Celebrate the 22nd annual running of the Chicago Half Marathon & 5K presented by MY FIT KEY , a signature event produced by Life Time.
Stepping off on Sunday, September 23, 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.
We’re honored to have the 2018 Chicago Half Marathon chosen as a Chicago Area Runners Association Circuit Race and to host the USA Track & Field Illinois Association Half Marathon Championship.
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
- On course-entertainment including live DJ’s and local bands
- 10 aid stations with hydration and restrooms
- FREE race photos provided by, Athlinks
- Access to our epic Finish Festival at Jackson Park
- Beer Garden serving Lagunitas Beer (21+)
- Pizza from Chicago’s own Home Run Inn
- Live concert on the Lagunitas stage and more!
- Complimentary round-trip shuttle service
- Awards for overall and top three runners in each age group
Read more on the history and inspiration behind this year’s shirt and medal designs.
Half Marathon Shirt
5K Participant Shirt
Half Marathon Medal
Life Time 5K Medal
Race Within A Race
The 2018 Chicago Half Marathon and 5K presented by My Fit Key is honored to host this years’ USA Track & Field Illinois Association Half Marathon Championship. This race is open to all USTF members.
Special awards will be distributed alongside the Chicago Half Marathon awards to those individuals participating within this race as well as take home bragging rights to fastest in the State!
For more information read here.
The Chicago Half Marathon and 5K presented by My Fit Key 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 and Chicago Area Runners Association.
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.