registration tables. It is free! Registration is not require. The Sprint is open to ages 8 and under. All kids who participate win a prize! Group Stretches will follow the Kids Sprint. After the Race - Donuts & Live Entertainment Refreshments (including bottled Gatorade, Dunesmart Donuts, and homemade Cookies) and entertainment will be provided to participants after the run. PLACE Rebora Plaza, 1 East Lakefront Drive, Beverly Shores, IN Corner of Lakefront Drive and Broadway at Lake Michigan. Parking available at St Ann Church. PARKING \ SHUTTLE BUSES Parking near the start line is very limited. On race day, no parking is available at Rebora Plaza. There are a few spots at the Lakeview public beach (just west of Rebora Plaza) and at the public lot on Dunbar at Lake Front Drive. Additional parking is available at St. Ann's Church (433 Golf Wood Rd). Two shuttle buses will pick-up runners at St Ann's Church and the Beverly Shores Administration Building (on Broadway). The vans will take runners directly to the start line. For the safety of our runners, face coverings will be required at all times on shuttle buses. The shuttle vans will run every 3 - 5 minutes starting at 6:30 AM. We advise you arrive early so you are not rushed. After the run, the shuttle vans will return runners to their cars. Please do NOT park at the Train Station. This parking lot is reserved for riders of the South Shore Line.