Guns N' Hoses 5K

Chicago, IL

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You can still register tomorrow
starting at 6:30am at 
Christ The King Church
9235 S. Hamilton Avenue
Chicago, IL

The Third Annual  Guns N' Hoses 5K Memorial Run/Walk
Captain Herbert Johnson

The Third Annual Guns N' Hoses 5K Run/Walk
will wind through the historic streets of the
North Beverly neighborhood in Chicago
on Saturday, June 16, 2018.  

If you've never run this route you are in for a treat.  This chipped timed, USATF Certified 5K course, is one of the most beautiful and scenic routes in the City of Chicago.  Do you want to form a team?  It's easy just fill in the team name at registration or join an existing team!!

Registration includes: tech shirt, finisher pin, after party, chip timing and USATF course and a great breakfast!
Adults $40.00
High School Students $25.00
Elementary Students $20.00

Pat's Kids Dash
Bring out the little ones (0-6 years old) for a
1/2 Dash down Hamilton Avenue. 
Each child receives a firefighter hat and a finisher medal!

This run is unique in many ways, a great course,
great cause, great after party and
finisher pins honoring Captain Johnson.

Custom Age Awards - Overall Male & Female
1st 2nd & 3rd Place for /14 & under/15-19/20-24/25-29/

NOT a runner??  You can support the 100 Club by registering to be a "Virtual Runner" your t-shirt and finisher pin will be mailed to you.
Click the registration button
and choose Virtual Runner!

The Guns N' Hoses 5K Run/Walk benefits the
100 Club of Chicago's Education Assistance Program
for the families of fallen first responders.

Each year the 100 Club will provide a number of grants to the biological, adopted and stepchildren of those law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS providers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This includes all federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook and Lake Counties. Grants may also be made to the surviving spouse of a 100 Club Hero. Contact Caitlyn Brennan with questions at 312.265.0920 or

Education Assistance Facts
  • 21 children will receive education assistance in the 2017-2018 school year
  • 67 children are eligible for future educational assistance
  • $230,073 in assistance was provided in the past year

Please join us at the
Third Annual Guns N' Hoses Memorial 5K Run/Walk
to honor Chicago Fire Department Captain Herbert Johnson

On November 2, 2012, Captain Herbert Johnson of the Chicago Fire Department
 died in the line of duty while fighting a residential fire in Chicago.

At 5:15PM, Johnson was dispatched to a residential apartment fire in the 2300 block of West 50th Place with Engine 123 of the Chicago Fire Department. Johnson was conducting fire suppression activities on the second floor of the building when he called for his fellow firefighters to get out of the building. Shortly after this communication, he collapsed. He was carried out of the building where he responded to basic life support measures. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Funeral services for Johnson were held at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago and he was interred at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Hundreds of firefighters from across the United States and Canada attended the services. He was survived by his widow, three children, and seven siblings.

Johnson was a 33-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department and was among group of Chicago firefighters who traveled to New York to assist in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

We need volunteers.  If you are interested please email:


 Can I sign up on the day of the race?
Yes, we will take registrations on the day of the race beginning at 6:30am.  We will take cash or checks, no credit cards.

Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
Packet pickup will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Running Excels.  Running Excels is located at 10328 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60643.  It will start at 4pm and finish at 7pm  For questions please contact Chicago Race Management LLC at 630-479-8116, please do not call the store.

Can I pick up a friends or family member’s race packet?

If I miss the deadline for the guaranteed t-shirt, can I still get the size I asked for?
Yes, we will make every effort to ensure everyone receives a t-shirt.  Sizes may be limited after deadline.

Are baby strollers and dogs allowed on the course?
Yes, strollers are allowed, but for the safely of all our athletes and volunteers, we ask you not to  bring your dog to the race.   

Can I wear my headphones while on the course?
No, for your safety please be aware of your surroundings during the race. 

How long will the course be open if I want to walk the 5k race?
The course will be open from 7:30am until 9:00am to give ample time for all athletes to participate and complete the course.

Will the race still happen if there is inclement weather?
We will make every effort to hold the race, keeping in mind the safety of our athletes and volunteers.  In the event of inclement weather, start time may be delayed in order to hold the race.

Can I get a refund if I can’t run the race?
No, we cannot refund registration fees. 

Will there be water stops and what will be served?
Yes, approximately every 1 to 2 miles water will be available.

Can someone else run the race for me?
No.  All participants must run under their number.


  1. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
  2. Participant bib numbers may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to another person. Sale, trade and/or transfer of race entry/bib number is strictly prohibited and may result in the disqualification of and/or banning offenders from participating at future events.






When & Where

Jun 16, 2018


7:30 AM

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