2017 Global Running Day Chicago – Information Center
Thank you for joining the Chicago Half Marathon/5K on Global Running Day! Global Running Day is a day to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving! Below, you’ll find important details for today’s event.
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Location: The Plaza at Millennium Park (11 North Michigan Avenue)
Start: For the fun run, there are two options: 5 miles or 3 miles. We’ll start out in groups and ask that you gather in estimated pace. Don’t worry, we’ll have our announcer, the legendary Dave Kappas, help in gathering in your group. We’ll then have our beginners in the first start followed by our faster runners in the subsequent starts. Please be courteous to other runners and help anyone who may be new to running.
Schedule of Events
5:00 PM Check-In & Gear Check Opens
6:30 PM Start
7:00 PM Lagunitas Beer Garden and Snacks open at The Plaza at the Park
8:15 PM Gear Check Closes
You can still register online here or you can register, pending availibiliy, at the Registration tent inside the North tent starting at 5PM.
Please have your email confirmation and ID ready when picking up bib. This is a non-timed fun run. However, you will a custom event participant bib with your gear check tab, and ticket for complimentary beer. We ask that you wear your bib during the run.
The Gear Check tent will be located next to the New Registration tent inside the North tent. Please make sure to detach the your stub and tie it to the plastic bag provided.
The Course is an out and back course starting at The Plaza at the Park heading to the Lakefront path to Museum Campus and back. With Global Running Day events occurring all over Chicago, please be courteous of the extra foot traffic on the Lakefront Path. Make sure to check out the course maps and accompanying turn by turn directions for your convenience. Turn arounds for both distances will be well marked.