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Chicago Walkers Club offers you a variety of competitive, fitness and social events. Check our schedule for Chicago Walkers Club activities, local, national and international race walks, and other events.


Diane Graham-Henry 5K Club Race

Chicago Walkers Club is proud to host a USA Track and Field (USATF)-certified race each fall. Named for our long-time coach Diane Graham-Henry, this USATF-judged race is well-attended by people from Chicago and neighboring states, often up to 30 participants. Awards immediately follow the race. This year's race on Sunday September 8, 2019, will be the USATF Open & Masters National 5k Race Walk Championship and online registration can be accessed through a link on the race application. We hope you will join us.

Click here for our 2019 CWC race application.
Click here for the course map.
Click here for our club race training schedule.

Race Results


We conduct brief introductory clinics at our 9:00 a.m. Saturday Fitness Walks. More extensive race walk clinics are offered periodically to give walkers enhanced opportunities to learn proper walk form and improve their technique. Upcoming Chicago Walkers Club sponsored clinics and also other locally available clinics will be posted here, annouced after Saturday workouts, and announced by email to members.

Two-time Olympian Tim Seaman conducted a well-attended clinic in Chicago in June 2015 with support from Jeff Salvage and Diane Graham-Henry. Race walkers from age 10 to 83 came from San Francisco, Portland, Atlanta, Nashvile, Cleveland, Detroit, Elgin and other cities to participate.

Check this space for future announcements and join us for a clinic!

Social Events

In addition to our Saturday walks, we offer members a variety of social events including dinners, parties and brunches. Scheduled social events include our annual summer brunch on August 25 and our annual holiday party in December. Contact President for details.

Did you know?
The fastest time at our 2017 race was 24 minutes and 8 seconds. That's 7 minutes and 46 seconds per mile. Olymipic race walkers clock in at less than 7 minutes per mile.