SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

As we look to brighter days ahead, we are scheduling our event for September 26, 2021.

When will registration open?  Normally, we would open right after our event but 2020 is anything but normal.  We are monitoring the virus, as well as the city’s stance on events and therefore expect to launch in early 2021.  Stay tuned to our social media and website for more details!


Celebrate the 24th annual running of the HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon & 5K, a signature event produced by Life Time.

Stepping off on Sunday, September 27, 2020, the Chicago Half Marathon & 5K is centered around Chicago’s historic Jackson Park, once home to the 1893 World Columbian Exposition. The course highlights Chicago’s historic south shore and features a traffic-free Lake Shore Drive–the only Chicago race to completely shut down this main transportation artery.  Runners traverse the streets of Hyde Park and the Museum of Science and Industry Campus before taking on the north and south Lake Shore Drive lanes and finishing at the Statue of the Republic or “Golden Lady” as she’s known to locals.

The Chicago Half Marathon supports the programming of our benefiting charity partner Chicago Run, promoting the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth running programs.

The HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon | 5K is among more than 30 athletic events owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. We believe every event is an extension of our Healthy Way of Life philosophy and brand, and it’s always our goal to deliver an exceptional event experience for both participants and spectators. For more information please visit Life Time Events

Register and Receive

  • Gender-specific tech running shirt*
  • Huge custom finishers medal* worthy of Chicago’s “big shoulders”
    • Finisher medals for all who cross the Finish Line of the half marathon and 5K distances.
  • On course-entertainment including live DJ’s and local bands
  • 10 aid stations with hydration and restrooms
  • Access to our epic Finish Festival at Jackson Park
    • Beer Garden (21+)
    • Pizza from Chicago’s own Home Run Inn
    • Live concert on the main stage and more!
  • Complimentary round-trip shuttle service (must have opted in during registration)
  • Awards for overall and top three runners in each age group

*Digital rendering of the 2019 medals and shirts pictured.


The HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon and 5K is amongst the premier events produced by Life Time. We take your registration with honor and strive to produce the best athlete experience possible. In addition to holding ourselves to high quality standards, we adhere to the standards and industry best practices set forth by USA Track & Field.



This great race experience is made possible in part by our generous sponsors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team.