The Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K takes place along Lake Michigan with scenic views of the iconic Chicago skyline. Runners start at Columbus Drive, then follow a series of streets and the Lakefront Path to loop around and end near where they started at Maggie Daley Park.
Racers receive a bib with a ChronoTrack B-Tag attached, safety pins for the bib, zip tie for gear check tag, and a race T-shirt in the size specified at registration. Finishers receive a medal. There are also special awards given to overall top finishers and top age group finishers.
Packet pickup is available at Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town at 1620 North Wells Street from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. There is no packet pickup available on race day. You will need your photo ID and bib number to pick up your packet. Proxy pickup is also available for friends and family members with the photo ID and bib number of the racer you are picking up the packet for.
Will Call and new registration for the Junior Dash open at 5:30 a.m. on race day, May 20. The Half Marathon start corrals open at 6:00 a.m. and the race starts at 7:00 a.m. The 10K race begins at 7:45 a.m. There will be a series of water and first-aid stations along the route in case runners need any assistance. Reunion with family members and supporters occurs past the finish line at the festival.
When: May 20, 2018
Where: Chicago, IL
How: Register here: https://www.athlinks.com/event/20887
For the safety of all participants, baby joggers, strollers, and any other unauthorized vehicles are not allowed in the Half Marathon or 10K, and headphones and earbuds are strongly discouraged. Some racers who find they suddenly cannot attend the run this year may defer their participation to race next year.
At the finish line, runners and supporters will find the Spring Market Finish Festival for racers and their friends and family members to enjoy. In addition to vendors and live music, attendees may help themselves to a hot breakfast buffet, flower station, and the Lagunitas beer garden for those 21 years of age and older. Those who wish to partake of the beer will be required to have a special wristband verifying their age.
For runners who enjoy a challenge and special awards, the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K is part of the Chicagoland Half Marathon series. Racers who participate in the Chicago Spring Half in May and the Chicago Half Marathon in September may earn a special 26.2 Challenge Finisher Medal commemorating their achievement.