T-Shirts can be picked up in advance on September 14th and 15th, 2023 from 3pm-7pm at 5843 W Rice. If you are unable to come during this time, you can arrive early on race day, between 7am-8am to pick up your gear at the race check-in site, located at Family Alter Baptist Church on 5911 W Chicago Ave. See you soon!
For parking arrangements, see the diagram with two lot locations provided by Hope Community Advent Church. You may also park at West Suburban Medical Center who has offered both their parking lot and the top few floors of their parking garage. Each of these locations are only a few blocks from the race check in!
Mission Statement & Events
People Organizing Wealth & Economic Resources
The Mission of the Austin P.O.W.E.R. Committee is to promote and highlight businesses located in the Austin community. We know that by shedding light on these esteemed businesses we can create economic opportunities for the stakeholders of our community.
The way that the Businesses, Churches, Residents and Elected Officials have come together is more than anyone could have imagined. While when we started in 2015 we hoped to draw 250 participants in the event, it was a wonderful surprise when close to 600 friends, family, elected officials, including the City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, came out to run in support of our community event. The weather was perfect. Music filled the air. Fun was had by all.
On Saturday, September 16th at 8am, the annual Austin P.O.W.E.R. 5K will return for the eighth year This year’s 5K theme is "Health is Wealth" and will focus on overall Health and Wellness. We are aiming for 1,000 runners/walkers this year with a huge crowd of friends and spectators. We hope that you will come out in support of this worthwhile event.