Training for the Chicago Half Marathon? Begin your event journey with our new Starting Line 101 clinics. Clinics are a FREE, fun and relaxed way to learn from experts, set goals, find out details specific to the Chicago Half Marathon and make new connections! The next sessions will be offered on the following dates:

July 29
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Life Time Run Coordinator Ryan Moran
Meet at Life Time Fitness Warrenville

August 12
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Life Time Run Coordinator Deborah Barnat
Meet at Life Time Fitness Romeoville

Clinic schedule will be as follows:
5:30 p.m. – Meet and greet, games and registration outside the club
6:00 p.m. – Starting Line 101 Seminar
6:30 p.m. – Beginner’s run/walk (20 to 30 minutes)

Clinic topics include:

  • Nutrition
  • Safety
  • Getting started tips
  • Gear
  • Race preparation
  • Goal setting
  • Chicago Half Marathon course overview


On-site race registration will be available. Click here to view our Training page for more information.