CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thousands laced up their running shoes and hit the pavement Saturday morning for a good cause.
It's the 16th annual Race to Wrigley 5K, benefiting Cubs Charities, and runners get to support the cause by running right into the ballpark.
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The Race to Wrigley 5K stepped off at 8 a.m., taking runners through Lakeview and then into the friendly confines, even onto the warning track, before a photo finish near the marquee.
Organizers said over 4,000 people were participating in-person and virtually this year.
"It's an incredible day to kick off the fall running season in-person," Cubs Charities Executive Director Alicia Gonzalez said.
The race was not held in-person last year due to the COVID pandemic.
It's the 16th annual event, which organizers said benefits Cubs Charities with a goal of supporting families through sport.
Over $250,000 were raised for Cubs Charities, with additional personal fundraising going to Advocate Children's Hospital, organizers said.
Race to Wrigley 5K takes runners through Lakeview for good cause
Runners get chance to run into Wrigley Field as part of 5K
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