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April 6, 2014

Turn up the excitement for the one and only Chi Town Half Marathon and 10k.  Start the season off right, feel the energy at the start line and accomplishment at the finish line.  Don’t delay, check out the details and register today!


Woven between the famed Chicago lakefront and skyline, the Chi Town Half Marathon and 10k tours through Lincoln Park on a USATF certified course.  Chi town’s very own street entertainers will be along the course to keep your spirits up.  Aide stations and toilets will be provided along the course. Both courses are USATF certified distances.  At the finish line refuel with food and sports drink, get a complimentary massage, all while cheering on the finishers.

Half Marathon Course Map, click here

10k Course Map, click here


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Thin Tec Hoodie - Unisex
Half & 10k Finisher’s Medal
Pace Teams
Personalized Bib Number (if reg. by 3/6)
Chip Timing

Road Runner Sports Chicago
1435 N Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642
Friday, April 4, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 5, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

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

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
11:00 a.m. After Party Starts
11:30 a.m. Course Closes
12:00 p.m. Gear Check Closes

Bar Celona will be hosting an after party
3474 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Starting at 11am get drinks starting at $3
$1 donated to Special Olympics Chicago for every participants who comes
The after party is a separate event not organized by All Community Events

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:

1:30:00 (6:52 per mile)
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 mle)
2:05:00 (9:32 per mle)
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

On March 19 at 6pm the race director will go on a 4 mile event warm up run starting from the event start/finish line. This is a fun way to meet the person organizing the event, ask questions in person, meet other runners and of course go for a run! Interested?... Email:


Start/Finish Address:
2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL
-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 areas along Stockton Dr. and Cannon Dr.
-Lincoln Park Zoo Lot (on Cannon Drive, just south of Fullerton) on a first come, first serve basis.
-Chicago Historical Society lot, (Clark and LaSalle, with the entrance on Stockton Drive)

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

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 IL, 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 anytime 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.

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Chi Town Half Marathon & 10k - April 6, 2014 - Chicago, IL