May 29, 2020

9th Annual Loyola Medicine 5K Supporting Pediatric Care & Research to be Held Virtually, June 26-28, 2020

Registration is now open

MAYWOOD, IL—The 9th annual Loyola Medicine 5K Supporting Pediatric Care & Research will be held virtually from Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 28, 2020.

While the 5K has taken place at the Brookfield Zoo over the past several years, due to public health restrictions related to the COVID-19 virus, and out of an abundance of caution, this year’s event will be held virtually.

“Participants will be able to social distance while running, jogging or walking in their community and on the day of their choice. said Jerold M. Stirling, MD, chair of the Loyola Medicine Department of Pediatrics. “As always, the event is a fun and active way for individuals and families to show their support for the pediatric programs at Loyola Medicine.”

Registration is now open at The cost is $35 for adults and $25 for children, ages 3-11, and includes a special one-of-a-kind t-shirt for this year's race and engagement prize opportunities. Rather than reported times, participants are asked to post photos and videos about their race on social media utilizing #LoyolaMedicine5K.

To date, the annual Loyola Medicine 5K has raised more than $900,000 to benefit pediatric programs at Loyola, including a 98-bed, full-service children's hospital. The hospital-within-a-hospital consists of:

As a Level III Perinatal Center, Loyola offers the latest technology and therapies and serves as a national model for specialized protocols and practices in the care of premature infants. 

For more information on the 2020 Loyola Medicine 5K Supporting Pediatric Care & Research email or visit

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.