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Finish Festival

The race may be over when you cross the finish line, but the party is just getting started.

Invite your friends and family to join you at the Finish Festival to celebrate your accomplishment as well as cheer on other participants as they cross the Finish Line. There will be food, beer (21+ with ID Required), merchandise, and great activities for all ages.


The Finish Festival will be a great place for participants and spectators to celebrate their accomplishment. Enjoy live music and DJs on the main stage from 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


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Beer Garden

Participants 21 years and older can enjoy a complimentary beer. Additional beers can be secured with donations that support the Team To End AIDS foundation.

*Tip* All participants, 21 years and older, receive one complimentary beer. Avoid Race Day lines by obtaining your beer wristband at the Expo, adjacent to the shirt Pick Up area. An ID Tent will be available on Race Day near Gear Check, although long lines may form.

Sponsor Village

Sponsors and groups will be located throughout the park area providing a variety of giveaways and hands-on activities throughout the day.


Get your official HOKA One One Chicago Half Marathon and Life Time 5K merchandise in the Official Merchandise tent at the Finish Festival.

One more thing to remember when celebrating your achievement in the finish fest…


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