The 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half marathon courses are USATF certified. The marathon is a Boston qualifier. The course will start in the business district of Schaumburg before touring into scenic Busse Woods featuring serene lakes, forests and prairie. Miles will be marked along the course to help you keep pace with your goal time! Aid stations with water and sports drink as well as toilets will be located along the course, see course map for locations. Possible spectator locations are also shown on maps. USATF Cert: IL-11033-JW & IL-11032-JW
Half Marathon Course Map, click here
Marathon Course Map, click here
Enlarged Start/Finish/Parking Map, click here
Photos will be available for purchase post event
Saturday, May 20:
Pre Event Packet Pick Up & Registration
Dick Pond Athletics-Hoffman Estates
1772 W Algonquin Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Packet Pick Up
Picking up someone else's packet?... Don't forget to bring their signed waiver.
Waiver, click here
Sunday, Race Day
6:15 a.m.- 6:40 a.m. Last Minute Packet Pick Up & Registration at Start/Finish Location
Marathon & Half Marathon Start
9:05 a.m. Half Marathon Awards
10:30 a.m. First Round of Marathon Awards (Awards will continuously be announced thereafter)
Event Time Limit: 6 Hours 5 mins
So close, so easy to get to! The start is located just off the highway near the junction of I90 and I355. ~35 mins from Chicago, ~20 mins from O’Hare Airport.
Start Location: 425 N. Martingale Rd.
Parking Location: 300 N. Martingale Rd.
Enlarged Start/Finish/Parking Map, Click here
CHICAGO HALF MARATHON SERIES
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 categories, 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 a personal record or qualify for Boston. That’s right, these pacers are dedicated to help lead you to one of the goal times listed below. Want to be a pacer, click here.
Half Marathon Pace Times
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)
2:10:00 (9:55 per mile)
2:20:00 (10:40 per mile)
Marathon Pace Times
3:30:00 (8:01 per mile)
3:40:00 (8:23 per mile)
3:50:00 (8:46 per mile)
4:00:00 (9:10 per mile)
4:10:00 (9:32 per mile)
4:20:00 (9:55 per mile)
4:30:00 (10:18 per mile)
4:40:00 (10:41 per mile)
4:50:00 (11:04 per mile)
OVERALL & AGE GROUP AWARDS
Custom medal awards will be awarded to the top 3 participants, male and female overall and in each age group for the Marathon and Half Marathon. 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+
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This event is chip timed using bib chip technology. Your "chip" is integrated with your bib. You must wear your bib visibly on your front to be electronically timed.
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Runners and walkers can participate in this event as long as the participant can finish within the event time limit, see schedule.
All participants are required to read and sign the event waiver form. Click mail in registration link on registration page to view event waiver.
No gear check. No large bags allowed on premises (police order).
It is the participant’s responsibility to make sure that they do not impair their ability to hear and detect present or potential hazards and dangers.
During hours of operation the Forest Preserve District of Cook County is always open to the public unless otherwise noted by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. Please visit Forest Preserve District of Cook County website for rules and regulations which are in effect throughout 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.
Event will start rain or shine. Event may be delayed do to severe weather.
*Last day to get personalized bib number is Monday, April 10, 2017.
Event photos are available for purchase. Massage and stretching is not provided by All Community Events.
**Actual pacer finish times may vary from the advertised pace time, times are not guaranteed.