When: December 31st | 9pm to 1am

Where: Lizzie McNeill's | 400 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611

What: New Years Eve Party

Entry Includes: Drink package, light bites, champagne toast, sponsor giveaways, live DJ & more!

You Won't Want to Miss: Fireworks over the river (weather permitting)



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It's Race Day!

Find all of your Lazy 0.5k details below

Event: The Lazy 0.5k

Date: Sat, Nov 12th

Location: Lottie's Pub, 1925 W Cortland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622


Parking: Free street parking on Cortland, Winchester, and most surrounding streets. Be sure to check signs - especially for permit parking! However, we recommend rideshare so you can drink (ir)responsibly :)


Check-in: Starts @ 10:30am; head in to Lottie's Pub between 10:30am & 11:10am to get checked in! Upon checking in, you'll receive your Official Lazy 0.5k race bib, two (2) tickets (one to redeem your free slice of 'za, the other for your first Michelob ULTRA), event wristband, and supplies for the Shotgun Start, presented by Western Son Vodka!


Shotgun Start: ~11:15am - We'll be kicking off the race with our official Shotgun Start INSIDE Lottie's Pub, and then we'll head outside to get The Lazy 0.5k started!


The Lazy 0.5k (map below): The Lazy 0.5k will begin just south of the entrance to Lottie's Pub, with overflow continuing northeast, along the sidewalk outside of Lottie's (the southeast corner of Winchester & Cortland). The route will continue south along Winchester, crossing just before the bridge. Upon heading back north along the westside of Winchester, your route will flow into Churchill Park, where you will find some refreshing Hydration Stations! Upon exiting the park, continue north on the west side of Winchester back to Lottie's Pub.


Get the Party Started: Congrats! Once you've finished that grueling journey, you'll head back in to Lottie's where you can enjoy free sampling of Party Can! Here you will also be able to take advantage of The Lazy 0.5k specials, enjoy your free beer & pizza, and watch some College Football!


Attire & Weather: Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged - we'll be giving out prizes! Having said that, please don't forget that we are now back to normal Chicago weather, with the forecast calling for high-30s at the time of the run 🥶



  • The Lazy 0.5k Specials: $6 Players Bombs (ft. Western Son Vodka), $15 Michelob ULTRA Pitchers, $25 Select Hard Seltzer Buckets; these specials are only applicable to race participants.
  • What's included (for paid entrants only): One (1) The Lazy 0.5k Official Race Bib (see note below), supplies for one (1) Shotgun Start pres. by Western Son Vodka (while supplies last), one (1) free slice of pizza from Lottie's Pub, one (1) Michelob ULTRA draft, access to aforementioned Specials as well as sampling from Party Can.
  • Get there on time! Race bibs will only be available for the first seventy-five (75) attendees who arrive on-time and purchased their entry prior to 11/12/22 00:00:00.
  • We will be selling all-inclusive race entry on-site up until race start, at host & venue's discretion. Any event purchases made on-site can only be completed online via Eventbrite. No cash (does not include purchases made by/through Lottie's Pub).
  • After the race has begun, we will be selling limited tickets for fans & spectators to be able to take advantage of the specials throughout the day. These event tickets only provide the following: one (1) free slice of pizza from Lottie's Pub, one (1) free Michelob ULTRA draft, access to The Lazy 0.5k Specials, and access to sampling by Party Can.

Race Map

Subject to change!


The Lazy 0.5k

All the reward, almost none of the work.

The dream? All of the reward, with the BARE MINIMUM effort (sorry, Deadpool).


Hi, hello - welcome to The Lazy 0.5k(ish)! .31 miles from a bar to a park & back - that's it. Really. With a "Shotgun Start", Hydration Stations, freebies, drink specials, and other fun, you won't want to sleep in for this! Check out all that's included below - we really really really really really hope to see you there!


We don't encourage running, but we highly suggest you BRISKLY shuffle to buy your tickets now!


Your race entry includes:

  • One (1) Race bib
  • "Shotgun Start" ft. Players Bombs by Western Son Vodka
  • One (1) free slice of Lottie's Pub Pizza
  • "Hydration Stations" ft. complimentary doughnuts & hot beverages
  • PRIZES for Best Costume, Best Spirit, and more!


Racers will also be granted exclusive access to Race Day Specials!


Race Day Schedule of Events (subject to change):

  • 10:30am Check-in opens
  • 11:15am "Shotgun Start" ft. Players Bombs; Racers proceed to take their marks...
  • 11:30am Get set... WALK! The race course is ~.31m, with "Hydration Stations" along the way!
  • Post-Race - Let the "Party Can" begin! Party Can will be sampling as College Football Saturday kicks off! Lottie's Pub is proud to be a Wisconsin Football bar! Grab your colony (apparently that's what a group of Badgers is called) and Jump Around #GoBadgers




* See Eventbrite event description for more details.


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Stephen S.   

Previously just played in one of their softball leagues on Wednesday nights and I must say I had a great experience. League was organized, umpires were professional, and the staff answered all questions I needed and made team registration easy. I highly recommend their leagues!

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I’ve been participating in Players volleyball tournaments for close to 6 years now and they never disappoint. They have so many leagues and tournament dates for multiple sports that I can’t wait for them to post dates so I can fill up my calendar! Lots of friendly and helpful staff and their events are a great setting to meet new people!

Liz S.   

These guys run great events and leagues! They have leagues all over the city of every different level of competition. Totally recommend them!

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