ALERT!: Ravenswood Run Sunday, Move Your Car!
If you live up in Ravenswood, make sure your car is parked safely Sunday morning.
The Ravenswood Run takes place this Sunday morning at 8 AM.
But if you are parked on a street along the race course, you will have to move your car no later than 5 AM. That’s when the towing will start.
And if you recall from last year’s race, 300 cars were towed off the alleged “race course.”
From most reports and by the volume of cars that were towed, it seems that the race promoters didn’t do a good enough job of postering and communicating with residents, what streets residents couldn’t park on.
It’s a safe bet that the race promoters, Ald. Schulter’s office, and All Saints Episcopal Church are going to be overly aggressive in getting the word out this time around.
Check the map and if you live on any of those streets, we recommend moving your car the night before, far away from the race, so you don’t have to worry about your car being towed away.
Additionally, here’s a PDF of the Ravenswood Run course map.
According to a press release from Ald. Schulter’s office, “Alternate parking for residents will be available from 3 p.m. on April 25 until 3 p.m. on April 26 at both Ravenswood School (4332 N. Paulina), Ravenswood Bank (2300 W. Lawrence), the surface lot 4500 N. Winchester. Additional parking is available at the Sears parking lot at 1820 W. Lawrence until 12:00 pm on Sunday afternoon.”
In addition, there will be street closures in the area of the race on event day.
Don’t wait until early Sunday morning to move your car, because we know you. You’ll drink a little too much Saturday night, then forget to set your alarm and then wake up at noon. You’ll stumble out of bed, find your car “missing” and then spend the rest of your Sunday in line at the hell that is the auto pound just to pay $160+ bucks to the city for the privilege of getting your car back.
If you somehow screw up and get towed, check out our Ultimate Internet Reference Guide To Getting Towed By The City Of Chicago.