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Life Time 5K

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Race Start Time – 7:45AM CT

The Life Time 5K will take place on Sunday, September 26, the same day as the HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon, and actually uses the same start line and finish line as the Chicago Half Marathon. The race is a great opportunity for friends and families to participate before they cheer their loved ones competing in the Chicago Half Marathon on to the finish.

Event Pricing

Life Time Members: Active Life Time Fitness members and Team Members receive a $10 discount when entering their member number during the registration process.

Registration Confirmation

Race Day VIP Packages

(1) VIP Race Day Pass includes:

  • VIP packet pickup line at Expo
  • VIP finish area access
  • VIP hot breakfast and beverages
  • VIP gear check within the VIP finish area
  • Complimentary massage
  • Private portable toilets

(1) VIP Race Day Pass with Parking includes all of the above PLUS parking near the start line.

Kids VIP Packages (Ages 5-17) include: VIP finish area access, VIP finish tent breakfast, Private portable toilets at the finish line, and game area
*Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times

*Subject to change based on Covid-19 restrictions


Course Map coming soon

  • The Life Time Chicago 5K starts and finishes in Historic Jackson Park, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. The 5K has the same start and finish line as the Chicago Half Marathon. 5K participants will experience a scenic tour of beautiful Hyde Park and sweeping views of the Chicago skyline and south shore.


*Tentative schedule, subject to change. Final schedule will be posted prior to race day. 

Race Day – Sunday, September 26, 2021

Refund, Transfers, Deferrals

While Life Time is committed to planning our scheduled events in 2021, we don’t know the extent to which our lineup will continue to be impacted by COVID-19. As such we have revisited and revised our policy on entry refunds, deferrals, and transfers to provide more athlete flexibility for event participation. A link to this policy will be included in the registration process, whereby participants must indicate that they understand and accept the terms.

Run Cancellation Policy


Days Out By Life Time By Participant
90+ 100% Refund 100% Refund
Free Deferral Free Deferral
15-89 70% Refund 70% Refund
Free Deferral $30 Full/Half Transfer/Defer

$10 5K/10 Transfer/Defer

14 or less No Refund No Refund
Free Deferral $30 Full/Half Transfer/Defer

$10 5K/10 Transfer/Defer

No refunds on services fees, donations or merchandise.
Deferrals are only good for the following year, in the same event.
No refunds on transactions over 365 days.

How to defer your registration:
The defer option can be found by logging on to RunSignUp, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Defer Registration.
For a video and screenshot instructions, please visit here:
If you are extending your deferral from the 2020 event to 2022, you must redeem your 2021 deferral first and then follow the steps above.
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