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Run Club Program

Welcome to the 2023 Life Time Chicago Half Marathon & 5K Run Club Program. The purpose of the Run Club Program is to create a fun and engaging environment with the goal of building more meaningful relationships within our running community.

Prospective Run Clubs

The 2023 Life Time Chicago Half Marathon & 5K Run Club Program application is available now. Please visit the link below for more details on the program and how to join.

We appreciate all of the run clubs that will be a part of race weekend and look forward to adding new and returning clubs to this amazing race.

2023 Run Clubs


We believe we provide the best personalized coaching around, but the closeness and involvement of our Chicago-based team is what sets our crew apart. Our team is composed of 150 athletes of all genders, speeds, ages, races, and backgrounds who meet, run together, and challenge each other on a weekly basis. Through weekly team long runs, regular social events (we love our monthly Goose Island pint nights!), team camps, popular team races, and more, our athletes form strong bonds with each other that are largely unreplicated in the post-collegiate racing scene.


Family Style RC

Family Style RC brings visibility, community, and representation to Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) Athletes and Our Family of Supporters! Everyone, every level, and every pace is welcome! We run all over Chicago. We meet at least once a month for a Community Run usually starting at an AANHPI local business. We also host strength workouts, social events, and collaborate with other run clubs as well. Family Style is so much more than a “Run Club,” RC also stands for all the love and support in the Run Community, we are Rooted in Community, with Richness in Cultures, and it all started Right here in Chicago.


Go Run IIT

GO Running IIT is an organization of students from Illinois Institute of Technology who are interested in running to gain motivation in their endeavors that involve a healthy lifestyle. It is a casual and fun environment where the students can support each other! Our mission is that no matter if you run a mile or marathons, are a walker or a track star, GRIIT is an inclusive community for anyone who wants to have fun running with friends.


Gold Coast Run Club

Gold Coast Run Club is a neighborhood run club that welcomes everybody at every pace and level. We are taking advantage of the beautiful Lakefront Trail in Gold Coast to build a community of runners who enjoy running with others and making new friends! We strive to be inclusive and create a welcoming environment for all! We also hope to find opportunities to give back to the community and socialize outside of running.


Lakeview Run Club

Lakeview Run Club is a recreational running club meeting every Tuesday night in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood. As a free club with no formal registration process (just show up!), they strive to make running accessible and approachable for beginners and experienced athletes alike. Join them Tuesday nights at 3252 N Broadway, and be sure to stick around for post-run beers and socialization on Clark Street! All paces welcome.



In LeGenda, we wants to promote the Indonesian art of living among Indonesians in Chicagoland. Thru running we want to cultivate can do attitude, determination, perseverance, resilient and conscientiousness, because in LeGenda we believe that thru running together as a team we’re encouraging one another to stay focus, keep on moving forward and finish strong with purposed in everything we do, and running will help us to do so.

Midway Mile Chasers

Midway Mile Chasers primary objective is to create a running community for runners of all fitness, interest levels in a welcoming and positive environment. It strives to acquaint and educate new runners to the world of running and provides seasoned runners opportunities to set and achieve new goals. This group is filled with supportive and motivating people. We share the same passion for running and together we are working to live a happy healthier lifestyle. No one is left behind. All levels welcome!


Northlake Running Group

The Northlake Running Group has been running in person since 2021 in Northlake, IL. Which is known as the city of friendly people. We are free running group and are open to all running levels. We have weekly group runs, provide race discounts, group outings, half marathon training and full marathon training. Our goal is to show the masses that running can help the mind, body and spirt.


ZFT Run Club

ZFT Run Club is a Texas based run club that was founded with the intent to normalize distance running in the black community and diversify the running community in Houston. ZFT Run Club provides a vibe that is very welcoming, energetic, social and running centric. We believe running should be enjoyed by EVERYONE and we aim to provide an environment for our runners that nurtures that belief!


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