To:           Our Clients and Friends in the Special Events World
From:      Tom Cooney
Subject:  Covid-19
Date:       March 18, 2020

Lakeshore Athletic Services, as with almost everyone on the planet, has witnessed and felt the dramatic changes to how businesses and people are required to operate with the onset of the Covid-19 Virus.

Across the country, athletic participatory events scheduled in March, April and May have been cancelled or postponed to enact responsible actions for the health and safety of the populations within our communities.

We pray for the health and welfare of all our event partners and the world population during this time of uncertainty and unprecedented challenge to our society.

We also want you to know that we support you and your communities.

Our main office and warehouse in Morton Grove remain open during this time. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 847-673-4100 or at

To our Clients – “When you build it – LAS will come”

Thank you and good luck during this trying time.


Lakeshore Athletic Services has been providing professional race management, logistics, timing services and race equipment to road races and multi-sport events throughout the United States for over 30 years.

“I’ve worked with the Lakeshore Athletic Services Crew for many years. Each year when they return bringing equipment to make everything happen – I never have to worry about the job getting done. Tom and his staff are always great to work with.”

Lauralee Mathieu
Operations Director
Fifth Third River Bank Run

“You guys really make our job easy – this is a ton of heavy lifting, it also has to be done correctly and you nailed it all.”

Andy Deschenes
Hopkinton Area Manager
BAA Boston Marathon / DMSE Sports

“There are event vendors and event partners… I am so thankful for Lakeshore Athletic Services for partnering (with us) to put out more than one fire. Their professionalism and simple willingness to help is top notch, making them the best in the business.“

Ann O’Neill- Piejko
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation 5K

LAS has an extensive and varied inventory of equipment that includes the largest inventory of visual clocks and crowd control barricades in the country in addition to a unique variety of event equipment such as custom start/finish line structures, stages, sound systems, tents, table, chairs, traffic materials and signage. LAS owns and operates a large fleet of vehicles and trailers.