The nonprofit Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce announces the return of its 2nd annual WPB Virtual 5K throughout the week leading up to Small Business Saturday on November 27, 2021, with local businesses throughout Wicker Park and Bucktown offering special discounts exclusively for Small Business Saturday. All proceeds of the race support the Chamber’s promotion of local businesses during Small Business Saturday and throughout the vital holiday shopping season this year.
For the second year, the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce invites residents to hit the streets to support local businesses. Participants of all ages are invited and can register online at www.wickerparkbucktown.com. The event sign-up is $35 per adult and $20 per child, which includes a WPB 5K race shirt depicting Team Wicker Park or Team Bucktown, along with all participants’ names listed on the back as the neighborhood’s supports. Plus, all registrants get a virtual goodie bag with coupons from local businesses in Wicker Park and Bucktown.
The week leading up to Small Business Saturday, starting November 22, participants will receive a 5K race map to run whenever they feel safest—but the Chamber encourages racers to run on Small Business Saturday, November 27, and then celebrate by shopping their favorite local gems. There will be two official designated routes for Team Wicker Park and Team Bucktown, running through these business districts.
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce serves as a cornerstone of the Wicker Park and Bucktown commercial districts, advancing the financial goals of neighborhood businesses through the creation of a dynamic economic climate, increasing the neighborhood's visibility and viability, and encouraging profitable relationships within the community. The Chamber administers Special Service Area (SSA) #33, guided by a volunteer Commission of SSA taxpayers who serve on active committees. For more information, please visit www.wickerparkbucktown.com.