The start and finish line of the Chicago Half Marathon and 5K will be in Jackson Park, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry at the intersection of Hayes & Richards. Jackson Park, once the site of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition, is more than 600 acres and provides recreational opportunities for athletes, nature lovers and beach goers alike.


Congratulations to all of our finishers! It’s not too late to grab your 2017 Chicago Half Marathon merchandise. Shop our online store for variety of merchandise including T-shirts, hoodies, hats and more! Commemorate your own race experience or get some great gifts for fellow athletes.


12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Friday, September 21Health& Fitness Expo | Packet Pick UpSoldier Field, South Concourse | 1410 Museum Campus Drive
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Saturday, September 22Health & Fitness Expo | Packet PickupSoldier Field, South Concourse | 1410 Museum Campus Drive
4:45 a.m.Sunday, September 23Shuttles Begin to DepartMillennium Park, Belmont "L" Station
5:00 a.m.Gear Check & Will Call OpenJackson Park
5:00 a.m.Last Shuttles DepartMillenium Park, Belmont "L" Station
6:00 a.m.Lake Shore Drive ClosesBetween 31st and 67th Streets
6:45 a.m.Half Marathon Corrals CloseCornell Avenue, just north of Hayes Drive
6:45 a.m.Wheelchair/AWD Start | Half Marathon
7:00 a.m.Chicago Half Marathon Start
7:35 a.m.Wheelchair/AWD Start | 5K
7:45 a.m.5K Start
8:00 a.m.Finish Festival OpensJackson Park
8:45 a.m.Awards CeremonyMain Stage | Finish Festival
11:30 a.m.Finish Line Closes
12:00 p.m.Finish Festival and Gear Check Closes
Last Shuttle departs Jackson Park


All athletes are required to pick up their registration packets in person at the Health & Fitness Expo at Soldier Field.

Dates & Hours

  • Friday, September 21, 2018 (12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Please bring the following items to pick up your packet:

  • Photo ID
  • Bib Assignment

Please Note: If you are unable to collect your own packet, you are able to have a friend or family member do so for you! Please make sure that they have a copy of your photo ID and bib assignment.There is no Race Day packet pick up unless you purchase the Will Call option in advance.

If you are unable to pick up your packet during the scheduled packet pick up hours or want to pick up your packet on race morning, you may elect to purchase the race morning Will Call for $30. Purchasing this option will allow you to pick up your packet on Race Day between 5:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Will Call will be located in the Finish Festival area in Jackson Park.


Be prepared for race day! The 2017 Athlete Guide is featured below. The 2018 Athlete Guide will be distributed through email on Monday, September 17, 2018.

> View the 2017 Athlete Guide