The PNC Chicago Bears 5K

PNC Chicago Bears 5K pic

PNC Chicago Bears 5K
Image: chicagobears.com

MLE Merchandising & Sign Solutions president Mike Loftus plays an integral role in his company’s growth and operations as president and founder. When he’s not busy with his professional responsibilities, Mike Loftus of MLE follows several sports teams, including the Chicago Bears.

Among many community efforts, the Chicago Bears football team hosts the PNC Chicago Bears 5K every summer. The race starts next to Soldier Field on Waldron Drive and ends inside the stadium.

All participating runners receive a custom finisher medal and a Nike Dri-FIT shirt. Additionally, runners are broadcast on the stadium’s video board as they cross the finish line. Following the race, a party is held that features live music.

Participants can register online starting several months ahead of the event. Early registration offers reduced registration fees that start at $45. Over time, the fees increase to $55.