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Life Time 5K

Sunday, September 25

Congratulations Athletes!

The Life Time 5K will take place on Sunday, September 25, the same day as the HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon, and actually uses the same 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.

Age Requirement

Age limit for the 5K distance is 8 and over. This means if your child will be 8 by the date of the race (9/25/2022), they are able to participate in this distance.

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  • 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.

Participants Receive

  • Custom-designed Finisher’s Medal
  • Custom-designed tech tee
  • Access to the lively post-race Finish Festival
  • Post-race food and refreshments
  • Runner goody bag and much more!

Race Weekend Schedule

Get the scoop on everything you need to know to participate in or spectate the 25th HOKA Chicago Half Marathon & 5K, from Packet Pickup to the Awards Ceremonies.

Race Weekend Schedule

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+ 60% Refund 60% Refund
Free Deferral
89 or Less No Refund $30 full/half Transfer/Defer
Free Deferral $10 5K/10K 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.



Race results will be available online and at the Results Tent on race morning. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male, female, non-binary, and athletes with disabilities finishers at the awards ceremony on the main stage. Age group awards will be mailed to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age categories post-race.

19 & Under

20 – 29

30 – 39

40 – 49

50 – 59

60 – 69


As a reminder, Clock Time starts when the race begins, and ends when a participant crosses the Finish Line timing mat. Chip Time begins when participants cross the Start Line timing mat and ends when they cross the Finish Line timing mat.

Age group awards are determined by the fastest chip time in each division. Overall awards are based on the A Corral start time (race start).

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