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Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  2. 5k

    Run 5km
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Celebrate the 23rd annual running of the Chicago Half Marathon & 5K presented by MY FIT KEY, a signature event produced by Life Time.

Chicago Half Marathon route

What’s Included
Gender-specific tech running shirt
Huge custom finishers medal worthy of Chicago’s “big shoulders”
Finisher medals for all who cross the Finish Line
On course-entertainment including live DJ’s and local bands
10 aid stations with hydration and restrooms
FREE race photos provided by, Athlinks
Access to our epic Finish Festival at Jackson Park
Beer Garden serving Lagunitas Beer (21+)
Pizza from Chicago’s own Home Run Inn
Live concert on the Lagunitas stage and more!
Complimentary round-trip shuttle service
Awards for overall and top three runners in each age group
Course Details
Stepping off on Sunday, September 29, the Chicago Half Marathon & 5K is centered around Chicago’s historic Jackson Park, once home to the 1893 World Columbian Exposition. The course highlights Chicago’s historic south shore and features a traffic-free Lake Shore Drive–the only Chicago race to completely shut down this main transportation artery. Runners traverse the streets of Hyde Park and the Museum of Science and Industry Campus before taking on the north and south Lake Shore Drive lanes and finishing at the Statue of the Republic or “Golden Lady” as she’s known to locals.

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