Tour: West Town's Ghost Bakeries

Sat Jul 23 2022 at 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

D'Amato's Bakery | Chicago

Read & Run Chicago
Publisher/HostRead & Run Chicago
Tour: West Town's Ghost Bakeries
Join Read & Run Chicago guide Ryan Ricker for a 4.25-mile, easy-paced run through West Town historic bakeries, some past and some present!
About this Event

Read & Run Chicago guide Ryan Ricker will be leading runners on an easy-paced, ~4.25 mile run through some of West Town's most historic bakeries inspired by Jennifer Billock's Historic Chicago Bakeries!

Here's what you need to know:

WHEN/WHERE: Meet up at 10am on Saturday, July 23 at D'Amato's Bakery (124 W Grand Ave).

ROUTE/RUN: We run an easy-paced ~4.25-mile run through West Town , stopping a several bakeries (some ghosts!).

OPTIONAL PREPARE: Read Jennifer Billock's before the run.

POST-RUN: Buy lots of treats and hang out with Ryan around D'Amatos!

COST: Suggested donation of minimum $10 to support Guide Ryan Ricker (payable prior to the run by Zelle or Venmo) and her marathon fundraising for Mercy Home. See more information below.

All registered runners will receive reminder emails and details 2 days and 4 hours prior to the event.

About Ryan Ricker:

Ryan is a runner, reader, public library lover, and West Town resident with roots in the Chicagoland area. She also hates mushrooms, which is absurd so you should definitely talk to her about it during this run.

Ryan is running the 2022 Chicago Marathon and fundraising for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls! Any tips will be donated to her fundraising efforts. Mercy Home gives children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or violence a safe home, educational support, and career guidance so that they can have a brighter future. Learn more here.

About Read & Run Chicago:

*Routes Built by Stories* We are Chicago's first and only running experience with routes inspired by books. We read books set in Chicago written by local authors and then run a route based on the book. We've been featured in Block Club Chicago, Runner's World Mag, Fox32 Chicago, WGN Radio, the 'It's All Good' podcast, and more. We run with purpose. We explore thoughtfully. And we bring stories to life. Read & Run Chicago is LGBTQ- and women-run. All are welcome.

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By registering for this run, I acknowledge that Read & Run Chicago is not responsible for any personal harm endured by participants. I am aware that this run, in addition to the usual dangers and risks inherent, has certain additional dangers and risks, some of which include: physical exertion for which I may not be prepared and weather extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change. I accept all the inherent risks of the proposed route and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage or loss resulting there from. I agree that if I suffer injury or illness Read & Run Chicago can, at my cost, arrange any medical treatment and emergency evacuation service as it or they deem necessary for my health and safety.I agree to have my photograph taken at the run to be used on social media and Read & Run Chicago's website.By reserving the ticket(s), I affirm that I have fully understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

D'Amato's Bakery, 1124 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, United States


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