The start and finish line of the Chicago Half Marathon and 5K presented by My Fit Key is located 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.
|12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.||Friday, September 21||Health Way of Life Expo | Packet Pick Up||Roosevelt Collection|
|10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Saturday, September 22||Health Way of Life Expo | Packet Pickup||Roosevelt Collection|
|4:45 a.m.||Sunday, September 23||Shuttles Begin to Depart||Millennium Park & Belmont "L" Station locations|
|5:00 a.m.||Gear Check & Will Call Open||Jackson Park|
|5:00 a.m.||Last Shuttles Depart||Millenium Park & Belmont "L" Station locations|
|6:00 a.m.||Lake Shore Drive Closes||Between 31st and 67th Streets|
|6:45 a.m.||Half Marathon Corrals Close||Cornell 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 Opens||Jackson Park|
|8:45 a.m.||Awards Ceremony||Main 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|
PACKET PICK UP
All athletes are required to pick up their registration packets in person at the Healthy Way of Life Expo.
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 2018 Athlete Guide is featured below.