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Woven between the famed Chicago lakefront and skyline, the Chi Town Half Marathon and 10k tours through Lincoln Park on USATF certified courses. Aid stations and plenty of toilets will be provided along the course.

Half Marathon Course Map (NEW START LOCATION), click here

10k Course Map (NEW START LOCATION), click here


Option 1:
Get your packet mailed to you for $9.99

Option 2:

Sports Authority Sporting Goods
3134 North Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
Thursday, April 7
from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 8
from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Picking up someone else's packet?... Don't forget to bring their signed waiver.
Waiver, click here

Option 3:
Pick up your packet on event morning at the start location.

7:00 a.m. Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick Up Open
7:10 a.m. Gear Check Opens
7:55 a.m. Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick Up Close
8:15 a.m. Half Marathon & 10k Start

9:15 a.m. 10k Awards
10:15 a.m. Half Marathon Awards
11:30 a.m. Course Closes
12:00 p.m. Gear Check Closes

Start/Finish Address:
Montrose Harbor
601 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
-See course map for exact location.

Off Site Parking with Shuttles:
2430 N. Cannon Dr
Chicago, IL 60614
Approximately a 10 minute bus ride to event site.
Free street parking will be available along Cannon Dr. from Diversey to Fullerton. Paid parking available at Lincoln Park Zoo lot . Shuttle buses will be traveling back and forth from Diversey Harbor throughout the morning.
Shuttle Bus Map

Montrose Harbor
601 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
-See course map for exact location.

All Community Events recommends eco-friendly transportation for your convenience:  carpool, bicycle or use public transit!
Public Transportation:
-CTA(Chicago Transit Authority): CTA's trip planner or 888.YOUR.CTA
-Metra Train Service: or 312.322.6777
-RTA(Regional Transit Authority):
-Limited street parking may be available.
Paid parking is available at:
-Parking along and on N Simonds Dr.

Bicycle parking is available near the race start/finish location.

Participants over the age of 21 get a complimentary beer provided by Chicago's very own Finch's Beer Co.
finch's beer

Awards will be awarded to the top 3 participants, male and female in each age group and overall for the half marathon and 10k. Age Groups:
14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 & 60-64, 65+

You do NOT need to be part of the series to participate in the half marathon.  The half marathon category is part of the “Chicago Half Marathon Series.”  The series is open to all levels and age brackets featuring events all over Chicagoland, click here.

There will be pacers to help you achieve your goal time.  Pacers will be at the start holding a sign of the pace they will be consistently running.   Run with these pacers and they will help keep you on track to achieve your goal.   That’s right, these pacers are dedicated to help lead you to one of the goal times listed below:

1:35:00 (7:15 per mile)
1:40:00 (7:38 per mile)
1:45:00 (8:00 per mile)
1:50:00 (8:24 per mile
1:55:00 (8:47 per mile)
2:00:00 (9:10 per mile)
2:05:00 (9:32 per mile)
2:10:00 (9:55 per mile)
2:15:00 (10:18 per mile)
2:20:00 (10:40 per mile)

Want to be a pacer, email

Free post event photos

This event is chip timed. Your "chip" is integrated with your bib. You must wear your bib on your front across your stomach to be electronically timed. 

This event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Chicago, for more info, click here.

Runners and walkers can participate in this event as long as the participant can finish within the event time limit, see schedule above.

All participants are required to read and sign the event waiver form.  Click mail in registration link or waiver link on registration page for event waiver.

Monitored gear check will be provided.  Pick up and drop off will be at the start/finish area.  The event is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

It is the participant’s responsibility to make sure that they do not impair their ability to hear, see, sense, and detect present or potential hazards and dangers.

During hours of operation the Chicago Park District is always open to the public unless otherwise noted by the Chicago Park District. Please visit for rules and regulations which are in effect throughout the duration of the event.

Water stations include water and sports drink.

If at any time you are in need of assistance throughout the event please notify a volunteer or course monitor.

No dogs. No strollers.

The event will start rain, snow or shine. The event could be delayed due to lightning or other dangerous conditions.  Above schedule is weather dependent.  Trail conditions could be variable.

**Actual pacer finish times may vary from the advertised pace time, times are not guaranteed.


Chi Town Half Marathon & 10k - April 9, 2016 - Chicago, IL